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The Drop: A Harry Bosch Novel | [Michael Connelly]

The Drop: A Harry Bosch Novel

Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long. First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder.
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Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long.

First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder. Then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window - and he insists on Bosch taking the case despite the two men's history of enmity. The cases are unrelated, but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand. One leads to the discovery of a killer operating in the city for as many as three decades; the other to a deep political conspiracy that reached back into the dark history of the police department.

©2011 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2011 Hachette Audio Inc

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-15-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-15-11 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!

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    "Classic Harry Bosch"

    Another great Michael Connelly Book with lots of twists and turn that keep the listener interested. Don't miss it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    steve Patterson Lakes, Australia 11-23-11
    steve Patterson Lakes, Australia 11-23-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Another Great Listen"

    Connelly you can't go wrong!
    I find myself pulling over to the side of the road just to hear a bit more.
    The mix of Police proceedure, Bosch's personal life wrapped up in a mystery thriller is all you could want.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 02-25-12
    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 02-25-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!

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    "The Narrator spoiled it for me!"

    I have read most, if not all, of Michael Connelly's Books & I was quite interested to try one as an Audiobook. Unfortunately my excitement was instantly tempered when the Narrator started!
    I found Len Cariou's gravelly voice difficult to get past. His speech was at times, quite slow and reminded me of a heavy smoker! His "breathy" style was not to my liking and although the story was interesting, I did not get the best out of it.
    I most certainly would not recommend this Narrator and I will stay away from any other Titles where he is involved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Cronulla, Australia 12-13-11
    Marion Cronulla, Australia 12-13-11 Member Since 2011

    Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.

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    "Another gripping Harry Bosch saga"

    My addiction to Michael Connelly's books has again been satiated. Mr Cariou's raspy narration at first irritated me but within a few chapters realised that he added to my enjoyment - a great combination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 12-14-12
    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 12-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Harry Bosch adventure"
    If you could sum up The Drop in three words, what would they be?

    A great tale


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry Bosch's personal challenges in remaining true to his values


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

    He manages to encapsulate and project the character of Harry Bosch which makes the whole "book" experience very entertaining


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 09-03-12
    Michael Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 09-03-12
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    "very compelling in a Harry Bosch way!"
    What did you love best about The Drop?

    great story line


    What did you like best about this story?

    well written and thought out - true to form


    Which character – as performed by Len Cariou – was your favorite?

    Harry


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

    when Harry tracked the real killer at his home


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    W. Johannesburg, South Africa 06-08-12
    W. Johannesburg, South Africa 06-08-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Masterful Rankin"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Drop to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily. Rankin's books tend to be complicated and sometimes referring back helps.


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

    He does an excellent Rebus


    Any additional comments?

    Rankin writes books that feel real. In this one I really felt authenticity of the small towns around Edinburgh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 03-13-12
    Vira Pretoria, South Africa 03-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant narration!"
    Would you listen to The Drop again? Why?

    This is my first read from Audible, and i'm loving it! I'm hooked. Ive just checked other reads by this narrator, Len Cariou, as i love listening to him. He has the perfect pace, inflection, characterisation, and does an absolutely wonderful job. Thank you, Len.


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

    He adds


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Fortrose, United Kingdom 03-11-12
    Keith Fortrose, United Kingdom 03-11-12 Member Since 2005

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    "Great story"

    Another great Harry Bosch story just when you think you have it sorted it takes another turn and holds your interest all the way to the end!

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    Pavel Czech Republic 01-22-12
    Pavel Czech Republic 01-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Cold case"

    Is Harry going to be retired? That would be quite pity. The story is interesting. As always, several turns, big finale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David
    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    10/31/11
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    "Best Yet"

    I've got to confess to being a Michael Connelly fan, but this is the best yet, unputdownable!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Evers
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    12/20/11
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    "Up to the usual standard"

    It's extraordinary how Michael Connelly keeps up such a high standard. This Harry Bosch story is just as good as the others, with the usual twists and turns. The ending is rather downbeat - but this is a small complaint, set against the tight plotting and gritty realism of the rest of the book. Is Harry approaching the end of his career? Let's hope not.

    It is well read - although there are a number of short and entirely superfluous musical interludes which do nothing of any value.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Antony
    Bury, United Kingdom
    11/5/11
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    "Harry Bosch - Love him, BUT!"

    I have listened to almost every Michael Connelly novel and really enjoy the Harry Bosch character.
    But, I find the latest narrator, Len Cariou, has a voice which lacks subtlety and is way too gruff, especially when narrating female voices. No doubt the thinking of the commisioning company was that gruff is macho - it isn't necessarily! Fantastic writing, as usual, but the enjoyment of this book was spoilt for me. Dick Hill was a far better narrator for this series of books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • liz
    Bury, United Kingdom
    6/26/14
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    "Terrible terrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I haven't finished this book and it is only the fast-paced story that has kept my interest. the narrations is quite simply the worst I have ever heard. He sounds like he is reading it for the first time verrrry verrry slowly!
    I bought the book because I like Michael Connolly's books and harry Bosch, but I will check carefully for this narrator in the future as i would rather watch paint dry than listen to his painful renderings!


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

    Story much the same. Narration worse


    How could the performance have been better?

    Where do I start?????
    Faster, snappier, better pronunciation, sounding nterested


    Was The Drop worth the listening time?

    I am listeing in the car so not actually wating my time although I undoubtably have better narrated books to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    Someone should let Michael Connolly know how awful this narrator is!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    United Kingdom
    7/14/13
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    "Love Harry Bosch"

    Ive read several of Michael Connelly's novels and Harry Bosch is my favourite character. I like Harry and Micky Haller together and I found the story well constructed. I enjoyed the characters and the story kept me engrossed to the end. I am already looking forward to next instalment. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Croydon,, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Always a good read/listen!"

    Can't wait for his next book to come out. I enjoy the way he writes and the plots are always very good.

    Harry Bosch has a good interesting career!

    This had two cases in one book - great listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    MaarssenNetherlands
    12/28/12
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    "Bosch is back!"

    After Nine Dragons which I thought was at times far fetched, Bosch is back with a vengeance. This book is much more in line with the old Bosch and Connelly is back at the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. N. La Beet
    UK
    10/6/12
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    "Not up to his usual standard"

    and the narrator, Len Cariou, completely ruined the listening experience. Annoying way of reading, he has, acting the voices, spitting out the sentences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    THEIL-RABIER, France
    9/25/12
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    "narration spoiled it"

    I nearly didn't carry on listening to this because of the narrator. He sounded so old, and although I know that Harry is nearing retirement, this old chap sounded as though he wouldn't make the end of a sentence. The problem is we create our own mental image of characters and this ruined mine of Harry B. I am glad that I persevered because, as usual Michael Connelly crafts a good yarn, and ties up all the loose ends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    9/13/12
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    "A very good murder mystery"

    This book is a satisfyingly complex murder mystery based in LA. Actually, you get two plots for the price of one. The characters are well drawn and there are twists and turns along the way. If you are a Michael Connelly fan, then you will enjoy this book. The narration was good, although I have heard better. Nevertheless, I enjoyed listening and I recommend this audible book to murder mystery fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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