Connelly is one of those authors that sucks you in as soon as you start to read his books. Harry Bosch is one of my favorite characters and in these short stories I didn't want to put the book down.
Take it from someone who has read all his books more than once. this was a wonderful collection of stories. It is a perfect taste of Harry Bosch for someone who wants to make sure they will enjoy the series.
a great story
the emotion in his voice seems to fit what i think harry sounds like
i enjoied this audiobook it gives a lot of back story info on detective bosch although the second short is a bit disturbing (as a father) overall it is a great story
yes, great story line, what you come to expect of Michael Connelly. Great performance reading by Len Cariou.
no, listened at different times.
I unexpectedly and entirely enjoy Harry's perspective and insight into his investigations.
I enjoy how Harry Bosch thinks, views a scenario, and comes up with unexpected yet insightful conclusions.
He captures nuance and reveals personalities in the voices of the characters impressively well!
Harry Bosch would be an amazing dinner guest! I'd enjoy hearing about how his experiences shape his unique perspective.
Connelly has become as suprising favorite starting with The Lincoln Lawyer and thereby introducing me to Harry Bosch. I enjoy the depth and insight about the investigations and how individual personalities and experiences heavily influence results.
high among the other audio books I have read
no extreme reaction
off the subject of reviewing this title I listen to audio books commuting to and from work on a hands free device. Hopeful;ly audible.com will lobby states Not to impose bans on hand free devices while driving. Thanks
A batch of shtorter stories of the Harry Bosch skill and experience in solving crimes. It fits in the canon well although a different length and a quicker resolution. Still a good dose of Bosch that makes great listening. Len Cariou is a great narrator and had a great voice for such stories and he makes Harry sound great.........but he's apparently past his prime and seems to be having a tough time reading. He used to be the best! Still is good.
I have never read the print version.
It was actually interesting to see how Michael Connelly could fit plot twists into such short stories. Some twists are predictable to me now as I am used to Connelly's thinking, but they are still enjoyable.
My favorite was the Christmas story at the beginning with the jazz guy. It was interesting that the murder in the story was really a sideline to the actual human side of the story.
To avoid spoiler alerts, I will not comment much on the other two stories.
I am fan of any of Michael Connelly's characters and the way that he grows them. Harry Bosch has grown over the years into a better and less bitter person while still being the hard-core homicide detective that makes him great. He makes mistakes and makes amends for them. These stories are really about the characters.
I can't say it any more simply than his voice to me is Harry Bosch in his later and slightly softer years. The inflections show Bosch's contempt for some people while not making him into someone too harsh to like.
This one had a Harry Bosch Christmas story how perfect! One thing you should know is that the stories in this book & Suicide Run are set before 9 Dragons.
I did have to stop this as soon as the teaser for The Drop started because that would just frustrate me as I have 5 more days on the waiting list for the audio of that one!
As I said in my review of Suicide Run, I listened to this on audio narrated by, Len Cariou who is and always will be the voice of Harry Bosch for me, however I have to say Len's age is starting to show in his voice but I wouldn't want anyone else as the voice of Harry.
These are short stories that resolve themselves quickly. They are a great for times when you just want a quick 'read' and don't want to leave yourself wondering what's next.
I like Michael Connelly's writing. He did a good job of wrapping up the story line in the short format. Len Cariou's performance embodies my vision of Harry Bosch. I don't think it could be better unless it was a full book, but being the short format, it is a little predictable.
I have been a member of Audible since the mid 90's. I love the format and have listened to hundreds of books. With the new I-Phone version, I can take my stories everywhere with me. Thank you so much for this great service.
Fun brief stories from Harry Bosch giving us a better look at his profile and life.
Harry Bosch-because everyone is due justice with Harry.
He changes his voice and inflections with each character. You always know who is working on Harry's last nerve.
Sorry, have gone on to the new one
Thank you Michael for making a wonder and complex character for me to follow through time, sorrows, and success.