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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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    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 12-30-12
    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 12-30-12

    I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..

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    "WONDERFUL!!"

    Michael Connelly does it again! A must read! this is one of his best book.

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    MARK Gulf Breeze, FL, United States 12-19-12
    MARK Gulf Breeze, FL, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "pretty good, but not my favorite Connelly Novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poet to be better than the print version?

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    Any additional comments?

    I have read almost every Connelly Novel and have enjoyed all of them. This one was not my favorite, but still a good read/ listen. Its very long, 15hrs...

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    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 12-11-12
    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 12-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Riveting Listening"

    Michael Connelly is a master of his craft and this book is one of his best. I am a huge fan of the Bosch Series but this book seems even better than most of the Bosch books. The narration was good as well.

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    Norman Santa Monica, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Norman Santa Monica, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Connelly at his best"

    The Poet is a well crafted thriller that is hard to put down. Buck Schirner is an excellent narrator.

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    Pavel Czech Republic 12-01-12
    Pavel Czech Republic 12-01-12 Member Since 2008
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    Another excellent book in the whole serie. Narration, plot, main character - 5 stars book

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    Mckenzie A. Graye 11-26-12
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    "Connelly always delivers."
    What made the experience of listening to The Poet the most enjoyable?

    The characters were well built and the story line was good. It kept me interested to the end.


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

    Bosch, of course, but all were good. He did an excellent job of changing voices for the different characters, giving them each a distinctive personality.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Michael Connelly fan. This was one of his best...well thought out, good follow through and very believable characters.

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    Chris Australia 11-12-12
    Chris Australia 11-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very addictive listening..."
    What did you love best about The Poet?

    A few good twists that kept me thinking.


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

    Yes, there was always something exciting happening. The story was never dull, not for a moment.


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

    No i hadn't, but he did an excellent job. The different voices and emotions made the story very easy to follow as to who was saying what. This makes a world of difference compare to some performers who appear to have the same voice for all characters.


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

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    Any additional comments?

    Great story by an excellent author. I am hooked on Michael Connelys books and have just about got through them all. The entire Bosch series and Micky Hauler. A few left to go, then need to find more similar authors.

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    Aaron Toronto, ON, Canada 10-12-12
    Aaron Toronto, ON, Canada 10-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good narration, good ambiance!"
    Would you listen to The Poet again? Why?

    I would listen to this again for sure! It is a great suspenseful story and compares well to other books by Connelly.


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

    The narrator has great pacing and intonation. His voice was well suited to the main character as well.


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

    I felt tense at time listening to the book, a fact that is telling of the quality. It was an appropriate response to this type of story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Connelly's other writing or books about fictional killers this book is for you!

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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


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