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The Poet Audiobook

The Poet

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Publisher's Summary

With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writers" (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet - a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (Along Came a Spider)

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .

Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.

©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    John Howard H new jersey 07-09-14
    John Howard H new jersey 07-09-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Not enough Poe"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. Although I would have liked to see the Poe connection elaborated on a bit more the story was good and kept me interested.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    a bit too much character development not enough action.

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    M. Place Ontario, Canada 04-22-14
    M. Place Ontario, Canada 04-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Disappointed"
    What would have made The Poet better?

    A logical plot, with more sensible outcomes, and fewer completely inane dialogues, particularly those between Jack and Rachel.


    Has The Poet turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Buck Schirner?

    Narration wasn't great, but this was not the problem.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Poet?

    To many to enumerate.


    Any additional comments?

    The first 10 or 20% of the book was okay, but it was downhill from there.

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    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 04-10-14
    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2015

    Love to exercise while listening

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    "Surprisingly good detective book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. I typically don’t like detective books, but this was really good. No problem keeping people straight and believable characters. Even though this book was written in 1997 I love to be reminded how our technology has changed so much. (The need for pay phones)


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job. Nothing too outrageous. I liked how he talked into something to stimulate telephone conversations.


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

    There was a moment I almost felt sorry for the pedophile. Almost.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted a long book to keep me entertained for a while. This did the trick. I wanted to get to the end, but at the same time I was enjoying the journey.

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    Laurel R. Werner 03-30-14 Member Since 2012

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    "The long and winding story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love Connelly and the story was fine but I thought it went on for too long.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Connelly? Why or why not?

    Much prefer the Harry Bosch series


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Buck Schirner?

    Narrater was good, he did a fine job with the different characters without being annoying.


    Was The Poet worth the listening time?

    2/3 worth listening too, 1/3 worth skipping.


    Any additional comments?

    A fine read/listen if you are bored and want to give it a try.

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    Amazon Customer United States 02-01-14
    Amazon Customer United States 02-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Mystery"
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    This was the best mystery I've ever read. It have many turns and twists. Well worth the purchase!

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    Gina Abington, PA, United States 01-29-14
    Gina Abington, PA, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2012

    My book of choice is one of suspense with a little bit of romance

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    "Witty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story line was good and cleverly disguised


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poet?

    When he came to know the truth surrounding his brother's death


    Which character – as performed by Buck Schirner – was your favorite?

    brother - news editor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Current title works well


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    Melissa 01-28-14
    Melissa 01-28-14
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    "LOVED this book!"
    If you could sum up The Poet in three words, what would they be?

    Emotion, Drama, Mystery


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

    Pretty much


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Do not have a favorite scene as the book was filled with great moments


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

    Can't pinpoint just one


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book<br/>

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    Grumpy S. Monkey Walpole, MA, United States 01-04-14
    Grumpy S. Monkey Walpole, MA, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a bear that likes honey, climbing trees, stealing picnic baskets and listening to audiobooks.

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    "Okay, but could have been better"
    Any additional comments?

    I think that this book could have been an interesting, somewhat understated police procedural told from the perspective of a tag-along reporter, but the author falls prey to thriller cliches and takes the book in directions that weakens its overall effect. So pretty good, but ultimately disappointing.

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    Kristie Versyp abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14
    Kristie Versyp abilene, TX, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Whoa, didn't see that coming!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poet to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poet?

    When the real Poet is revieled.AAAHHH!!!! way out of left field.


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

    I haven't, but he did an amazing job!


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

    Oh my gosh sooo many!! Tears, anger, confusion.. all them.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best books ever written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Kihei, HI, USA 12-19-13
    Ken Kihei, HI, USA 12-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "One of Connelly's Best"

    I have read every Harry Bosch novel and this is a good as any of those.The plot has lots of turns and twists and the main character is as well developed as Harry.

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