the history of the riots and gulf war and the jazz references.
narrator kept mispronouncing "Manteca", it was annoying. It's "man-tea-ka" not "mon-te-ka".
Another good Harry Bosch story.
Other Michael Connelly books. The character of Harry Bosch.
Clear, pleasant, emotionless.
No. I like some breaks between segments.
Michael McConnohie read the book well, but did not narrate it in the fashion of Dick Hill and Len Cariou (the best Harry Bosch IMHO). Most characters sounded the same except the children. Very little emotion. This dialed down the suspense for me.
The Harry Bosch series has always been great
A great reader with emotion
All of it was great
Since we hadn't listened to anyone else read as Bosch, we didn't have the preconceived, "this is what it should sound like", and thought it was a great job by McConnohie. An interesting story line. Really kept us engaged.
Harry will never understand women, including his daughter. This is one of the charms of Harry Bosch.
This is an interesting book because it uses real events. Harry is working on cold cases again and pulls out a murder from the LA riots in 1992. I found it very authentic that the higher-ups would not want the murder of a white woman to be the only murder case solved from that time period, though it did seem odd that they would not have pressed harder on it at the time since this was would have international implications, and she was a journalist.
I enjoyed Harry's minimal knowledge of technology and his reliance on his partner to dig up information for him.
I thought the ending was a little too contrived. Without giving anything away, I wondered about the motivation of the person who came to his aid. It seemed that person would have had other cases to investigate.
If there are any more Harry Bosch books, and I hope there are, pu-leeeze get a different reader. What a plodding delivery. I use an MP3 player that I put on fast speed and it was still slow. (I did listen to it at real speed for a while.) I know that Michael Connelly can afford better that that!
Bosch, who else? His ability to think outside the box, yet intuitive ability to recreate actions from the past.
One of my favorite characters and authors. Keeps you on the edge until the very last. Exceptionally clever way to entwine two historical events like the Riots in LA and the Gulf War into a very exciting and suspenseful murder plot.
Character of Harry Bosch continues to be strong and dependable. Am good on this series and have been since reading book or 4 first, discovering it was a series, and proceeding to read everything written to that date. Now I wait to the next liked everone else.
I don't think anyone who's read other Harry Bosch books will enjoy this latest novel compared to previous books. The only people who might enjoy this book are the one's who've never listened to Len Cariou for comparison.
Yes, but I would be slightly hesitant (just slightly...lol) with the current narrator.
He's not Len Cariou. Cariou has made Harry Bosch come to life in our imagination as we've listened to Connelly's stories. McConnohie just read the words and for the first time ever, I did not care about Harry Bosch.
I wouldn't cut any character but would change the narrator (it is not my intention to keep harping on the narrator) but I'm positive Cariou would have made a huge difference with my enjoyment of the book.
My least favorite of the past 10 Harry Bosch books.
Harry Bosch solves a cold case that he was involved with earlier in his career during the LA Rodney King riots. New reader for the series that disappeared completely into the story.
I just finished "The Black Box" and I kept holding out for a twist or gotcha moment that never came. It was predictable and Bosch just seemed to weak. Perhaps fatherhood caused this transformation but I for one am not a fan.
I still love old Harry Bosch stories so perhaps catching up on those might cure me.
No. I was not impressed with Mr. McConnohie's range. Bring back Scott Brick and you have me back.
The brother and former boss.