The narration in this book was just painful to listen to and I almost gave it up. The narrator faltered between words, mispronounced words and had noises at the beginning of some words. It was very distracting.
As for the series of short stories....some of them I"d swear I'd seen enacted on tv...maybe in Law and Order? In any case, they were too short even for "short" stories and left me unsatisfied.
While they are short they are good. I think some can be made into a full book but I love some of the stories going back to his partnering with Jerry. I wouldn't mind seeing a few prequel books
Take no prisoners
The three stories show Bosch as a beat cop when he started his career and let the reader see his conflict over his Viet Nam experience. I like that we learn about his moral position that it doesn't matter who the victim is or how high in rank the suspect may be, Harry Bosch treats them all the same. He is fair but relentless. Makes me want to go back and re-read the entire series.
I preferred Dick Hill as narrator. He did the first six books. So, at first I didn't like the way Bosch was narrated by Len Cariou but after I listened to the book and then saw that Mr. Cariou is narrating most all of the later books I decided to accept the new sound and he does grow on you. He has a fine voice and adds some emphasis to,the other characters. Besides he's a fine actor in his own right. I googled him.
Bosch is on the job so be sure all the facts are visible.
I like this detective series. It seems to get better as more about Harry is revealed. I like that the author doesn't entangle Harry in lots of distractions but enough to know that he is a man in addition to being a detective. He gets married, not successfully, but does love his daughter.
Not better - but just as much fun.
Satisfactory ending, but a bit short.
I remember a good range of the voice characterization.
These short stories have some elements of the full length novels, but the short story format drastically changes the feel of them. It's almost more like reading the 5 minute mysteries in magazines from a past era. They are quite simple and have one little "trick" that Bosch pulls out at the end.
Basically they're well written stories by a talented authour and well worth the listen but not at all Bosch style.
If you are considering reading Connelly, this would be a good choice to consider (especially at $3.95).
There are three short stories included, that serve as very good examples of Bosch-style writing. Above average fare.
It's better because I can listen in my car while traveling.
When Harry returned the saxophone to the original owner.
Yes and he is always good.
Why rename it?
We enjoyed this one. It is three short stories from earlier in Bosch's career. Stories to entertain in the car while traveling.