Angels Flight

Narrated by: Peter Giles
Series: Harry Bosch, Book 6
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch. This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris, a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl.

Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real killer but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation. Now it's all down to Bosch - and he's got to take a long, hard look at some of his colleagues in a police department that is rife with suspicion and hatred.

©1999 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Good story ... Bad narration

I enjoyed the story but not enjoy the narration. It lacked emotion and all characters sounded similar.

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Action commercial voice

They've changed the guy who used to read these books. This audiobook sounds like it's read by the same guy who does voiceover in action movie commercials. It's quite dreadful to listen to....

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Voice of reader so low it's hard to understand.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

i can't recommend this version of Angels Flight because the reader Peter Giles has such a low voice that he is hard to understand.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I couldn't actually listen to the recording because of the reader's voice. The low voice made me really uncomfortable, plus, in my car it became unintelligible.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Giles?

yes, definitely.

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This series - good one, bad one, good one ...

Hopefully, the next one will be good. ‘The last Coyote’ was excellent, ‘The concrete Blonde’ not so much. If this series follows a pattern the next book should be good!

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Enjoyed every moment despite the weird reviews

People who've criticized the narrator are obviously used to a certain style of narration. I've been binging on Harry Bosch stories and I can see how different the old narrator's style from this one. Approach this narrator with an open mind and you'll appreciate his style and talent as well.

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Story sounds good but can’t take the narrator

I didn’t finish, just couldn’t warm to the narrator. I skipped to the next one!

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Another good book by Michael Conelly

The story line was weaker than those of Connelly's previous works. It was kind of slow in the beginning but picked up the pace toward the end.

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Fantastic read. Great twist

One of his best. Few twists at the end so that it's a story within a story. This is the pick of his books that I have read so far. Great read.

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  • Mr Stephen M Comer
  • 07-27-15

Another great Harry Bosch tale

I love the Harry Bosch books and am currently listening to them all in order. After Dick Hill's wonderful narration on the previous books Peter Giles's takes a while to get used to. Initially it sounds like every line is being said like it's the tag line on a movie trailer but stick with it and you will get so absorbed in the story that it won't matter. I got used to the narration as the book went on and it didn't bother me after a while.
The story is great, as they have all been so far, plenty of gritty police in fighting and intrigue as well as a case complicated enough that you won't guess the outcome straight away.
I'm off to listen to the next one now!

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  • Bill T.
  • 04-19-19

Not at his best

I have all the Harry Bosch books and they have proved addictive however Angels Flight doesn’t do as much as the others for me. Peter Giles does not portray Harry as well as I have been used to.

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  • Mr. Oliver Barron
  • 04-14-19

Brilliant Bosch - mediocre narration

Fantastic plot, but it sounds like it’s being narrated by Lego Batman. The narration distracted from how great the story really is. I eventually got over this, but happy to see that this narrator is a one off in a the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-23-17

Rubbish narration

Did not like the narrator for this one - very annoying voice which detracted from the story. I have been listening to the series sequentially and I really hope he isn’t on the next one. Please revert to the ones before or get Titus Welliver in to redo it!

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  • Clare
  • 07-30-17

annoying narration

This is a great story but I couldn't cope with the American intonation of the narrator. I found his voice annoying and distracting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-22-17

Very disappointed with Peter Giles as a narrator

What made the experience of listening to Angels Flight the most enjoyable?

The complex and twisting plot was very good. If Dick Hill had still been the narrator, I would have probably listened to this in 2 or 3 days. However, Peter Giles is not a superb narrator, his voice and style are irritating

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His voice, style and presentation are pretentious and unnecessarily gruff. He is unable to vary his pitch enough to accommodate female characters. Bring back Dick Hill, who has a stunning ability to tell a good story.

I honestly don't know if I can stand another book narrated by Giles.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-14-17

disappointed with change of reader from first book

I am disappointed with change of reader from first book to less talented narrator.
sounds like a continuous movie trailer voice over.

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  • Meena Varma
  • 12-14-16

Love the book - dislike the breathy narration

Would you try another book written by Michael Connelly or narrated by Peter Giles?

Yes to Michael Connelly but no to Peter Giles

What was one of the most memorable moments of Angels Flight?

Waiting for the tension surrounding Eleanor Wish to break

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Giles’s performances?

No

Could you see Angels Flight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Hmm - would need more time to mull that over

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  • Phil
  • 12-08-16

Great book, terrible narration.

Have loved every single Harry Bosch book so far, however this narrator seemed to have little to no understanding of the meaning of the sentences he was reading. Inflections were all over the place, the tone was dreadful and pauses were unpredictable and inappropriate. Shame.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-28-16

really good.

Really good story but the biggest disappointment was the change in narrator from the previous book. He's nowhere near as good and it took a long time for me to adjust.

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  • Ian
  • 12-18-16

Bosh sounded like Batman.

if I wasn't a fan of this series, I would of quite the book early. i just could not get a grip on why Bosh sounded like Batman.
Certainly not my favorite. Story was ok. The narration was the downfall for me.

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  • Angela
  • 11-23-17

Narrator was dull

I couldn’t enjoy the book as much as the others as the narrators voice was dull. 🙁

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  • Lauren
  • 01-27-18

Wrong Narrator

Why change narrators after five novels?! Edgar sounds like a completely different character. Such a shame.

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  • Mr
  • 02-18-17

Why switch narrators

Having grown accustom to Harry's voice over the last 5 or so books it seems a pity to change narrators. Great story though so worth persevering regardless

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  • bronwyn
  • 04-13-16

Bosch at his best

well structured, gripping to the end. Can't wait for the next instalment. it's well narrated.

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  • Burns for two Winters
  • 12-12-19

Another great Bosch story, sadly ruined by narration

12 hours and 51 minutes is too long to listen to a b-grade action movie trailer. What were they thinking with this narrator? If you can handle listening to through this awful performance then you’ll find a good Bosch story beneath. I could do it. Onto the next one.

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  • SDB
  • 08-27-19

Better than the TV show

You gotta read or listen to the books if you like the TV series.....way better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-19

Different from the others

The story was great, but *really* didn’t like the performer. Every sentence sounded like Batman talking. 😬

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  • Mark M Forster
  • 01-25-19

Appalling narration. OK once you get use to it.

Almost worse than Burt's attempt. Actually Burts would have been better if he didn't lapse into whispers. This guy sounds like the promo voice over man for cheap horror movies. Some off his other voices are ok but his Bosch and his overall narration voice is hard to listen to. Still worth listening to, Bosch's voice might be easier for USA listeners used to the tone and accent. Great story.

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  • Gillian
  • 03-15-18

Good story with Michael Connelly's usual twist.

Would you listen to Angels Flight again? Why?

Would not listen again as now I know "who done it".

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

Similar format to other Harry Bosch books. Always a twist at the end, which is enjoyable.

Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The voice used for Harry Bosch was really annoying... gravelly. I have grown used to the previous narration of the early books in the series and Titus Welliver's narration in the more recent books. There was no reason to give Harry such a different voice for this novel.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I didn't have time for one sitting. I listened to it over a few days.