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
I'm a bear that likes honey, climbing trees, stealing picnic baskets and listening to audiobooks.
I think that this book could have been an interesting, somewhat understated police procedural told from the perspective of a tag-along reporter, but the author falls prey to thriller cliches and takes the book in directions that weakens its overall effect. So pretty good, but ultimately disappointing.
I have never read the print.
When the real Poet is revieled.AAAHHH!!!! way out of left field.
I haven't, but he did an amazing job!
Oh my gosh sooo many!! Tears, anger, confusion.. all them.
One of the best books ever written.
I have read every Harry Bosch novel and this is a good as any of those.The plot has lots of turns and twists and the main character is as well developed as Harry.
Yes, I would listen again. I thought the book was familiar, but I couldn't figure out why until about midway the book. I enjoyed listening to Buck Schirner narration, his voice was soothing where needed and heightened at the points of excitement. You'll have to read or listen to the book for yourself to know why I say that. I don't want to spoil the excitement for you.
Angels Flight because of the mysterious twists and turns. Echo Park and the Narrows because of the murders.
No I don't believe I've ever listened to Mr. Schirner narrate before, I love the way Scott Brick narrates but Buck Schirner is a close 2nd.
Yes, and had it been on a weekend when I started or if I were on the plane like I'd planned to be I probably would have.
I would absolutely recommend this audibook. There is something on Buck Schiner voice that makes it you believe and feel close to Jack. I think the voice fits perfectly. As usual, it is difficult to get used to the voice in the beginning for me but once you get into the story, Buck narration shines.
The story takes you through different stages and I'd love to listen how everything developed. I felt involved in the story as I was trying to find myself what was happening.
I have not read/listen many thrillers, I would say that my thoughts and feelings were closed to those I had when listening The Cuckoo's Calling
Jack by far.... Detective Beckas was a good one as well
Not really. It made me think and that was all I wanted..
A good thriller and a good buy if you enjoy serial killer thrillers.
Excellent book...very suspenseful & thought-provoking. Loved it up until the last few chapters, so without giving away the ending it just went beyond what was believable (up until that point), and lost me. Would definitely recommend it!!
This book seems contrived to me relative to a Bosch book
The centrai premise, that a reporter would be "embedded" in the FBI, is not believable. Also, there is a point in the book where the propostion is that everybody gets bore and sleepy on a stakeout waiting on a serial killer, so our hero goes for coffee. Really?
Lost of good voices
Untill the end, yes. The end is a bad joke.
Don't let this be your first Connelly.
If you can remember the world before cell phones, instant messages and remember the thrill of your first phone modem this is a great book. If you don't remember it well its still a good story but may be a bit dated. I'm old enough, and I loved it.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
The twists and turns, it fooled me to the very end and I can usually see what's coming. Also there were many humorous moments that had me laughing down the road.
I really grew to love this narrator, he did a great job...I guess the main character Jack would be my favorite.
A fox in the henhouse....
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