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
The characters were well built and the story line was good. It kept me interested to the end.
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.
I am a Michael Connelly fan. This was one of his best...well thought out, good follow through and very believable characters.
A few good twists that kept me thinking.
Yes, there was always something exciting happening. The story was never dull, not for a moment.
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.
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.
I would listen to this again for sure! It is a great suspenseful story and compares well to other books by Connelly.
The narrator has great pacing and intonation. His voice was well suited to the main character as well.
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.
If you like Connelly's other writing or books about fictional killers this book is for you!
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
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.
I've had success from other Michael Connelly books, but the narrator killed it for me.
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.
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!
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