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A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7 Audiobook

A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.
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Publisher's Summary

Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy.

Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It's a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff's office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they've missed.

McCaleb's first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes - his murdered loner and Bosch's movie director - begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch's lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.

©2001 by Hieronymus, Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

What the Critics Say

"[This] novel is...flawless, cleverly conceived, superbly plotted, and morally complex..." (Publishers Weekly)
"Connelly allows Bosch and McCaleb to regard each other critically in ways that sharpen the reader's perception of them..." (New Yorker)

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    james newburgh, IN, United States 09-27-11
    james newburgh, IN, United States 09-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting"

    Would have liked it more if the cursing was not added. Story was good and I will move on to the next book.

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    Steven Cary, NC, United States 09-23-11
    Steven Cary, NC, United States 09-23-11
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    "Is this considered a Bosch book?"

    I actually that maybe I downloaded the wrong book in the Harry Bosch series after listening to Trunk Music and Angel's Flight. It's not because of the narrator, who did a poor job, but just because the character of Bosch doesn't even seem the same.

    I'll never understand why places that do audio book narrations switch to a different reader, especially after 5 or 6 novels in a long series. It's really jarring and makes me not want to finish the books now. Ugh.

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    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 06-21-11
    Michael Murrieta, CA, United States 06-21-11
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    "Good Story, Bad Narration"

    Michael Connelly brings another good Los Angeles Crime story with his familiar characters. Listeners have to wonder why the change in narrators? In the previous Connelly books, Dick Hill has a west coast sound. The narrator of this story, Richard Davidson, sounds like he is from the streets of New York. Did anyone tell him that this story is about characters from Los Angeles? Strong Connelly story, but the story teller was a problem.

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    Victoria Belcamp, MD, United States 06-19-11
    Victoria Belcamp, MD, United States 06-19-11

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    "Ahhh..."

    Loved this book!! I love all Micharl Connelly's books, but this is definitely one of my favorites!!! LOVED IT!!

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    Michael CANBERRA CITY, Australia 04-30-11
    Michael CANBERRA CITY, Australia 04-30-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Ordinary and Disappointing"

    Having just listened to 3 of Connelly's legal/courtroom thrillers (the best I have ever heard/read - beats Grisham hands down) I was looking forward to my first Harry Bosh novel. Very disappointing. The plot lack credulity, the narrator was, well just like an off key vocalist failing to hit the right notes, the narrative movement was slow and the characters simply uninteresting. I know there are some good Bosh novels and I look l forward to them but this wasn't one of them.

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    Anthony 04-15-11
    Anthony 04-15-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointing"

    The story itself was very good, however Mr Davidson made Harry to sound like a burn out. After listening to the first 5 books with Mr Hill, this one was a let down.

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    C. Logan 03-24-10
    C. Logan 03-24-10
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    "Don't know which is worse the narrator or the plot"

    First off I'm a big HB fan but after listening to Dick Hill narrate the first few books then listen to Rich Davidson it was a bit of a shock. The thought of a couple of veteran detective friends not knowing each other kinda off track. Hopefully Connelly sticks with 5 star narrators in the future audio books.

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    Corey A Liepelt 03-15-10 Member Since 2014
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    "OK book, terrible narrator"

    I enjoy the Harry Bosch series, but this book is not among the best. The cross of Bosch and McCaleb makes for a disjointed plot, and the narrator is just difficult to listen to.

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    Nicole Montgomery, AL, United States 03-12-10
    Nicole Montgomery, AL, United States 03-12-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrator was AWFUL"

    I loved the book so much I went and purchased it to keep from having to listen to the narrator. I love Harry, but man the listen was bad!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Tucson, AZ, United States 03-10-10
    Mark Tucson, AZ, United States 03-10-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Fire the narrator!"

    If you have been listening to Bosch books through audible - this one will kill you. I had bought every book in this series but when I bought this one I about tossed my GPS out the window. Had this narrator never heard any of the others? I wouldn't expect him to sound exactly like Dick Hill, but come on! This guy changes the complete personality of Bosch with the way he portrays him with his voice. I quit the series with this one.

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