I have read and listened to many Connelly novels, having enjoyed most. However, Mr Cariou's narration of The Drop failed to keep my attention. Could never tell if he was speaking for a character or reading 'filler'. Disappointing listening experience. Wasted a credit on this one.
It's a great story from beginning to end. It will keep you listening and involved with the characters as they solve the mysteries.
I am fascinated by Harry Bosch. Connelly makes Bosch believable and the story intriguing. I have a feeling that Maddie is going to follow in his footsteps, and she will become an even better detective than Harry.
I had a hard time turning it off.
Connelly and Bosch are my Pulp Fiction on Audible. It's good solid listening time but it isn't an all time classic. Nicely placed in the middle of the bell curve.
Bosch is always the keystone.
I love Bosch and this is definitely one of my favorites! Don't remember if I knew about his daughter before. Where did she come from? She adds a nice dimension.
Nearly 1200 titles.
Solid sparse writing. Fast moving plot. This is my favorite Connelly book with Harry Bosch. One of the best books in this genre I've listened to in a very long time. Cariou's performance is good, too. Five stars all around.
One of the two or three best Bosch books yet, which is saying a lot; and as always, Len Cariou is the perfect narrator for Bosch. You will really enjoy it.
This is the best of all of the Harry Bosch books. I've read every single one of them and this one I enjoyed ever word of the story and the narrator's performance.
I listened to this book on the way to and from work. It was such delicious listening. I highly recommend this one. It can stand on it's own but I would recommend listening to all of them.
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I have read and loved all Michael Connelly's books. I hated the narration in this book and it ruined the book for me. I will not buy any audio books at any time in the future where Len Cariou is the narrator. The best narrator for mysteries and thrillers is Dick Hill who narrates Lee Child's books.
I always like the story in Connelly's books. I like the hero Bosch and look forward to the next book.
I didn't like his performance at all and will not buy any audible books narrated by him. He doesn't have the personality to narrate audible tapes.
I would have bought the print copy had I known what a poor job the narrator would do.
I would try another book from Connelly. Len Cariou has all my respect, great actor, old voice. I would only listen to a narration by him if the characters in the story were over 70.
I nearly stopped listening after 10 minutes, but thought, 'wait, get into the story then I wont hear the slow, older voice'. That never happened. It bothered me the whole time. I thought Bosch (the main character) was around 65 because of this. Apparently he was much younger.