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The Poet Audiobook

The Poet

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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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    LVNative Las Vegas, NV 10-30-13
    LVNative Las Vegas, NV 10-30-13
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    "A great listen if you are old enough"

    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.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-27-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 10-27-13 Member Since 2012

    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!

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    "Dated but who cares...it's great!"
    Where does The Poet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25...


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Buck Schirner – was your favorite?

    I really grew to love this narrator, he did a great job...I guess the main character Jack would be my favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A fox in the henhouse....


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    Rhonie 08-01-13
    Rhonie 08-01-13
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    "The best ending ever!"

    This was awesome. I am truly a MC fan after this book. One of my top 5 books. The ending is the best ever.

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    Donna SUFFOLK, VA, United States 07-14-13
    Donna SUFFOLK, VA, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "What a Twist!"

    This story was different from any other story I have been reading. I enjoy this author and he didn't disappoint me. I usually can figure out the plot and the "who done it" but in this case it was a surprise. I enjoyed the reader also.

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    David APO, AE, United States 07-12-13
    David APO, AE, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2010

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    "His Best Book"

    I have read many of his books and thought the Lincoln Lawyer was his best. But, this was better even though I new how it would end.

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    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-09-13
    Joel NEWPORT BEACH, CA, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Good Twists, Weak Characters"

    My biggest problem with The Poet and many books in this genre is the lack of character development. I had read The Scarecrow (the follow-up) to this book when it was released and never even realized it had anything to do with this book until after I finished The Poet. This is a rather straight forward crime novel that takes a few good twists at the end. The characters end up being paper thin and for that its only a slightly entertaining summer read.

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    seaurchin 16 WASILLA, AK, United States 06-24-13
    seaurchin 16 WASILLA, AK, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "very enetertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes a good mystery that keeps you engaged


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    most of the time


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    his voice and cadence made it feel real


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

    no i wanted it to last a while so i could savor it


    Any additional comments?

    great job on book and reader

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 06-01-13
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Twists and Turns, Excellent narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was not predictable as so many mysteries can be.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The digital store, don't want to give anything away.


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

    Yes, and did.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't looked into it but if this (character, the writer) is in other books I will get them also. If there were sarcastic humor in it too and a definite romance I would give it five stars, but that is just me.

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    Katherine Warminster, PA, United States 05-26-13
    Katherine Warminster, PA, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Hang on until the end and you'll be rewarded"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poet to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Although the book was a little slow in the beginning, it was worth getting to the end. I couldn't stop listening to the last dozen chapters.


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    Buck Schirner did a generally good job, although there were several lines that he said in the wrong "voice".


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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 05-12-13
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Just End the Story!!"

    It took forever for me to get into this story, if I ever truly did. Then there were three times I thought the story was ending, and it didn't. I wish it had. The twists and turns were not credible.

    The story line was interesting: a combination of child molestation killings and cop suicides that turn into murder. But the side stories were not interesting. The drama with the journalists family was a surface issue that should have been developed further. The love angle was full of too many contradictions to do anything but make you suspicious of it. And then the ending was impossible. The first two potentials made much more sense.

    The narrator's voice was grating at first, but I got used to it. I can't put my finger on what made it strange, but he will not be a favorite of mine. Voice differentiation between characters was adequate.

    Truly I am not sure why this author has been so popular. I won't look for his books again.

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