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.
I started the series out of order and listened to this one first. I love this character. He is a very complex man that I look forward to knowing more about
I love character development, and Michael Connelly does a great job with Harry Bosch. Dick Hill adds depth to that character development by giving a voice to Harry. Along with it you have an intriguing story with twists and turn that had my attention from start to finish. I read the first in this series but after listening to this one, I will only be listening to the rest. The way Dick Hill brings Michael Connelly's characters to life is addictive and leaves me wanting more Harry Bosch.
I listened while commuting to work and would find myself wishing the drive was longer so I would have to stop listening.
RustyV in Maryland
Some books leave me dejected and depressed. Bosch always leaves me hopeful that someone cares. I enjoy the "read" and find it difficult to put down.
I have not
Wanted to and almost did.
This is the 4th of Michael Connelly's books that I have listened to - started with The Poet and the The Narrows (Harry Bosch series). I then started at the beginning of the Harry Bosch set (this is the 2nd one). A great story with outstanding narration.
Yes - The Black Echo and The Concrete Blonde in the Harry Bosch set. Very well done.
I have listened quote some Michael Connelly books. There is always a twist in the tale. It is wonderful entertainment.
I love Harry Bosch because, although he antagonizes almost everyone around him, he is honest, principled, and good at what he does. Michael Connelly keeps your interest, and there are always twists and turns. Just when you think you know, you find out you're wrong.
And Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators. One thing that I really love is how he does female voices. Instead of going to a higher pitch like some readers do, which annoys me like nails on a chalkboard, he slightly softens his voice. It takes a lot of talent to be able to change tone for each character so that they all remain recognizable individuals.
Michael Connelly is a great writer, and I recommend any of his books. But he has me hooked on Harry right now. I read a couple of the Bosch series out of order, then decided to go back and start with the first one and listen to them all in order. Either way, you don't feel lost if you start in the middle, or near the end, because Connelly weaves Harry's background into the current story. I just wish there were more, but I'll read anything he comes out with.
No - I don't listen to books twice - I already knows whats going to happen.
The plot twists and surprises.
Some of the descriptions of torture and murder can be a bit disturbing.
Dick Hill is fantastic