After reading the publisher's summary, I was concerned that the book might be uninteresting or a bit slow. Fortunately, I did not pass this book up!
Blood Work is very engrossing story that kept my interest throughout. In the end, I liked this book enough to write a positive review.
Before writing this review, I checked out Amazon.com and found that there are (at the time of this writing) 188 reviews. Most all the reviewer praised this book. Additionally, I discovered that Blood Work was turned into a movie that is acted and directed by Clint Eastwood. At the end of the book, the author Michael Connelly, acknowledges all those who significantly helped him write this book. Interest that Connelly mentions that the actor Clint Eastwood was an initial reviewer of the manuscript.
Overall, every book that I have read by Michael Connelly, I have liked very much, and I can highly recommend all that I have read...
The Narrator Dick Hill is one of my favorite readers. His voice really fits my idea of the main character, FBI agent McCaleb. I never imagined a persona like Clint Eastwood stereotype when hearing Dick Hills voice.
In this reading, Dick Hill also does an amazing Hispanic accent. I am always amazed by the range of characters Dick can sound like! Check out other books narrated by Dick Hill, by clicking on the NARRATOR hyper-link "Dick Hill".
The last book I read, prior to this book, narrated by Dick Hill was Tripwire written by Lee Child (also an excellent author and narrator combination).
If you like FBI characters, I highly recommend books with the character Pendergast (a FBI agent, independently wealthy, and not a stereotype FBI character) written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and books by Nelson DeMille. I suggest that you start with The Cabinet of Curiosities and The Lion';s Game (by the aforementioned authors respectively).
Loved this book! Not my typical genre (End of Days / apocalypse).
Kinda like a western, where the tough lone man is the hero A hint of romances...
Kept me awake listing far too long!
VERY FAST MOVING AND ENTERTAINING.
Similar books (Fast Moving, interesting).
1) The Warded Man
2) Name of the Wind
3) The Way of Kings
Other books I like is
1) Eye of the World
2) George R.R. Martin Game of thrones
3) Power of One - Bryce Courtney ... Suck you in...
I am currently listening to the second book in the series...
Love the reader!
I seem to fall asleep allot listening to this series and I need to go back an re-listen..
The series is "Good" but not great.
I enjoy Epic Fantasy Books.... Wheel of Time Series, Wizards First Rule, George R.R. Martin, The Warded Man, The Name of the Wind...
If you liked these books (above), then you'll also like this...
Book was very interesting and held my attention throughout the 21 hrs of the story.
Always wanting to know what happens next.
It was hard to be dragged away from listening to do other tasks...
Not at all.
I like this genre, and the series... But really! Totally predictable plot! So Sophomoric!
A simple YA (young adult) book. A bit of a chick book.
I think the reader was my main problem with the book.
I like the book "The Historian" much better. It is also a YA book (I think).
If you are adult, and want more "action","thriller", "sex" I recommend "Guilty Pleasures"
Love the concept and ideas of this modern fantasy, but the story dragged a bid at times...
Very interesting characters... I loved the premise about language...etc.
For what is new on audible this is for most people a 5 star book. I read a zillion books... so in light of that I gave it 4 stars... It is very slightly a "chick" book which is ok by me...
I have read all of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series. This book did not get my emotional involvement as much as his other books.
I felt like they were playing the game "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego". Lots of art facts and locations which I love. But, overall this book was not that great in light of better books available
NOTE: If you have not read his earlier books of the series, read them first. They are much better.
Fast pace book.
If you have read and liked other books in the series, than you will love this book too.
If you like this book and are looking for good action books I recommend that your read:
"The Lion's Game" by Nelson DeMille also read by Scott Brick
"Dead I Well May Be" by Adrian McKinty
"Beat the Reaper" by Josh Bazell (6 hr book but very intense)
The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
About me: I have 4052 titles in my Audible.com library. I don't write many reviews. I read everything from Young Adult (YA), Espionage, Romance, Sci Fi & Fantasy. I
Story is ruined by the pace of the reader. Very slow... the pace put me to sleep several times... I had to increase the playback to 1.25 times the standard playback rate.
In general, I love the epic fantasy books.
I would suggest much better series in the "Fantasy: Epic" genre such as:
Wheel of Time: Eye of the World
Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind
Stormlight: The Way of Kings
The Demon Cycle: The Warded Man
A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones
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