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)
I found it really distracting to have the same narrator as the Jack Reacher series, as it is a similar genre, similar character.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
My first Bosch book. I wanted to start at the beginning of the series but now wish I had started with best customer reviews. I had read, The Poet, just recently and really enjoyed it. That maybe the reason this Michael Connelly was too predictable. I figured out who the Villan was in the middle of the book. Not bad, not good.
I read a few of the later books and loved them. I have restarted every book from the beginning.
The Black echo was very good. Connely has a nice suttle view of plot and character development. I know I will enjoy all of he future books.