Compliation ©2001 Otto Penzler; "Two Bagger" ©2001 Michael Connelly; "Chickasaw Charlie Hoke" ©2001 Elmore Leonard; (P)2007 Phoenix Audio
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The Connelly short story was good. I found myself at times wishing it were a full blown novel as the story and characters were good - as is all of Connelly's material.
The second short story was ok.
The reader was good.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I like Michael Connelly's full novels and feel that the stories here could have been (and should have been) fleshed out to create whole novels.
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Both are based around good ol' american baseball! However, you don't have to know or love the game to enjoy these 2 short stories
In the 2nd story I loved the way the old underdog comes out on top!
Charlie in the 2nd story. A older mostly B class baseball star (retired).
Laugh! In the 2nd story, Charlie, always has the good come-back line.
Both of these stories are really well written. Buy the time they are finished, you really wish that each one was a full novel.
"If you're not into baseball, give this a miss!"
Even though you get a bonus book with this, I would say, "Give this a miss". The only way that you're going to fully comprehend the story and the action of his partner, is to get in the baseball spirit and, as an English woman who really isn't into any American sports except Basketball, the intricacies of the story went way over my head!
As for the bonus book. The same applies but in triplicate. I wouldn't give it 1 star for storyline but the performance was good I suppose!
You could tell that Connelly could tell a story. I'm glad that he didn't limit his storytelling to baseball.
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