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Blood Work Audiobook
Blood Work
Written by: 
Michael Connelly
Narrated by: 
Dick Hill
Blood Work Audiobook

Blood Work

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Publisher's Summary

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest. From her, McCaleb learns a terrible truth: that the donor of his heart was not killed in an accident, as he'd been told, but was murdered.

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

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    NanaWillow 05-08-14
    NanaWillow 05-08-14

    Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation

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    I really am not a writer and don't really enjoy writing reviews, so I don't do the review right after reading a book, no matter how much I like it. Also, I can't remember details so but I do rate them by stars. Michael Connelly is a good writer an I have never not liked something he has written. That said. Read his books.

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 04-30-14
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 04-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Just Okay"

    Not the most impressive of murder thrillers, nor the least, but a reasonably solid story. I am not damning with faint praise, but rather I was disappointed at the lack of tension and the almost easy wrap up of the ending.

    I liked the main character's situation with the heart transplant and how he had to deal with his health throughout the story. But overall, really not too exciting.

    Sort of SPOILER ALERT: I was very surprised at the ending because the film of the same name with Clint Eastwood featured a totally different ending with a totally different villain. Curious.

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    Tq White II Minnesota 04-12-14
    Tq White II Minnesota 04-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Accidentally read this a second time. Glad of it."

    This is a well written, interesting book. It has some nice red herrings. The characters are really good. Maybe the best part of the story. But, the settings are good, too.

    I wish that Audible would add an additional pair of stars. I want to reserve five stars for life changing, stellar writing, books that truly change my life. This is not one of those, but for stars has come to seem to be faint praise. I do not mean it to be. This is a solid, gripping, fun book. I'd give it a six out of seven if I could.

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    Suzanne 03-30-14
    Suzanne 03-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Lookout Reacher, Bosch is here"
    Where does Blood Work rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Heard it twice already - 2 months apart and was just as enjoyable second time around.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline gave rise to a couple of topics that most readers would have an opinion on and generated discussion with friends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Harry refused to be swayed by the Doctors opinion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It is a story that gives you 'pause' spots in the form of semi-endings or time out for personel reflection. None of this detracts from the flow and overall enjoyment of the story, but adds credibility to the story and it's characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Suspence, good story and excellent characterisation - looking forward to more
    of Harry, just as I did Jack Reacher.

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    ACT1 Australia 03-21-14
    ACT1 Australia 03-21-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Rivetting read"

    This book hooked me in at the start and didnt give up until the end. The premise of an investigator solving the mystery behind his heart - donated following a murder - is fairly standard but it was interesting to follow the rationale. The narrator gave life to the various characters very effectively and I was sorry when the story came to an end

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    Carol D. Florida 03-10-14
    Carol D. Florida 03-10-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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    "Interesting topic."

    Michael Connelly picked a good topic to write about and researched it well. The narration was excellent and brought the characters to life. Altogether a good read.

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    Angel yuma, AZ, United States 03-09-14
    Angel yuma, AZ, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Recommend to your friends"
    Would you listen to Blood Work again? Why?

    Blood Work is a in depth story with a great narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character is the best.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    I like the main character, but I really love the female characters the narrator does. Exciting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was the right length, but hard to do in one sitting unless you don't get sore from sitting for 10 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite book on audible. Worth any subscription you use.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy 02-01-14
    Cathy 02-01-14
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    "Great listen! Holds your attention."

    This book is another great Michael Connelly listen that grabs your attention and does not let go. A couple places it started rambling unnecessarily but always came back.
    The book has some twist that you are not expecting.

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    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14
    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "A decent procedural"

    Worth the purchase, interesting protagonist, bustles along at a decent clip. A few interesting insights into the effectiveness of profiling.

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    Amanda 01-16-14
    Amanda 01-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Im a Connelly Fan"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not an outstanding book but did keep me entertained. Just wish there was a little more to these stories. Something missing


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