...but much better when Dick Hill is not the narrator. It would be great if Len Cariou would re-read all the books that were read by Hill.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
The character of Harry Bosch himself. I like the man and I always enjoy listening to him solve a mystery.
At first, I thought the plot was a bit too familiar but the further into the story I listened, the more surprises there were. While this book is basically a police detective story, it also mixes the politics of that job in with the story. It's not this author's best work but it is some very good Detective Bosch.
Harry Bosch was my favorite character but I thought Dick Hill did a wonderful job with the female voices in the story too. He is a very talented performer and I would enjoy listening to him read again.
There is a moment that involves old photographs that was very moving but to say more would be telling too much.
If you enjoy Detective stories, this author writes good ones. I have enjoyed all of the ones that I have listened to or read by him. I count his works among my favorites.
Harry solves the crime and finds love both in his unconventional ways. I like that he does what needs to be done without feeling the constraints of the law, ironic for a law officer. I like this guy.
I always enjoy following Harry Bosch around on his insightful wild card adventures, but this time he strikes me as the only interesting character, surrounded by a bunch of deadbeats. He doesnt quite manage to make up for the lack of interest inspired by the rest. Perhaps because its one of the earlier books in the series. This book's not a keeper.
In the upper third.
The Chinese-Mexican state policeman. Learned some new history from him.
All of them
The Bosch series are dark stories. They are not for the squeamish, but they are very well written and draw you in. This is the second in the series. I am working on the third now.
Don't you just love a great story well told?
Connelly's Bosch is a classic of the genre. The narrator really performs the book well going even so far as to simulate the tinny sound of voices over phone or radio. Well done.
Is it really necessary to add extra wacky twists to the end of book in order for the author to feel that he's delivered a real mystery? It oughtn't be. I did find this story better than the first in the Bosch series, but with a few of the same weaknesses. By book two here, Connelly still hasn't written a believable female character; it detracts from the story that I roll my eyes with every interaction between Bosch and a woman. Additionally, his character would be well-served if the author wasn't trying to uncomfortably force him to be a Casanova with the ladies. That said, the story itself is interesting and the detective element held my attention.
this did not make me laugh or cry. It was intense, but too long. I got confused a couple of time due to the different characters. However, the ending was a surprise and you don't know about it until last few minutes.
I love Michael Connelly's writing and usually give his books a solid 4 star rating. I am giving Black Ice 3 stars because the story just was not as compelling as usual. Not bad, just not up to standard if you are a Connelly fan.