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The Poet | [Michael Connelly]

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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    George Paulden, AZ, United States 10-06-12
    George Paulden, AZ, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    Great Book. We need More books like this one. The read was great but I wished they would of used the same one for all Mr. Connelly Books

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    Katherine Los Altos, CA, United States 10-01-12
    Katherine Los Altos, CA, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Lots of twists and turns"
    Where does The Poet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was good, but not the best. There were a few things that were too incredible to be believable. Certain things seemed contrived to throw the reader off.


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

    the journalist


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Jensen Ogden, UT USA 09-26-12
    J. Jensen Ogden, UT USA 09-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Bored in minutes"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Buck Schirner?

    I've had success from other Michael Connelly books, but the narrator killed it for me.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Schirner’s performances?

    Probably not. I put the book down after about an hour or two because I couldn't get into it. The performance didn't sell it to me, just very plain monotone reading.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra United States 09-14-12
    Debra United States 09-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Connelly Lover"
    Where does The Poet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Twists and Turns with Poe Mixed in!!! Connelly did it again!! Thanks


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fell in love with Jack!


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

    Jack


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

    Both!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Diamondhead, MS, United States 09-12-12
    Terri Diamondhead, MS, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011

    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.

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    "Good story, keeps you guessing until the very end!"
    If you could sum up The Poet in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, exciting, suspenseful...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack the main character.


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

    That husky voice that comes from years of smoking cigarettes, just like many of the characters in the novel.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This was an entertaining mystery novel that also gives some insight into child exploitation crimes.

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    DG_63 09-11-12
    DG_63 09-11-12
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    "Excellent book"
    If you could sum up The Poet in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Buck Schirner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to B. Schirner before.


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

    for a film - I would keep the tag line...The Poet


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gavin eugene, oregon, United States 09-10-12
    gavin eugene, oregon, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "always good!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Poet the most enjoyable?

    Micheal Connelly creates a character the reader can identify with,and his plots are not predicable and keep the reader or listener guessing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    good characters and plot.


    What three words best describe Buck Schirner’s performance?

    believable with feeling


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

    nothing extreme, just enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to audible books on my kindle over my car radio on long drives and it really makes the time fly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bradley Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States 09-10-12
    bradley Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, good story, easy to read, fast paced, plot twists


    What did you like best about this story?

    plot and character developement


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when I found out why the lake was so important to the central character


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Good stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rakesh WERRIBEE, Australia 09-10-12
    rakesh WERRIBEE, Australia 09-10-12
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    "Couldn't maintain a solid grip on story"

    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.

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    andrew JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-10-12
    andrew JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 09-10-12
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    "Fun, different but recognizable Connelly story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poet to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    The way he can change his voice to play so many different roles.


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

    No, I like to stretch out the fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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