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.
Not sure. Maybe first time listener to Bo
Yes, Connelly it a good writer.
Not sure. Narrator was so bad story got lost.
I preordered this book from the main page, and the book listings don't show the narrators there. As such, I was unable to see who was reading this book. I didn't even bother to read the reviews because there has never been such a thing as a bad Harry Bosch novel. After 18 books,to NOT hear Dick Hill or Len Cariou was a shock. This is as bad as casting Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. I won't be pre-ordering books any more.
Maybe not this particular book. The story just never really caught fire with me.
I've read all of the Harry Bosch novels and enjoy them very much. The character is likable and the stories believable. This one, however, just didn't make a whole lot of sense to me as far as being able to piece together the details of a crime that happened 20 years prior. The evidence was just a little too conveniently available, and the conspiracy a little too far fetched to hold together. But as always, a solid book with many redeeming moments.
Great narration, and a great story. A better Bosch story than the last one.
Good plot and story sequencing
Driving 14 hours made it perfect
This is another solid entry in the Harry Bosch series. I always look forward to these books. I think Connelly is a brilliant crime writer and I love the way he does the one thing that I feel many series crime writers fail to do: he lets Harry grow and change emotionally. The Harry Bosch in book 18 is way different than the Harry Bosch of book 1. And I love Harry.
But Hachette Audio did through me for a loop here. They changed narrators on me and I so loved Len Cariou so I was not happy with the narrator change at first. But, turns out, Michael McConnohie is pretty good. I ended up being just fine with the narrator.
If you're looking for a good crime series, I suggest giving these books a try.
Right up there at the top.
You were always wondering how Harry was going to collect the evidence against the bad
guys while looking over his shoulder for his Lieutenant.
Read the book very well.
I just enjoyed it.
Good story line and well read.
Any of Michael Connelly's other books with Detective Bosch.
Detective Bosch of course!
If you like the Detective Bosch series, this book is a winner. Can't wait for his next book!
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This new narrator for the Bosch series is way too dry to be effective. He would be effective reading the news or doing commercials, (reminds me of the Geico guy) but basically there is no connection with the story because the narration is so dry or flat or dull or overly clinical, but I have listened to EVERY single bosch audiobook and this one is hard to get into because you feel like you listening to the audo from a doccumentary not a story.
First audio book I bought from audible I wish I didn't.
I like Harry Bosch and have read all of Michael Connelly's books with avid appreciation. While the cold case that Bosch is working in Black Box is interesting, what was distracting to me was what flet like way too much time spent on the relationship between Bosch and his daughter Maddy. One whole chapter spent at a firing range...in a physical book, I could skim this, but on audio, it seemed endless. Connelly is a master of the long-range serial plots, so I know that the prowess that this endless chapter was meant to point out will surface in a book somewhere down the line, but for me, it really killed the momentum.
Love this series.
Harry Bosch because he is so complicated.
Just really enjoyed it.
Did I mention that this is one of my favorite mystery series?