I've been a Harry Bosch fan for years and believe I have read all or most of the series. Despite some of the negative comments from others, I enjoyed this book tremendously. It may be his best yet.
Another good book about Harry. I have read them on. Keep them coming! A great series.
The procedure to putting the pieces of the crime together. Well laid out.
Good. Typical Bosch detective story ending.
Dick Hill or Len Cariou.
Yes and no. Story was Ok and probably was very good but the narrator ruined a much anticipated listen. Narrator's innotation was like listening to someone read a cook book. His characters were less than inspiring. A Bosch novel needs a certain noir feeling and this guy couldn't do it.
If you are a Bosch fan, I suppose you will listen to it but don't expect much.
Born to read
this is a typical Bosch-- nothing special but just a good story. If you love Bosch you will want to listen to this story. -- It is not his best but I enjoyed it.
I love Harry and his life.
The reader was so awful I couldn't even finish the book. I bought an ebook to finish it.
The story line ended up being worth the trouble I suffered by listening to the narrator.
There were several turns in the story that I didn't predict.
Michael's monotone voice drug on though the book.
Yes, I could see Bruce Willis playing Harry.
I'm not sure if it was the way it was written or the monotone voce, but I felt as if someone was speaking down to me. Not a flattering way to listen to a book.
I don't know if I listen again, but I sure enjoyed it this first time.
Like all the series, it is the pacing and non-stop edge-of-the-seat action that keeps you listening. I also very much enjoy knowing Bosch's flawed humanity.
This writer often puts me in fear for the character's life, feelings, emotions, etc.
If you like this series, you will not be disappointed by this particular book. Its is among the best.
Too much procedure and not enough plot. Narration was stiff and uninteresting.
Won't listen to this narrator again.
I usually love Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series but this book was a little disappointing. The storyline didn't have enough action and moved slow. I was tired of hearing about a possible "play" Bosch could run in every situation he encountered.
Not as good as the others.
Willy Wonka of it
The new reader managed to still get Bosch right.
This isn't the best Bosch book, but it's not the worst either. It's somewhat short and the ending is a bit rushed -- I guess that at least means we've likely got more coming.
No extreme reactions, it was pretty average for Connelly
Parts of the book felt forced, as if Connelly was trying to fit a formula. For example, there's a scene that happens about 85% through the book that has you wondering why it's in there. Then towards the end of the book, a reference is randomly thrown in -- what is this, children's TV now?
Overall, it wasn't the best Bosch story, but it was decent. The ending is a bit rushed and unfulfilling from a character standpoint (though the mystery is solved). Almost feels like Connelly was squeezing this book in before another one.