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.
Someone who likes this narrator.
His voice. How he read. Lack of character voice difference.
Get the narrator from earlier books. Used to have a great Harry Bosch.
I <3 Mysteries & Thrillers Not Horror or Gore I like stories that can keep you guessing and sometimes cheering on the Genius of a Killers Mind What keeps me interested is the Role of the Person trying to track down and solve these Murderous Minds and their multi-laird personas Then and put an end to the Killers murderous plan eventually ....
I should have waited for my local library to get this book. when they did get it I was like number 12 out of 20 requests hold so i bought it and is not the best Harry Bosch book MC dropped the ball on this one
I am hooked on Harry Bosch--all his good, bad, and idiosyncratic qualities. A very interesting story with lots of twists. Not my favorite narrator for Bosch, but still good.
i think this book is excellent.
as usual, there are many, many, many memorable moments.
i don' know because because i have always listened to the audiobook and have never read these books.
yes, it made me laugh.
Despite some strong criticisms, I really like Michael McConnohie's narration. Harry Bosch sounds as if he's from LA, not some indefinable eastern city. Harry's kickbutt style is definitely back, and even his politically incorrect dealings with his daughter are a welcome return. People who enjoy the series will find some fresh stuff to enjoy here.
Quick, fun read.
Characters were well drawn--of course Connelly fans already know Bosch quite well.
The reader was ok, not quite as good as others who have done the Bosch books.
I love Michael Connelly but Michael McConnohie does NOT capture the Harry Bosch.
This has ruined the book for me.
Books with Jack Reacher
By having another reader.
No, I like separate Harry Bosch stories.
Revisiting one of my favorite characters. I really like the way Connelly has had Bosch evolve over the years.
Bosch's interactions with his daughter; his unwavering principles; his lack of fear of internal investigations.
There are two scenes that come to mined: 1) The quiet showdown with Lt. O'Toole when he talked about the pending internal investigation and the fact that he (Bosch) would be the one still standing when it was over. 2) The statement he made to the Sherriff at the last of the book when he told him he was glad he was still alive after the helicopter crash and glad that he would live the rest of his life in prison for killing all the people he did, especially, the girl he killed 20 years earlier.
A reckoning comes to all
Near the end of this book I was afraid that Connelly was making this the end of the series. I'm so glad he didn't and I look forward to the next Harry Bosch book!
This book is one of Harry's best adventrures-- keeps you wondering how he will make the connection !!