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A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7 Audiobook

A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy.

Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It's a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff's office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they've missed.

McCaleb's first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes - his murdered loner and Bosch's movie director - begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch's lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

Don't miss Detective Harry Bosch on the case in these Michael Connelly crime fiction novels.

©2001 by Hieronymus, Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

What the Critics Say

"[This] novel is...flawless, cleverly conceived, superbly plotted, and morally complex..." (Publishers Weekly)
"Connelly allows Bosch and McCaleb to regard each other critically in ways that sharpen the reader's perception of them..." (New Yorker)

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    Tammy Kennemer 02-04-16
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    "Like listening to a grandfather read a story"
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Richard M. Davidson?

    I really enjoy Michael Connelly books. The Harry Bosch series is phenomenal. However, the narrator made the story very boring. In previous books, I always felt the narrator was acting out the story and made it very interesting. Mr. Davidson sounds like he's reading a story to one of his grandchildren. I increased the speed just so I could speed up his voice.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

    I've listened to all the Harry Bosch stories before this one. I have to say that while the others were quite intriguing, this story was pretty noneventful. I don't know. Maybe the narrator just made it seem that way, but I wasn't as intrigued with this one. I just wanted it to hurry up and be over.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator. He would have done much better by acting out the story instead of just reading it.


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    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 01-15-16
    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 01-15-16 Member Since 2013

    A truck driver who listens to a lot of Audiobooks

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    "Much better, a spinoff that rejuvenated the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7 to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, at first I thought it wasn't a Bosch book. I had to check to make sure it wasn't a book from another series. Turns out it's a combination of two series.


    Have you listened to any of Richard M. Davidson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, same as the others good enough.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A homicide detective and a retired FBI profiler work together and separately to solve a murder and keep a famous Hollywood director from escaping justice.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost stopped listening to the series after the last book was so bad but this book was much better. One of the best in the series, as good as the early books if not better.

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    Road77 West Coast, USA 12-21-15
    Road77 West Coast, USA 12-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration caused me to stop listening."

    The actual story started out OK, but I could not listen to more than two chapters. The narrator, Richard Davidson, just does not fit with this book. Davidson's voice has little inflection, and often I could not determine which character was speaking. I picture a grizzled, chain-smoking old man with a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth as he reads some sports scores. I really tried to keep listening because I wanted to find out how the story was going to unfold, but I just couldn't. One of the few audio books I actually quit on.

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    DeAndrea Little Elm, TX, United States 12-15-15
    DeAndrea Little Elm, TX, United States 12-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7?

    Another well written Harry Bosch saga.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The least interesting aspect I did not like was the interaction with the former FBI agent and the police accusing Harry of being a killer. The most interesting aspect occurred when Harry was called on his actions


    What does Richard M. Davidson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed Richard's more seasoned matured voice for Harry Bosch. He translated the weariness of Harry's years on the police force.


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

    I listened to the book while at work. Sometimes I would listen on the way home wanting to know what was next.


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    Susanna 12-12-15
    Susanna 12-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Get rid of this narrator"

    I have listened to all Bosch novels in order so far. I love Harry Bosch. Absolutely LOVE this character. But this narrator made me have to remind myself this is NOT the Harry I have come to love.

    If this wAs the first of the series I would never try another and all because of this narrator

    PLEASE never have this man read again.

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    Bryan 12-07-15
    Bryan 12-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Stop changing Narrators within a series!!"

    I am on my 7th in the Bosch Series - In order, and I mistakenly read then 19th book out of sequence. I am just so tired of the narrators flipping back and forth from book to book. Its like if you were watching a TV series and the names and plotline stayed the same, but the actors who played the roles kept changing!

    In the world of audiobooks narrators can make or break the impact a book has on you. This one, Richard M Davidson, wasnt necessarily *bad*, but his voice - a softer, clean sounding voice with a higher pitch, is worlds apart from the narrator of the previous book in the series - a raspy, deep smokey voice (like you might imagine Bosch himself would have).

    I would just love to see some consistency in the narrative throughout the series, for guys like me who like to listen to the books back to back and follow the running plotline.

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    Catherine San Diego, US, Canada 11-04-15
    Catherine San Diego, US, Canada 11-04-15 Member Since 2017

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    Liked the story. But was distracted by the voice of the narrator. He didn't sound like the Harry Bosch of the other books

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    Diana 10-29-15
    Diana 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"
    What made the experience of listening to A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7 the most enjoyable?

    Not what I was expecting, but okay story line


    Have you listened to any of Richard M. Davidson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to the narrator before. Wasn't as impressed with his reading. Made Bosch old and cranky sounding.


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of disappointed with this one.

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    mike palmer 2nd 10-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Just can't bring myself to like Terry McCaleb"

    Darkness is a good book despite McCaleb character. Whether it's the never ending references to his heart condition, pills and orange juice or his and Graciela's constant bickering, McCaleb somehow always manages to bring the storyline to a slow crawl before Bosch resurfaces to resuscitate it.

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    Cheryl Storm 10-04-15
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    I had a hard time getting through the whole book I am returning it to audible thank goodness they make that so easy.

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