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Angels Flight

The man most hated by the LAPD - a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism and brutality by police officers - has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects includes half the police force. And Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. The political dangers of the case are huge. If it's not investigated fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement.
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The man most hated by the LAPD - a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism and brutality by police officers - has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects includes half the police force. And Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. The political dangers of the case are huge. If it's not investigated fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement.

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

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    Mario upland, CA, USA 05-29-03
    Mario upland, CA, USA 05-29-03
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    "Angels Flight-INaudible!"

    Too bad such a good book was read so poorly. Burt's attempts to whisper is a low course voice and the way he fades away make this book INaudible. I could barely understand him while listening in my car.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Fjolnir Isafjardarbaer, Iceland 12-06-11
    Fjolnir Isafjardarbaer, Iceland 12-06-11 Member Since 2008
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    "This is just horrible"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Burt Reynolds?

    Not from Burt no!!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Burt sounds like he is drunk or stoned. I am a fan of Connelly but the quality of this recording is so bad it's unbearable.


    Any additional comments?

    This just makes me angry, I want my money back!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    James Houston, TX, USA 06-11-05
    James Houston, TX, USA 06-11-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Great book read badly"

    This was a great book when I heard it on cassette tape by another reader. Please wait until they have the unabridged version with the other reader.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda 06-01-03
    Wanda 06-01-03
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    "Angels Flight"

    I am a big fan of Connelly novels, and have listened to at least four of them through Audible.com. However, in the case of this audio book "Angels Flight," narrator Burt Reynolds made listening to this book pure torture! Pls get someone else to read the book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Broomfield, CO, USA 01-01-05
    Connie Broomfield, CO, USA 01-01-05
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    "Angels Flight"

    I am a lover of Michael Connelly's books but I only listened to one cd and I went some where else and bought the Unabridged version read by Dick Hill! Burt should stick to Smokey and the Bandit! His reading is boring and I restarted the cd several times and still lost intrest. I will check who reads from now on!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sid dunwoody, GA, USA 11-12-06
    Sid dunwoody, GA, USA 11-12-06 Member Since 2005
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    "don't bother"

    I have been going back and listening to all of Connelly's books. ( rate his others as 4 or 5's BUT -- this one is not the same quality -- I think it is the narrator ( really bad!), but maybe also since it is abridged, the character development doesn't show up? sound it self is also poor somehow

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 06-06-07
    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 06-06-07 Member Since 2005

    Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)

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    "Good Story"

    This audiobook is typical Connelly / Harry Bosche fare. It's a good story and will keep your attention.

    I would have given it a higher rating, but the Burt Reynolds reading is uninspiring, and I would have preferred an unabridged version, if one exists.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Grants Pass, OR, United States 04-12-12
    Karen Grants Pass, OR, United States 04-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Horrible narration."
    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly???s story?

    Didn't finish the book, so I can't say anything about the story, but Audible made me rate it (above).


    Would you be willing to try another one of Burt Reynolds???s performances?

    I tried to listen to this book, but only got an hour into it and had to ditch it. I'm trying to listen to the whole Harry Bosch series in order, but I'll have to find time to actually read this one sometime. HORRIBLE narration. Reynolds is too slow, his voice is too gravelly and the inflection is bad. Nothing good to say about the narration.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Northglenn, CO, USA 03-14-07
    Jeff Northglenn, CO, USA 03-14-07
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    "Can't handle Burt"

    The story was good but I personally can't handle Burt Reynolds reading it. I will never listen to another one he does. The story was very good though.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carl HelsingborgSweden 09-04-06
    Carl HelsingborgSweden 09-04-06
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    "Narrator"

    Just cannot get through this. Worst narrator ever. Maybe the book is good, I don't know... Will try to find it with another narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Sonia
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    10/8/12
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    "Disappointed"

    I am an avid Michael Connelly reader/listener and have up until this particular book thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Bosch series. I felt that Burt Reynolds narration of 'Angels Flight' to be very hard work and disappointing, I struggled at the best of times to understand where the storyline was going having to repeat chapters in most cases for not being able to undstand what he was saying. The book itself still a very good read I just wish it had been read by someone else and I hope that the next book will be a better listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Biddy Bobo
    Yorkshire
    9/10/13
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    "Poor narration"

    Narration by Burt Reynolds made for difficult listening. He kept mixing up voices of the characters, making you wonder who was supposed to be speaking. He also kept giving different characters a rather poor southern drawl one moment and none the next. Really the producer should have got him to re-record the errors. I've listened to many Michael Connelly books in the Bosch series and previous narrations have been really excellent. The story is as good as any written by Mr Connelly but I wouldn't listen to one narrated by Burt again. Sorry Burt. The occasional background music was also a little too loud at times interspersed with chimes which sounded like my doorbell, rather frustrating as I kept getting up to answer the door. Still, it's a good story and once you get used to Burt, it's worth keeping on till the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ray
    Harrow, United Kingdom
    12/31/11
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    "Do not bother"

    Thankfully this was not the first Michael Connelly audio book I have listened to, otherwise the narration by Burt Reynolds would have deterred me from listening further. The storyline and plot for this novel are as good as ever Michael has produced, however the voice of Burt Reynolds is definitely showing his age, in delivery and in the way he is able to pronounce his words, I found the presentation un-listenable. The only reason I wish to retain this recording is that although it is abridged, it is at present the only version of Angels Flight available to fit into my collection of Michael Connelly audio-books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • G. J. Street
    Evesham, UK
    8/15/14
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    "Very disappointing narration!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Good Story


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Burt Reynolds?

    Len Cariou


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good Story


    Any additional comments?

    I have most of Michael Connelly’s books in audio format and had I not known the author I would not have listened to the end. Narration was very poor and unclear a lot of the time. Real pity as it is a very good story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. L Lambe
    London, UK
    5/28/14
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    "Good story, shame about the narrator!"
    What didn’t you like about Burt Reynolds’s performance?

    In his efforts to bring some engaging characterisation to the book, Burt Reynolds' narration ends up being often unclear and hard to hear. Enunciate clearly, Burt!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bren
    UK/Bulgaria
    5/17/14
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    "great story but Mr Reynolds ruined it!!"
    What would have made Angels Flight better?

    Angels flight is such a great story line. I read the book years back and wanted it on audio since my eyes are failing me. Burt reynolds butchered it. Its the only way of putting it. Monotone and uninteresting and i didnt enjoying listening. I listened to the first couple of chapters since i know the story is great but still found it difficult to enjoy an action packed book told by a boring monotone voice.


    What other book might you compare Angels Flight to, and why?

    Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series is as gripping and exciting. Matthew Reilly with his Shane Schofield. They are all great characters, great stories, Generally well read and addictive. All of the Harry Bosh Storylines are worth listening to. It all depends on who is narating.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If someone other than Burt read it. I am more disapointed because he is a good actor so I expected the same quality in his narration. Other than the lack of anything in his voice, let alone excitement, etc Micheal is a great writer.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disapointment that a book as good as angels flight wasnt given the respect narratively that it deserves, frustration that i didnt know i could change it, Anger that such a good book could be butchered by such a well know "actor".


    Any additional comments?

    Please ask Mr reynolds to retire now. he has obviously lost his umph.......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kathy
    amberley, United Kingdom
    3/28/13
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    "Good story but not as well read as previous five"

    i can never understand why you change the reader of a series half way through. dick hill in bosh 1 to 5 was ideal for boss. burt reynolds voice is too low and sounds like he is holdinghis teeth in dull drowl!



    its a shame because the stories are excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anon
    1/1/13
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    "Worst narration ever"

    I've listened to hundreds of audible books. This is the worst narration ever. Dull, lifeless and boring. Completely ruined what would otherwise have book a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Bacup, Lancs, United Kingdom
    6/19/07
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    "Excellent read"

    This was the first Harry Bosch novel I read/heard and found the writing style, pace and length of story entirely to my taste.
    The reading by Burt Reynolds is particularly good and for me set 'the voice' for the future.
    The plot is excellent and totally believable although with the story of the LA riots fading its significance is somewhat dated. Nontheless it stands on its own as a very good detective story and since reading this I have gone on to acquire all the other HB novels either in print or on audio.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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