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.
I have liked some of his other books much better.
It was worth listening to, however some of his other books were much better.
I don't think Len Cariou makes Harry Bosch sound old as a listener here experienced: cops get worn down daily from the job of dealing with the cesspool of society and Harry Bosch seems more exasperated but still committed to his job at the point as he contemplates retiring.I got to experience more insight into Harry Bosch's personality: he is a flawed man, though good at heart which shows as he tried to cope with various personal issues like Maddy, his daughter as she grows up. There is a relationship with a woman that develops and it parallels Harry's work at the LAPD perfectly. Where else would Harry meet another woman but through some aspect of his daily job of putting away criminals. Harry iremains a complex man and a good cop who uses his instincts to correctly pursue killers as only HB can do.
Typical Harry Bosch vehicle.Good detective work. I like how Michael Connelly focuses in onthe daily mundane routines and lives of people around him. MC has a way of weaving the various stories within the main story to keep the momentum going and that's what a good book is all about: momentum to the point where I could not could not turn off this book.
Are you kidding me? I thought Len Cariou WAS Harry Bosch! :>) I liked Dr. Hanna Stome and more of her character could have developed to involve her more emotionally with Bosch but maybe in a future book.
No extreme reactions. Just another great Michael Connelly
I would have liked to have seen a few of the characters fleshed out a little more. Can't say more without giving away parts of the story.
Harry and his partner are older: don't they have to stop and hit the loo every once in a while? you know, more realistic actions like this.
I am extremely please that Michael Connelly has Bosch taking Maddy to the gun range to train and compete with firearms. There is nothing better than giving someone the ability to protect themselves and others from harm.
Better character development
I don't see why not.
Don't worry, I won't give anything away in this review. How can I give the story 4 stars and the overall 2 stars. This is a great story with a great plot and twists. I was not wild about the reader Len Cariou ( I like Dick Hill better). Now I have read most of the Harry Bosch novels and Lee Child - etc. I am willing to finish a book and wonder what happened to the bad guy or did the good guy survive - wondering if there would be a followup. This book was a joke. The book ramps up towards the end exposing a new twist and plot and it ends. It is as if the author died (I hope not) or the publisher gave him 1 day to finish it. The absence of an ending made me want to rewind the end and listen again to make sure that I hadn't dozed off and missed the important points. I actually went to the book store to look at the end of the written book to see if Audible made a mistake. Anyway, I felt cheated.
I love Harry Bosch. He has a code of morality that won't be broken, is rough on the outside and hiding the teddy bear on the inside. Harry Bosch and Dave Robicheaux are my favorite characters. (Dave= James Lee Burke) I keep my eyes out for new books about both characters then inhale them! This book got my attention and sucked me in until the very end.
I listed to Connelly while driving to and from work. Listening to The Drop made me want to keep driving.
Harry's treatment of David was very unfair but, that's Harry and he is my favorite character.
I thought Len's performance was very good.
Will Harry and Hannah get together? He really needs a good woman in his life other than his daughter.
It was more than ok but not his best Harry Bosch story for me. Harry was just too nice. It is worth the credit for the faithful fans of the series.
Addicted to Audible!
I love Michael Connelly's books but as one reviewer said, it might have been better if Michael wrote it. I have to concur, it just didnt seem to be written by him or maybe not all of it. I kept looking on my ipod to see if there was another whole download I missed. It started out great and had some great detail and then it fell flat...where was the drama? the chase? the usual excitement of his books? I guess he just had a deadline to meet and either had "help" or just wasnt up to his usual game. It was a decent listen but not his usual standard in my opinion.
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