Silly unbelievable story that sounds phoned in. The narrator sounds dead and can't carry the story. I love Harry, but, wow, given the chance now, I would pass.
No. I've listened to every Harry Bosch book and loved it. The narrator on this was a super-enunciating, non-performer. It was like listening to someone who felt they were reading to someone who couldn't hear well or was from a foreign country. "Let-me-e-nunce-ee-ate this-for you." It was mind-bogglingly boring and I could not follow the story because I was so distracted by the narrator. Perhaps someone thought that a hard-boiled detective story needed a no-nonsense, non-performing narrator, but I don't agree. I love the old Bosch narrators who had the ability to change tone, change voices so you could differentiate who was speaking and didn't sound like computerized robots. Next time I'll check who narrates before I order the book! What a difference this made ---- but not in a GOOD way.
Len Cariou or the other gentleman that has narrated the Bosch books. For that matter, Grover Gardner, Scott Brick, or George Guidall could have narrated circles around McConnohie.
This guy is making Harry boring! It is awful. Not as painful as Joe Montagnea reading Spenser (He Said- She Said ugh!!! and I love both Joe and Spenser just never ever together again!, I digress...) I am trying to muddle through this as I anxiously await new Connelly but this is SOOOOOO boring! All due to the narrator. Where oh where has Len gone??
Please, let Harry Bosch live forever - he's too good to ever grow old or retire. And if he ever shows up in a movie, let him be a younger Tom Selleck or Sam Elliott.
Look, it's Harry. He never disappoints. Audio book, paper or ebook, this is solid entertainment.
Harry's daughter shooting the stewardess.
Nope. That's not criticism. I wanted to savour it.
McConnohie is the best Bosch narrator so far. He absolutely captures Harry the way I see him.
I liked the story, but I have come to associate Harry Bosch with Len Cariou as the narrator. It is hard to change gears when a great narrator is replaced with someone else. A narrator becomes the character and shouldn't be changed.
Harry Bosch is truly one of my favorite fictional detectives and has been for 20 years. Unfortunately McConnohie's narration made a really complex character seem as mono-dimensional as Joe Friday and a keystone story in Bosch's career seem as flat as an episode of Dragnet.
Some narrators simply "are" the characters to me. They fit perfectly. Eric Conger IS Virgil Flowers. Will Patton IS Dave Robecheaux. I'd take Dick Hill or even Len Cariou in a pinch, but McConnohie is NOT Bosch.
A sad way to celebrate Harry's 20th anniversary.
This book was a big disappointment. It was written and read like a documentary about LA Gang wars. I am usually sad when a Harry Bosch book ends but this one was so dry and boring that I couldn't wait for the finish.
I didn't buy this audio when it was first released due to the bad narrator ratings. Then I decided to give it a try. Maybe it's me, but I don't see the problem. The narrator may be a beat slower and more monotone between voices, but I don't listen to audiobooks to be entertained by the narrator. His reading and diction were fine. The conversations were easy to follow, and I believe the narrator did a good job. The story is excellent.
THE PLOT, AS WITH ALL OF THE HARRY BOSCH NOVELS, IS EXCELLENT. HOWEVER, THE NARRATOR READS THE STORY AS IF IT WERE A DOCUMENTARY, WITH NO EMOTION OR CHARACTER EMBELLISHMENT.
THE NARRATOR DEFINITELY DETRACTED FROM THE BOOK - AS A MATTER OF FACT, I LOVE HARRY BOSCH, BUT WILL NOT READ ANY MORE OF HIS IF THIS NARRATOR KEEPS READING !!!!!!