Michael Connelly is an excellent writer and knows his subject and characters very well. Len Cariou is a great narrator for Harry Bosch books and makes them even more believable.
love the short together, they make the stories great to listen to. hope he will have more. maybe have a free book in the future.
the new part is as good as any Bosch story, just shorter. However the last 40 minutes or so was a clip from another book (The Drop) I've already listened to.
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.