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Blood Work Audiobook

Blood Work

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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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    Axella Johannesson Setauket, NY 01-25-15
    Axella Johannesson Setauket, NY 01-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable airport read"
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    The plot of this book kept me interested, though character development was somewhat lacking. The toothpick-chewing homicide cop was a cliche. The wrap-up regarding a few seconds that led to the killer was a bit hard to follow until the resolution.

    I have to say that if I were the bereaved sister, I would probably have found this guy's overtures to the kid, along with the insistence that they should stay the night when they barely knew him, a bit creepy.

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    DKW Ham Lake, MN, United States 12-02-14
    DKW Ham Lake, MN, United States 12-02-14
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    "Waited for it to get more interesting"

    So I waited for this story to get interesting and become a thriller and it just didn't happen....I listened to like 17 out of 47 chapters and finally got tired of waiting. Maybe it becomes a thriller after that...but I got tired of waiting and stopped listening.

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    Brenda Bass 11-15-14
    Brenda Bass 11-15-14
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    "worth reading--even after seeing the movie"
    Would you listen to Blood Work again? Why?

    yes, good feeling story, that ends happily, and I fell in love with the main character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Work?

    love the scenes between him and his neighbor


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes I have, just as good as always!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me do both, but I don't think these were extreme


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this much better than the movie, because you get more of an "inside" to the story, and I always love Michael Connelly's stories

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    Nick's Mom Germany 11-07-14
    Nick's Mom Germany 11-07-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Good book with lots of twists"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McCalab, a former type A personality agent who has since retired and is working one last case out of a sense of obligation.


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    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 11-02-14
    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 11-02-14 Member Since 2016

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    "You will be hooked."

    A good catch.
    This is not my first Michael Connely book and it will not be my last.
    I listeed to this on audio and our main protagonist, the receiver of a heart of a murder victim gets tagged-along in organized crime and he takes the reader with him.

    The pace is fast. The secondarycharacters cool and engaging and the little romance the book has adds to the plot.

    A mustread if you love this genre!

    WaAr

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    DiK 10-06-14
    DiK 10-06-14
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    "Should Have Been a Lot More Interesting"

    Hard to tell where the problem lay, with the writing or the reading. Both seemed especially dull.

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    Brad 10-02-14
    Brad 10-02-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Best Connelly book"

    Great read and love Clint Eastwood but the book is always better than the movie. Just well written and keeps your attention the whole way through

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    George 10-02-14
    George 10-02-14
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    "A Good Read"

    Good Connelly book...a classic whodunit where the cops/FBI begin to investigate the detective. Interesting premise -- detective sleuth's his heart donor's suspicious death. I like the imagination. This is book one of several; think I'll continue.

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    Amazon Customer 09-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Moving and fast pace"
    What did you love best about Blood Work?

    The story line and the responsibility for having an organ from another person


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Seeking to confirm that my assumptions would be correct. In the long run I was way off.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    confrontation with the killer


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

    2 days


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    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 09-25-14
    dr Frank Beaver Falls, PA, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2011

    Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.

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    "Very engaging and 'believable'"

    This proved much better than anticipated and is engaging until the end. Many different twists and turns creating an amazing novel. I bought the book because of the narrator and Dick Hill didn't disappoint. I normally do not purchase 'FBI' books but this is well worth the read/listen.

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