Years ago, Harry Bosch learned the first rule of the good cop: don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Now, Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with one dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that winds from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border and into the center of a complex and lethal game - one in which Harry is the next and likeliest victim.
Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
I love Michael Connelly's writing and usually give his books a solid 4 star rating. I am giving Black Ice 3 stars because the story just was not as compelling as usual. Not bad, just not up to standard if you are a Connelly fan.
I started the series out of order and listened to this one first. I love this character. He is a very complex man that I look forward to knowing more about
I love character development, and Michael Connelly does a great job with Harry Bosch. Dick Hill adds depth to that character development by giving a voice to Harry. Along with it you have an intriguing story with twists and turn that had my attention from start to finish. I read the first in this series but after listening to this one, I will only be listening to the rest. The way Dick Hill brings Michael Connelly's characters to life is addictive and leaves me wanting more Harry Bosch.
I listened while commuting to work and would find myself wishing the drive was longer so I would have to stop listening.
RustyV in Maryland
Some books leave me dejected and depressed. Bosch always leaves me hopeful that someone cares. I enjoy the "read" and find it difficult to put down.
I have not
Wanted to and almost did.
This is the 4th of Michael Connelly's books that I have listened to - started with The Poet and the The Narrows (Harry Bosch series). I then started at the beginning of the Harry Bosch set (this is the 2nd one). A great story with outstanding narration.
Yes - The Black Echo and The Concrete Blonde in the Harry Bosch set. Very well done.
I have listened quote some Michael Connelly books. There is always a twist in the tale. It is wonderful entertainment.
I love Harry Bosch because, although he antagonizes almost everyone around him, he is honest, principled, and good at what he does. Michael Connelly keeps your interest, and there are always twists and turns. Just when you think you know, you find out you're wrong.
And Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators. One thing that I really love is how he does female voices. Instead of going to a higher pitch like some readers do, which annoys me like nails on a chalkboard, he slightly softens his voice. It takes a lot of talent to be able to change tone for each character so that they all remain recognizable individuals.
Michael Connelly is a great writer, and I recommend any of his books. But he has me hooked on Harry right now. I read a couple of the Bosch series out of order, then decided to go back and start with the first one and listen to them all in order. Either way, you don't feel lost if you start in the middle, or near the end, because Connelly weaves Harry's background into the current story. I just wish there were more, but I'll read anything he comes out with.
No - I don't listen to books twice - I already knows whats going to happen.
The plot twists and surprises.
Some of the descriptions of torture and murder can be a bit disturbing.
Dick Hill is fantastic
No. I almost quit listening in the middle of it. I finiished just because I decided I'd better find out how it ended.
This is the 2nd one I have listened to, and it will probably be the last.
Not for me, although the ending wasn't great.
"Another great book from Micheal Connolly"
This book, much like Black Echo, is extremely well written and the narration is top rate... I will definately be buying the rest of the books in this series.
"Black Ice - unseen brilliance"
Keen fan of Hammett and Chandler and I have read many Ian Rankins, but much preferred this.
Thought it was time to try another crime author and the Harry Bosch story did not disappoint. Well read firstly, good selection of "voices" which always helps. Plot was complicated and kept on moving at a pace. To me the characters were well thought out and LA had a modern but grimy feel as portrayed by Chandler and Philip Marlowe etc.
As soon as I have written this, I will download another Michael Connelly.
"Entertaining, compelling and well narrated"
Another in the Harry Bosch series with the usual successful formula of a maverick ex-Nam cop and the pathos of his personal life. It's not necessary to listen to them all in order, although it helps (Black Echo is the first). The LA setting is as compelling now as it was in Chandler's day and the plot has enough twists and turns to satisfy the cynical listener without too much suspension of disbelief. The narration was particular good on this recording. Enjoy them all!
Had dipped in and out of the Bosch books but have started at the beginning and glad I did.
Treat yourself and listen
"Interesting!!! a good read....`"
It was a light fun book.
Got many giggles from some of the ridiculous situations... It's been a while since I enjoyed this much.
"Harry Bosh as good as always"
This was probably my 10th audiobook by Michael Connelly and I enjoyed it as much as all previous ones. The plot is not too complicated to keep a track of it even when listening shorts parts now and then but still very catchy and well written. I listen audiobooks mostly when running and MC is my most popular author. The last but not the least at all is Dick Hill's performance. His voice helped me to visualise Harry from the first moment - an old veteran with own principles and strong personality. If you want to listen to intelligent and not too complicated detective stories Harry Bosh is definitely your man.
"A typically good Michael Connelly"
The problem is you get hooked on an author and just keep going back for more. It never ceases to amaze me that his plots aren't facsimiles of each other... they are all completely different. I am amazed he can remember which major character is which as he has a number of regular "heros", Michael Connelly as good as ever, thoroughly recommend this one.
Once again i enjoyed Harry Bosch. Well done Michael CONNELLY.
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