Story, main character and Narrator, all great!
I found this book by searching for more narrations by Dick Hill. What a great talent!
If you've never read/listened to Michael Connelly's work, or the genre of a guy like Harry Bosch, this is a great way to start. The Narrator's work is super!
Mr. Hill is a superb narrator giving each character depth and personality in addtion to the descriptions in the book. I have enjoyed his performances in the Reacher novels and this narration tops those.
Part Time Soldier and Full Time Geek and Civil Servant... I love innovative thrillers and Science Fiction and Fact.
It is very visually descriptive, and it's almost like watching a cop-show like Law and Order back when it first began. This book has a dark, gritty feel to it that was common in detective fiction and television during the late 80's and 90's that depicted the good guys (cops/detectives) as world-weary, no-BS cops who have little patience for younger, pretentious bureaucrats and who just seem to get the job done. Introducing the Tunnel Rat from Vietnam is almost a forgotten element in today's fiction, television, and movies. It's truly set in a time that can only work for this plot.
LIke any good thriller, the author keeps you guessing the villain or plot, but twists it one time more than you expect. It's not exactly innovative, but it doesn't need to be. It's relatable and interesting. Harry is likable and not too over-the-top to dismiss as a hollywood detective. You can almost smell the world he walks through.
Harry Bosch, of course.
Something like "A Journey into the blackest parts of human darkness"
Yes, extremely well written and Dick Hill, as always delivers an excellent narration.
The depth of the characters
I listen to all Jack Reacher books most of which have been performed by Dick Hill and this one, like every other, is just amazing.
The ending was very suprising, though I'll say no more on that.
This book was recommended to me by other people who like Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, I was interestedand came to check it out and as soon as I saw Dick Hill was performing I was sold immediately.
I just downloaded my 5th Harry Bosch because as you finish one book, they give you about 5 minutes of the next one and then you are hooked...Very Tricky Audible!
I am enjoying the very flawed character of Bosch, He reminds me a bit of the Scandinavian Harry Hole by Jo Nesbo, I read all of those so far and so I am happy to find this new flawed but capable Harry.
The first Connelly book I read was "the poet". I would not recommend that as a introduction to Connelly as the Bosch series is much much better!
I listen to audio books every day and love the intimate nature of the relationship between the narrator and the author
Really enjoyed this book, I have never read the Harry Bosch series and decided to begin at the beginning...Glad I did
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written & perfectly paced. The reader was exceptional. I am sorry to see it end, but will definitely listen to another book by this author and by this reader.
The only complaint I have is that it gave away the results from an earlier book, so I probably won't listen to that one.
Yes. Flashback to Tunnels of Viet Nam very compelling
Yes. All top notch.
No. All scenes were good.
Audio Book Junkie!
I love the entire Harry Bosch series. This book is the beginning and gives you some background on Harry and why he is the way he is. Harry is a great detective and is classically unlucky with his personal life.