The Black Echo gets you engaged from the get go and the characters are formed reasonably quickly becoming more intricate as the story progresses. I find this allows you to become immersed in the story rather than rattling the brain on who's who.
Overall the plot was solid with interesting characters that keep you guessing and wanting for the next chapter. It's easy to become fond of Harry Bosch and the "romantic" interludes with his FBI partner are nicely woven in. Not so gushy as to take away from the drama, enough so you become emotionally attached to the individuals depicted; a nice balance!
Really well Narrated by Dick Hill with great contrast and believable accents with the setting and history of each character. The pace was perfect and rallied with the "mood" of the verse.
Keen to now follow Harry Bosch through at least the next few books of his life and see what mischief he can get up to and what murderous plot he can thwart.
I started with the later books and fell in love with them so I had to go back to the beginning. Michael Connley is a true story teller that can spin a mystery that keeps you guessing. The characters are interesting and believable. Can't wait to listen to every one of them!
Wonderful characters just love Bosch and I've listened to about a 100 audio I've never heard anyone do the narration like Dick Hill ..... What a combination of talent
I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.
I liked that the story never dragged. The main character, Harry Bosch was pretty dull. If you're going to write a book, why make the main character uninteresting? It's like reading a book with Jack Webb from Dragnet as the main character - just the facts ma'am. And this dull, friendless 50+ year old detective and introvert is able to attract the 30 year old hot babe. Please..
I've not. But I have read similar type books from Nelson DeMille and the John Corey character from those books was smart, witty, funny, ignorant, and able to laugh at himself. Now that's a main character.
The performance was fine. No complains but nothing exceptional.
It inspired me to read a few more reviews before I select a detective series. I love the genre but make it interesting.
This wasn't a bad book, but I wasn't disappointed that it was over. I'm was Bosched out.
Here is another series I now have to read. Story was very good, easy to follow with a number of convincing twists and rich with realities. Narration was decent. A lot to go forward with, for sure.
Who knows? Probably sometimes in the future after I've listened to further Harry Bosh stories.
A totally different ending because reliable endings seems to be Michael Conenelly's weakpoints. My rather early guess in this book was 50 % correct.
He did it well, very well indeed.
Connelly (and several other famous authors) ought to think a bit moore about how they are writing endings. A real surpise is OK but only if it is reliable and fit into the story.
I have nearly 450K miles on my van and I listen to a LOT of audiobook! I'm a musician and I listen as I travel from concert to concert.
Eh, meh, not a favorite. I don't think I'll be listening to any more.
Moved the pace along a little bit. Given Harry a little more backstory.
Harry Bosch. Although it was hard to get a grip on his age, his character...all of the character voices were kind of generic.
No. As a matter of fact, about halfway through I got reallllly bored.
I read a Harry Bosch book out of order a few years ago, and I enjoyed it, so I thought it would be fun to go back and listen to book one in the series and perhaps I'd get hooked. But this narration was so dry and boring....I don't even know if the reason I didn't enjoy it was the narration or the book itself. I won't be trying another one.
I wouldn't necessarily change anything.
The most interesting thing was that it was a new book. It definitely left you wanting to listen to the next book, but that was about it. The whole thing was a little ho hum. I guess one thing that I would definitely change was the fact that I knew who did it about half way through the book. I'm hoping that the next book isn't as predictable.
Nothing really he did a great job.
Probably not because I think that there isn't much they could add to the movie to make it more exciting.
It was a good book, but I didn't like that I knew who did it halfway through. Maybe I need to stop listening to mysteries! Other than that the writing was good, but it definitely wasn't spectacular.
Characters need development.
No. I like this genre....not the book.
More excitement in the reading.
Seemed too long.