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 get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
Michael Connelly does it again! A must read! this is one of his best book.
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...
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.
The Poet is a well crafted thriller that is hard to put down. Buck Schirner is an excellent narrator.
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.
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