We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Angels Flight Audiobook

Angels Flight: A Harry Bosch Novel

Regular Price:$22.80
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

©1999 Hieronymus Inc. (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (3717 )
5 star
 (2153)
4 star
 (1268)
3 star
 (232)
2 star
 (38)
1 star
 (26)
Overall
4.6 (3412 )
5 star
 (2165)
4 star
 (1026)
3 star
 (181)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (14)
Story
4.2 (3392 )
5 star
 (1765)
4 star
 (948)
3 star
 (406)
2 star
 (159)
1 star
 (114)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    LornaDavis United States 04-18-14
    LornaDavis United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    104
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    104
    83
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well done"

    I am writing this because of all the negative reviews regarding the narrator. Maybe some people just don't like change but I thought the reading of this book was superb! The story is great and well worth the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Z. Richardson 03-24-14

    Zack

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Book Spoiled by Poor Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Angels Flight the most enjoyable?

    Angels Flight takes on the touchy subjects of racism and corruption within the LAPD as well as the resulting backlash in society and the media, which makes for a fascinating backdrop to a murder mystery.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character in Angels Flight has got to be Harry Bosch himself, but then, it would be hard to pick anyone else. He is oddly isolated this time around considering that he's in charge of his largest task force to date. Sure, Rider and Edgar are by his side, Irving's on his back, and Chastain is in his face as usual, but these characters regularly drop out of the story for chapters at a time, leaving Bosch as the only constant.

    That's not a criticism though. While this might have been jarring in another series, or even in another novel within this series, Harry has a lot to deal with in this Angels Flight. Keeping him front and center makes it easier to follow as he struggles through a gauntlet of personal and professional issues.


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

    So far, so good, right? Well here comes the bad news. Peter Giles delivers a laughable performance that really damaged my enjoyment of Angels Flight.

    If I'd had the option, I would have cast Dick Hill as the narrator once again if only for continuity's sake, but almost anyone could have done a better job on Angels Flight than Giles. He reads like a knockoff "voice of god" from movie trailers, with a taut, growly, over dramatic narration that's hard to listen to without laughing (or wincing). Worse, his reading of each character sounds so similar that it's hard to know who is supposed speaking. It's even difficult to guess which gender Giles is attempting to portray.

    It sounds even worse when you compare it to Dick Hill's work on the first five Bosch books, where each character was given a distinct voice and personality. I have no idea what the producers and director of this recording were thinking. Five minutes into their first recording session should have been enough for them to pull the plug. Alas, they did not, and here we are.

    While we unfortunately won't be getting Mr. Hill back for the next installment, I was relieved to see that at least Peter Giles won't be returning.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's hard to talk about moving moments without spoiling the plot. I will say that this is the most worn down and human Bosch has been in the series so far. He really gets put through the wringer, which makes for a few moving scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    I've really enjoyed the Bosch books up until now, and with all the racial tension and political maneuvering this could have been my favorite audiobook in the series, but the poor narration made it almost a chore to get through.Here's hoping they redo Angels Flight some day with a better storyteller behind the mic. For now, I'd say just stick to the print version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 07-14-13
    Tracey Chambersburg, PA, United States 07-14-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Harry winner"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes- although I would have them start at the beginning og the series! My first two were completely out of sequence.. Now I'm going back to the beginning and doing them all. I have a long drive to/from work so I'm hooked on audible!,,


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

    Yes although this is the first book that I found the end a little disappointing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carol Brockmon 06-07-13

    cbrockmon

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Story, Terrible Reading"
    If you could sum up Angels Flight in three words, what would they be?

    Complex, nuanced tortured


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

    Other Harry Bosch mysteries


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

    Never. It was a terrible reading-- like a snotty, over-dramatic adolescent, cheapening the characters, whiny and petulant. Irritating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me sad. The story, that is.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kwbedsaul 06-22-17
    kwbedsaul 06-22-17 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wow, one if the best stories!! "

    superb. one of the best stories I've read!. Bosch is Excellent. couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Tran Sacramento, California 06-19-17
    Jennifer Tran Sacramento, California 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator leave a lot to be desired"

    narrator fails to differentiate the voices, has a constant snotty and sneering tone throughout which makes it hard to get the right emotions. female characters have the same voice and tone making it difficult to tell who is speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Winnipeg, MB, Canada 06-18-17
    Susan Winnipeg, MB, Canada 06-18-17 Member Since 2011

    Love books of all kind, especially well developed characters.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    91
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book as always!!!"

    I am a fan of Michael Connelly's novels. I am glad there is now a TV series based on his novels. This is fantastic recognition for his books I am sure. This novel had twists within twists. Just when you were thinking things were over another part of the story picked up. Exciting and fast moving as always, I am on a marathon audio read to catch on my reading of these great detective books. Highly recommend Michael Connelly's books to anyone interested in these types of stories. And great narrator, Peter Giles, I wasn't sure if I was going to like a new narrator for this novel. Peter did a great job. I will be happy to listen to him narrate another Harry Bosch book. Thanks Michael and Peter for a great experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scott Benoit LEVITTOWN, PA, US 06-17-17
    Scott Benoit LEVITTOWN, PA, US 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best police series going"

    Absolutely love the Harry bosh series not a dull moment the twists and turns through out whole book. moving on to book 6.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CJ797 06-07-17
    CJ797 06-07-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Returned it because the narrator was so bad"

    Love the Harry Bosch books, but I'm skipping this one because the narrator is so horrible. It feels like he is talking in a deep dramatic movie trailer voice. Less than 30 minutes in and I can't take it any longer. Guess I'll be reading this one in my own voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-06-17 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    109
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Reader"

    I did not care for the reader of this book.
    Dick Hill did a much better job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.