I have read or listened to all of his books and Bosch is one of my favorite characters. This book just felt flat from the story, which lacked depth, to the narration, which seemed to drone on. I don't remember the other books in the series having so much 'reading" as opposed to character involvement. Lots of reference to Bosch doing this or Bosch doing that but not alot of Bosch or the other characters actually talking.....
I have read them all and look forward to their release. I would have to say that this was probably the worst.
Yes. Because I love Harry Bosch and I relisten to all of Connelly's books.
Reminds me a bit of The Last Coyote, with all of Bosch's struggles with IA.
No, he is new to me. I didn't like him as well as Dick Hill or Len Cariou, but he really does a good job. Don't let the negative comments turn you off. Occasionally he sounds like the guy who does the Catsup Council skits on A Prairie Home Companion and that made me laugh. But give him a chance.
Of course! Since I'm retired I go around with my earbuds in my ears while driving, feeding my horses, mucking stalls, cleaning house, whatever. My husband is always saying, "Take those things out of your ears!"
Connelly continues to develop Harry Bosch and his daughter Maddie. I hope one day we will be reading a series about Maddie as an LAPD detective. Harry and I are the same age, and I feel like he is a real person. I will always relisten to the Harry Bosch series over every year. I just started the series again last month and I'm already up to The Last Coyote. I never tire of Connelly's writing. He DID NOT phone this one in!
This is the one series I can come back to again and again. Harry Bosch just doesn't get old for me (although the character is certainly a lot older than he was at book 1). Michael Connelly is entertaining and philosophical. Harry Bosch is the rightful heir to the long tradition of detectives expressing the philosophical position of Albert Camus's character of the doctor in the book The Plague. And if you don't care about that stuff but you want an entertaining detective novel, Connelly doesn't disappoint. This character has a lot of heart.
Only my previous loyalty to Harry and Michael Connelly got me through this. It was very disjointed and did not offer the excitement that Connelly's books usually offer.
As a Bosch fan, I always enjoy Harry Bosch and supporting characters. But in this book he is operating more on his own, and there wasn't enough of the relationships- Hannah, Maddie and his partner very all superficial.
A little less than average.
Yes, the new narrator was fine.
If you are a real Bosch fan get it, but it's not the best in the series.
Excellent story, excellent reader. Harry solves a 20 year old murder in his typical build the momentum off a small lead style. What is really nice is human side you see in him in his interactions with his daughter. Great mystery,
Nararator does a wonderful job. Overall I think the best combination of story and reader in the series.
I love Conelly and Bosch, but I hesitated to purchase this one based on the reviews, particularly the new narrator....but glad I did.....loved it.
I have been a Harry Bosch listener for several years and downloaded this book as soon as it was available. I couldn't believe they changed the narrator, and what was worse, this narrator was very poor. I finished the book with no pleasure, I won't buy another with this narrator.
Not Connelly's best but still a pretty good listen. It starts slow but gets rolling pretty well if you stick with it. I read a lot of negative comments about the narrator. I think he did a fine job. Pretty similar to Len Cariou (who I like very much) truth be told. The story is a police procedural and the narrator has a no-nonsense style that fits the story quite well. I am making a point of saying this because although I have read every single one of Connelly's other books, I almost skipped this one due to the horrific comments about the narrator. Glad I didn't.
Michael Connelly continues to hone his craft. I must admit that I guessed the primary elements of the plot early (getting only the actual act and motives for the cover-up off in their detail.) However, Connelly's telling of the story of "The Black Box" still unwound in a way that gave flesh and vigor to the characters and kept the player rolling in two five+ hour sessions. I appreciate Connelly's good sense to leave the details of violence and inhumanity to imagination. Even the final twist shows how our minds often engage in "making things up" that impel even our fictional selves to draw conclusions that lead us to engage in dangerous behavior.