Yes, but warily. Dick Hill has an excellent voice and he does well with a variety of men's voices and accents. But when it comes to women it is painful. The voice of the main female character in this book is pretty wimpy and delicate, even if her character is supposed to be strong and tough. I think he would have been better off reading her in a male voice.
At points yes. It's a good story and Dick Hill has good build up.
seasoned reader, or male voices and knows how to build momentum into the story.
I don't want to read the bestsellers. I want to read the best written.
The author had a very good reputation after some fifteen or twenty years so I thought I would sample it by starting at the beginning. It wasn't bad, just not very surprising. The narrator Hill also did a decent job though I didn't care for his "voice" of the main female character. Based on reviews of later books, I will probably continue with the series but it hasn't risen to a priority for me.
Harry Bosch is a bad mutha. The action starts from the beginning. The narration is great bring the many characters to life. Had to circle the block many times to keep listening on the way home.
Only buy this book if you want to get hooked! There are a bunch in the book series and almost all are good. Made into an Amazon Original TV series, now.
Christian, artist, book lover, pet lover. U.S. Air Force veteran. Christian, mystery, police procedural, young adult, science fiction.
I have heard other books from this author including The Lincoln Lawyer. I have randomly listened to a few of the Harry Bosch books in the past. I have enjoyed them so much I decided to start back at the beginning of the series! This is another excellant series from Michael Connelly. I enjoy listening to Dick Hill narrate. I hope he narrates all this series; he is a very talented voice actor. I realized a few days ago that I can't remember the last time I watched TV other than to check the weather or news! Audiobooks are definitely a cure for couch potatoes!
People say I resemble my dog (and vice-versa). He can hear sounds I can't hear, but I'm the one who listens to audiobooks.
For its first 12 hours, Harry Bosch's debut outing weaves a good police procedural with nicely developed characters and an interesting Vietnam War back story. What more can you ask for in a modern murder thriller?
Just one thing: a better ending than a talking villain (or two) explaining everything while wasting just enough time for our hero to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. The last 90 minutes is all that, and that cost Connelly a star in what was going to be a 5-star rating (let's call it a 4 1/2 rounded down to a 4).
I had a moment of hope when I saw there were still two hours left after the talking villain was done, expecting another twist in the tale, as I had previously experienced with Connelly's Poet. But that time was spent on another talker explaining away the remaining plot points.
But don't let this single criticism dissuade you. Otherwise, and until then, this is a Class A listen, and maybe you're not as sensitive as I am to this overworked device.