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Nine Dragons Audiobook

Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him, and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

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

"Terrific....Connelly never stops doling out the suspense as action leads to counteraction....His thriller is an addictive read that, once it grabs you in those first few pages, won't let go of you....High-grade entertainment." (Boston Globe)

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    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 11-04-09
    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 11-04-09 Member Since 2016

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    "Best Bosch in a long time"

    This was a terrific listen. As a long-time Harry Bosch fan, I think the best plots are those in which Harry has a personal, emotional stake, as he does here. There are a fair number of coincidences and dubious plot devices that allow Harry to keep going, but they are easy to overlook as the story carries you along. And for my money, the grizzled, slightly stiff narration of Len Cariou makes for the best Bosch. To me, he really sounds like Harry would.

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    Bbear Kansas City, MO 11-04-09
    Bbear Kansas City, MO 11-04-09 Member Since 2011
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    "The best of Harry Bosch"

    Don't want to spoil the story, I read every book written by Michael Connelly, this is the best so far. Read or listen to the story and enjoy.

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    Linda Kansas City, MO, USA 11-04-09
    Linda Kansas City, MO, USA 11-04-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Bosch Reader"

    The book was good, but not up to the usual standard. The action was good, but somehow lacking the usual intesity of the other books of this character. Still worth reading, just not Connelly's best effort.

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    Hollis Nova Scotia 11-04-09
    Hollis Nova Scotia 11-04-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Nine Dragaons"

    This book was up to Michael Connelly's usual excellent quality and seems to open a new chapter for Harry. I was very disappointed in the narration. The narrators voice was harsh and unpleasant to listen to and his attempts to imitate womens voices, childrens voices and asian accents were just laughable. A great story but you might prefer reading this from the printed page.

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    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 11-03-09
    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 11-03-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Connelly scores again"

    Michael Connelly proves again that he is one of the best mystery writers around. Harry Bosch finds himself and his family involved in a murder case that takes him from his home in Los Angeles to the streets of Hong Kong. This case has all the twists and turns you expect from Connelly and ends with a turn that will change Bosch's life forever and is certain to lead to several new story lines. If you plan to read future Bosch books, you should start with this one.

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    Debra A. Blouin 11-03-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Was just Ok"

    this book has a good story but the narration is terrible. I will avoid all books with this narrator in the future.

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    Richard Hemet, CA, United States 11-02-09
    Richard Hemet, CA, United States 11-02-09
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    "Good reading"

    Another Great Connelly novel. Loved it.

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    Robin Charleston Chicago, IL USA 11-01-09
    Robin Charleston Chicago, IL USA 11-01-09 Member Since 2007

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    "Almost up to the usual Connelly level"

    I listen to or read all of Michael Connelly's novels. I found this one ALMOST up to the usual standard. I like this reader and find him eminently suitable for the narrative. The plot line wasn't as satisfactory as usual. In particular, the treatment of the ex-wife and her boyfriend seemed casual and callous. It's a good listen, though, compelling, and, for me, difficult to interrupt. I recommend this highly for those listeners who enjoy this genre.

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    gchills 11-01-09
    gchills 11-01-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Not A Harry B Plot"

    I've read or listened to all of Connely's books. The reason I like him is his realism and attention to detail. I like Harry B because he is not a super hero, just a tough, dedicated guy that gets the job done through hard work. Finding a specific room in a Hong Kong hotel through the reflection in a window from a cell phone picture is just not believable.

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    Wrenn H. Nicodemo Chapel Hill, NC USA 10-29-09
    Wrenn H. Nicodemo Chapel Hill, NC USA 10-29-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Connelly's best"

    I've listened to every one of the Harry Bosch novels, and frankly, I like them all. I especially love Bosch's character. Mickey Haller and Jack McEvoy (sp?) don't come close to Bosch. However, 9 Dragons is not among Connelly's best. As other people have said in their reviews, Bosch seems out of character and the plot has flaws. Len Cariou is the perfect narrator for Bosch (though Dick Hill is good) and the novel is a good listen. But if this is your first Bosch novel, don't form an opinion just based on this one. Go back and start at the beginning with The Black Echo (or Black Ice). Novels like Concrete Blonde, Trunk Music, the Last Coyote are among my all-time favorites.

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