With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.
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"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)
Another great In the Bosch series. Harry has lost everything and deals with his mother's death in a tense and surprising story. Well narrated. This gentlemen is perfect for reading the Bosch novels.
zombies, gore and good old fashioned detective yarns, a bit of sci fi and did I mention the zombies?!!
love connelly. He is a master of the genre. This book does not disappoint. narration is top notch . 5 stars.
The reader has a trick of appearing to run out of breath and gagging on his words in the middle of a sentence, apparently as a means of conveying emotion. He seems quite proud of this technique, because he uses it over and over again, pointlessly and without any regard to the dramatic context. Generally, the reading was grossly overacted to the point of distracting from the flow of the story.
Seems that Bosch's attitude has finally done him in but that turns out not to be the case. He decides while on leave he will investigate a 30+ year old murder, his mother. The case takes him to Florida and back to LA but he uncovers lots of mysteries along the way. His world has more conspiracy theories than anyone should have to deal with but he perseveres and with some not exactly straight forward moves he solves the case. It doesn't end where it begins but he does get cleared of wrong doing. Again, Dick Hill is a superb narrator.
This is a great police procedural. A great mystery solved and an intimate look inside Harry Bosch. All the accolades you read are true, this is a great series and I HIGHLY recommend it if you are into the genre. You will find no better!!!!
Really deep book
It was somber
He is a good narrator
It was somber
No nit really
If you have never listened to Dick Hill perform, then you need to. Mr. Hill really makes the characters come alive!
Many of the Harry Bosch mysteries are very good. I highly recommend them!
Oh, man. He is simply the best, in my opinion. He does so many different voices that I often believe there are many actors reading the book!
I'm new to the Harry Bosch Series, but I loved this one because we get to see "inside" Harry Bosch, learn about what makes him tick, and see why he's a little damaged from his past. All this makes Harry a well thought out character who doesn't disappoints in his humanness and intelligence as a detective and person. Great listen. Dick Hill is excellent as a narrator, I seek him out as a reader.
Dick Hill does a great job in narration, it's almost like listening to a radio play. Real voice acting sounds like it was ripped from a movie, rather than just read. That goes for the first 4 books in the Harry Bosch series that I've listened to so far.
Harry Bosch comes across as the tough, sarcastic heavy smoking detective that was popular years ago. His quips come across with delightful accuracy in Dick Hill's narration. I laughed often.
I'm old and sarcastic myself, so maybe that's why I like it :)
I won't spoil it for you, but I will say that Connelly pulls all the strings together behind the mysterious life of Bosch (at least as we know it so far). This is masterful writing. The plot and characters are so interwoven, and the suspense is incredible. Hats off, too, for Dick Hill's reading. Very well done.
"Last Coyote; first of many"
I was in the market to listen to some crime fiction and someone recommended the Michael Connelly / Harry Bosch series saying I should start with 'The Last Coyote'. Well, now I'm hooked. The prose is economical and not over-blown and the stories are compelling making it very hard to take my headphones out and do anything else with my life other than listen to Harry Bosch titles. The narration brings the characters alive and breathes life into the growl and grit that you would expect from 'hard-bitten' cops. I would, however, start at the beginning with 'Black Echo' rather than jumping in at Book 4, you won't be sorry.
"My favourite author for running sessions"
Michael Connelly is one one of my favourite authors for dull running sessions. I know, it sound harsh but that is how I feel it. I started to listen to his great Lincoln Lawyer stories first in the past and found them a bit predictable but still very enjoying. When I finished with the last one I really struggled to start with the Harry Bosh series as it sounded as Mrs. Marple compared to Poirot to me. How wrong I was! Harry Bosh caught me even more and I have been enjoying his series since.
This story looks very straight forward and easy to guess but everything is completely otherwise at the end. I kept listening even when not running which is really not good for me - I have to buy another one much easier :o)
I must say, Connellys's stories are not the most difficult ones to get a clue but very easy to absorb and enjoyable. I really love them. And Dick Hill's narrating is just great!
"brilliant -loved every minute of it"
this range of books is an excellent example of keeping the reader itching to purchase one book after another. As the reader Dick Hill is consistant throughout each book. He is excellent for the part and you can just imagine he is Harry Bosh. Each Harry Bosh series is very entertaining and well written! Fantastic reading! couldnt recomend enough all of the Harry Bosh books I have read so far 1 to 5. Thank you Michael Connelly and Dick Hill...
I've read a lot of Bosch over the years and this book is probably my first or second favourite... They are all really good, in my opinion you can't really go wrong.
"An excellent American murder mystery story"
This is another excellent Harry Bosch tale from Michael Connolly. Harry Bosch is a murder detective in the LA police Department who is a strong minded rebel who sees things in black and white. He is a flawed macho figure whose difficult and deprived early upbringing has coloured his view of his life, and his work . The story is an American murder mystery and it is an excellent example of the genre. It is set in 1990's Los Angeles. The characters are believable and well-drawn. The narrative flows steadily and pulls you along. The plot is satisfyingly complex with twists and turns, but it is coherent and understandable. This is another very entertaining book from an author who has been at the top of his game for many years.
The narrator of the story, Dick Hill, gives a master class in voice acting. He manages to put consistent and appropriate voices into the mouths of both male and female characters, which really helps the listener to follow the story. I strongly recommend this book to those who enjoy being entertained by American murder mysteries.
"Kept me guessing!"
Yes, I would if they are keen on Detective novels. Only one reservation which is that it is set before the use of mobile phones so it is a little dated but it is well written and is a very good story of its kind.
Not sure that I would use the word memorable for this genre of story but all the twists and turns were good.
Not one inparticular
Just that it moved along at a good pace, the story was well crafted and it was very well read indeed by Dick Hill. For me a book is ruined if it is read indifferently but this was very good. The reader is very good at differentiating between many different voices and reads it in an interesting and expressive way without overdoing anything. Couldn't fault him.
"Bosch delivers again"
great story and dialogue with a real punch brilliantly narrated. Essential listening for anyone who wants to know what motivates Harry.The. narrator captures the atmosphere of underworld Los Angeles and provides each of the characters with their own voices. if you're not already hooked on the Bosch books you will be after listening to this audio presentation.
Excellent reading and an absorbing plot, as usual. You can't do better than Connelly for a police procedural crime novel!
This was such a good read I have gone in to read other Bosch books
"Another excellent Harry Bosch tale"
I love Harry Bosch, especially these earlier books before he became too cynical. In The Last Coyote we learn much about Harry's early life as he investigates his mother's murder.
I wouldn't suggest this as a good read if you've not already started on a Harry Bosch journey, but if you have invested in some of the other Harry Bosch books, then this one gives a great background while also being a excellent mystery in its own rights.
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