I read The Black Echo years ago. The audio version was just as good as the print.
Harry Bosch over the series grows as a character. It's nice to visit him in his early years.
First time listening to Dick Hill who did a great job with the narration.
I only wish I could have listened to it in one sitting. It was easy to pick up and listen to in ten to fifteen minute chunks.
I think I'll put listening to the whole series on my bucket list!
No. The story was so slow and mundane.
The writing was unnecessarily over descriptive. There were so many things that had no purpose in the story. Almost like certain scenes took up space to make the story longer.
The narrator's voice was so monotone it really didn't suit the story. It made it worst. I think I would have enjoyed reading this myself more than the audio version.
Good story and main character
There are several other good series by other authors - pick one
Will probably listen to more in the series
The book is great but getting it on my iPod and iPhone is a real challange. iTunes doesn't really like the format so it takes some work in iTunes to get everything to work.
The narrator was great. The voice inflections are some of the best and I love listening to the great story lines.
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I was pleasantly surprised by the immersive story and great twist at the end!
Characters and the conclusion
Detective Bosch, of course!
Laughed out loud several times...
Great characters, plot
Harry's flashbacks to his Viet Nam experience
It was easy to tell the characters apart and usually his voice was just part of the story.
I was really disappointed in the characters who betrayed their values.
The lost star in "performance" was because I didn't like the voice of the female protagonist.
Harry's devotion to his fellow veterans, and the experience they all shared.
In my opinion Dick hill is the absolute best! He has a way of making you feel like it is you going through the emotions of the story.
When Harry remembers and talks about his photo album.
A line from the story. "Out of the light, and into the darkness".
I have read, and listened to other Connely stories. I will continue to read and listen to more. I want to know the rest of the story about the "Doll Maker"
Excellent book to listen to - older film noir type vibe which I enjoy
Same as above
At end when Harry confronts Eleanor
When Harry talked about Viet Nam and what it was like to go into the tunnels
This is my first foray into Harry Bosch series - the earlier books are rather old (early 90s) and some things seem strange for today's time but I like that older film-noir feeling
This was a great introduction to Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch. I have decided that small doses of Connelly are best. I find him to write dark stories. Not only do bad things happen around him, but he is a sad and depressed man. Now I know why.
Harry Bosch has been an LA cop since he returned home from Vietnam. In his opinion, it was either that or be a criminal. Harry has already had some serious successes in his carrier and has a knack for catching serial killers. His success has been so good that he even got a TV movie deal and local fame. But Bosch is still haunted by his Vietnam service. He was a tunnel rat. A soldier that searched and destroyed the multitude of underground tunnels the Viet Cong used. Bad things happened to him down there and more often than not he sleeps in an easy chair where the nightmares and insomnia are easier to handle.
The Black Echo, also what tunnel rats called the tunnels, follows Harry's investigation of the murder of a former Vietnam comrade. He ends up forced to work with the FBI after being accused of being a co-conspirator in a bank robbery involving tunneling into a vault. His relationship with his FBI counterpart becomes more than it should be which adds to the complication of the case.
There are some good twists and curve balls thrown in. It did not end the way I thought it would. Be prepared for lots of coarse language. Michael Connelly's characters are not boy scouts.