Interesting concept, although some of the characters were a bit of a cliche. Overall, it was a good story. But I am baffled by the listeners who rated the performance as 4 and 5 stars. The book had such glowing reviews I decided to give it a shot but as I began the book I had to stop and check to make sure I hadn't mistakenly downloaded some version that the author decided to try narrating himself. The accents are ridiculous, there is no flow to the narration, and the way the narrator reads really detracts from the story. I had to force myself through the book while wishing I had just read it myself.
I loved the story but the narration was a distraction. The timbre of the Len Cariou's voice made Harry Bosch sound like he was in his late 70s. Also, Cariou used an odd cadence to his narration that wasn't natural during conversations between characters and the voices he used for some other characters seemed forced. Wish I had read this one instead of listening to it.
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