The storyline was so slow and basically just gave background information. I could not get into it and truly tried. My husband and I were driving to town and he finally told me, "Um, this is awful. What's the storyline?" An hour after that I gave up.
Slow storyline and narrator didn't keep my interest.
Monotone. Didn't give the usual life and spunk that Harry Bosch is know for.
Had Harry Bosch in it but that was ruined because it seemed to be more about background information than Harry.
Classic Harry Bosch
I love Harry's fascination with each case. He's like a dog with a bone; he just can't let it go.
At times, this narrator was very monotone and mechanical, especially at the beginning of the book. It did get a little better as the book went on (or I just got used to it), but I did initially consider moving on to something else without finishing. At times, it sounded almost automated.
It tugged at my heart strings when Harry agonized over his daughter. He wants to always do the right thing, but often times is not sure what that really is. Parents deal with that on a daily basis. Especially with teens.
This is a classic Harry Bosch novel. No surprises, but that is a comfort in itself. You get what you were expecting.
52 year old male masters degree small business owner
Love Connely's books - so yes
But the narrator was dull
Similar to Connelly's other books
dull and drab
Harry has lost his accent...
No--as sometimes happens with authors who write a successful series, Connelly has started phoning it in. No action, no twists, no originality. Very sorry you are not more inspired after so much success, Mr. Connolly
So unskillfully written--nothing much really happens. No excitement.
In every way.
I've read them all, and can only think of one or two that I may have liked more than this one. If you're a Bosch fan, you need this one in your collection.
Maybe it is time to move on a bit for Connelly. I think he is one hell of a writer and I enjoyed this book, as will I suspect most people that listened to the series. The narrator is also, as with all his books, well suited to the character and he does a nice job. But no bonus points for originality. Entertaining and enjoyable though.
I love Harry Bosch but I do not like this narrator. I had to stop listening..... I am going to read this book the old fashioned way and buy the paper edition. Sorry I didn't review the entire book. Be forewarned.... this is not the one to get!
This story line was good until one point in the book where Harry was detained. After that I was disappointed. The story line had potential but was a let down in the end.
I liked that Connelly included Harry's relationships as part of the book (his daughter Maddie, Irvin Irving, and Hannah, a love interest from The Drop).
The narrator was ok, but not the same caliber as Len Cariou.
This is not a good book for a first time Connelly/Bosch listen.
32-year old chemist and pharmacist from Québec, Canada. I've listened to over 100 audiobooks in 18 months : classic detective, sci-fi, 20th century history.
I'll add my voice to the hundreds of others : Who on Earth made the decision to have that book read by such an inept narrator??!
I want my money back. I barely made it to the end, and by then I was counting the minutes left. I NEVER would have thought I'd make such a critic of a Bosch novel... I read them all on paper and then I bought all the audiobooks.
We ALL want Len Cariou back. Please hear the fans, we are the ones buying the books and paying for the product. We have a say!
Etienne Dauphin, Coaticook, QC
The Harry Bosch series is one of my absolute favorites ever. This one seemed a little thrown together. Not as tightly edited as usual. Still pretty good. The narrator was excellent. I hope Connelly is not running out of steam with this character. Still nice father daughter interaction. A good read. Just not as good as others in the series.