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Publisher's Summary

City of Bones Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills - and unearths a murder committed more than 20 years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can't let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. No official warning can break them apart - or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns. Suddenly all of LA is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2021 Michael Connelly (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

What listeners say about City of Bones (Booktrack Edition)

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Changed the narrator and changed the entire series

I absolutely hate when an author, for whatever reason changes al well known narrator after so many books in a series. Harry Bosch is a man in his mid to late fifties. This narrator sounded way to young, and often sounded female. Harry has always had a somewhat deep and often harsh voice. Also this narrator did a terrible job at differentiating between characters. I will never buy another book in this series again unless they bring back the original narrator. Just this week another author i live did the same thing with the ong established Michael Bennett series. We pay for your audio books and deserve more than the poor quality narrators who have ruined two great series.

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The book is good, background music offputting

The book is great, the music is distracting. This is an older Bosch book, not sure why it's listed as a 2020 release.

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Great book but...

Loved the story. Have read all the Bosch books. I thought the narrator did a good job. Would have given it 5 stars but the background music and sounds were extremely annoying and distracting. I listened to a lot of it in my car and several times thought my car was making a weird noise until I realized that it was random noises from the book. Could definitely have done without the background soundtrack.

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Distracted by background music.

Don't need distracting dramatic background accompaniment. Let my imagination do the work. Makes it personally mine.

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ENJOYABLE, INTELLIGENT & ENTERTAINING!

This is my first Michael Connelly book. I love whodunnits! I really picked a winner with this one. Peter J. Fernandez is now one of my favorite narrators. This book was a smooth listen because of Fernandez’ excellent portrayal of Detective Harry. The “musical/sound effects called “Booktrack Edition” was very distracting for me & really added nothing to the storyline or performance. I could have done without it. This books storyline & characters were woven together so nicely. I listened to it STRAIGHT THROUGH! Forget meals, forget housework, I couldn’t pull myself away from this one. The main character, Harry, became almost a real person in my imagination & I found him so likable that I will miss him. He is a law officer with true integrity. This is a really good listen & time well spent. It was worth a credit. I will listen to it again someday. This book is Five Star Worthy. Great writing, great narration & a perfect escape from my mundane life!

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Great story and reading. Music awful

A great story and reading were distracted from by some awful background music. If you can get the audible without the music, then get it. I do need t recommend this version.

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Republished with Music

This was advertised as a new release for 2/21. This is an old book they republished with terrible and distracting background music. If you want to listen to this book download the old version. Background music is irritating and distracting.

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not my favorite Connolly novel

there was way too much background music. it was distracting and annoying. The story was okay.

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City of bones

The worst Michael Connally ever, didn't care for the narrator either 😕.Liked the other Bosch stories.

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Disappointed

I have loved all the Bosch series. However, this one was my least favorite. I found the choice of background music somewhat annoying and distracting. Story line was weak. I would of hoped this final story would have been better.
I will miss Bosch.

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  • Lauretta Long
  • 02-23-21

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Normally love all Michael Connelly books but this audible is totally let down by what is perceived as complementary music. It totally spoils listening to the story and is absolutely unnecessary.
Disappointed. I would love if there was a button to delete the music sounds.

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  • Lynda Nixon
  • 02-25-21

Music is a mistake

Great story horribly compromised by background music. Will look carefully to avoid these editions in future. Also resent Audible presenting this as ‘new’ book when it’s simply a new recording - cynical marketing

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  • Nick
  • 02-27-21

A complete waste of money!

An assault on my ears. I couldn’t pull my earphones out fast enough! If this pointless backtrack of meaningless cacophony (with the emphasis on Cack) is the future of audiobooks, then I’m going old school! What were you thinking? Please refund me!

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  • John
  • 03-26-22

Great story, shame about the noise

One of the best Bosch stories spoiled by tacky and often inappropriate noises in the background.

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  • adrian
  • 02-16-22

Booktrack fail

Booktrack, background music to give a movie feel to the book… except in this case it’s random musical sounds constantly being played in the background. Some of the sounds are like a crap relaxation track and some like the gentle waking alarm that you set on your phone believing it will make mornings brighter, which in reality, like this Booktrack, become quickly annoying…

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  • Audrey. Dublin
  • 02-04-22

Booktrack edition to be avoided

Michael Connelly is one of my favourite authors. However, I have to abandon this only after 7 chapters. The narrator is speaking in monotone with a sing song voice and this combined with the irritating background music makes the audio a poor listen.

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  • MrsR
  • 01-16-22

Unnecessary background music.

I have marked the performance down due to the background noises/music.These spoilt the book for me and distracted me from the story. The narrator was good, the story was good but the addition of the music spoiled the whole effect.

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  • Grant Parker
  • 10-07-21

Overall very good

I love the Bosch books and this one was no different , I was t a huge fan of the narrator, all thought he was not bad I found it hard to distinguish what character was what as his voice didn’t really change. The music wasn’t as bad as some of the other reviews were saying but it was kinda unnecessary

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  • Terry
  • 05-12-21

What's the point of the silly music?

I love Michael Connelly stories. I'm sure this is as good as ever. But completely ruined for me by the addition of music - the Booktrack Edition. What's the point? When Bosch is climbing up from Wonderland Avenue, I want to picture myself there, with him, not have annoying tinkling piano music to distract. Please, Audible, release this in a non-Bookrack Edition. I'm returning after only 6 chapters.

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  • Pusateri
  • 03-19-21

Who added music and why?

Great story and narrator completely let down by inappropriate music. Don't do this again please....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-22

Too much music

This pitiful. why have music playing all the time?
This totally ruined it, I couldn't get past the first chapter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-21

Music

I usually enjoy this series however not so keen on the music backing. Found it a little loud for me and therefore distracting!