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
Twists and Turns with Poe Mixed in!!! Connelly did it again!! Thanks
Fell in love with Jack!
avid listener, during exercise and travel. Been doing for 30 plus years and probably will never stop. I am trying to read more recently, it requires more downtime.
Entertaining, exciting, suspenseful...
Jack the main character.
That husky voice that comes from years of smoking cigarettes, just like many of the characters in the novel.
This was an entertaining mystery novel that also gives some insight into child exploitation crimes.
The Poet is an excellent read; I love the twists/turns, detailed descriptions, detailed explanaiton of the characters, introduction of the characters, play-by-play of the life of the characters. The author keeps the reader's attention with the smallest of details to the intense lives of the characters without being offensive to the auidence/reader. I enjoyed trying to figure out the end. I couldn't wait to get to the end - yet I didn't want the story to end.
Never listened to B. Schirner before.
for a film - I would keep the tag line...The Poet
Micheal Connelly creates a character the reader can identify with,and his plots are not predicable and keep the reader or listener guessing.
good characters and plot.
believable with feeling
nothing extreme, just enjoyable
I listen to audible books on my kindle over my car radio on long drives and it really makes the time fly!
yes, good story, easy to read, fast paced, plot twists
plot and character developement
when I found out why the lake was so important to the central character
Don't be dissapointed by the tile of this review. It was supposed to get overall response to the story. Infact the story was quite solid and effective for most part. Except where the protagonist is left to witness whats going on, the story was excellent.
I love Michael Connelly's writing. I particularly liked this book because it is different from the Harry Bosch books in that it has a different set of characters. We do bump into some of some characters he has introduced in other books but the perspective is new. In addition since the angle is from that of a journalist instead of a cop or a lawyer, you can tell it is familiar ground. Connelly was a journalist prior to becoming a famous author. In fact my son who is studying journalism at the University of Florida is quick to point out that Connelly is a graduate of the same J school. In this book it shows. His main character is a writer for the Rocky Mountain News. He chases down his brother's killer and uncovers a serial killer.
The way he can change his voice to play so many different roles.
No, I like to stretch out the fun.
The narration was excellent. There are so many characters, yet the narrator got every single voice very specific and played each part perfectly. Only odd part: The main character is in his 30's and the narrator sounds much older. It took a while to get used to that. Otherwise - he was a superstar.
The story was very good .. I enjoyed how it made you feel like you were "in" on what was really going on .. but ... were you???
I noticed how the main character was in his 30's, but the way he talked about "making love" was very .. square. I am in my 30's, and I do not know any single people who are as square when they talk like that. It did not detract from the quality of the book, it just stood out to me.
Sidebar: interesting listening to this story in 2012, when it takes place in the 90's. I privately enjoyed hearing about the dial-up computer, or noticing how much easier cell phones would have made things.
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