I enjoyed the story
Great -- am so glad there is a new narrator for Bosch
No-- maybe get it on video to watch at home
Narrator was huge improvement over former Bosch narrators but the story was only so-so.
I didn't read the print version, but I prefer listening to this kind of story.
Yes, there are plot turns that keep the excitement high.
Harry's daughter, Mandy.
No, not extreme. No tears or laughter. I liked the whole thing & I'm very glad he is dating Hannah.
I'm eager for my next dose of Harry & company.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
I look forward to each new installment of the Harry Bosch books, and I am almost never disappointed with the results. They are great mysteries with real life type characters, problems, and solutions. I don't think a series of mystery books gets better than those about Harry Bosch.
Yes. Connelly's Bosch books are the best!!!
I had one problem with this book. About 2/3 of the way through the book, the narration speeded up quite noticeably. I could still understand what was said but I had to listen very carefully. After about 20 minutes, it slowed down to a ridiculous degree for about 1 minute and then went back to normal and stayed that way for the rest of the book. Had not had that problem before nor have I had it since.
I would, but only because I have read and listened to many by Michael Connelly. I was not impressed by the reader at all.
The reader made it all seem very flat.
Again, the reader made it seem flat, not interesting. I simply could not get into the plot.
This was a disappointment based upon my previous experience with Michael Connelly,
Michael Connelly: Absolutely!Michael McConnohie: NO!
No.Maybe because I had listened to most of the other Harry Bosch novels and enjoyed them all, but this narrator did not do a good job at all.
I was so disappointed I couldn't stand to listen to but a few chapters before I downloaded the book to my IPad so I could just read it.
The book was a very good read, but I will try not to listen to anything further by this performer.
Not a follow-up on the Black Box, but more Harry Bosch, or perhaps his daughter becoming a police officer. I'm sure that is in the future?!!!
Very good plot. I always enjoy Harry doing what he thinks is right.
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.