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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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    Michele 11-15-15
    Michele 11-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable"

    stereotype dysfunctional loner detective. includes obligatory and predictable doomed romance. writing good in spots. performance pretty good.

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    Cranky Greg 11-10-15
    Cranky Greg 11-10-15
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    "Really like this!"

    I got this after watching Bosch on Amazon Video. I really enjoyed the show (new season please!!) and this book was so entertaining that I'm going to start listening and reading the other books in the series.

    Not for heavy thinkers, but pure entertainment that's not silly or patronizing.

    Narration was great, too.

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    Christine 10-27-15
    Christine 10-27-15
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    "Satisfyingly-complex Plot, Well-read"

    This is an excellent book. The plot is engaging, and I was surprised by some of its twists and turns. The characters are complex and diverse enough to provoke some thought and empathy.

    Dick Hill is an excellent narrator, able to produce a variety of distinct, realistic and easy-on-the-ears voices. His pacing and expressiveness are impeccable.

    Bearing in mind that the book is set in the early 1990's and some younger readers may have to use their imaginations to envision a time where people were sill using phone booths and using magnetic tape for audio recordings, I highly recommend this book. First-rate entertainment.

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    Amazon Customer 10-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant voice over talent."

    Brilliantly read and good story. On to the next book on the series, black ice, addictive enough to want to listen to another 11 hours

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    K R D 10-23-15
    K R D 10-23-15 Member Since 2010
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    "My first Michael Connelly left me wanting more.."

    This was a really enjoyable story, with great characters an an unusual plot. Indeed, the action scenes were gripping.

    If the question is: will a pre-cell-phone /internet era thriller stand the test of time.. The answer is yes.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-20-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "The start of something GREAT!"

    Michael Connelly is a fantastic writer. His Lincoln Lawyer series is one of my favorites, so I decided to venture into another series. What a great start! If the rest of this series is as great as The Black Echo, I am in for a real treat. The Harry Bosch character is interesting, believable, well-crafted, and so interesting! The supporting characters, and the plot line were very entertaining, and the story led me through the book quickly. Just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting AND believable.

    Dick Hill is such a great narrator, as well. I have loved nearly every book I've heard that he has read. Overall, just a really good experience, and I can't wait to get to the next book!

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    Kenneth 10-09-15
    Kenneth 10-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Well written, dick hill is my favorite reader. I will continue the series. I hope the rest are as good as the first.

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    "A fun Listen"

    I usually don't go in for crime mysteries too much, but Audible was having a sale so what the heck. I was not disappointed. The story is about a smart street detective and a case he works with the FBI. This detective has a past which is revealed throughout the book and it is him against the world at times. It was fast paced and I enjoyed it a great deal. Dick Hill did the narration which is also a huge plus.

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    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 09-29-15
    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 09-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

    I liked the Bosch character who is cocky and intelligent. The storyline had enough twists that I couldn't figure out who was guilty.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Harry Bosch since the story centers around him.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Harry Bosch. I felt the female characters left a bit to be desired but I always prefer two narrators.


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

    I did find myself listening to it while I did housework which I don't normally do.


    Any additional comments?

    The story takes place prior to the use of cell phones so it does take a little getting used to the detectives having to use pay phones. Us older folks remember what they are.

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    Sleeping in Cleveland Cleveland, OH 09-27-15
    Sleeping in Cleveland Cleveland, OH 09-27-15 Member Since 2015

    Love to get a book that I can't stop reading. I love page turners

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    "Always a great listen MC"

    Easy to listen and keeps you wanting more. MC rings you in early on in story. No wonder there are so many books in this series

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