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.
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.
Christopher L Gerardi
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.