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Publisher's Summary

When the bones of a boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories from his past. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he won't be forgotten.

At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision...

©2002 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-18

Ruined by the music

Unnecessary dramatic music at the end of random chapters ruined the flow of the storytelling.

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  • An old 14 Crew
  • 01-14-15

IThank you for introducing me ro Art Pepper!

Where does City of Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

mid

What other book might you compare City of Bones to, and why?

Not the best Harry Bosch, mainly due to naration.

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

no

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

No

Any additional comments?

Art Pepper was a saxophonist who had passed me by. My thanks.

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  • S. Dexter
  • 06-16-18

stop the music

I hate how the producers have ruined the end of many chapters by sticking music over the readers voice. let me listen to the great story and naration and stop spoling it with music I don't want to hear!

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  • Stephen
  • 05-29-16

city of bones

good story looking forward to hearing the next book in the series ! ! .

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  • AReader
  • 11-20-15

I'm getting a bit impatient.....

with Harry Bosch. This book is no less good than the others, very listenable. Good story, good reading, and one is sure the details are credible.

But I'm starting to find Bosch slightly annoying. All right, he's a man with a mission. But honestly, would he perform his mission any less effectively if he were a little less inconsiderate to his love interest and rude to his colleagues? Could he sometimes not consider the possibility that he might be mistaken? Might he not get better results if he got a bit of a life?

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  • MAGGS
  • 08-25-15

City of Bones - good read

City of Bones - good read
Bosch at his usual no nonsense self,
lots of twists & turns thinking you knew who the killer was only to find to wasn't them
Narrator was good

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-15

Excellent

Outstanding I did prefer the previous narrator but this one was still first class highly recommended

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  • Izabela
  • 05-03-15

Fantastic

Another great novel from a master of crime fiction. As always, in Bosch series you are hooked from the begging. Full of twists and turns. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Steven
  • 11-28-16

Good Listen

I can't believe Bosch put his badge in. I really enjoyed listening to this book looking forward to the next one.

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  • Derek
  • 11-09-15

Bosch good as ever

Another Harry Bosch story living up to expectations. narration took some getting used to. Male and female voice had little distinction. Some chapters end with a really annoying musical chord which adds nothing to the experience. Don't let this put you off, it's a great story, with the usual plots and sub-plots.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-18

Pretty weak

A rather weak story line, attempted to be bolstered by a lame and unnecessary love interest (more so than previous books. Why do these types of stories feel compelled to always chuck in a lame love/romance/sex story; they’d be better served without it). Narration makes Bosch and his partner sound like little boys rather than hard boiled detectives. Then again, after Dick Hill, no narrator could ever live up to his greatness. I still hold hope for the rest of the series so will crack on and assume this was just an anomaly in an otherwise great series.

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  • Lauren
  • 04-04-18

Wrong Narrator

Once again the narrator doesn't sound like Bosch or Edgar...so disappointing. Please bring back Dick Hill!!!

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  • Gillian
  • 04-01-18

Another good Bosch story with a twist at the end

Would you listen to City of Bones again? Why?

No. I now know who dun it.

What did you like best about this story?

Further developed the character of Harry Bosch. Michael Connelly likes to add the twist at the end to stop you guessing who the murderer is.

What does Peter Jay Fernandez bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I liked that Peter Jay Fernandez gave Harry Bosch a regular voice after the prior few books in the series portrayed Harry with a really annoying gravelly voice.

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

Yes but its too long to actually listen to in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Random bursts of overly dramatic music seem to appear from nowhere every now and then, when there is not regular music in the recording. This is very annoying!

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  • Geoffrey
  • 05-21-15

Good story

narrator did not really fit the Harry Bosch style. Although I liked the story, a different narrator would have given it more punch.

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