What is most important to me is the story, the characters and the pace. These reviews are rated "Dude".
It is a well written story, good character development and good pace.. cant ask for more
Well it is the first detective book Ive dared listen to.
Dick Hill is a pimp. Makes it easier to choose a book if he is the narrator.
I like the choices the main character makes. there is not a lot of nonsense in his problem solving
Its a real good read if you like a good story and good pace. Its a dude book for sure..
After reading many Harry Bosh books, I finally got to read the first one in the serie (thanks audible for introducing it). And I love it. It's not only the crime story that makes it interesting. Trauma from the past linked to crime investigation - brilliant idea. It's a must for HB fans.
What struck me most about THE BLACK ECHO's audio version was the narration. Nobody, NOBODY, in 1990's Los Angeles talks in the way the characters in the story talk. The young perps are all Leo Gorcey "Bowery Boys," the protagonist is "Sam Spade," and the rest are all exaggerated 1930's or 1940's movie characters.
The book itself tends in the same direction. Passages about anchovies on pizza. Give me a break. It's tired cliche after tired cliche after tired cliche.
The author knows his 1990's streets and geography of Los Angeles but he (narrator, too) DOESN'T know the people of 1990's Los Angeles at all.
But, it's "listenable" and, like an episode of Mannix, it easily holds your attention to the end.
This is not my favorite genre so that may account for my lower than average reviewer’s score. But seriously, I love the smell of cordite in the morning? Cordite has not been used since WW11 and even rarely then, and who gets shot, dives headfirst into a hole dropping eight feet into a pile of concrete and re-bar and then you jump in after them? That’s a long drop.
Another winner for Michael Connelly. I love this series. Harry Bosch is the boss. I am looking forward to the next one. I haven't listened to them in any order. I have ever read several in paper form from the library. They are all good. Enjoy.
I need some C8H10N4O2
This was recommend to me by my wife, and I can say that I am glad that she did. It was a great read. I recommend to everyone.
Good story. Suspenseful and intriguing.
Ending with Ellie's role in the plot
Yes. Dick Hill is a great narrator!
Many ah-ha moments
Entertaining. The narrator does a descent job. The story is a bit predictable and never became quiet as action packed as I was expecting but I was still entertained and it kept me wanting to listen. Overall I'd go with better than average. I picked it up so I could see where Harry Bosch started and to learn more about that character it was great.
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.