Yes and I have. I just loved it, full of excitement. A great read if you like detective stories.
Yes, I could not predict what was going to happen next. That is a great sign of a good book.
Billy Meadow's funeral. Especially after you find out who Billy really was, (his past)
Top 3. I love Michael Connelly's writing. The first one I read was the Lincoln Lawyer and I am hooked on the mysteries and the brashness mixed with lite humor, makes for enjoyable reading.
Harry and Eleanor
I thought Dick Hill did a great job with the narration and not having all the voices sound the same. That's a turn-off for me.
No extreme, was somewhat surprised at the end, but as the book got closer, I realized that Eleanor might be the partner.
Once again, I really enjoyed the Connelly books and will continue to read them. I was really rooting for lasting romance with Harry and Eleanor but she was lost retribution for her brother. Great work Connelly and Hill.
Tell us about yourself!
Book 1 of the Harry Bosch series grabbed me from the beginning. Harry Bosch was a tunnel rat in Vietnam and now finds the body of a fellow tunnel rat in a drainpipe. Everyone else believes this to be an overdose, but Harry doesn't feel right about what he finds and treats it as a potential murder. He is soon proven to be right and the investigation gets underway. Not well liked by the other cops and not fully trusted, he gets teamed with a female FBI agent. Twists and turns through the investigation lead to a very interesting and entertaining conclusion. Good 80's style cop story!
Dick Hill as narrator was an excellent choice. Great job as usual.
Currently training for a marathon and trying listening to books instead of music. Takes mind of the long runs!
The voice is a bit annoying at times and he's not great at the female voice. The book is set before mobile phones and internet and sometimes this makes it sound very dated. However the story is alright if not a little predictable at times. But it was not time wasted overall I did enjoy it and would read one more in the series to give it another chance as it had potential to be even better.
Modernise it a little with mobiles and ditch the pagers!
Voices not great
Bosch played by Chris Noth
Think when I bought this it was a daily deal for around $4.95 which was very good value for this book
Listen and learn. Life is an adventure. Have fun, laugh, and love thy neighbor. Life is too short not to have a good time. Bye
Exciting to listen to. Enjoyed every moment. However, I could never do this type of work. Geez. Narrator was enjoyable.
I like messing about in boats.
I'm not sure who could enjoy this poorly written, predictable, join the dots novel. It's full of banal dialogue, stock characters and predictable situations. I, for one, couldn't bear to waste any more hours of my life by finishing it. However, I know that the Bosch series is a popular one for Michael Connelly. I just can't understand how!
The characterisations which seem to have been lifted from a 1940's c-grade tv show and much of the ridiculous dialogue were very disappointing.
Although the narrator did an admirable job with an awful script, many of his voice characterizations were jarring, particularly those of the young homeless, who all sounded like they were sub-moronic and had the misfortune to have to talk through a broken nose and a cleft palate. He also tended to place emphasis on odd words from time to time - but given what he had to narrate I can't blame him for losing concentration.
I would not have published this book.
Having read and enjoyed the Harry Bosch series years ago I was wary about whether or not the audible experience would live up to my expectations. Refreshing my memory re the plot was to be expected and while there were no surprises I did pick up nuances missed from my original reading. The narration was excellent and I was able to lose myself in the world of Hollywood Homicide and the characters very easily. I will go onto the next Harry Bosch eagerly.
This is first I have listened to in this series, but will definitely get others.
If I could have I would have, the suspense is that good.
Really worth listening to.
This first Harry Bosch novel is a winner. The mystery is complicated and involving and it had me guessing "whodunnit" through most of the book. I'm intrigued by the character of Harry and want to find out more about him - a good motivation for continuing to read more in the series. The book deals with Harry's Vietnam experience and ties his experiences there with his current (1992) time as a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. I didn't know anything about the "tunnel rats" of the Vietnam War; I liked the way Connelly integrated this aspect of the war into his story. The narration by Dick Hill is excellent - he has the right timbre in his voice for the world-weary Harry and his voicing of the other characters is also very good.