I would recommend it. It is a police procedural, and not the best harry Bosh, but anyone who has read all of the other books will probably still be very entertained
The plot kept me interested, not up nights, but enjoyable whenever I resumed listening.
He was an excellent narrator. His range of character voices and inflection were very good.
Too long for me to listen to in one sitting but for someone else it might be fine.
True this was not Len narrating yet the book flowed. The ending had some excitement. I would have preferred a few more twists and turns along the way but it was salvaged by an exciting ending. I procrastinated listening because of the poor customer reviews and was very happily surprised. Glad I spent those hours with Harry.
On a scale if one to ten it was an eight
It was a great story
At first I didn't like his voice
I'm not sure
On it really. A good book.
I have listened to all of the Harry Bosch series and they are all EXCELLENT! My husband and I have listened to them and enjoy talking about the story line. I have listened to them all in sequence and just finished The Black Box. The story was great, as usual, but the narrator made it so hard to finish the listen. He wasn't bad but Len Cariou fit Harry Bosch in my mind. This narrator sounded bored and too young for Harrys character at this age.
Harry taking his daughter to the simulated gun range.
Did not like the narrator at all. He just did not fit the Bosch character and sounded bored most of the time.
No, it just kept my attention to the end.
Can't wait for the next Bosch book to come out on audible. Guess I will start reading the short stories and the other Connelly books. He is an excellent writer.
Yes, I love Harry Bosch character. He is wise beyond measure and sensitive too!
The relationship Bosch has with his daughter is okay with me. I like the budding relationship he has with Hannah also. I hope to read about the threesome again.
Not withstanding Bosch' charactere. He is my favorite. I also like the characterization of his bosses. They are out to get him but he always get them first!
Not an extreme reaction. But I reacted at the end. It makes for a sure sequel.
This is a good addition to the series. It made me want to go back and reread the beginning novels The narrator is very good and gets you immediately into Harry's gritty world.
No one that has listened to the previous recordings.
Only if you bring back the past narrator. This guy ruined it.
The cleverness of the plot and thoroughness on Connelly's plot line.
Harry's moments with his daughter.
I thought the readings was fine. I never felt lost in keeping characters straight.
The past is never over.
I avoided this book for a while based on people's scathing reviews of the reader. My wife and I listened together, and neither of us found the reader to be bad. It is true that he is not Len Cariou and that I prefer Cariou, but I never had any problem with the reader. He is certainly not my favorite, but I have heard some that made listening almost impossible. This is another great Harry Bosch book, and the end was never obvious. Connelly's attention to detail remains near the top of mystery writers. Don't be turned off by people's complaints about the reader!
I have read or listened to every novel by Michael Connelly. I feel like I know Harry Bosch. This book and the last one were not up to his usual good story telling. This book felt like the story was a bit forced. I still enjoyed it but the reader did it no favors. He seems more suited to reading nonfiction. Just droning on in the same tone of voice, like he is reading a list of facts from a really boring high school history text. It has been a long standing problem with finding a good reader for Connelly's books. Why can't they get somebody with some enthusiasm - get Dick Hill back please!
I have read all of Michael Connelly's books and am a huge Bosch fan. Yes, I'll read the next one by Bosch. I'm looking forward to a much better book with Len Cariou.
The plot line started out to be interesting one: solve a cold case that is 20 years old. The book soon got bogged down by too much minutiae, too many subplots that detracted from the story, and too many illogical moves by the characters.I was especially disappointed in - what was to become - a formulaic plot with Bosch engaging in just stupid behavior: checking up on an ex-con for his girlfriend, going solo on a dangerous case, running around muddy fields in the dark, stalking people day & night, kidnapping/shackling a suspect, leaving his daughter in the care of an unstable woman, and all in the name of "justice"? I don't think so. This is the first Bosch book that I found predictable, boring, and a struggle to finish. Connelly dropped the ball on this one.
Where do I start with this question? Len Cariou is Harry Bosch. McConnohie ruined the audible book for me. He was monotone, boring, and imbued all of the characters with the same voice, accent, and intonation. Be it a child, man, woman, black, white, or hispanic character from privilege or proverty; they all sounded the same. A major problem with this book.
The o'Toole character was annoying and didn't add anything interesting to the story.
Onward to the next book Mr. Connelly. Please don't phone it home.