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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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    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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    John W. Wilcox Tampa, FL USA 01-13-12
    John W. Wilcox Tampa, FL USA 01-13-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Connelly at his best"
    Would you listen to The Drop again? Why?

    I am fascinated by Harry Bosch. Connelly makes Bosch believable and the story intriguing. I have a feeling that Maddie is going to follow in his footsteps, and she will become an even better detective than Harry.


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

    I had a hard time turning it off.


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    Cash Plano, TX, United States 01-11-12
    Cash Plano, TX, United States 01-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good solid Bosch"
    Where does The Drop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Connelly and Bosch are my Pulp Fiction on Audible. It's good solid listening time but it isn't an all time classic. Nicely placed in the middle of the bell curve.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch is always the keystone.


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    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 01-10-12
    Linda LOVELOCK, NV, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    Where does The Drop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Bosch and this is definitely one of my favorites! Don't remember if I knew about his daughter before. Where did she come from? She adds a nice dimension.


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    Gregg 01-09-12
    Gregg 01-09-12

    Nearly 1200 titles.

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    "Connelly's Best Bosch Book... Ever"

    Solid sparse writing. Fast moving plot. This is my favorite Connelly book with Harry Bosch. One of the best books in this genre I've listened to in a very long time. Cariou's performance is good, too. Five stars all around.

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    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 01-06-12
    S. Ferguson Chicago, IL USA 01-06-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Superb"

    One of the two or three best Bosch books yet, which is saying a lot; and as always, Len Cariou is the perfect narrator for Bosch. You will really enjoy it.

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