I could not follow the story at all, even though the narrator seemed to be ok. The story just jumped around too fast and had too many characters all at once for me to connect.
I have all the Connelly books that Audible has made available and have listened to them all several times. The Bosch character has developed over the years through the series in a very intriguing manner.
This book, as most of the books in the series, shows Harry as a well-developed character: an intelligent but deeply flawed man; dedicated to his job. He solves most of his cases, but makes mistakes along the way.
I like that Bosch is not presented as a Superman. He gets the job done through hard work and attention to detail. He is intelligent, but not omniscient.
Mr Giles did a nice job with the narration. I had previously tried to listen to this book with the Burt Reynolds recording but could not get through even one chapter. I prefer Dick Hill's rendition of Bosch's partner Edgar, but the narration was mostly good.
The scene in which Bosch discovered the body of his friend and former partner, Frankie, on his balcony was moving. You could feel Harry's grief and sense of responsibility and loss.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bosch series and, to a lesser extent, the Haller series by Mr Connelly.
The good guys win! They survive werewolves, vampires, ghosts, nefarious drugged candy, child abuse and bad coffee
I compared. It, unwisely, to the Joe Ledger series. I read all three books in this particular series, but you do not need to do so. Skip 1 and 2. This book recaps nicely, brings you up to date and proceeds at a good clip. It is not as good as the Ledger series books but it was worth the credit for the most part. The end was a bit rushed.
He was a good narrator and had a good repertoire of voices, a nice pitch to his voice and appropriate pace.
Buy this book, skip 1 and 2 of this series and use the credits to get the Joe ledger series. Maberry is a hoot in those.
I cannot think of anything that would have made it better except to have refrained from writing it.
Where to start? Cannibalism, adultery, weird sex, male midlife crisis...someone must have liked it for it to have gotten this far, but the book description was most inaccurate as far as I am concerned. I was expecting much more emphasis on the supernatural aspect and much less on the gory details of cannibalism. Had a nightmare last night after hearing part of the book that I was served a plate of boiled feet. If that isn't yucky, I don't know what is.
The narrator, bless his heart, was fine. Kudos to him for having gotten through the material at all.
The protagonist. If he had had a bit of character, none of the nauseating mess would have ensued.
Going to return this book if they let me. Caveat emptor.
Remember. Beware complacency.
Most other books on terrorism because of the similarities to recent events in this country. One part of the book, near the end, has Miles saying that if he were to plan another attack, he would wait until we let our guard down and our new security rules become routine--then he would attack somewhere completely unexpected. Unfortunately, this is not a needed warning only in sci-fi.
Yes. I like Jay Snyder very much. I am picky about narrators, but I would put him in the same highly-regarded class as Dick Hill and James Marsters.
Ha. I did.
This whole series is pretty well done. It was a little difficult for me to see how people raised on the moon could function on Earth immediately, though, but I decided it was due to enhancements.
Hysterically entertaining listening.
Nerd's encounter with the policeman while driving his Porsche.
Had not heard him before on an audiobook, although had seen him in movies. He was very good in this.
I laughed all the way through.
I can totally imagine this as a Brit's reaction to an invasion from hell. The demons hadn't a chance.
I might try another book by the author, but doubt I would listen to the narrator again, unless he becomes more polished.
The concept of the story was good, but was not very well executed. I liked the idea of reality-shaping, but the characters were cardboard.
The narrator has a pleasant voice--nice British accent--but he pauses at points within sentences throughout the entire book that makes the story hard to follow. He does this most markedly when the sentence begins with someone's name, so that one is expecting some character to be directly addressed. This narrator may become a good one if his timing can be improved. He has a nice voice.
Disappointment. I was expecting so etching along the lines of the "Butterfly Effect", but the story was choppy and characters were not well developed.
The time listening to the book was very well spent. The book tied up some storylines and introduced a new one that may prove interesting. It was a busy book in that it contained three separate arcs, but I was glad to see old "friends" from other books.
The volcano's readiness to erupt on cue was a bit of deus ex machina that seemed weak, as was Pendergast's ability to dislocate and reset his shoulder at will, but otherwise the book was pretty good and I would not know what else to change. I might change Pendergast's decision to let Alban walk away, but perhaps we will be seeing more of him in future books.
I love his voice--it is "mellifluous".
It definitely needs a follow-up book. We cannot have Alban running around loose in the world. We need to see whether or not Constance can help Pendergast heal.
I think the Preston-Child team is terrific. They need to keep Rene Auberjonois as narrator. He IS Pendergast.
The character was supposed to have been about forty years old, but she acted as though she were in her early teens. Having her behave in a manner more fitting her age would have helped.
The new Dresden and Harry Bosch books are out. Looking forward to them.
Julie McKay has a "young" voice and would be totally appropriate for a character in her teens or early twenties. I would be willing to listen to her in that type performance. Her voice is pleasant.
I was very disappointed with this book. Generally, I like the timetravel premise, but this one simply was not well done.
Pass on this one.
I would recommend it for Lovecraft fans, of which I am one. It has many of the same elements.
Near the end of the book when the author describes the Walkers of the Eternal Night and the effects upon the humans that they were just trying to communicate with
His Scottish accent! I had not listened to a sample because I couldn't get it to play on my phone, so it was a bit of a surprise, though a pleasant and appropriate one.
The way the lighthouse keepers throughout the book understood their vulnerabilities and looked out for each other. The appreciation Alec had for his friend who had saved his life and the lengths he was willing to sacrifice himself to repay that.
The ending was a bit abrupt and I am not certain I understood it. It was meant to let the reader decide what happened, I suppose, but I prefer concrete endings.
of four books and am looking forward to more by this author and this narrator. Unlike many characters, this protagonist, although very intelligent, is not superhuman. He possesses weaknesses as well as strengths, petty emotions as well as generous ones. He learns from experiences. The author is very descriptive, so I had no difficulty visualizing the scenes and the action taking place.
The narrator is excellent. I am picky about narrators, so that is saying something.
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