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The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 Audiobook

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.
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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

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    jeannette Buderim, Australia 06-04-12
    jeannette Buderim, Australia 06-04-12
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    "good enjoyable storyline"
    What made the experience of listening to The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 the most enjoyable?

    I was entertained by the unexpected twists in the story line


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3?

    the unexpected climax to the story


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was clear and realistic


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    juar kept me entertained.


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    WK WEST LAKE HILLS, TEXAS, United States 05-22-12
    WK WEST LAKE HILLS, TEXAS, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "2 for 1 Bosch"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Concrete Blonde to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read this book in the print version, but I like the audio versions of all the Bosch books to which I have listened.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch and his partner, Jerry Edger, are both good in this book. The author plays them off one another very well and reminds the reader that many LA cops had to have a second source of income to cover the California cost of living.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like Hill. This book compares favorably to others by him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The "Dollmaker" ain't dead yet.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the price (or credit) and provides the listener with background on one of Bosch's big cases (the Dollmaker) and his relationship with Irvin Irving/IAD. This background is useful when reading subsequent books in the line.

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    Donald Discovery Bay, CA, United States 03-07-12
    Donald Discovery Bay, CA, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book"

    Another great Michael Connelly Book. You you need to listen to them all. well done.

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    Helen 02-26-12
    Helen 02-26-12
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    "Dark, Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More interesting, but with less explict sections


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Lock Artist


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Very good reader, one of the best.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Concrete Blonde?

    over all . Way to grimm.


    Any additional comments?

    first book that I felt deserved a thumbs downCould not finish.Connelly, however, is one of my favorite authers and remains so.

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    Robin Turner, ME, United States 02-20-12
    Robin Turner, ME, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring"
    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    No indepth character interaction like in later novels. Boring lengthy court scenes. Harry's girlfriend was rather blah.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did not sound anything like Dick Hill. Too much breathing and wet mouth sounds distracted me from the story.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    Julie Roy, UT, United States 02-19-12
    Julie Roy, UT, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Bosch mystery thriller by Connelly"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have loved all the Bosch series that I have read or heard!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the series and how it flows from book to book!


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He captures the characters and I do not feel like I am being read to, I feel like I am listening to a story and can see it in my mind from the narrative....


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    Gayle Wayne 02-05-12
    Gayle Wayne 02-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Harry Bosch does it again"
    If you could sum up The Concrete Blonde in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, crafty, suspenseful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry is always second guessing the bad guys - and most of the time he surprises the readding audience


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Harry and Sylvia, his girlfriend. He did the female as well as the male.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Keep you guessing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David APO, AE, United States 01-27-12
    David APO, AE, United States 01-27-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Concrete Blonde the most enjoyable?

    I'm a Harry fan - 'nuff said.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Concrete Blonde?

    The book had many memorable moments.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill did a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming.

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    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-22-11
    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Michael Connelly does not disappoint!"

    I'm becoming addicted to this series! Another great book that keeps my attention and looking forward to hearing more!

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    Montana Billings, MT, United States 11-11-11
    Montana Billings, MT, United States 11-11-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Harry Bosch"

    I've read all the Micheal Connelly books, now starting on the audios.
    In my opinion, can't go wrong with the Harry Bosch series.
    Dick Hill gives a great read, enjoyable and holds my attention well

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