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.
Harry Bosch is a strong lead character, and his stories move pretty fast- especially the short stories.
If you have not tried Connelly, like Detective/Police Procedurals, or if you the like " Harry Bosch" series, this would be recommended.
Say something about yourself!
The reader did a good job; the story was just not that good for me. On the other hand, I did buy the book for my grandson. He, age 13, is enjoying the story very much.
Yes, I think young teens would like to follow the young hero.
This is was one of the first books I downloaded and did not notice it was for teens. But it was entertaining for a short road trip we took up to the mountains. Plus I found a good book to buy for my grandson.
Suicide Run and Angle of Investigation - two short story compilations - were pointless. They are out of context timewise with the series. Each story (less than an hour each) were WAY to short to be anything but pointless.
That he would waste our time and money on these "stories."
He's a good narrator. His voices and inflection bring out the characters of the stories he does. But he could nothing to save these.
Only to convince me to never buy another short story compilation!
yes, some people like short stories.
maybe a TV series.
Seymour Phillip Hoffman
I was surprised it was short stories, perhaps didn't read the fine print.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
If you are short on time and just want a little filler, this is pretty good It has been well abridged and still able to get you involved