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Switchblade Audiobook

Switchblade: An Original Story

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant. Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.
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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten in this original story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good.

In this gripping, never-before-published story by "master of the crime thriller" (Huffington Post ) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

©2014 Michael Connelly (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Michael J. Jaquez 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Bosch"

    Good story overall. Not as riveting as some of connelly's others. I adore Len's delivery.

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    Bruce R. Baral LONG BEACH, CA USA 04-28-15
    Bruce R. Baral LONG BEACH, CA USA 04-28-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great way to kill an hour"

    Engrossing tale from a great story teller.
    A mini version of one of his books. Makes for a quick listen when all you have time for is a quicky.

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    Andrew McIntosh San Diego, CA United States 04-24-15
    Andrew McIntosh San Diego, CA United States 04-24-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Too short...."

    Didn't realize it was a short story. Not a bad story, just didn't have character development that his other novels do.

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    Maggie 03-16-15
    Maggie 03-16-15
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    "Good short story"

    Enjoyable. I really like this short story, like everything Michael Connelly writes. Well worth the purchase. The performance was equally good.

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    Ali J ! Canada 03-08-15
    Ali J ! Canada 03-08-15

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    "Great story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Great short read. The story is super and what's even better is that it is narrated by Len Cariou. Too bad the current Harry Bosch books are being destroyed by using other narrators.


    What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

    Len has a great voice. He does a great job with the voices and the narration parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth it. This short story is great to read after you read the Mickey Haller - The Gods of Guilt.

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    Kendrick Barber 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good short story"

    the story was short and and such to the point. really good if you have limited time for a decent book or car ride

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    Tom 01-14-15
    Tom 01-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read for a short story."

    Wish it was longer. I have reached the end of the series. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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    Elkay 09-02-14
    Elkay 09-02-14
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    "What's the Point?"

    I'm not sure what a reader is supposed to get out of this. There wasn't really a mystery here, there was no character development, no insights into Bosch's life, past, relationships, approach to detective work, nothing.

    I love Michael Connelly and have enjoyed (almost) all of his full-length novels, but this was a baffling disappointment and an empty reading experience - I thought I'd relish even a little dose of Bosch while I eagerly anticipate "The Burning Room," but I'd have been better off just waiting for the novel.

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    Sheila Washington, DC Area 08-05-14
    Sheila Washington, DC Area 08-05-14 Member Since 2009

    Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.

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    "I'll Wait for the Book"
    What did you like best about Switchblade? What did you like least?

    Harry Bosch and Harry Bosch.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

    The story was flat and the characters dull.


    Did Switchblade inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to wait for a complete book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 06-12-14
    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "That's it?"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Len Cariou?

    Yes, because I am a Michael Connelly fan. I've read all his full length novels.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

    This is essentially a short story. It lacks the depth and complexity one expects from a Harry Bosch tale. It's clearly marked as short by both the listening time and the price, but I guess I just expected a little more. I just never got engaged.


    Could you see Switchblade being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. There's barely enough story here for 50 minutes of listening, much less a series. A Harry Bosch series, on the other hand . . .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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