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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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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 08-06-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 08-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Two Great Detectives Deliver in Big Way"

    Blood Work is one book I'll never forget, thanks in part to the great movie Eastwood starred in and directed. This story begins with 2 separate crimes, one involving Bosch, the other Terry McCaleb. Connelly does a masterful job weaving both men's stories together into one of the best mysteries in this genre I've ever read.

    Davidson does a superb job reading.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Ruston, La, United States 02-24-14
    Michael Ruston, La, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Weakest Bosch book so far"

    I hated the narrator's Bosch voice, sounded like an old man. The story was more Terry McCaleb than Bosch I thought.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Ciavarelli 09-07-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Wow! What a Rollercoaster!"

    While i initially thought that the characters were too smart to get drawn into the particular plot that was laid out, I really enjoyed the ride anyway. The narrator was excellent for the Bosch character and the twists and turns were a lot of fun. I turned 4 other people on to the book already and none have been disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Brock 01-25-06 Listener Since 2005
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    "Good story, boring narration"

    The heading says it all. I'm a fan of Michael Connelly, but if this boring, old man continues to narrate his books, I'll go back to reading them in hard cover.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-26-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 04-26-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Good story, excellent narration."

    This isn't Connelly's best but it held my attention and was a good story overall. It was nice to have both heroes, Bosch and McCaleb in the same novel. Especially with the radical changes of events that surrounded them in this one. Narration was fantastic.

    Looking forward to more Connelly downloads. He's got the modern burned-out hardcase detective genre down cold.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Mechanicsburg, PA, USA 05-12-03
    Judith Mechanicsburg, PA, USA 05-12-03
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    "A Darkness More Than Night"

    As an avid "Bosh" fan, I found this novel unique as it put the usual hero in a different light. A few wild and tricky twists keep your attention and the narration is excellent. You can "see" Bosh on the stand, you can "see" McCaleb on his boat. And all TOO vividly can you "see" the murderer in the act. Quite good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennie 04-25-03
    Jennie 04-25-03 Member Since 2001
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    "A decent listen in the series"

    Harry Bosch & Terry McCaleb......a pretty solid combination. I rated this 3 out of 5 because I just felt like Connelly didn't quite capture me with the story. With Bosch in jeopardy, it should have...but fell a bit short. Good, just not excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Char Omaha, NE, United States 08-13-08
    Char Omaha, NE, United States 08-13-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Book Great, Reader Horrible"

    I did enjoy this book and the introduction of Terry McCaleb. The reader was horrible. He makes Bosch sound about 70 years old and not true to anything else I've heard. I am reading these in order and I can tell you that Dick Hill is by far the best reader known to man. He's incredible and I am sure in high demand which is why the last novels about Harry Bosch are done by others. Most of the others are fine but this one sucks. I feel the book is still worth reading but you will have to ignore the reader and just get into the story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    cestakey 07-30-08
    cestakey 07-30-08 Member Since 2001
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    "Least favorite"

    This is my least favorite Michael Connelly. The plot is a tad ridiculous; it is hard to believe that the characters, especially Terry McCaleb, could be so totally na?ve and the narration, well just sucks. The narrator's interpretation of Harry Bosch is bad, to the point of being difficult to hear and understand. Although, well crafted, I personally did not care for the cadence of the book, at all.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    KP Oakland, CA 03-23-15
    KP Oakland, CA 03-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Good Bosch Book!"

    As with the first 6 books in the Harry Bosch series, this one was very compelling and thoroughly enjoyable. It held up well in comparison – definitely as good as the others. Michael Connelly does not disappoint.

    The only problem I had with this book is the ending. In fact, in almost every Harry Bosch book there seems to be some type of twist RIGHT at the very end. I think that in most cases, these twists would be better left out. At least for the twists I remember, they seem to be added on at the end as if the author thinks the book hasn’t had enough excitement and he needs to keep things happening until the last second. I don’t agree with this technique. If the author wrapped the story up well, then why unravel it again at the end with some unrealistic twist or detail? That’s the way it seems to me, anyway.

    As an example of these unnecessary twists (spoiler alert here) in this book, it seemed ridiculous to me that McCaleb would come to Bosch at the end, after all the details of all the crimes were wrapped up, and accuse Bosch of setting up Rudy Tafero the way he did and say he didn’t want to be his friend anymore. I can see the point he’s making about the possible problem with Bosch’s actions regarding Rudy Tafero, however, it just seemed really unrealistic in the face of all they had been through and all the evil that Rudy Tafero had perpetrated. I thought McCaleb was being way too black and white about it all. Also, it sounded like an elementary school student saying, “I don’t want to be your friend anymore.” Really?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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