After listening to "The Lincoln Lawyer", I looked into more Michael Connelly material and found out about the Harry Bosch series. It was okay, but listening to the Bosch character got a bit tedious, which is something I never experienced with the lawyer, Mickey Haller. Bosch’s “my way or the highway” approach treaded into the realm of fantastic, in the purest sense of the word. Over the course of this box set, the FBI agent, Rachel Walling, morphs into a puppet for Bosch’s shenanigans. If all agents were this weak and easily manipulated, then a career in organized crime would be an attractive option for those just graduating high school. On a final note, “The Overlook” is a shorter novel that has been embedded with interspersed solo music. I am not sure what kind of a wind instrument it is, but it was so awful that I nearly had to stop listening. I had this vision of Squidward playing his flute in the background.
This is the most enjoyable audio book I've listened to, and I've probably been through 50 or so in the past few years. Peter Giles' narration had as much to do as the story. All the characters were distinct, which is hard to accomplish. I really have enjoyed the Jack McEvoy and Mickey Haller series books books from Michael Connell. The characters seem like real people, not super heroes- Harry Bosch is a bit incredible at times.
The dynamic between Rachel and Jack. They met during The Poet book and then there was a hiatus. This brought the duo back together after a significant time apart. I've read other books that included them, but this was individually. The Scarecrow brought everything full circle.
I've probably listened to all of his work that is available through Audible. I wish there was more stuff!
No, but there aren't any. I like to break them up.
I hope that Michael Connelly writes more Haller and McEvoy books.
I read the previous release by Eric Van Lustaber, and it was enjoyable, so I thought that this one would be similar. This was easily the worst pick in my Audible experience. I typically enjoy Baldacci, Connelly, Grisham, and Clancy, and my next purchase will be back in this group. The Bourne books/movies have been very enjoyable, but The Bourne Betrayal is just too far out there to enjoy. I kept going, "C'mon, really, now he has ice skates built into his shoes!", and other similar exasperations, based on the ridiculousness of the escapades. He can never die or get hurt, which makes this more like a Roadrunner/Coyote cartoon, rather than a suspense novel.
Something by Baldacci or Grisham.
It would not be my preference.
The CIA director
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