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The Poet Audiobook

The Poet

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.
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Publisher's Summary

With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writers" (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet - a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (Along Came a Spider)

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .

Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.

©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    J. Shinn Van Buren, AR 05-05-13
    J. Shinn Van Buren, AR 05-05-13
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    "Good book, different style from typical Connelly"
    Where does The Poet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is good with a very good storyline, although Connelly strays from his normal writing style. I really enjoyed listening to this book.


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

    Yes


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    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 05-04-13
    Ásdís Siglufjörður, Iceland 05-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Poet the most enjoyable?

    The plot is good and an unexpected ending is always good. Although a little long in the middle (as I am an impatient listener) I did enjoy it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nothing really stands out but is over all good.


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

    His narration is very good and he brings all persons in the story to live.


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

    No, not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacklyn Missouri City, TX, United States 04-11-13
    Jacklyn Missouri City, TX, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"
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    Very entertaining! Several twists I wasn't expecting -- I love a book that keeps you guessing. I found myself driving out of the way to get a few additional minutes of listening time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Midwest grandma (finally) midwest 04-09-13
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different reader maybe...


    Has The Poet turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No just to this narrator and possibly the author.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Buck Schirner?

    Almost any one..


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger I wasted a credit!


    Any additional comments?

    Worse Connelly book ever what a disappointment! I have over 100 audible books of different genres and this is one is by far is the worst of the lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BJG Overland Park, Kansas, United States 04-07-13
    BJG Overland Park, Kansas, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Ah it was alright, my least favorite of Connelly's"

    I like Connelly but this was not one of his better efforts. Never real felt any attachments to the characters and although I made it through the book (that means something), I was glad when it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    F. Lacy 04-02-13
    F. Lacy 04-02-13 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Pretty Good, But..."
    Any additional comments?

    The narrator says "peee-dophile" instead of pedophile. He also says "hooowhat, hoowhen, hoowhere" it's weird.

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    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 03-25-13
    Lynn MARIETTA, OH, United States 03-25-13

    Professional female with little time for the fun things (cooking, reading and traveling)!

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    "Has this ever happened to you?"

    I had read this story number of years ago and had forgotten that i had read it! It was a great story then, and it still is. Thanks to Audible's return policy, I'll be able to correct that error. Michael Connelly just doesn't disappoint.

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    Lynn Sprott Carthage, NY 03-18-13
    Lynn Sprott Carthage, NY 03-18-13
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    "good story with an interesting twist"

    Connelly tells a good story and I've always liked his characters. I think this one could have used a bit more editing--it gets a little long-winded in places. I liked the reader--good emotion and very clear voices that seemed natural for the characters.

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    James Flourtown, PA, United States 03-18-13
    James Flourtown, PA, United States 03-18-13
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    "Michael Connelly"
    What did you love best about The Poet?

    A great story and kept you guessing untill the end.


    What other book might you compare The Poet to and why?

    The Narrows which was the follow-up book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end when it became obvious who the Poet was.


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

    No one moment


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    claire 03-18-13
    claire 03-18-13 Member Since 2006
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    "An old story so technological advances missing."
    What did you like best about The Poet? What did you like least?

    The use of literature: the tension between police and journalists and the state police v FBI interesting. A rather monotonous delivery and some predictable story lines a problem.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The use of Edgar Allan Poe. Was interesting. The predictable love interest least so


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different reader


    Do you think The Poet needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Too old


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