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Nine Dragons Audiobook

Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him, and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

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What the Critics Say

"Terrific....Connelly never stops doling out the suspense as action leads to counteraction....His thriller is an addictive read that, once it grabs you in those first few pages, won't let go of you....High-grade entertainment." (Boston Globe)

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    Jon Cazenovia, NY, USA 10-20-09
    Jon Cazenovia, NY, USA 10-20-09 Member Since 2002
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    "He's back"

    The prior reviewers were very wrong. I've listened to every Michael Connelly book. Some really missed the mark. I've only had one Harry Bosch story that wasn't quite right, that was the "BrassVerdict". He was not the main character in that story, Mickey Haller was the main character.
    This book had it all. Len Cariou was terrific as the reader, the plot had some significant surprises and the deaths of one of the characters was shocking.
    I was compelled to bring my ipod from my car to my kitchen to other places in my house so that I could continue to listen to the end of the story.

    This was a great listen. It was great to see that Harry was back.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Vashon, WA, United States 03-19-10
    Derek Vashon, WA, United States 03-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Connelly's Best"

    I am a Michael Connelly fan but this book did not cut it for me. The unbelievability factor is just too high in both dialog and storyline. Maybe the Len Cariou narration contributed to this problem as the father daughter conversations did not ring true. I prefer Connelly read by Dick Hill or Adam Grupper. I did, however, enjoy the Hong Kong scenes as I've been there a few times and could visualize the settings. I got through it pretty easily and enjoyed some moments but Connelly has written many better books.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Domenic Ali 01-12-10
    Domenic Ali 01-12-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"

    I had a fantastic time listening to this book. This was my first Michael Connelly book and I had a lot of fun.

    The narration was pretty good to.

    I'll be sure to be looking for more Michael Connelly booka in the future.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Shellbin 12-14-11
    Shellbin 12-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "THE Worst Connelly Novel Amid a Pile of Great Ones"

    Until 9 Dragons, I have enjoyed all of Michael Connelly's novels. They are usually, taut, believe-able and gripping, with a decent amount of character development, especially compared to what one usually finds in this genre.

    9 Dragons is anything but.

    If you are out to turn someone on to this author, don't start with this book!! Dunno what happened, but this far-fetched, dog of a story, while engaging enough, is not even close to the level of Connelly's other outings. It's as he's created an "alternative reality" Bosch. Maybe that's it. In another novel or three, we'll find out that in the real universe, Rachel is still alive and 9 Dragons was some aberrated fantasy/dream sequence or something. Maybe Connelly has a penchant for sci-fi yet to be revealed..?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 05-27-10
    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 05-27-10
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    "Ruined by narrator"

    I should have known better than to purchase a book with this narrator. He uses the same intonation for almost every sentence, which makes the dialogue sound very unnatural. The narration spoiled the audio experience for me.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Lee Seibert Sarasota FL 12-28-09
    Mary Lee Seibert Sarasota FL 12-28-09 Member Since 2007

    Carly's mom

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    "Narrator is VERY Poor"

    The narrator in the audiobook almost made me stop listening to it. He sounded like he had a mouth full of mush. The book itself was OK but really not up to Michael Connelly's standard.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Menlo Park, CA, United States 12-27-09
    Mike Menlo Park, CA, United States 12-27-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic but ultimately unwieldy Bosch"

    The best part of this book was in the early chapters as Bosch plies the streets of LA. His relationships, good and bad, with colleagues and others, are absorbing and instructive. Borderline implausible plot twists (probably unnecessary) and some unresolved issues were a bit disappointing, but all in all, this was highly absorbing if you don't do too much analysis or mourn the loss of a somewhat grittier, though no tougher, Harry.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark K Massachusetts 12-20-09
    Mark K Massachusetts 12-20-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Not the best"

    I swear that Bosch gets more stupid as he gets older. The early books were good but this was disappointing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-20-09
    Nathan Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-20-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Could be Connelly's best Bosch novel ever"

    I've listened to a number of Bosch novels. This one is tops. Len Cariou started off a bit weak in narration, but found his stride soon.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barry Katy, TX, United States 11-22-09
    Barry Katy, TX, United States 11-22-09
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    "Bosch vs. the Chinese cartel"

    I love Harry Bosch, and have read every book. This one is a nice departure, as it involves the Chinese gangs, and part of it takes place in Hing Kong. Nobody writes crime like Connelly, and this book is no exception. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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