Wracked with guilt over the fact that he's alive because another human being was killed, McCaleb embarks on a private investigation of his donor's murder - a crime as horrific as anything he ever encountered as a serial killer investigator for the FBI.
©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
Not one of my favorite books, it didn't show Bosch in a very favorable light. I'm not that crazy about Terry McCaleb, either. But all in all, it was a good book.
Michael Connelly shows in this book he is the master of suspense. From the first minute listened he captures you, all the way to the last minute. Not great literature, but he balances the story well, and does not branch out in florid language like many modern authors who seem to have forgotten the delete buttom on their keyboard. The story is told in short sentences and is brought forward by each new turn of events.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
Story was pretty good but there was a lot of over explaining the details. The main character would come to some conclusions and then repeat everything to other characters. It got a bit slow during those parts but otherwise if was good.
We love Harry, but this book was too long and too convoluted, especially as an audiobook. We listened to this as we traveled to Florida from NH, starting it the second day, and didn't finish it before we arrived. Once there, it took us nearly four weeks of 20 minute "listens" enroute to somewhere to finish it. Don't get me wrong -- we both love Connelly's Harry books; we just might consider the length before purchasing next time. A "read" might be better than a "listen."
I really liked this book. The issue that I had with it was that I did see Clint Eastwood as this character and yet, because of the movie, I could not picture anyone else. The story itself, though was good.
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book that I rented the movie by the same name. The movie was not so good. Acting was good, but I just did not like where they changed the story.
Narrator Dick Hill is really excelent.
I very much enjoy Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller books, which are better than most in the "working lawyer" genre. Although the "tough but soulful PI Lit" genre is not my first choice, I got hooked by the good reviews (and the sales price). However, it was a waste of my time - huge sections of misdirection leading nowhere but giving the hero a lot of opportunity to regret, atone, soul-search, whatever. There are a lot better fish in the sea.
The reader, Dick Hill, is fantastic. The story is pretty weak, and I always felt I knew what was coming. Many times our hero couldn't answer another character's question as he was thinking, or forgot and brought extended grief to all. (and a longer storyline) I did not feel connected to anyone here.
Craig Johnson's Longmire series that I just discovered! I wish Dick Hill narrated that!!! Or one of my all time favorites, any of the Reacher books. Nero Wolfe, Elizabeth Peter's "Peabody" ...there are so many to listed to.
The narrator excelled.
I only went through the whole book, hoping it got better and enjoying the narrator.
Nope. Love Audible, even though I can download from my library, I can keep and "reread" my favorites
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Great story, great suspense and intrigue, great characters, lots of twists you will not see coming and awesome narrator.
maybe, depending on the context of the recommendation but if its as a good read it wouldn't be anywhere close to my first...
piecing the murders together which also fell flat after a while.
mostly good delivery
yeah, to be more careful in picking books by Connelly
finish was a let down, the author built the villain up so high and then took him down with ridiculous ease!
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