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The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 Audiobook

The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.

With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the 30-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job...and his life.

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

©2005 Michael Connelly; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Grabs you and shakes you-and it feels great." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A powerful book." (Houston Chronicle)

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    Cheryl El Cajon, CA, United States 04-02-10
    Cheryl El Cajon, CA, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Really a Good Listen"

    First of my audio book experiences I was interested right away and almost bummed when it ended. Great for work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 06-06-09
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 06-06-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating"

    I have read some of the series out of order but that doesn't really matter because the writing is all good. However, this book helped me to understand Harry's character better. As soon as I was finished with this book I had to download the next book in the series "Trunk Music" to find out what happens next with Harry.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-08-09
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 02-08-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Touchy feely"

    This is not a good Bosch story. I have liked other Harry Bosch stories but I did not enjoy this one. He usually cuts through red tape and brushes aside the establishment but in this book he seemed spoiled and petulant. If you want a detective story that really deals with the higher ups and red tape in a very funny way, get A Killing Frost, by R.D. Wingfield. You will not regret it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-26-09
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-26-09 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Outstanding"

    With this story, the listener/reader really has the opportunity to get inside Bosch's head.

    Connelly does a great job of spinning the personal side of the murder of Bosch's mother with a really good detective story.

    Dick Hill is good as narrator.

    Definitely recommended.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Norah 04-27-15
    Norah 04-27-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Another great Harry Bosch book"

    This is a great series that never gets old! There are always twists and turns that keep you wondering "who done it". The character of Harry Bosch is complex and even though rather rough endearing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 02-08-14 Member Since 2015

    retired writer

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    "Stand Out - Bosch's Past Revealed"
    What did you love best about The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4?

    That Bosch found out the details of why his mother was murdered.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bosch of course, but also liked his therapist's character as well as the character who admitted to Bosch that he had loved his mother and wanted to marry her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the entire book and there were plenty of vivid scenes: when Bosch left the note on the politician's flyer and the bodyguard chasing Bosch down the sloped driveway.


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

    Yes, definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend this one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 04-08-13
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't start reading Bosch books with this one"
    Any additional comments?

    The good news is this book tells what happened to Harry Bosch to make him the man he is today. It has him trying to solve his mother's murder, which happened when he was a boy. The bad news is this is probably the slowest of Connelly’s books. That’s all right if you like Bosch’s character, as I do. But it’s not the place to start if you're somewhat new to the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    B. brown 08-07-11
    B. brown 08-07-11 Member Since 2014

    moemoe

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    "Mmmmm....ok I guess"

    I have listened to almost all of the Bosch series and this is by a long shot my least favorite. I don't know why it didn't suck me in like harry usually does. It was something about the characters in the story, they just were not interesting to me like most of Connellys characters usually are. Although, dick hill was amazing as always. If you like hills works you may want give it a try.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    alicia o ellsworth 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very tinny recording"

    the actor is still consistent and the recording company still does nice walkie-talkie and other affectations to the acting reading. The recording itself sounded like it was in a hollow booth and after the previous three books this was noticeably disturbing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike T. 06-10-17
    Mike T. 06-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A brooding Bosch. Slow, but still a great book."

    - A police procedural - with a suspended, somewhat rogue cop. OK, that works for me.
    - A lot of soul searching with the LAPD shrink, and without her. Surprising, but that works as well.
    - An unpredictable and layered story. Absolutely works for me.

    Dick Hill was great as always. He's not great with female voices, but he knows it so he doesn't push it. Me likey! What Hill excels at, is his ability to convey feelings in his narration. Something that makes this brooding and emotional book an even better listen.

    Not as enjoyable as The Concrete Blonde, but still easily worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    7/28/16
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    "Good read"

    This was such a good read I have gone in to read other Bosch books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serena
    Hythe, United Kingdom
    6/14/16
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    "Another excellent Harry Bosch tale"

    I love Harry Bosch, especially these earlier books before he became too cynical. In The Last Coyote we learn much about Harry's early life as he investigates his mother's murder.

    I wouldn't suggest this as a good read if you've not already started on a Harry Bosch journey, but if you have invested in some of the other Harry Bosch books, then this one gives a great background while also being a excellent mystery in its own rights.

    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fittpar
    4/21/16
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    "My book of the year"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 to be better than the print version?

    I think it is so well read by Dick Hill that I would say yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Bosch of course, he is a gritty down to earth detective who gets what he wants.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When he gets his man!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Well there has been a TVs film of this book, but it's like a totally different story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    4/9/16
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    "The Last Coyote"

    It took time to listen to but it was worth it. Michael Connelly and his Harry Bosch series are an amazing read. Each book in the series is better than the one before.
    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bird Lives
    London
    12/3/15
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    "Recored from a cassette tape?"
    What did you like most about The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4?

    Another great story, spoilt by the quality of the recording? It sounded like it has been re-recorded from an old cassette tape where every 's' hissed! Once you accept the quality isn't going to get any better, you begin to accept the poor quality and focus on the story, but very strange that these days for such technological advances, something couldn't be done to repiar the sound quality. Not Connelly, Hill or Harry's fault though....!


    What other book might you compare The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4 to, and why?

    Harry Bosch books are all of a pattern but extremely entertaining


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Dick Hill is a good narrator in the same mould as Jeff Harding


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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