Overall I was quite pleased. I enjoyed The Lincoln Lawyer so when I saw this for $4.95 I jumped on it. I plan on buying the next in the series.
First off - the audio performance is extraordinary.
Second - This is the best Harry Bosch story I've heard so far... Unfortunately I never heard of Bosch until I started reading about Mickey Haller, so I have read a bunch of Bosch's stories in the wrong order.
Congrats, albeit belated, on a great book!
Say something about myself! I'm 66 with poor vision and HANDICAPPED,I save all my actual reading for my bible. My pleasure is at AUDIBLE!
Too much profanity. Truly, Audio should rate books by the same method as movies as R=sex & profanity. This book is creative and holds your attention until a blast of disgusting language drives you to hit pause to get some fresh air.
Can you imagine how fast my review would disappear if I used as much foul language as the book I am reviewing?
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Not my favorite Michael Connelly work but I have no regrets about both buying it and listening to it. It kept me entertained for a few evenings and weekend. I'd recommend.
I listened to one of the newer books in this series. Liked it well enough to go back to this one, the first in the series. Next, I plan to download Book 2 in the series. Like the Harry Bosch character.
I had never heard of Connelly before the Lincoln Lawyer movie. I know movie scripts are a bastardization of books usually but the story in the movie was pretty good and since Sanford was between books in the Prey series and his new Flowers series, Demille with his Khoury novels hasn't a new one - so I got this one.
Connelly does as good a job as Sanford in building the characters in his story and the interactions between them are realistic and not contrived. This story had a nice flow to it..multiple story lines which came together nicely at the end, and teases to the surprise without ruining it. I was left impressed and liking Harry...enough that I will be on to the next books in Harry Bosch series.
My personal opinion is that the reader has much to do with the enjoyment of an audio book...they can truly make it or kill it. The reader for this book does a great job with voice, inflection and the use of a slight tunnel effect for phone calls to add realism to the book and draw the listener in...I hope he is reading the future ones.
I'd rank this overall a 9 out of 10, especially if you like Character driven detective or mystery books.
I read a wide variety of books. Connelly's pacing is excellent. He creates vivid characters. The plots are, in the end, a little far-fetched, but it's worth it to get to know Harry Bosch.
My first Michael Connelly book and it was good but not sure I'm going to try another. It's not as fun a read as the Lee Child books.
Even though this was one of his earlier works, it was just as good as every other one of his books I have listened to. It grabbed me right from the start and kept me engrossed the entire way. I couldn't stop listening until I had finished it.
I thought this was a great caper even though it was written years ago and I have listened to more recently written Harry Bosch books. Its pretty funny to have Bosch using a pager and pay phones!! Great twisting plot line....good read (listen)