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Echo Park: Harry Bosch Series, Book 12 Audiobook

Echo Park: Harry Bosch Series, Book 12

In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the district attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto.
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Publisher's Summary

In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the district attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought and hated for 13 years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

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What the Critics Say

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Mystery

"Superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute." (Booklist)
"Smooth prose and plausible characters, even the secondary figures, elevate this several notches above the standard cop vs. serial-killer thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Regina Athol, MA, USA 12-29-06
    Regina Athol, MA, USA 12-29-06
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    "One of his BEST"

    Harry Bosch is one of my favorites. I throughly enjoyed this book. Guess I could never be dissappointed in one of Michael's books. I must "listen" in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Clarksville, TN, USA 12-25-06
    Thomas Clarksville, TN, USA 12-25-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Very Entertaining"

    Echo Park was a very entertaining book. I've read all of Michael Connelly's books and they've all been engaging and fun. I would certainly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan CambridgeUnited Kingdom 12-19-06
    Jonathan CambridgeUnited Kingdom 12-19-06
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    "Great book, don't be put off"

    I’m very surprised by the negative reviews listed for this book. I thought it was one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. It has a fantastic twisting plot, classic characters and a great narrator in Len Cariou who has a wonderful deep voice that perfectly suits Harry Bosch. I’m glad I didn’t read these reviews before I downloaded it as it would have put me off a great book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J Phoenix, AZ, USA 12-15-06
    J Phoenix, AZ, USA 12-15-06
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    "Disappointing"

    I usually enjoy Michael Connelly but found this recent book to be a chore to listen to.
    I listen to audiobooks on my iPod while I walk nightly. I think the problem with this particular book is the actor/reader. He sounds as if he's spitting on the microphone. All the "s" and "f" starting words sound , well, like he's losing saliva while reading aloud.
    The key to a good audio book is that the reader keeps your interest. I found myself wondering off in unrelated thought many times throughout this book and finally just wanting for it to be over quickly.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Farrell Indiana, USA 12-03-06
    Daniel Farrell Indiana, USA 12-03-06 Listener Since 2003
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    "Vintage Bosch"

    This had to be one of the best books (if not the best) of the series. Great twists and turns and continued development of the main characters along lines consistent with the earlier works. Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vivian Hermitage, PA, USA 12-03-06
    Vivian Hermitage, PA, USA 12-03-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent read as always"

    The Harry Bosch series are the best. Hope they never end.
    I read this book in 1 day couldn't put it down.
    Excellent read recommend highly. Love the reader he actually makes the character come to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Keimer Portola Valley CA 11-30-06
    Jeffrey Keimer Portola Valley CA 11-30-06 Member Since 2000

    Enjoy intellectually stimulating mysteries. Dislike story lines use a lot of violence, gun play and highly improbable events.

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    "Storyline becomes too improbable"

    I've enjoyed the previous Harry Bosch books, and I was enjoying this one until about halfway through when the storyline took several turns that were so improbable and hard to believe that it spoiled it all. I found myself wondering how the author could expect us to be this willing to 'suspend critical judgment' and continue to stay involved in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra S. Anderson Orinda, CA USA 11-21-06
    Sandra S. Anderson Orinda, CA USA 11-21-06
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    "Excellent"

    I have listened to many Harry Bosch stories and this one had many intricate twists and turns. Harry's a good smart cop who always gets his man - one way or another. It will be interesting to see whether he ever gets the girls again. Well written and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 11-20-06
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 11-20-06 Member Since 2013

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    "Great!"

    Another enjoyable, suspenseful book from a master of the genre. The plot twists were good and kept me guessing right up to the end. The only dissapointment is that now I have finished it and I have to wait months for his next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 11-03-06
    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 11-03-06
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    "Fast Paced & Gripping"

    I really love the Harry Bosch series and was enthralled by this one...a really great mystery that I just couldn't "put down" -- it seemed like half the time. The development of the character along with the hunt for the villians and the backdrop of LAPD and LA politics make for a fine story. The narrator is particularly skilled with both the male and female voices...a pleasurable "listen." I find myself anxious for the next book in this series. Buy it, sit back and enjoy!

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  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
    9/13/07
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    "Excellent"

    Michael Connelly is a terrific writer. His books are always readable, meticulously plotted, with well drawn and believable characters - particularly the main man, Harry Bosch - and real page turners. Echo Park is right up with the best of his work in all these respects. The narration is excellent too adding greatly to the pleasure of the book. Strongly recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom
    2/13/07
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    "Well written with a good story, but super cheesy"

    I have never read any other Micheal Connelly Books but i like a good detective story. This one starts off well and becomes addictive quickly, the story is well written, flows smoothly and has a good twist in the end. The only point that really lets it down is the large amount of cliches you would find in a Gene Hackman film.

    Bosch is an ex 'nam' solider whose mother was murdered thus he becomes a detective (and solves his own mothers case!), there are lots of cringe-worthy 'she's my partner god-dammit' scenes and 'the badge is what i live for' moments. If you can put up with this then it is a good book though these parts literally made me laugh out loud. One other thing is that the reader adopts a really odd voice for Bosch's friend Rachel, this was testing my patience towards the end. None of this made me stop listening however, so it really isn't so bad. I'd recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Tim
    AberdeenshireUnited Kingdom
    11/8/06
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    "Echo Park"

    Michael Connelly's best to date - he just gets better with every book. Full of twists & suspense from the first 'page' until the 'last'. I listened to it in one go - couldn't 'put it down'. Brilliant. And the reading is unbelievable.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • J A C
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    "Excellent !!!"

    Love to listen to a good Michael Connelly story, narrator is brill at bring story to life. It's all I expect from every book I read or listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Izabela
    Aughnacloy, United Kingdom
    2/22/14
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    "fantastic"
    Where does Echo Park: Harry Bosch Series, Book 12 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best Connellys book i have ever read.Mr Connelly does it again.Griping story with twists and turns.Bosh character is in my view the best of all.


    What does Len Cariou bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    fantastic narration


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    bosh


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    4/6/12
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    "Excellent thriller"

    This is an excellent thriller, well written and well read. The plot had enough twists to keep my interest to the end. I have listened to several Michael Connelly novels and I have enjoyed them all. They have pace, believable characters and good plots. If you like thrillers that have good plots and well drawn characters then you should enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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