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Nine Dragons Audiobook
Nine Dragons
Written by: 
Michael Connelly
Narrated by: 
Len Cariou
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.

We're thrilled to announce that our premier Audible Live event on Facebook will be a chat with best-selling author Michael Connelly. On November 3 at 7pm (ET), you'll be able to ask him questions about Nine Dragons, Harry Bosch, his favorite audiobooks, and more! RSVP Today

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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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    Jon Cazenovia, NY, USA 10-20-09
    Jon Cazenovia, NY, USA 10-20-09 Member Since 2002
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    "He's back"

    The prior reviewers were very wrong. I've listened to every Michael Connelly book. Some really missed the mark. I've only had one Harry Bosch story that wasn't quite right, that was the "BrassVerdict". He was not the main character in that story, Mickey Haller was the main character.
    This book had it all. Len Cariou was terrific as the reader, the plot had some significant surprises and the deaths of one of the characters was shocking.
    I was compelled to bring my ipod from my car to my kitchen to other places in my house so that I could continue to listen to the end of the story.

    This was a great listen. It was great to see that Harry was back.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CoJoGo 10-18-09
    CoJoGo 10-18-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story, Bad Narration"

    Mr. Cariou has narrated many Harry Bosch books but at the start of this book he was boring. Since I love the character I stuck with it and the narration was better. I also didn't like the voice he put with Ignacio. The story was very good and opened up a new culture for me. I cannot recommend this book to people unless they are fans of Harry Bosch.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Shellbin 12-14-11
    Shellbin 12-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "THE Worst Connelly Novel Amid a Pile of Great Ones"

    Until 9 Dragons, I have enjoyed all of Michael Connelly's novels. They are usually, taut, believe-able and gripping, with a decent amount of character development, especially compared to what one usually finds in this genre.

    9 Dragons is anything but.

    If you are out to turn someone on to this author, don't start with this book!! Dunno what happened, but this far-fetched, dog of a story, while engaging enough, is not even close to the level of Connelly's other outings. It's as he's created an "alternative reality" Bosch. Maybe that's it. In another novel or three, we'll find out that in the real universe, Rachel is still alive and 9 Dragons was some aberrated fantasy/dream sequence or something. Maybe Connelly has a penchant for sci-fi yet to be revealed..?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 09-21-10
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 09-21-10 Member Since 2006

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Another Bosch success"

    If you like the Harry Bosch books this will not disappoint. Its fast moving, good plot albeit a bit far fetched but never the less entertaining.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 05-27-10
    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 05-27-10
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    "Ruined by narrator"

    I should have known better than to purchase a book with this narrator. He uses the same intonation for almost every sentence, which makes the dialogue sound very unnatural. The narration spoiled the audio experience for me.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Lee Seibert Sarasota FL 12-28-09
    Mary Lee Seibert Sarasota FL 12-28-09 Member Since 2007

    Carly's mom

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    "Narrator is VERY Poor"

    The narrator in the audiobook almost made me stop listening to it. He sounded like he had a mouth full of mush. The book itself was OK but really not up to Michael Connelly's standard.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Menlo Park, CA, United States 12-27-09
    Mike Menlo Park, CA, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic but ultimately unwieldy Bosch"

    The best part of this book was in the early chapters as Bosch plies the streets of LA. His relationships, good and bad, with colleagues and others, are absorbing and instructive. Borderline implausible plot twists (probably unnecessary) and some unresolved issues were a bit disappointing, but all in all, this was highly absorbing if you don't do too much analysis or mourn the loss of a somewhat grittier, though no tougher, Harry.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    M. Knight Massachusetts 12-20-09
    M. Knight Massachusetts 12-20-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Not the best"

    I swear that Bosch gets more stupid as he gets older. The early books were good but this was disappointing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-20-09
    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-20-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Could be Connelly's best Bosch novel ever"

    I've listened to a number of Bosch novels. This one is tops. Len Cariou started off a bit weak in narration, but found his stride soon.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barry Katy, TX, United States 11-22-09
    Barry Katy, TX, United States 11-22-09
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    "Bosch vs. the Chinese cartel"

    I love Harry Bosch, and have read every book. This one is a nice departure, as it involves the Chinese gangs, and part of it takes place in Hing Kong. Nobody writes crime like Connelly, and this book is no exception. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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