As an actual detective, I did not care for the pervasive animosity that existed between the law enforcement "professionals," their supervisors and the general public. In real life, store operators are more than happy to accomodate a law enforcement officer in an investigation. Additionally, I would bend over backwards to assist another detective in an investigation, even if I loathed the sight of them. Maybe it's just artistic license to get the book to sell, but it was irritating the way the story's peers scoffed at each other and were generally unprofessional in their interactions. I have worked for 18 years in a large west-central Florida agency and if me and my coworkers comported ourselves the way the book characters did, we would all be out of a job. Also, Bosch has HORRIBLE officer safety. Just saying.
I enjoyed the first part of the book, up until the story changed (don't want to give too much info). Then it was like it was a sci-fi book. I suppose it's a "good" sci-fi book but my brain had a hard time wrapping around the one-eighty of the direction of the story. I guess I wasn't thinking the story was going to go where it did. It was hard to reconcile the two "halves". I'm not saying anything negative. You will just have to take a chance on the book. It was.....different. Great narration, nice and long listen.
Ugh. The thin plot dragged on and on and on. Yes, it "made sense" in the end but it was several hours of my life I will never get back. You know how it is....you're a third of the way through and you think, 'Well, it has to get better...right?' It doesn't. It was like a train wreck, though...I couldn't turn away. I HAD to get to the end to justify the purchase. So disappointing. Patterson isn't what he used to be. Caveat emptor.
My bad. I totally missed the part about this download being abridged. I discovered it too late, after realizing several good parts of the book were missing. I've read the harcover many times and it was evident the Audible story had been shortened. The narrator was an overacting dork, growling or yelling his lines throughout the book. It was perfectly obnoxious. Why didn't they stick with Simon Vance, who narrated the first three books in the series? Caveat emptor.
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