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The Black Box Audiobook

The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 16

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Publisher's Summary

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

©2012 Michael Connelly (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    William Carrollton, TX, United States 12-25-12
    William Carrollton, TX, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book."
    Where does The Black Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there at the top.


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

    You were always wondering how Harry was going to collect the evidence against the bad
    guys while looking over his shoulder for his Lieutenant.


    What about Michael McConnohie’s performance did you like?

    Read the book very well.


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

    I just enjoyed it.


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    Vanessa Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 12-25-12
    Vanessa Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 12-25-12
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    "Michael Connelly Rocks!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Black Box the most enjoyable?

    Good story line and well read.


    What other book might you compare The Black Box to and why?

    Any of Michael Connelly's other books with Detective Bosch.


    Which character – as performed by Michael McConnohie – was your favorite?

    Detective Bosch of course!


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the Detective Bosch series, this book is a winner. Can't wait for his next book!

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    Morrison Alaska, USA 12-25-12
    Morrison Alaska, USA 12-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Missing the old narrator....."
    What did you like best about The Black Box? What did you like least?

    This new narrator for the Bosch series is way too dry to be effective. He would be effective reading the news or doing commercials, (reminds me of the Geico guy) but basically there is no connection with the story because the narration is so dry or flat or dull or overly clinical, but I have listened to EVERY single bosch audiobook and this one is hard to get into because you feel like you listening to the audo from a doccumentary not a story.

    First audio book I bought from audible I wish I didn't.


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    Kimberly Allen New York 12-24-12
    Kimberly Allen New York 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Case good...too much personal story, distracting"

    I like Harry Bosch and have read all of Michael Connelly's books with avid appreciation. While the cold case that Bosch is working in Black Box is interesting, what was distracting to me was what flet like way too much time spent on the relationship between Bosch and his daughter Maddy. One whole chapter spent at a firing range...in a physical book, I could skim this, but on audio, it seemed endless. Connelly is a master of the long-range serial plots, so I know that the prowess that this endless chapter was meant to point out will surface in a book somewhere down the line, but for me, it really killed the momentum.

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    Anne Clarendon, TX, United States 12-24-12
    Anne Clarendon, TX, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    If you could sum up The Black Box in three words, what would they be?

    Love this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Bosch because he is so complicated.


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

    Just really enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Did I mention that this is one of my favorite mystery series?

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    dodie 12-24-12
    dodie 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Harry @ his best"
    Where does The Black Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Got a preview from the last book couldn't wait until The Black Box was released.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em coming Michael. Please write faster..

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    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 12-24-12
    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 12-24-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Bosch Winner"
    Where does The Black Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top half and I have red a lot if books


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

    No. It was an average story. I did not feel the drama in this book that I have in his past books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the birthday scene. The author nailed the daughter perfectly


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

    Yes the interaction between Bosch and his daughter. I thought those were spot on


    Any additional comments?

    Bosch walked on eggshells with his boss. Not what I thought he would do

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    Amazon Customer 12-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A good read. Kinda predictable"
    Where does The Black Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think it was a good story but predictable. Micharl Connolly has written better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was predictable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the barn


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Erin Pasadena, CA 12-24-12
    Erin Pasadena, CA 12-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed. TV dialogue embarrassing and very unlike Mr. Connelly's previous books. Questionable authorship.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for a true Harry novel.

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    Nancy Barrett 12-24-12
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    "Really disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have read or listened to all of his books and Bosch is one of my favorite characters. This book just felt flat from the story, which lacked depth, to the narration, which seemed to drone on. I don't remember the other books in the series having so much 'reading" as opposed to character involvement. Lots of reference to Bosch doing this or Bosch doing that but not alot of Bosch or the other characters actually talking.....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael McConnohie’s performances?

    I have read them all and look forward to their release. I would have to say that this was probably the worst.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


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