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The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 Audiobook

The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

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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.

©1994 Michael Connelly (P)1994 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    redfox 12-05-13
    redfox 12-05-13

    too many periodicals

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    "Engaging mix of police and legal procedurals"
    What made the experience of listening to The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 the most enjoyable?

    I like the characters and series overall, enjoy the self-doubt and mullings of the main character, appreciate the recognizeable voices that the narrator creates.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He really does a range of voices and accents that helps bring the side characters to life. Appreciate hearing them reproduced so well from earlier audiobooks.


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

    "A complicated case, a cowboy cop, a crooked killer." Or maybe "A crooked killer -- was it him or me?"


    Any additional comments?

    The sound production on the first chapter is really flawed, but it smoothes out -- producers should have fixed the recording, especially for a book this prominent.

    Quite wet throughout, with a lot of unnecessary/distracting lip smacks and gasps in regular dialogue. Especially surprising, since the same problems weren't present in the first two books by the same narrator. Story makes you forget it, but then it intrudes yuckily again. Just a warning to the sound-sensitive.

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    Eric Whitesville, KY, United States 11-03-13
    Eric Whitesville, KY, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2016

    I love a good story and will always give my honest opinion of a book, not matter if its my favorite author or not.

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    "Harry Bosch book three- court room battle is great"
    Any additional comments?

    I have always enjoyed a good court room battle and the writer created a great one in this book. He must have done a lot of work and research for this book, because he makes you feel like you are there in the court room in the excitement as the twist and turns continue to keep you guessing on what's going to happen.

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    Bettylou 07-12-13
    Bettylou 07-12-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Gripping..."
    Would you listen to The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 again? Why?

    Yes, found myself choosing activities that could be done while listening rather than working through my "to do" list in priority order...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch, of course


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Great voice for the character of Harry


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    Brent L. Bordelon 06-19-13
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    "Connelly's future is written in the stars"

    This is the first of the HB series where Connelly begins easing up on the clichés begins branching out into other areas. The talent for writing gripping courtroom drama that is so evident in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series makes it's debut here, and it ends up outshining the rest of an already best-yet story.

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    Janice Union City, GA, United States 06-12-13
    Janice Union City, GA, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Michael Connelly is simply the best"
    What did you love best about The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3?

    Kept me totally engrossed and at the edge of my seat


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are always more than one pieces to the puzzle


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narrator, he nailed it!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bosh does not seem to have any luck with relationships


    Any additional comments?

    Great series!

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    Lori United States 05-02-13
    Lori United States 05-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Different but ultimately rewarding"

    Harry's past comes back to haunt him in this book. The first two books always alluded to this storyline and I was glad that Connelly built up the drama about this case and reserved it for a later book. I was not sure in the beginning about how I would like Harry in a court room drama, but this is not all in the court room . He is a man of action in between court room appearances! Therefore it is not slow.
    I did not love the way this book resolved but the journey is worth it.

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    Christopher Sacramento, CA, United States 02-27-13
    Christopher Sacramento, CA, United States 02-27-13
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    "Best One Yet"

    Best one in the Bosh Series so far (granted I have only listened to the first three). Great melding of courtroom drama and crime drama. I listen to the whole book in two days.

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    Bryan Spring Grove, PA United States 02-18-13
    Bryan Spring Grove, PA United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2012

    I like audio books.

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    "Best One So Far"
    If you could sum up The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, characters, mystery.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Well-paced action and mystery while maintaining a wonderful circulation of characters, plots, and sub-plots.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Solid voices, quality diction and pace.


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

    Not but I really can't wait to continue the series after this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series so far, but this is by far the best of the 3 I've read. Hoping for more of the same moving into the next one.

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    Delilah Boston, MA 01-30-13
    Delilah Boston, MA 01-30-13 Member Since 2013

    Dissonant Muse

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    "Courtroom Drama. Best of First 3 Bosch Books."

    The Concrete Blonde had much more courtroom drama than the first two installations of the Detective Bosch series, and Connelly wrote it very well. I found the mystery and intrigue unfolded in a much more satisfactory way than in the first books, although I'm still waiting for peripheral character development to rise to an equally satisfactory level. I will cautiously continue my forray into the series hoping that the quality continues to improve, since I know this is generally a well-regarded arc for those who enjoy crime novels. That said, I may give up if the next couple books in the series don't expand past lovable rogue cop tropes.

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    Lecinda Shipmon-walker VA 01-30-13 Member Since 2014

    OPEN MIND

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    What made the experience of listening to The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 the most enjoyable?

    You feel like you are part of the story.


    What other book might you compare The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 to and why?

    LISA GARDENERS CATCH ME.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Realistic.


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

    Laugh , and surprise


    Any additional comments?

    No

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