This trilogy of books are spine tingling evil and still I couldn't turn it off. The descriptions of the scenes are spot on and the relationship between Rachael Walling and Harry Bosch is interesting, to say the least. The three books fall into one another with smooth transition and the narrator Len Cariou's voice was gripping but relaxing. At one point I was listening while I was lying in bed and was lulled to sleep, not because it was boring but because his voice relaxed me. Believe me I immediately woke up and re-wowned back to the spot where I went to sleep. There was no way I was going to miss any part of this book. Excellent read, all three of them.
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
Not only is this trilogy a good grouping of stories in the Bosch series, it is an economical way to hear 3 stories for the price of one. The link between the 3 is Harry's relationship with FBI agent Rachel Walling, but each story is a stand-alone in the series. A further subtle link between the tales is the notion of how passion to do the right thing sometimes oversteps rational choices, to both good and bad ends. Len Cariou does an outstanding job, not only as Harry, but in portraying women, men of various ethnic distinctions and people with vocal abnormalities. I never had the sense that he was "doing a dialect," but rather than the character was actually speaking through him. If you like Harry, you'll enjoy this set.
Three terrific novels, about 28 hours in all. This set has to rank near the top at Audible in terms of high quality audio minutes per $. Great characters, a good amount of action and suspense. Each books finishes with a solid ending that doesn't disappoint. I'd suggest readers finish Blood Work and The Poet before reading this. I'd read most of the prior books to this in paperback or hard back. The only thing I found disconcerting was the short clip of background music at the end of each chapter. When listening by headphone, the music took me out the story to look around for the source of the music for a second or two several times.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
Don;t bother... unless you like Pulp fiction or Penny Horribles.. One of those complicated story lines that leave ou lost while they try to beef it up and really can't manage it.
Worth the buy, detective lovers and murder series Harry and Rachel still going at it
I live in a small town. I love Suspense Thrillers, CIA type books, Detective Books. I sometimes listen to some books based on true facts.
I listened to the box set in order and I liked it that way it told me how all the characters came to be and why Kinda like a tv series
It coulkd be a real story easily
I'm always on the search for engaging, intelligent books & authors who give me a story I can relate to. Through Audible I'm finding a lot! When I'm not reading or listening, I'm writing, cooking, traveling or working on my house or in the yard. Politics is also central in my life; I feel it's important to be aware of what's going on and give voice to protecting all that we value & hold dear.
I love mysteries but am getting sick of having my head filled with listening about crazy demented people in this world. The gory detail really gets in the way of my enjoyment of these kinds of stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and others have managed to write mysteries without all the gory details. I like that. I really like Michael Connely as a writer but wish he and others would tone it down and experiment with focusing more on the investigation and their personal relationships.
My all time favorite voice is still Dick Hill's. I had to get use to Len Cariou's voice but now that I have, I like him.
No - too gory.
He is one of my favorite authors. Michael Connelly just keeps getting better and better. He never disappoints. I love how he builds his characters.
His plots always contain twists. There is no way to guess what is going to happen.
He makes a great Harry Bosch and the background music is also enjoyable
No. It's just a great detective story
I really like the narator Len Cariou. I'm going to be looking for Carieu narated books in the futhre. Stayed up too late several nights. Couldn't put it down. Awesome!