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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.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

We're thrilled to announce that our premier Audible Live event on Facebook will be a chat with best-selling author Michael Connelly. On November 3 at 7pm (ET), you'll be able to ask him questions about Nine Dragons, Harry Bosch, his favorite audiobooks, and more! RSVP Today

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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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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 04-15-16
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 04-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Len Cariou Makes Bosch Boring When He's Not"

    I thought I had read or listened to the entire Bosch series, but having just finished seasons 1 & 2 of the TV series (via Amazon Video, a must see for Bosch lovers), I realized had skipped this one.

    The reason I skipped it was the narrator. I couldn't finish it. Actually when Connelly came to Greensboro promoting The Overlook, I asked him if he had any input of who narrates his novels. "A little", he answered and asked why. Cariou reads with no emotion and his voice doesn't have the tone and range to distinguish between characters. His feminine voices are just awful. If you doubt me, listen to Burt Reynolds read Angels Flight or Titus Welliver's work on more recent novels.

    Having said that, 9 Dragons is a fascinating and suspenseful novel on its own. It is also an essential edition to the Bosch series. It represents a key turning point in Bosch's personal life.

    A couple of other fascinating tidbits from the Connelly visit... After the success of the first few Bosch novels Connelly noticed from book signings at least half of his readers were women. This was contrary to his publisher's opinion. Connelly wanted covers that would attract both sexes. The publsher insisted on masculine covers and simply would not be convinced otherwise. It was only after his series became so successful they had to listen to him that Connelly got the covers he desired.

    About the jazz fetish Bosch is so consumed with, Connelly said that came from his writing habits. He said he was always more of a rock and blues fan, but those genres were distracting his writing. So he listens to jazz as he writes and his jazz knowledge grew from that.

    Should you purchase this? Only if you don't have the time to read it for yourself.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-25-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 09-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "May favorite Harry Bosch novel!"

    Michael Connelly releases his new Harry Bosch novel The Wrong Side of Goodbye on November 1. All of Connelly's novels are in my library and while I have rated all I have reviewed only one of the 18 Bosch novels. 9 Dragons is my favorite novel in the series; it is also very different from all of the rest. His daughter Maddie has lived with her mother ex-FBI agent Eleanor Wish, Bosch's ex-wife, since their separation and divorce. At the beginning of the novel they live in Hong Kong; the novel setting is there. 9 Dragons in the one must read novel in the Harry Bosch series. Of course, listening to the earlier novels adds to perspective.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 10-13-17
    Nancy 10-13-17
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    "Great listening!"

    This story keeps you guessing! I love listening to Michael Connelly's books while I'm driving long distances. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael M-M 09-25-17
    Michael M-M 09-25-17
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    "Painful but possibly his best book in the series"

    Painful but possibly his best book in the series until this point. Definitely up there with Black Echo and Black Ice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 09-21-17
    Paul 09-21-17
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    "Wish I didn't read this book in the series."

    The book left me wondering did anything about the story make any sense. Beyond the unbelievable chain of events leading its end, the author portrayed Bosch as an unsympathetic arrogant, uncaring , untrusting person who regularly belittled associates for screwing up his case.
    The book, I guess, achomplish one thing, killing off a character so the Bosch character could become more multidimensional in future books. The book left me dumbfounded as to how such a far out series of events could make any sense in the end and it didn't.
    Wish I hadn't found out how Bosch's daughter came to live with him from this story.

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    je 06-02-17
    je 06-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Bosch in a different light"

    Don't wanna give away a plot & twist I didn't sense within the first few chapters, which is usually the situation.
    I love the Det. Harry Bosch, hard nose that he is. New and old scenery is welcome.
    Now maybe the detectives or other characters from the Hong Kong world can be brought into a future book or so if that's not already the case.
    I took this series on as a "vacation" from Jim Butcher's, "Dresden Files" series, longing for the next book. I have been really happy with the entire series, including the sideline books.
    The characters are well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LindaH 05-31-17
    LindaH 05-31-17
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    "Couldn't turn it off."
    Where does Nine Dragons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to these books in my car and found myself sitting in my garage - not wanting to turn it off. I have read/listened to all of the Bosch series so far and because I feel like I know the characters, this one was an emotional rollercoaster. Loved it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Major shift San Bernardino, CA USA 05-27-17
    Major shift San Bernardino, CA USA 05-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another twisted tale"

    A better than usual twist and turns with softening scenes of domesticity well worth the time.

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    Elizabeth 05-18-17
    Elizabeth 05-18-17
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    "Like Taken meets Die Hard"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you read all the Harry Bosch books then you need to read this book. But the story was very far fetched and too sad.


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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 04-13-17
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "really interesting and exciting!"

    The title of the book is great! "Nine dragons" is the English meaning of "Kowloon" in Hong Kong where most of the action takes place, but another meaning comes out in the story, making it more interesting! The story provides an education into Chinese tongs and the history of Hong Kong as well as developing the characters of Bosch and Haller and their families.

    Despite the fact that every book in the series ends cynically and with dark undercurrents for the main characters, they are fascinating and exciting. This one is no different, and will satisfy Bosch fans as well as newcomers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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