No. I almost quit listening in the middle of it. I finiished just because I decided I'd better find out how it ended.
This is the 2nd one I have listened to, and it will probably be the last.
Not for me, although the ending wasn't great.
Another fantastic story by Connelly and performance by Hill. I gave it lower marks for a couple reasons; I figured it out myself too soon and, in my opinion, Harry goes too far off the reservation at the end. But all together a great addition to the franchise.
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The second installment of the Harry Bosch series is just amazing. It is so different to the first one, but just as entertaining.
When you think you know Connelly he comes at you from another side and completely blindsides you. This is one of his best.
I read a few of the later books and loved them. I have restarted every book from the beginning.
The Black Ice was very good. Connely has a nice suttle view of plot and flow of characters. I know I will enjoy all of he future books.
This book is very believable and keeps you interested all the way thru. The characters seem lifelike and make you feel that you are part of the action.
I am a blessed man!
I've read and/or listened to all of Connely's work. Until the recent influx of Northern European authors, he was easily my favorite novelist. It dawned on me that I could not remember all of the earlier Bosch novels so I picked up Black Ice through the Whisper Sync phenomenon that allows you to purchase the audible version so cheaply.
Black Ice is essential to the Bosch series because it is truly a great procedural on its on. In the first chapter Connelly introduces his hero as the hard nosed outsider on the detective squad who never lets politics or personal gain interfere with his work.
When the author came to Greensboro to promote The Overlook, (that mystery begins in Greensboro), he was asked about Harry's love for jazz. Connelly explained that when writing, jazz instrumentals are not the distraction that blues and rock, his first loves, are. In Black Ice we are introduced to Harry's love for the saxophone in particular. So I found the Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster channel on Pandora. It's been remarkable background music while listening and working!
Dick Hill is a huge improvement over Len Cariou, who is the narrator in some of the later books.
As for the story itself, it's a great mystery with a great twist I never saw coming.
The book is very much like it's beginning, mind blowing!! Beware of Michael Connelly's twists and turns. You will not guess the twists ahead of time. I must say I ended up bitting my nails off. I for one, can't get enough of Harry Bosch.
The Harry Bosch character never gives up, no matter who he finds to be the killer. If you like this series you will like this book.