All of the Bosch books I have read so far are very good, but the narrarator makes this one not worth listening to. Listening to the voice of the narrarator is chore, and very dissapointing. This recording should be replaced, there is no doubt about it.
Loved the story. Plot was solid and pace was great. The narrator, though, sounded like Clint Eastwood in a Dirty Harry role. Distracting at first then but seems not to be as bad toward the end of the book. Connelly has not disappointed me once. Great writing always wins out over marginal narration. Highly recommend.
Yes- although I would have them start at the beginning og the series! My first two were completely out of sequence.. Now I'm going back to the beginning and doing them all. I have a long drive to/from work so I'm hooked on audible!,,
Yes although this is the first book that I found the end a little disappointing.
Complex, nuanced tortured
Other Harry Bosch mysteries
Never. It was a terrible reading-- like a snotty, over-dramatic adolescent, cheapening the characters, whiny and petulant. Irritating.
It made me sad. The story, that is.
Enjoyed this listen . Great plot . Interesting rendition . Enjoyed narration too . Finished listening in almost one sitting. You won't be disappointed
No! It was seriously painful. I am sorry and I rarely get this critical about a performance of any kind, but the narration was awful. It was so bad, that I could not continue with this book. I have purchased the Kindle edition to read it instead, as I really LOVE this series. The voice put to Bosch was too gruff (based on the other "voices", this was not natural) and WHINY! Yep, several times I felt Harry was just too whiny and I felt like it was being rushed. I will say the female voices weren't quite as silly sounding, but this was terrible over all. I will not purchase another book narrated by Giles. I just can't! I seriously missed Dick Hill.
Yes, absolutely. I am completely in love with and invested in Harry Bosch. I am not certain whether it will be an audio book, though. Problem with that is, I suffer from transient blindness and cannot see well to read. But I love the series, so.....
NO, not a chance!
Listening to? Nope. But reading it, yes.
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Narrator Peter Giles has a nice voice but too young to pull off these edgy, gristled characters. He has little differentiation between his character voices which made following conversations very difficult. Most of the women sound like whiners. His word emphasis is unnatural and in some cases mispronounced words changed their intended meaning. I think the producer was asleep at the wheel. A nice voice does not mean good acting. If it weren't part of a series I would have returned the book. But I didn't want to lose the Bosch series continuity. I am pleased to see Giles has not narrated any other books in this series.