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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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    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 Newport News, VA, United States 01-14-15
    Tom Newport News, VA, United States 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.


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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 . . .


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    Joe Gilbert, AZ 04-27-14
    Joe Gilbert, AZ 04-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Short Story"

    This was a nice short story and I really enjoyed it. Good plot and characters. If you are looking for a short murder mystery, you can't go wrong.

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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 03-21-14
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Harry solves a very cold case."

    The publisher's summary tells more than I would; I don't like spoilers.

    This is Connelly and narrator Len Cariou at their best. I recommend this piece of Bosch's past.

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    Frank Schimpf New Jersey 03-08-14
    Frank Schimpf New Jersey 03-08-14 Listener Since 2005

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    "Where's the rest of it Michael??"
    Where does Switchblade rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story. I was totally into the plot. Love Harry Bosch.
    I was very disappointed when it ended after 50 minutes (I know...it's posted).

    That story is far from over. What's the plan? We releasing this in stages?
    It's like Michael went on vacation and submitted it as is...

    Disappointed.


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    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 02-13-14
    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 02-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Gotta love Bosch"

    Great Bosch story, as usual. Too short but great for a little taste of Harry until the next full length novel comes out Len Cariou great as always.

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    Dennis Wabowden, MB, Canada 02-11-14
    Dennis Wabowden, MB, Canada 02-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I got caught here"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Len Cariou?

    I buy every book Connelly offers here.So I jumped on this right away.Only when I started listening did I find out it ended after 2 chapters.A short story!

    And it still seemed like the story was just beginning.But then I never buy short stories.


    Has Switchblade turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It taught me to watch for the length of whatever I'm buying.Why would I use 1 credit to buy a 50 minute short story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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