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  • Angels Flight: A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 6

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the LAPD are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are super heating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling!

  • By Emma on 08-08-18

Why the background “music”

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Angels Flight is vintage Connelly in the Bosch series. Fun to listen to with two reservations. The seemingly new innovation at Audible of including background music or, more accurately, noise is distracting, unnecessary and even dangerous if you listen while driving because it can seem to be traffic noises. The other flaw is Giles’ narrating style — everything is read as if urgent, breathless. Connelly provides enough suspense without reading with such exaggeration. But above all, PLEASE don’t mess up an otherwise enjoyable listening experience by adding annoying and distracting sounds!

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  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,104

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By lesley on 10-08-16

Too much of a good thing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-16

If you could sum up The Trespasser in three words, what would they be?

The Trespasser was a gripping book but could have used major editing. It was far too long and the emotional range of the central character went from A to B -- angry, paranoid, chip on her shoulder.

What about Hilda Fay’s performance did you like?

Hilda Fay did an excellent job. As an Irish actor she played all parts well and one could distinguish easily the different characters.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,024
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,525

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Impossible reader

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-16

What would have made The Whistler better?

I couldn't get beyond the first chapter. The reader used such an insipid voice for the female character and read so slowly that any wit was DOA.

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,150

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Good read, well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of the better Bosch stories, it had more complexity that some.

What did you like best about this story?

Bosch's past as a soldier in Vietnam was woven in more deftly than in earlier books.

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

Welliver does a dramatic reading without being melodramatic. He also read Mick Haller with a convincing Matthew McConaughey accent. Nice touch.

  • Damage

  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who’ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Falls far short

  • By Helen on 01-17-11

Excellent addition to top-rate series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-12

What did you love best about Damage?

I've read nearly all the Dismiss Hardy series. Lescroart starts out strong and gets better. There is always an ironic edge, interesting political takes on San Francisco and an authentic portrait of the city by the bay. As his novels advance, the politics get more interesting and engaged. Abe Glitsky stars here and is always a favorite

Who was your favorite character and why?

In this novel, Abe Glitsky. The strength of the Dismiss Hardy series is the reperatory theater -- the recurrence of all the characters in their evolving relationships.

What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I've listened to three readers of Lescroart and Colacci is far and away the best. Robert Lawrence is acceptable, though he often puts the accent on the wrong word or syllable. Eric Dawe wrecked a good novel (The Hunter).

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