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City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8 Audiobook

City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

That chance discovery leads Bosch to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than 20 years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence - and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.

As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them - or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn.

Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail" (Los Angeles Magazine) that have made him one of the fasted-selling novelists at work today, Michael Connelly has written a riveting, hard-edged, and unforgettable thriller.

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

©2002 Hieronymus Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"Dark and angst-ridden...crackles with energy." (Publishers Weekly)

"Hard-boiled cop fiction at its most gripping." (Booklist, starred review)

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    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 10-09-16
    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 10-09-16 Member Since 2008
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    "I did not like the narrator"

    This means that the book was difficult, but not impossible to listen to. I loved it anyway, and will read every one of Connelly's books in the rough order in which he wrote them. I'd love some help on that, if anyone has any suggestions. This book as an important ending for Harry, but I'll not blow the surprise. I steadfastly refuse to read most reviews, because I never want to fall into surprises before their time. The plot of this is pretty good, but it seems to have had at least two distinct plots and had no way to tie them together. I think that's okay. It mirrors reality better that way.

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    Caleb Ballew 09-17-16
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    "good book bad narrator"

    Great story as usual with Bosch. Narrator was horrible. Too fake sounding for such a good storyline.

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    Karen 09-02-16
    Karen 09-02-16
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    "If I wanted a cringe-worthy romance story...."
    What disappointed you about City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8?

    If I wanted to read cringe-worthy romance scenes and badly cliche'd machismo, I'd turn to Harlequin. The Harry Bosch books generally have had good plots, but I couldn't listen long enough to find out when this one went into its subplot of instant sex and aw shucks manliness.


    What character would you cut from City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8?

    The female romance interest. Unnecessary, and unnecessarily insulting to the reader.


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    Steven Big Rapids, MI 08-02-16
    Steven Big Rapids, MI 08-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "are they searching for a good narrator?"

    as usual the story itself is good. Michael Connelly knows how to write a good mystery. but I wonder as I work my way through the Bosch series if they're looking for a good narrator? dick Hill did the first several books and he did Bosch and Edgar excellent. but now the last four books I've listened to have been read by 4 different narrators. just when I think the previous one was bad sure enough the next one's even worse. hopefully by the time I get much further in the series I'll be back on track with an excellent readers such as Dick Hill.

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    Chris United States 07-16-16
    Chris United States 07-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Narration was terrible."

    I have all of the Bosch books on Audible. This isn't the original narrator , the guy that did Darkness More Than Night. It's a Audible rendition. If I thought I could get my credit back I would ask for it . Bosch sounds like he's 28 with absolutely no Bosch like flair .

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    Patrick🍀 Mulat, FL, United States 07-11-16
    Patrick🍀 Mulat, FL, United States 07-11-16 Member Since 2014

    USMCRD Parris Island alumni, forest ranger, SERE survival instructor, intelligence officer, Florida Keys flats fishing guide, gorgeous wife!

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    "Bosch fan. That's what I am."

    After watching the excellent Bosch series on Amazon Prime, I was interested in reading the book. Although crime drama is not my genre. And although the series is based on this and other books, I think it's a plus there are different twists in the book than you experience in the video drama. I am sure I will enjoy the video series more for having read the excellent book and I am sure I will enjoy the books more for having watched the series. Try it for yourself. And my compliments to the narrator, I know what a huge difference it makes to have a talented narrator. Bravo.

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    Leisure_Shoot USA 06-14-16
    Leisure_Shoot USA 06-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "best so far"

    let me get this out of the way. .. thanks for the jazz bergen chapters! fantastic improvement, and wholly appropriate in a book about Harry Bosch.

    this book was quite dynamic in its plot. I was anxious to continue where I left off every day on my way to and from work. the complexity of retirement for Bosch put a whole new spin on the series.

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    Janice Stillwell 05-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    Unfortunately the narration of this book was painful to listen too. None of the characterization of Harry Bosch from the previous 7 books was apparent. Very disappointing listening to this terrible narration.

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    manuela diana carlos 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome book"

    Good book it keeps you listening to more and not wanting to stop it. I already went thru 8 books in the last 2 months maybe

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    Connie Mount Pleasant, UT, United States 05-21-16
    Connie Mount Pleasant, UT, United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "excellent!"

    I love the Harry Bosch series, and this one did not disappoint. I couldn't stop listening.

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