I really liked this book, this book consist of 3 Shirt stories with Harry Bosch. I admit I love the Harry Bosch series and listening to those series of books first made this book even better.
the first story had Kiz in it and deals with a case they were on before they became partners. this story broke my heart to think of how many models this crazy man had murdered and he will never get to pay for it because he committed suicide.
in the second story Harry and Terry work together, I admit I had always wanted to know the history behind their friendship and now I do, which includes the story and case of Cielo Azul.
in the last story Bosch deals with a murder that's kinda close to home for him, since his ex wife is a professional poker player. I believe this case was before he knew Mickey was his brother, but it's still a good one. I'm not a poker player so I had to listen to the way he caught the killer twice in order to really understand it.
Michael weaves you into details that may point to multiple conclusions. He leaves you guessing what Harry is seeing .
Not a fan of the new narrator from previous stories, his voice just doesn't match. the stories left much to be desired. another disappointing listen
More good & solid stories by Michael Connelly. The comment I really want to make is that the narrator, Len Cariou, is GREAT. I was pleasantly surprised by the clear distinction between male characters, and the variety. This guy is a real pro, and possibly the best I have heard in 250+ audible books. Not that some others aren't close, but he is notable.
( review by Rick)
All stories were great. They were engrossing.
Harry Bosch, of course.
HARRY BOSCH JUST DOING HIS JOB
For someone who does not follow Harry Bosch stories this book is a great way to see how the detective thinks and solves crime. For me it reminded me that I should look for anything new from Mike Connelly.
Succinct, satisfying and solid.
This feels consistent in quality to Connelly's other crime novels. For some reason, Bosch seemed more accessible in this… perhaps because his energies were directed productively, not in locking horns with his coworkers.
Yes. I find his gravelly voice somewhat distracting - find myself somewhat short of breath hearing the effort forcing the voice beyond his chest. At the same time, I think he gives a good characterization of Bosch.
Actually, as these were short stories, I engaged more on an intellectual level than a visceral one. Connelly tends to build mood over time. Nevertheless, these moved quickly and concluded cleanly. I love how the care with which the author builds his narratives.
I felt this was well worth my time… I recommend it to anyone who wants hour-long entertainment - 3 of them, in fact.