Michael Connelly knows how to write. His characters are genuine, realistic and lasting. His plots are solid. His descriptions put the reader "into the picture". I enjoyed this tale immensely for those reasons.
Yes - he is consistenly good.
The kidnapping of a suspect with a subsequent coerced confession has to be totally revised. This part of the story is the core of the entire book and surely does not do justice to Harry Bosch. Almost as incredible is causing a pilot to crash a helicopter by firing a few shots in the air.Michael Connelly must have gotten lazy on this one. He must have been under pressure to get another book out quickly.The author who has provided such great entertainment in the past needs to be given a mulligan for this lapse. His fans will want him to try again.
I have read all of Michael Connelly's novels and this is by far the most disappointing. This is the first Bosch novel that I have listened to but I think the poor quality of the story is much more significant than the narration which I consider satisfactory. I love the Bosch novels and would love to read/listen to another if the author can come up with some new ideas. It appears to me that Harry's daughter is being groomed to take over when Bosch and Mickey Haller move on.
As long as there are murder mysteries hopefully Connelly will continue to walk the beat.
If you like Harry Bosch, you'll like this book. It's a well laid out police procedural. There is also some time spent with police politics which I think belongs there and also more information about his daughter. If you aren't into Bosch it's a waste, but if you've been following the series, it certainly belongs.
I actually thought the narrator was ok... not great, but acceptable... until the last portion of the book.
This is sort of an inside baseball comment, but I live in the area in which the climax of the book takes place. The narrator mispronounces most of the locations in the area. It's clear that Connelly visited but the narrator didn't do his homework, and it was continuously jarring. For someone who doesn't live in this area, I suppose this would be unnoticed, but it was a constant irritation for me.
Many people didn't like the Narrator and I was hesitant to buy the audiobook because the Narrator is a big part of the success of an audiobook for me. I am a big Harry Bosch fan so I took a chance and was pleased that I actually like the Narrator.
Good read, seemed to be a little shorter story line, but as always Michael Connelly draws you in for another turn in Harry's life!
As in all of Connelly's books, the conclusion becomes a page turner and the pace grows faster and faster...
Earlier narrators have done a better job with dramatic reading than this one. It is a given that a dramatic reading with several characters and different genders is difficult. Too much emphasis can make the reading obnoxious; too little make it boring. This one was not boring but was less of an intensive reading than earlier books.
Harry Bosch always will need a followup. I think I know where Connelly is going and will allow him a new main character (Bosch's daughter). I guess I identify with his age and know he is headed some sort of conclusion, a write out or down.
Connelly has toyed with redemption in many of Bosch's failures. He returns to the same aspects of his personality that harm his relationships and standing with his piers and superiors. I long for one of Connelly to pull one of his characters out of a longing life of loss into redemption of personality, history, relationships, and the soul.
I enjoy listening to the novel on the way home from work. The story is interesting and a good mystery. I am a fan of Michael Connelly and have loved almost all his novels. It is a great listen.
This book continues the fabulous seies of Harry Basch. I enjoyed it (even the change in reader) but a major problem stands out. Number one, this woman Harry is dating, who is pivotal to the story, is not his type. I do not feel comfortable with this relationship - it is phony.
Good stuff is his relationship with his daughter - real, complicated and she is not the typical teenager. Harry would not have the typical teenager. I wouldn't start the serries here but it is a great listen if you know the series.
This is great, love listening on my phone
the twist and turns
He was easy to listen to