The narrator was sadly inept or inexperienced making an interesting story a chore to listen to. There were also many instances of skips in the recording. All in all not a satisfying listen, wish I'd just read this book.
IMO, actors, voice or otherwise, would be well served to double check pronunciations. Every single time this narrator says "Montecha" instead of Manteca (Man-teek-uh) it's jarring. Just double check. Especially if the origin is not your native language OR you are not a resident of the area.
The narrator was the author, and it was difficult to determine the different characters. Of course other in the series have been this way too. It took me awhile to get past that though.
Once I got into the story, I really enjoyed it. Very exciting in parts. Would like a little more with the daughter, but good. Good mystery.
I saw a number of reviews from readers who miss narrator Len Cariou and the switch to a new narrator. I started this book with some trepidation, because narrators do matter to the "reading" of an audible book. I am simply writing this review to say that, from my own perspective, while the reading was a bit stilted at the start, it did improve substantially and I very much enjoyed the end of the book. I have "read" all 18 of the Bosch books in a string in recent months, and this one kept my attention throughout.
another hit. After reading the reviews about the poorly read narration, I was surprised that the narrator didn't bother me. While there wasn't a large production factor with different people for the voices I thought the narrator did a fine job. don't let the reviews about the narration hinder your desire to purchase the book
The story was great kept me on my toes the whole time. My only complaint as far as the audio book is not having Len Cariou. To me Len is Harry and that gruff voice is who Harry is. Thank you Michael for all these years of Harry Bosch, what a pleasure it has been to follow Harry on these great adventure's. MDV.
If an investigation is like a shark in that it always needs forward momentum to stay alive, then skip chapters 25 & 26. The side stories involving Hannah Stone and his daughter Maddy are BORING!! I don't care about Harry finding a sitter for his daughter. I know how that works. I live it. The only other negative so far is the narrator who neglects to create voices for the different characters. At times it can be tough to follow who is saying what.
The story was a little different than the usual Bosch storyline.
I liked the complexity of the present interacting with the past.
I did not feel that the narration was as good on this one as the others in the series. It felt like someone reading me a story instead of being immersed in the story as it unfolded as with others.
Not necessarily. Better to savor it over time - besides my commute is not that long!
I have listened to the entire series save the last one. It has been a wonderful journey!