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The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 Audiobook

The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.

So, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart.

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

©1994 Michael Connelly (P)1994 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Kari Stetler 10-23-16
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    "very slow"

    I didn't even finish it. to slow. the narrator was fine. I can't believe some people said it was good.

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    sbcbode 10-19-16
    sbcbode 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Who did it!"

    I liked that I couldn't figure out who did it too soon in the book. I liked that I was wrong as to who did it too. If you like mysteries I would suggest you read this book. It seemed relevant to things that happen in big cities.

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "3rd very good book"

    this series has very good characters, a few plot twists, and a very good narrator.

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    G. Joyce 10-08-16
    G. Joyce 10-08-16
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    "Slow start but I liked it"

    Surprised and a bit disappointed by court room drama opening. Be patient. Just as good as the others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert G. Chambers 10-07-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Harry is still breaking all the rules!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Probably a different author.


    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This sounds silly coming from someone who knowingly purchased a volume in a series based on a pat formula, but follow the formula less and try to write something a tad more intelligent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-04-16
    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-04-16
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    "The Law & Order Premise Works."

    I love the Law & Order television series franchise. And, I am not alone as evidenced by the number of seasons there have been for the three different series. This book reminds me of that series -- it is ta truly taut police procedural and an intelligent courtroom drama. Bosch continues to evolve and the author continues to draw Bosch as a hard man to like and an even more difficult man to dislike. He is brilliant, solitary, hard-edged and vulnerable. He is full of flaws and likable. There were some moments of disbelief which took me out of the story, but overall I felt it was a good, suspenseful and complex story. I have purchased the fourth and fifth books and they will be on my "currently reading" shelf very soon.

    Dick Hill -- the best. Nothing more to say.

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    Michael Eliastam Near Boston 10-03-16
    Michael Eliastam Near Boston 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent follow up!"

    Gripping story, you feel the anguish and frustration of Harry being accused unfairly of cowboying. You feel the bewilderment of
    a possibly wrongly killed man versus a defininitely proven serial killer. You share the hunches that turn out to be wrong. You feel Harry 's loneliness and desperate need to love and be loved.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cooper's mom 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Addicted to Bosch Series on Amazon Prime and now the books on Audible"

    Captivating story line. Easy to follow and listen to on a commute or at home working around the house. Hooked!

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    Nick 08-22-16
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    "Great story. Bad audio quality."

    The audio quality on this book is confusingly sub par. The recording sounds a bit gravelly and bugged out at a couple of points. The story and performance were great, but the constant lack of audio quality really put a wet blanket on things sometimes.

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    David Walker Puplinge Switzerland 08-19-16
    David Walker Puplinge Switzerland 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a good story, but too much gush"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3?

    i stayed on the edge of my seat waiting for the multiple climaxes in the story


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    the narrator's voice is too deep/rough a voice for female characters. so his "voice" for Sylvia was strained. in fact, i found it annoying. particularly when he was trying to portray romantic or mothering emotions/character aspects. instead of achieving what he intended, the voice came across as whining. i think it affected any appreciation i might have had for those parts of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    while i understand the need for character development, the author IMHO spent too much time on the romantic aspect to the story. i got bored listening to it.*spoiler alert*: not sure i know enough about civil cases to know whether this is true or not, but i have to agree w/another reviewer that a large part of what passed in the courtroom was hard to believe.

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  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
    3/19/09
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    "Excellent detective thriller"

    I am a great fan of Michael Connelly and have read all his books. He has managed to maintain a high standard right through his career, unlike some of his contemporaries such as Patricia D Cornwell. That said I like his earlier books the most and "Concrete Blonde" is one of the best. Well written and expertly plotted, the pace and tension never slacken, and his hero Harry Bosch is always likeable and very human. Great stuff.

    Narration is first class, and the sound quality is excellent.

    Strongly recommended for anyone who likes a good thriller.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • John L.
    2/28/09
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    "A great story - edge of seat stuff."

    One of those stories that makes you look forward to driving the long way home so you can keep on listening to it in the car. Or finding a reason to take the dog out for another walk, just to find out what happens next - certainly going to look to see if there are any more of these gems waiting to be listened to!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mark H
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    8/31/11
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    "Excellent story, well read"

    This was the second Michael Connelly book that I listened to. It was of the same consistently high quality as the first. The plot was satisfyingly complicated, with twists and turns and dead ends. The story was well plotted and easily followed. There were sufficient characters and they had their own voices; they were believable, and fairly well rounded without being too stereotyped. The dialogue flowed well and was engaging. The location was well described and it enhanced the story. Finally, the narrator did a very good job by giving the characters their own consistent and appropriate voices. If you like thrillers and 'who done it's' then this is a good choice.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rocky
    12/21/16
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    "Awesome"

    Great story with twists and turns. Very hard to stop listening. Loving the Harry Bosch series. Well written and great author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fittpar
    11/23/16
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    "Love the Bosch series"
    Would you listen to The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 again? Why?

    Yes. I will listen again as I will books 1 to 5 again. I just love the character Harry Bosch and how he just doesn't conform with the authorities and always gets his man or woman.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3?

    When Bosch at last works out who did it.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He lives the characters


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

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • paulina
    10/18/16
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    "Awesome"

    I love the Bosch stories and Dick Hill narration pull you into the story. I'm going to download the next boom now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jenesis
    UK
    8/31/16
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    "Great! "

    Love the narrator. Nice little touches like where the dialogue is down a phone line, uses sound effects to make his voice sound like it's on a phone. Cool.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MAGGS
    Port Talbot
    6/11/16
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    "Concrete Blonde - love the old fashioned & no nonsense detective"

    Concrete Blonde - love the old fashioned & no nonsense detective
    No political correctness in this book
    Great narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gary Pearson
    1/28/16
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    "The Concrete Blonde"

    Still being fairly new to the Harry Bosch series I had listened to the first two books and really enjoyed them. For me this was by far the best so far! The courtroom drama alongside the main crimes had me gripped and not wanting to get out of my car when I had reached my destination. I really enjoy Dick Hill's narration and characters. I think when I move through the series further and the narrator changes that I will struggle to adapt. Any fan of the Harry Bosch series that has not already read or listened to this I strongly recommend it. In fact anyone that is a fan of crime drama I would recommend this to. On to the next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gill in Gloucs
    UK
    12/1/15
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    "Bosch at his best!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the Bosch books and this didn't disappoint. Mr C tells a great tale, makes his characters human and believable and draws the listener in, seemingly without any effort.


    What other book might you compare The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 to, and why?

    Books 1, and 2? I'm really not into this comparison thing, I'd rather look at the book on its own merits.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    His style is easy to listen to and isn't forced.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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