East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2012
A sale book that was entertaining and suspenseful till the end. I am tempted to give it four stars, but then remember how it dragged out the middle; formulaic with rambling bad guys wrapping up the loose ends.
Most of all, I hated the last few lines. I am simple in my mystery listening taste, give me a good guy who is bad or a bad guy who is good, don't back out in the last sentences... an interesting and human character is great, a last minute cop out isn't.
Don't read any further if you don't want a spoiler...
All through the book, we cynics think no way, he is going to show himself to be what we have come to expect innocent, but guilty of being a sleaze. By the end of the story you say good for Freeman, he acknowledges there are good people, decent people and doesn't feel compelled to submit to what is expected, then that last chapter with a few choice lines. For the cynics he throws out the doubt.
Phew, didn't realize how much that little germ annoyed me. It was a good book and I am sure most people won't find that small point troublesome.
I could not finish do tothe narration. Too distracting. The sound effects were ridiculous, either you narrate unabridged or produce an abridged performance.
I am really enjoying this series, quirky perhaps a little far fetched but at least it hasn't veered off into relationship hell with, wives, kids, lovers being killed, kidnapped or otherwise menaced. There is of course some personal life details, thankfully this is more actual investigation less melodrama.
A litte far fetched, also it is my impression the author has a bit of national hubris...
Still, I enjoyed the book and purchased the next three in a 20 plus series.
However, the narration really annoyed me inthe beginning. The story was engrossing so I hung in there and tried to tune out the very bad accents and male voices.
I enjoyed the first two, but as a series starting to suffer from hyperbole. I don't think I'll be listening to another any time soon.
Publisher's summary was accurate, the story moved along nicely. Well worth a credit and a decent new series.
True to form, Connelly is descriptive and detailed in his most recent portrayal of Bosch in procedural police drama. A solid outing with the exception of the narrator who was not fluid and tended to draw out and slow the dialog even though it seemed to be written for a different pace.
No criticism of the writing, only content. Too melodramatic, she has gone too far. Yes people die, life happens, but in the normal course of life there is usually small bright moments that sustain us. Everyone in this story is or should be contemplating death in a very very, yes, BLEAK way.
I wasn't going to get the third (or fourth) but like a bad accident I kept watching. Sadder yet, there is literally NO fun or humor in this book, in these fictional lives and yet they are portrayed as having good lives.
Still, so well written, but i wish she would inject some real life folly into the characters.
A little sadder, still so well written, great dialog if only it were not so so very bleak. Bleak is the closest I can come to describe the vein of emotion that runs through the story.
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