Angels Flight

Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
Series: Harry Bosch (abridged), Book 6
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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The man most hated by the LAPD - a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism and brutality by police officers - has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects includes half the police force. And Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. The political dangers of the case are huge. If it's not investigated fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement.
Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.
©1999 by Hieronymus, Inc. (P)16 9; 1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
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Angels Flight-INaudible!

Too bad such a good book was read so poorly. Burt's attempts to whisper is a low course voice and the way he fades away make this book INaudible. I could barely understand him while listening in my car.

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Great book read badly

This was a great book when I heard it on cassette tape by another reader. Please wait until they have the unabridged version with the other reader.

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This is just horrible

Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Burt Reynolds?

Not from Burt no!!!

How could the performance have been better?

Burt sounds like he is drunk or stoned. I am a fan of Connelly but the quality of this recording is so bad it's unbearable.

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This just makes me angry, I want my money back!!!

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Angels Flight

I am a lover of Michael Connelly's books but I only listened to one cd and I went some where else and bought the Unabridged version read by Dick Hill! Burt should stick to Smokey and the Bandit! His reading is boring and I restarted the cd several times and still lost intrest. I will check who reads from now on!

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Angels Flight

I am a big fan of Connelly novels, and have listened to at least four of them through Audible.com. However, in the case of this audio book "Angels Flight," narrator Burt Reynolds made listening to this book pure torture! Pls get someone else to read the book.

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don't bother

I have been going back and listening to all of Connelly's books. ( rate his others as 4 or 5's BUT -- this one is not the same quality -- I think it is the narrator ( really bad!), but maybe also since it is abridged, the character development doesn't show up? sound it self is also poor somehow

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Good Story

This audiobook is typical Connelly / Harry Bosche fare. It's a good story and will keep your attention.

I would have given it a higher rating, but the Burt Reynolds reading is uninspiring, and I would have preferred an unabridged version, if one exists.

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Horrible narration.

What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly???s story?

Didn't finish the book, so I can't say anything about the story, but Audible made me rate it (above).

Would you be willing to try another one of Burt Reynolds???s performances?

I tried to listen to this book, but only got an hour into it and had to ditch it. I'm trying to listen to the whole Harry Bosch series in order, but I'll have to find time to actually read this one sometime. HORRIBLE narration. Reynolds is too slow, his voice is too gravelly and the inflection is bad. Nothing good to say about the narration.

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Can't handle Burt

The story was good but I personally can't handle Burt Reynolds reading it. I will never listen to another one he does. The story was very good though.

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Narrator

Just cannot get through this. Worst narrator ever. Maybe the book is good, I don't know... Will try to find it with another narrator.

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  • Sonia
  • 10-08-12

Disappointed

I am an avid Michael Connelly reader/listener and have up until this particular book thoroughly enjoyed the Harry Bosch series. I felt that Burt Reynolds narration of 'Angels Flight' to be very hard work and disappointing, I struggled at the best of times to understand where the storyline was going having to repeat chapters in most cases for not being able to undstand what he was saying. The book itself still a very good read I just wish it had been read by someone else and I hope that the next book will be a better listen.

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  • Biddy Bobo
  • 09-10-13

Poor narration

Narration by Burt Reynolds made for difficult listening. He kept mixing up voices of the characters, making you wonder who was supposed to be speaking. He also kept giving different characters a rather poor southern drawl one moment and none the next. Really the producer should have got him to re-record the errors. I've listened to many Michael Connelly books in the Bosch series and previous narrations have been really excellent. The story is as good as any written by Mr Connelly but I wouldn't listen to one narrated by Burt again. Sorry Burt. The occasional background music was also a little too loud at times interspersed with chimes which sounded like my doorbell, rather frustrating as I kept getting up to answer the door. Still, it's a good story and once you get used to Burt, it's worth keeping on till the end.

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  • Ray
  • 12-31-11

Do not bother

Thankfully this was not the first Michael Connelly audio book I have listened to, otherwise the narration by Burt Reynolds would have deterred me from listening further. The storyline and plot for this novel are as good as ever Michael has produced, however the voice of Burt Reynolds is definitely showing his age, in delivery and in the way he is able to pronounce his words, I found the presentation un-listenable. The only reason I wish to retain this recording is that although it is abridged, it is at present the only version of Angels Flight available to fit into my collection of Michael Connelly audio-books.

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  • Bren
  • 05-17-14

great story but Mr Reynolds ruined it!!

What would have made Angels Flight better?

Angels flight is such a great story line. I read the book years back and wanted it on audio since my eyes are failing me. Burt reynolds butchered it. Its the only way of putting it. Monotone and uninteresting and i didnt enjoying listening. I listened to the first couple of chapters since i know the story is great but still found it difficult to enjoy an action packed book told by a boring monotone voice.

What other book might you compare Angels Flight to, and why?

Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series is as gripping and exciting. Matthew Reilly with his Shane Schofield. They are all great characters, great stories, Generally well read and addictive. All of the Harry Bosh Storylines are worth listening to. It all depends on who is narating.

How could the performance have been better?

If someone other than Burt read it. I am more disapointed because he is a good actor so I expected the same quality in his narration. Other than the lack of anything in his voice, let alone excitement, etc Micheal is a great writer.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disapointment that a book as good as angels flight wasnt given the respect narratively that it deserves, frustration that i didnt know i could change it, Anger that such a good book could be butchered by such a well know "actor".

Any additional comments?

Please ask Mr reynolds to retire now. he has obviously lost his umph.......

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  • Phillip Hynes
  • 05-29-20

Whatever Happened to Peter Giles?

The image for this book states "read by Peter Giles" and yet the reader is actually Burt Reynolds? Maybe it was felt that this ancient star needed the intrusive and distracting injections of music to pep up his performance but I found this really disappointing and certainly the weakest of the Bosch series so far.....The novels are strong enough without this unnecessary meddling, please discontinue this "over-production"!

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  • Linzi King
  • 06-29-19

Another Classic Connelly

Love Connelly and Love his character Bosch. I always envision Connelly as Bosch the character too. Good plot, great characters and the unmistakable Connelly twist.

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  • Paul Owens
  • 06-24-19

hard to hear

sound quality poor...I love Burt but I struggled to hear him through most of the book. why is harry bosch book 6 not on audible.uk but is on audible.com ????

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  • Gordon McFarline
  • 12-08-18

Don’t be fooled this book is abridged

I bought this book under false pretences. It described on the front page as being unabridged but after I bought it I realised it only lasted about half the time of my usual Michael Connolly books. It went on to say it was an abridged version. Burt Reynolds was fairly good as narrator though

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  • I. A. Gray
  • 10-29-18

Great Story.

Really enjoyed the story, the development of Bosch as a broken but genuinely good character continues. shame that the study was sometimes difficult to hear.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-20-18

book 6 not quite so good

I am hooked on this series this one had a new narrator which was a surprise but you get used to it. Did not like background music at certain points. Story was a bit slower to grab your attention however excellent ending. Now onto book 7

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  • Jock
  • 07-26-19

Our first read

Liked the story but found Burt Reynolds very hard to hear or understand some times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

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at times the sound quality was poor and hard to understand. too much mumbling. spoilt the story

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  • Mark M Forster
  • 01-25-19

Very Poor

Couldn't understand what Burt was saying while listening in the car, not much better at home. It is very sad that the audio tech did not fix this earlier in the piece, sad for Burt.