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City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 Audiobook

City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.
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Publisher's Summary

On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

That chance discovery leads Bosch to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than 20 years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence - and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.

As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them - or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn.

Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail" (Los Angeles Magazine) that have made him one of the fasted-selling novelists at work today, Michael Connelly has written a riveting, hard-edged, and unforgettable thriller.

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

©2002 Hieronymus Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"Dark and angst-ridden...crackles with energy." (Publishers Weekly)

"Hard-boiled cop fiction at its most gripping." (Booklist, starred review)

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    Doris Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-04-13
    Doris Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book-Connelly has done it again!"

    Michael Connelly grabbed me on this book, right from the first page!! He definitely has not lost his magic touch to keep a reader interested and wanting to not put the book down for one minute!! The story was great! The performance was outstanding! If you like being grabbed, this is a great book!!

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    Morgan Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-20-12
    Morgan Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hooked on Bosch"
    Where does City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am listening in order, this would probably be 3.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I am glad there was a resolution to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was not all that surprising. I felt as if the story was a bit more predictable than the previous Harry Bosch books. However the mission that Bosch is on and his need to find the truth really hooked me in. I could not stop the story and wanted to know the history in the bones. I immediately had to purchase and download Book 9!

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    Anna NEW YORK, NY, United States 12-17-12
    Anna NEW YORK, NY, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing Connelly"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The reader had not emotion and all the characters sounded the same


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes!


    Did City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 inspire you to do anything?

    Not really. I have listened to earlier Bosch books, and enjoyed them


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    Kelli 12-07-12
    Kelli 12-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Bosch"

    Great read! I have decided to listen to all Harry Bosch stories. Micheal Connelly is consistent in writing good books .

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    Michael 11-15-12
    Michael 11-15-12
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    "Bosch never gives up, until now?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Certainly. Harry Bosch is a must read. I read most of the Bosch and Haller series and Michael Connelly does write a captivating story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always, Harry. Even though he tends to run it alone when he should keep his partner apprised of what is going on, Harry digs up the answers. While this is not good for real life crime fighting, it does make for good fiction crime fighting.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    This was the only weak point. While the narrator did a solid job, he doesn't seem up to the task of narrating character driven novels. There was little distinction between the characters' voices or suspense in the narration. I will listen to him again but because I want to listen to the book not the narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I'm not going to give away what my headline "until now?" means. Listen to the book and discover for yourself.


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    Court Stal Texas 10-11-12
    Court Stal Texas 10-11-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Glad I made this one of my last Connelly books"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I would of never picked up another Connelly book if this was my first. It's a very dull and routine storyline. Not up to the standards of some of his finer pieces that came before and after this book.


    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Narration was very poor. The narrator was basically the same voice throughout.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Jay Fernandez’s performances?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    I picked this to finish out all the Bosch series books. I'm not quite finished with it, so maybe the story will redeem itself, but the narration cannot.

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    Amy 10-01-12
    Amy 10-01-12
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    "Can we have the conclusion please!"

    I really like most of Michael Connelly's books and but I felt like this one did not did not give us a clear ending. I don't want to 'sort of' know who did it... I want the book done, completed, the real killer caught or dead. The character development was great and for those Connelly lovers... if I were going to try to interpret stuff here I would say that this one was more about Harry and his path than the mystery itself. I buy Connelly books purely for the entertainment factor. I don't want to think too much and I like a clean ending tied up with a bow...the little synopsis or 'ah ha' moment where you find out exactly what happened. Unlike many of his others... there is no moment where it all comes completely together and you know exactly what actually happened.

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    09-24-12
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    "Good Listen"
    What would have made City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 better?

    Like most Bosch good movement in the story line. Harry relations in the dept. always adds to the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Connelly again?

    Yes, have and will.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Jay Fernandez?

    He was fine


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    Yolonda FORT SCOTT, KS, United States 09-24-12
    Yolonda FORT SCOTT, KS, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Micael Connelly success"

    Kept in suspense the whole way. As usual, Harry Bosch saves the day. Loved the book.

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    Darrel San Antonio, TX, United States 08-27-12
    Darrel San Antonio, TX, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Bosch"
    Where does City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Harry Bosch book 8 in the series ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack. Weird endinng didn't see that coming.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think for the first Time in the series Harry Bosch didn't get suspended or in trouble with his supervisors. His ability to solve a case where know one else can.


    What aspect of Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance would you have changed?

    He is ok, but not the best narrator in this series. His Harry Bosch voice doesn't sound rough enough. He needs to sound older too.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Uncovering the story behind the Bones.


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