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.
I'm willing to freely admit that i am an audio book junkie. I like long stories and I like lots and lots of detail. In my mind a long story might be one long book or it might be a series of books even if they aren't billed as a series. Starting with the Black Echo, Michael Connelly has done a superlative job of writing a a bunch of books that build on a group of characters although I still haven't figured out where Chasing The Dime fits into the series. What makes Angle of Investigation so nice is that it helps fill in some of Harry Bosch's history. If you are a Michael Connelly fan I think that you need this book. Additionally Lou Cariou reading and Michael Connelly - Harry Bosch novel is a really good fit.
It is hard to get into a story that you know will be ending quickly. Character development goes out the window and it is "just the facts, m'am". It is like these were sketches prior to making the actual painting. Each would have been much more satisfying if part of a longer story. Probably not worth a credit to me. I'll wait for an actual book, not short stories.
Amazing one , Every one should read this. Characters have played their game fairly.Don't worry we've saved the information from the last screen. If you decide to go back just click this button.
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.
I should have been smarter . . . how much story can there be in a three story compilation that is less than 3 hours long! Disappointed in myself for the purchase!
f you like Harry Bosch, yoiu will like these stories, but they all end abrutly.
Harry Bosch sol;ves the c ases quickly
Len Cariou is always Excellent!
No extreme reaction.