The way the stories built to a great end. I love these books
This one of my favourite authors he has researched his books in all ways & relates each story in a way that produces an on-the-edge-of-the-seat excitement every time. I've almost listened to each of his stories again. I have to say I've listened to a good many books I had previously read & I find this narrator &author complement each other perfectly.
He did nothing wrong. This one of the great narrators - he is perfect for Harry Bosch. I've read all these books over the years & have therefore imagined & pictured them a certain way. Len brings the book to life in a way that complements both the authors story & my imagination.
This Box set Includes 3 of the Harry Bosch series; The Narrows, Echo Park and The Overlook. The Closers is not included but fits in the series The Narrows and Echo park. Pick it up at the same time and you are still getting 4 for the price of 2.
While investigating the death of a former FBI profiler friend at the request of the friend's wife, Harry stumbles upon the return of the Poet. Something was a little off with this story. It may have been the combination of first person with Harry's telling and third person with the other characters. But Connelly is still 10 times the writer most others are.
Another excellent book. But I think Rachel is right, Harry gets tunnel vision when it comes to bad guys. He cannot find a way to work with others and he does not take appropriate precautions to keep himself and others safe. It is obvious throughout the series but finally someone he cares about slaps him with it. Think that'll change his ways? Nope, he just dumps Rachel.
The layers in these mysteries are amazing. no wonder so few of his novels have been made into movies, it is too hard. So much of the story would have to change you are left with something not as powerful. Blood Work is exactly that, okay movie, awesome book. One thing I am not liking though is that too often Connelly is going back to the corrupt cop. This is book 13 and probably 5 times he has tapped the bad cop/federal agent.
Homemaker, married to Dave Bargar, mother of 8, Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, love to read!
I really enjoyed this book, however........ I waited with fascination for a key connection that never seemed to happen. There are 2 characters from history that never quite came together. Reynard and T-Rex. The original Reynard the Fox was developed during a socialistic era of time. Rexism-or Socialism with a Rex or King was never developed into the present day story. Why start two characters that are never going to be explained? The whole Fox and his den could have been carried out a little fuller. Perhaps I missed something, or perhaps in the next book?
The stories by Michael Connelly are very entertaining. Len Cariou does a good job of interpreting the men in the story but not the women. He reads them all as passive giving even some of their statements the air of questions. Rachel Walling in particular should not be read with a passive, unsure tone. Even her questions, when read, come across more forcefully, such as when Harry calls her in Echo Park for the first time and she asks him if the case is the only reason he's called. Cariou reads this line as timid and self conscious. However, the whole of Walling's lines and character suggest it should have been read as more ironic or as if she knew the effect she'd had on Bosch but wanted him to admit it.
Overall the reading is good because it mainly focuses on the character of Bosch but Cariou may need to talk to Connelly about his female characters to improve the audio experience.
I wish they did this with a few more of Connelly's books. Felt like 3 novellas rather than full length novels, but that was just fine with me. I liked every one of them.
The only drawback to this is the fact that it skips one book in sequence...but for those trying to read through all of the past Bosch books this is a very good way to use a credit - 1 credit, 3 books...can't beat that!
I'm so happy that I got 3 Bosch mysteries for the price of one credit! The stories were great (especially The Narrows), the narration was great, and the price was great! I hope they have more box sets in the future.
In an interview, Michael Connelly hesitated to recommend one of his early books in the Harry Bosch series to someone who was just getting started. He acknowledged that while it might make sense chronologically, he’d like to think that he’s gotten better as he’s progressed through the series. Echo Park very much has that air about it—this isn’t a book churned out on the yearly schedule just to keep the royalty checks coming in. Rather, it is written by an author with a deep commitment to improvement and excellence.
Echo Park makes a great introduction to the series and a very large enticement to go back and read more of Bosch’s history. It leaves the reader curious whether his life has always swirled with such chaos or whether the man has ever gotten a break.
Chaos and corruption swirls around Hieronymous Bosch no matter how much he tries to whip the world into shape. His creator, bestselling author Michael Connelly, has set him down in a maelstrom of serial killers and moldering cases, and a haunting fear of his own imperfection.
Bosch is a detective with the LAPD. He’s tried once to retire, but is now back on the detective force, working with the cold cases unit. In Echo Park, a hotshot young detective demands the file to an old case of Bosch’s that has haunted him for years, he demands to be in on whatever is going down. It turns out they have a killer ready to confess to the murder and that Bosch and his partner may have missed an important clue all those years ago.
In an age when media sells itself to the lowest common denominator and many authors are willing to write down to their readers, it is refreshing to find a hard-boiled detective who is as intelligent, complex, and well-written as Harry Bosch is. Michael Connelly writes with intelligence, but never with arrogance. He gives us a character with a strong moral sense who feels his own failings keenly.
Well developed and unpredictable
Stories...Sound character development and well driven plot
A classic master of numerous voices and situational reflection
I enjoyed the box set with the exception of the music playing during part 5. The music would play inbetween chapters - that part was fine. What wasn't good, is that in the beginning or ending of each chapter, the music would play, and it was difficult to hear what was being said. I found that to be annoying as I wanted to hear what was being said and the music played too long during the talking in the beginning and ending of each chapter.