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The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 Audiobook

The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.

The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. Now, Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the torturous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit.

Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.

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

©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Ace 04-21-16
    Ace 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    I listened to this book on the way to work and going home and enjoyed it thoroughly. I had watched Bosch on Netflix but actually enjoyed this more. Good story, good presentation. I will buy the next one soon.

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    Lisa 04-09-16
    Lisa 04-09-16
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    "Another good one!"
    Would you listen to The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 again? Why?

    I'm addicted to Harry Bosch--this was just another great book in a long list of Harry Bosch titles!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J Krusing Madison, Wi United States 04-05-16
    J Krusing Madison, Wi United States 04-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good book"

    I would prefer a women reading female parts. Males trying to read Female parts tend to sound like feminine men.

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    Carol United States 04-01-16
    Carol United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "entertaining murder mystery"

    Good story. especially pertaining to Vietnam War veterans and their post-war struggles. Written before cell phones, so a bit hard to hear about pay phones!

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    Rjai 03-27-16
    Rjai 03-27-16
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    "Very Pleased!"
    What did you love best about The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

    I love crime novels and this book did not disappoint me. I felt like I was the investigating detective and was figuring out who the suspects were right along with Bosch. Each time I made a prediction on the story or decided who was responsible for what, I was proven right. I like how Connelly kept me intrigued and engaged in the story so much so that I couldn't wait to return to the book to continue listening. I was hooked and when it turne dout I was right about who the suspects were I was elated because it felt so real, like I was actually solving one of my real life cases. LOVED IT!


    What other book might you compare The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 to and why?

    This was my first so I have nothing to compare it too.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    Most definitely. Sometimes I sat in my car listening after I got to my destination because I had to know what was going to happen. LOL


    Any additional comments?

    If all of Connelly's books are this good I'm a fan for life. I even watch the Bosch TV series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lady S. United States 03-27-16
    Lady S. United States 03-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Hot damn this is a good book!"

    This is an excellent and well written book. Michael Connelly is a brilliant author, he can do no wrong. I was hanging on Dick Hill's every word. This man could read the active ingredients on a box of chalk and make it sound good. His narration effortlessly guided you through each gripping word as if you were there. I found myself being just as annoyed by Lewis & Clark as Harry (Hieronymus) Bosch was. Cool name. There was corruption, murder, theft and mystery. There was also sex, but the author wrote it in very tastefully that it could be rated PG but would also have you reaching for a smoke. Well done Michael Connelly I have yet to read one of your books that I didn't like, and as for your choice in narrators EXCELLENT!!!

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    Amazon Customer 03-25-16
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    "Great beginning of the series"

    Well worth reading and the audio book better than most. Highly recommended by those that enjoy reading and then listening to an audio performance. As a writer it adds an additional perspective. Enjoy!

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    gman01 03-23-16
    gman01 03-23-16
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    "Solid Detective Story"

    This is a solid Detective story set in Los Angeles. The plot delves into some fairly grim subject matter but is overall a good read if you don't mind that sort of thing.
    I picked it up to familiarize myself with the beginning to the Harry Bosch series.
    The narrator on this audio book version did a great job.

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    Kelli B Eugene, OREGON, United States 03-23-16
    Kelli B Eugene, OREGON, United States 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Connelly Delivers"

    I first became a fan of Harry Bosch through the Amazon series. When I ran out of episodes, I turned to the inspiration for the show -- Michael Connelly's books.

    I was instantly hooked. Bosch is flawed, but driven. The plot keeps building in unexpected ways that draw you in deeper. And the twist ties things up.

    I especially enjoyed the nuances Connelly explored with the Vietnam tunnel rats. How that experience affects people in different ways. And how in some ways, that made Bosch's life come full circle.

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    Ron Allons, TN, United States 03-19-16
    Ron Allons, TN, United States 03-19-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Cu-Chi to L.A."

    I watched the first season of Bosch on Amazon and really liked the Bosch character. The first book in this series has made my commitment to this gritty detective series a must read. A Vietnam veteran myself, the character of a tunnel rat in Cu-Chi becoming an L.A. detective is just too good. Throw in a dose of PTSD, chronic insomnia, jazz, coffee, and a need for a cigarette, you are getting to know what makes Bosch the best damn detective on the force.
    The twists and turns through the dark tunnels under L.A., the great narration of Dick Hill, have made this story by Michael Connelly a true winner. Loved every second of it.

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  • Ieva
    Babite, Latvia
    5/11/14
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    "Good story."

    Initially I wanted to return the book, as The beginning of it was not exactly comprehensible and does not give an idea of the story to come. But if you have the same feeling, be patient - it shall come... The story, the thrill, the character of detective - everything is there.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    ROANNEFrance
    12/6/13
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    "Fast moving"
    What did you like most about The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

    Believable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

    First time for me.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Clear and with good diction.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Will definitely be following this author from now on.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Russell
    Shepperton, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Harry Bosch Black Echo"

    The Harry Bosch Series does it again ,I finally got my iphone patched up to my car radio and this book made every journey so much easier.Dick Hill narrating is just one top guy, I actually didnt want journeys to end so I could listen even more .

    The story is Michael Connelly at his best, can't wait to get the next Harry Bosch installment!

    Keep it up Mickey boy!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    London, United Kingdom
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    "First in the Harry Bosch series"

    I'm a sucker for the contemporary LA detective with a past. In this case the past is his experience as a Vietnam veteran which added a dimension that I particularly enjoyed. I've gone on to listen to the whole series of Harry Bosch novels so this is a great way to get yourself into a new series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
    6/29/12
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    "Good cop thriller."

    This novel has all the ingredients of the traditional American cop thriller. Murder, a bank job and a cop with with all the usual complex character defects we have now come to expect from this genre. Set in LA in the early 1990s with the language and gadgets of the time, this book has the feel of the great American crime novels of the 1950s.
    Plenty of twists and a fast pace, it kept me entertained in every chapter of the book. Well drawn characters and decent narration, this is my first taste of the Harry Bosch novels and it will not be my last, if you like a good crime thriller, I recommend you give this novel a go.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    7/16/09
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    "A little predictable"

    A comfortable fairly predictable detective book. I did enjoy it, but didn't find it gripping, and the end was dragged out a bit. I thought the ending was a bit guessable too.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
    11/19/09
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    "Excellent thriller"

    Another excellent and well paced thriller from Michael Connelly which translates very well to an audiobook. First class narration. Strongly recommended.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    bostonUnited Kingdom
    7/8/09
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    "great read"

    fantastic story with several twists had me gripped from the start
    was well read by dick hill with all the character parts done just right

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    aberdeen, aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
    11/9/10
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    "kathleen"

    I enjoyed listening to this .Michael Connelly book so much that i will buy more of this author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David Dobell
    Romford, Essex, England
    11/3/16
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    "Bosched by Bosch"

    I found the black echo both gripping and entertaining. An excellent narration by Dick Hill also. Overall I really enjoyed listening to this recording.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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