We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 | [Michael Connelly]

The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.
Regular Price:$29.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

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.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (3711 )
5 star
 (1670)
4 star
 (1549)
3 star
 (405)
2 star
 (58)
1 star
 (29)
Overall
4.4 (2340 )
5 star
 (1193)
4 star
 (897)
3 star
 (199)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (22)
Story
4.4 (2334 )
5 star
 (1307)
4 star
 (819)
3 star
 (161)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jody Forestville, Australia 09-25-11
    Jody Forestville, Australia 09-25-11 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Edge of the seat, all the way."

    Enjoyed this one and the twists along the way. The characters are interesting with lots of human flaws. Make the trip to work interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debra 09-19-11
    Debra 09-19-11 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OK Story, But Laughable Narration..."

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Success, Australia 07-31-11
    David Success, Australia 07-31-11 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    5
    Overall
    "A great listen."

    This audio book was a great listen. Just when you thought you knew the outcome there was another twist in the story. Didnt know the outcome till late in the story. Would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 05-23-11
    Elizabeth Calgary, AB, Canada 05-23-11 Member Since 2011

    A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    4
    Overall
    "Still not sure,"

    I listened. But I'm not sure it was my thing. I don't listen to many mystery, detective books. I wasn't unhappy with it. The narrator was good but I think the material didn't hold my attention. Just an OK listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 05-09-11
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 05-09-11 Member Since 2012

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2037
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    409
    303
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    585
    11
    Overall
    "Minus the court scenes it'd be 5 star"

    The 2nd quarter of this book is more like a courtroom procedural/drama than a police/detective novel. Lots of trial scenes which were rather dull. I like the action to occur within the novel, not be related via "testimony" in a courtroom. Fortunately, at the halfway point the story got back to its roots as a detective novel - and a very good one at that!

    There was LOTS of suspense and wondering who done it and how will Bosch figure it out and will he get himself killed and how will he get on with his life and etc...

    I think it was the best in the series so far (although I did skip most of the early court scenes because they were irrelevant and just plain uninteresting). The plot and pacing after the halfway point, however, fully made up for the boredom of these court scenes as it got fast 'n furious once they got a suspect to follow.

    The narration was very good.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pavel Czech Republic 04-29-11
    Pavel Czech Republic 04-29-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    106
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    149
    80
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    1
    Overall
    "Bosch is here again"

    Admittedly, I became a fan of H Bosch and this book is one of the best ones in the crime series. Nicely read, good twists in the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brad Northfield, MN, United States 01-17-11
    Brad Northfield, MN, United States 01-17-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Great Read!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some of the material is a bit dated (no cell phones in 1994), but the book kept me guessing right up until the end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alan 12-04-10
    Alan 12-04-10 Listener Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    98
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    0
    Overall
    "Yes"

    Mystery type thrillers especially of the cop type variety are a hard one to really rate....just because there seems so many of that type out there... it was only on reading other peoples reviews of this book that i tried it... never read any of Connelly's stuff before and to be honest never heard of him... but wow, loved it, highly recommend it... i drive roadtrains in WA, Australia and this is why i listen to audiobooks, and this kept me wanting to drive no prob at all....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-08-10
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-08-10 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3258
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    622
    557
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    404
    25
    Overall
    "Grest Listen"

    I like the Harry Bosch series and this certainly did not dissapoint me. I loved it. Dick Hill's narration was terrific. This has everything one could want in a murder mystery.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeff 06-10-09
    Jeff 06-10-09 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    36
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Predictable, but worth the listen"

    The author has created an interesting serial killer novel as part of his series, with a few twists that save the piece. The narration was great! Don't expect any shocking surprises in plot or that you won't be able to stop listening, but it is worth the listen.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.