Yes. I love this series and this Book doesn't disappoint. They all build on the past so it is important to listen to the books in order. I was fortunate to discover this series after all six were published so now I'm waiting for Book 7 to be published next year. In the meantime I'm relistening to all of the books again, after having read them in text format, and listened in audible once already. I am an addict for Mercy!
Let's see if I can count that high. Mercy, of course, because she is strong and what every woman wants to be. Having the alpha of the pack after her, and the son of the wolves, and the vampire loves her. Then there's Adam and he terrific. Stephan is marvelous because he is so old world and gentlemanly and a vampire! Hmmm. After that it is Warren and then Ben and I love Bran and his grandfatherly approach to Mercy. I just love them all.
Only heard her in this series but will listen to her in the Stephanie Plum stories soon. She is a marvelous performer.
When Stephan shows up emaciated because his mistress has been punishing him. He is so needy and the wolves step up and help out. Patricia Briggs has an interesting way of telling these urban/fantasy/thrillers which make you want more and more.
I think the Mercy Thompson series is superb. Now I'll have to go back and listen to some of her other series.
It is right up,there with other detective stories. It was too,short but I knew it was a short story.
Not really but it wasn't a mystery it was like a ghost story from his childhood. Pendergast is telling a scary story to his protege. It was good.
I always like Rene's performance as Pendergast. His voice is Pendergast. He has the drawl and the superior attitude down perfectly.
Nothing extreme. I just found it a very nice story.
Yes. The audible books add to,the story. It is like watching a play. The story seemed slow and Kay didn't Come across as her usual strong self. It seemed that Morino was more hostile than usual yet he seemed better than in the last book.
I liked Kay and Pete about the same this time. Putting him back in a cop role suits him better yet he still is her investigator. They are a team. Kay seemed to be unsure of herself, her husband, and niece. I,found this a weakness in her I didn't like. It all was okay in the end but it was too meandering.
Yes. I liked Lorelei and like her in other books. She has a good narration skill.
Yes. I thought it was slow with too much mental anguish on Kay's part.
Probably not. I didn't like it nearly as much as the earlier Reacher or the later Reacher books. This one was a bit flat. I mean what woman would pick up someone that looked like Reacher? Not a very smart one yet Carmen picked him up and then took him home. And he being Jack and having nothing more than his toothbrush, went along with her. It was just not a great book. Sorta like Lee Child threw in stuff just to get it over with.
In this book I think my favorite character was Ellie. She seemed to have it all together while her mother and Jack just seemed to stumble along.
Yes. I have listened to many of his performances. He does this one fine but he just doesn't have the material to work with. He is a terrific narrator.
Yes. I thought it was too long and the story was not very believable. But, having said that I listened to it and liked the ending best of all. Maybe it was because that finally Jack got to investigated and slap someone around.
Yes. The story is interesting and I like any man in a kilt. The aspect of time travel made it something I wanted to read while taking a break from The Outlander books. It was recommended by one of the Outlander Facebook groups so I decided to give it a try. I think most everyone who likes Scottish books will like this.
I liked True but Malcolm and Roblee were close seconds. Everyone just seemed to know what was going on except Malcolm and True but that was what we were supposed to expect. The fortune teller was a mystery to me from the beginning. I had no clue that she was who she wound up being. Everything was wrapped up with proper feelings protected. True and Malcolm are terrific.
Her reading made the characters come to life. She was even able to sound like the male characters. I didn't like the way she emphasized certain aspects in the beginning but after a while I got into her cadence and found her a pleasant storyteller. When reading text you don't get the nuanced phrasing that a good narrator provided. I much prefer audible books.
I especially loved the moment when Malcolm unwraps his new daughter and counts her toes. And then when young Hunter wanted to hold her and then wouldn't give her back. You could feel the love.
Dick Hill always brings Reacher to life. Reacher is one of the most interesting characters because of his total lack of normality. I like his off the grid mentality.
Ny of the other Lee Child books as well as to Special Agent Pendergast by Preston and Childs.
Reacher, of course.you never know what the outcome will be but he never disappoints.
Reacher because he's so intriguing. He's seen it all plus not bad to look at, 6'5" and 240ish. Hmmm.
I like all Reacher stories but like longer ones.
Yes. The audio adds to the story that reading just can't reach.
Not much. The story was boring. Harry seems to,have lost his drive. Maybe this is to start the reader thinking about his retirement but this is not how to treat readers who love Harry Bosch because of his tenacity. His training of the young detective is a demonstration of his skill but cold cases are boring.
No. I didn't like the performance. I know that he is playing Bosch in the TV series and he does a good job but reading is not as good as Dick Hill.
No reaction. The story was boring.
Where is the Harry Bosch of earlier books. I think Harry should ride off on his own and not be treated like a piranha o maybe there will be another book,to close the cover on him. He deserves better than this book.
Take no prisoners
The three stories show Bosch as a beat cop when he started his career and let the reader see his conflict over his Viet Nam experience. I like that we learn about his moral position that it doesn't matter who the victim is or how high in rank the suspect may be, Harry Bosch treats them all the same. He is fair but relentless. Makes me want to go back and re-read the entire series.
I preferred Dick Hill as narrator. He did the first six books. So, at first I didn't like the way Bosch was narrated by Len Cariou but after I listened to the book and then saw that Mr. Cariou is narrating most all of the later books I decided to accept the new sound and he does grow on you. He has a fine voice and adds some emphasis to,the other characters. Besides he's a fine actor in his own right. I googled him.
Bosch is on the job so be sure all the facts are visible.
I like this detective series. It seems to get better as more about Harry is revealed. I like that the author doesn't entangle Harry in lots of distractions but enough to know that he is a man in addition to being a detective. He gets married, not successfully, but does love his daughter.
Yes. This is an early book with Bosch having married but now with his marriage in trouble but not allowing it to interfere with his job. A very messy murder occurred and his team is called in to investigate. You soon figure out that his boss Chief Irving is looking for a resolution but wants it to be contained. Their long disagreements continue. Bosch sees the world with honesty but reality, while Irving protects the reputation of the department. Makes for a tense but workable situation.
The pain that Bosch reveals over his wife's desire to leave him. He does what he always does and buries his feelings in his job. This book,shows his softer side with the interviews of the wife of the murdered child and all the way through.
No. I prefer Dick Hill. Mr. Giles made a good effort but he lacks the ability the vary his voice like Dick Hill. Ish all the books were narrated by duck .hill.
At the end when Harry turned into the riot area. I wasn't abd still am not sure if it was intentional or not. It certainly solved his dilemma.
I love Harry Bosch and that means Michael Connelly. The character is fully developed so,that we feel Bosch' emotions and clearly understand that he is a cop first and foremost BUT with a conscience. Start with a Book 1 and go through to the recent book 19. Every one is an individual story with a kick.
Bosch was on trial for doing the right thing and his efforts were questioned by a defense attorney who knew nothing about police work but she had right on her side. The trial could have been boring except for the body found.
You can compare any Bosch book to the gritty detectives like
Philip Marlowe but the other books would not measure up. Connelly's writing style is pure police jargon and true events. The other series are intriguing and the detective was gripping but it lacked the grittiness Bosch. These are usually considered men's books but I find them much more interesting than the romance genre.
Bosch of course but he did a good job with the two attorneys and the judge. Hill's skill at narrating can't be beat. I hope he narrates all of these books.
Yes. I had read most of the later books but had not read Books 1-6 so I got the first two and the the next three. I've niw read or listened to them all. I got so,hooked that I read the next parts on my Kindle when I went to bed.
Love all of these books. I hate that Harry is aging but I'm thrilled that there is a TV series due soon. I had the privilege to review the pilot. Harry is now immortalized.
Seems that Bosch's attitude has finally done him in but that turns out not to be the case. He decides while on leave he will investigate a 30+ year old murder, his mother. The case takes him to Florida and back to LA but he uncovers lots of mysteries along the way. His world has more conspiracy theories than anyone should have to deal with but he perseveres and with some not exactly straight forward moves he solves the case. It doesn't end where it begins but he does get cleared of wrong doing. Again, Dick Hill is a superb narrator.
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