But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.
So, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart.
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©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
I like the later Harry Bosch novels, but this one evinces a Connelly initially trying to find his way to a good story that's also plausible. The Concrete Blonde is as realistic, from the standpoint of the centerpiece lawsuit, as a Calvin P Yeen on a Cowboy helmet in downtown Dallas.
Dick Hill's thick Chicago accent grates the whole way through, especially when he attempts the female voices and even moreso when he puts his hand over the mike to try to give the effect of someone speaking from the other end of a phone call. Think, Mike Ditka narrating it to you in the passenger seat while he munches a super-size bag of Doritos.
Yes, it has twists and turns that keeps you wanting to find out what happens next. Performance by Dick Hill is excellent. I think he is the best narrator for Connelly's Bosch novels. I've listen to other Connelly books and Hill's voice is the best even tho I liked Grupper's voice in the Lincoln Lawyer. He sounds like Haller should sound!
Yes. It kept me listening with only a break for sleeping.
Hill performs each character very well, however I guess I like Harvey "98" Pounds the best of all the recurring characters in the Bosch series
Yes... but couldn't.
I like the Harry Bosch series because Bosch is human. He is a tough cop who makes mistakes and get things wrong yet he is compassionate, kind and considerate.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Whoa! This novel is clever. The way it combines courtroom AND police procedural simultaneously... no flashbacks... no foreshadowing... SIMULTANEOUSLY... is like getting your imagination caught in twin gears that just screw you in and in and in...
It is the highest craft of cop/legal drama. Plus the plotting is hair-triggered. It's everything you can want in a hard-boiled-noir story. Absolutely terrific ... 4.9 stars. And Dick Hill is magnificent. I'm going to post this review, look up Dick Hill readings... AND BUY SOME!
good book -- and a good read. maybe a bit long at the end but overall worth reading one of his older novels set at a time of typewriters and pay phones instead of cell phones. Interesting to remember back to those times and how difficult police work was without all the technology we have now.
Solid Harry Bosche character development.
This story is OK...about 1/3 too long, but typical Connelly in that respect. Not exactly a gripping, edge of your seat who done it but OK if you're trapped in the car for a long drive. My disappointment in this audiobook is the narrator...he "acted" each character as though they all had some kind of salivary condition which produced an over abundance of saliva that had to be swallowed in gulps before each character spoke. It was distracting and became a running joke between my husband and me while we were listening to this in the car!
I have read all of the Harry Bosch books and I am now starting over.It is a great book, truly keeps you guessing up until the very end. It is great to go with all of the others or as a stand alone book! Highly Recommend!!
After listening to the Black Echo and Black Ice, this one was my favorite so far. The story was not predictable and wasn't far fetched. I hated to have the story end. You'll love it!
I agree with all the positive reviews................I have a rule ............cannot listen to books in the house.........must be in the car......made an exception with this one
I love Michael Connelly's work. He is a wonderful storyteller and creates deep, believable characters. That said, Dick Hill's narration absolutely ruins this audiobook. His voice acting is so over the top that it consistently takes you out of the story. I finally had to stop listening a third of the way through a very engaging story, which I will finish on my Kindle.
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