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The Drop Audiobook

The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.

DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court.

Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.

Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

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

©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Ron 02-01-12
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    "I fell for this one!"

    I listened to some other Michael Connelly novels before and I was unimpressed.....but this one was really good. The plot was interesting and credible and full of surprises. I'm into character development as well as plot and this one satisfied me on that score also. Only one complaint....the narrator was more of a distraction than an enhancement. I know he's supposed to sound like a tough guy, but it sounded like he needed to be connected to an oxygen tank! Imagine Don Corleone narrating a story and you'll get the idea.....not very convincing when doing female voices.

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    Trish 01-26-12
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    "I guess I missed something"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Connelly again?

    Yes, I love Michael Connelly USUALLY


    What aspect of Len Cariou’s performance would you have changed?

    His voice. Hard to listen to. I get the part that Bosch's voice is gravelly, but oh my, this is a voice I could not warm to.


    Any additional comments?

    So very unlike other Michael Connelly books. The storylines didnt seem to mesh together in any way. I could hardly stay interested. So many repeat tactics. and I dont like Len Cariou's voice

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    Mark Eastchester, NY, United States 01-24-12
    Mark Eastchester, NY, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Harry Bosch is back on the case(s)"
    What made the experience of listening to The Drop the most enjoyable?

    .He sounds the way I expect Harry to sound (a little world weary)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drop?

    When Ervin Erving confrionted Harry about dropping the case and Harry realized he had been used.


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

    The different voices he gave the different characters makes it seem more like dialogue.


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    LINDA edna, TX, United States 01-24-12
    LINDA edna, TX, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great Harry Bosch!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Drop to be better than the print version?

    Yes the audio is better, I love to read, but the audio is so much easier. You get the feel for the characters and how they feel toward each other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drop?

    I would say one of the most memorable for me was the bus scene. When Pell was choking Hardy with the chains. Pell wasn't a good guy but he was really trying to bury his past.


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

    Yes I have. I really like all of his narrations.


    Any additional comments?

    This is really a good one.

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    Ren Michaels 01-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen!"
    Where does The Drop rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ofc - Harry!


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

    Harry - I could very much hear Len's voice as Harry. Very well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but it's too long for that. Got me through jury duty, though!


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    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 01-20-12
    Colin atascadero, CA, United States 01-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Worst of the Bosch Series"

    It was almost as if Michael Connelly came up with a bunch of potential plots, fit each plot to a book then realized he had two oddballs too weak to merit their own novels. Rather than toss them, he decided to combine them (though they have no relation to each other). There was none of the usual buildup nor ordered investigation Bosch readers are used to; it was all very haphazard with weak development and a plain boring story. I was very disappointed having really enjoyed the other 8-10 Bosch books I've read.
    Save your credit.

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    Star P. Weed 01-19-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "Gripping"
    What did you love best about The Drop?

    The smooth move from one case to the other was very well done. The book kept my rapt attention to the very end...


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    Rex Palm Springs, CA, United States 01-16-12
    Rex Palm Springs, CA, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Harry has gotten some more time"

    This was a great book. Harry was Harry again and he meets some interesting people. The story line was interesting. With age, Harry is getting some feelings.

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    Chris Mount Dora, FL, United States 01-15-12
    Chris Mount Dora, FL, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator kills this one"

    I have read and listened to many Connelly novels, having enjoyed most. However, Mr Cariou's narration of The Drop failed to keep my attention. Could never tell if he was speaking for a character or reading 'filler'. Disappointing listening experience. Wasted a credit on this one.

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    Bonnie 01-13-12
    Bonnie 01-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Michael Connelly got back in the groove."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a great story from beginning to end. It will keep you listening and involved with the characters as they solve the mysteries.


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