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Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 Audiobook

Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5

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Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.

But the LAPD's organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex - and much more personal. A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he's searching for the truth.

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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    KP Oakland, CA 12-27-14
    KP Oakland, CA 12-27-14 Member Since 2016

    There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson

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    "I like spending time with Harry B."



    ***SPOILER ALERT****
    I thoroughly enjoyed Trunk Music and would have given it my highest rating EXCEPT that the ending seemed so contrived and phony that I had to knock it down just a little. It seemed just wrong to have Victoria Aliso blurt out as she died to, “… save my daughter.” What daughter? That’s the first we hear of it. And really? Her daughter turns out to be Layla, the Las Vegas dancer that Victoria’s HUSBAND is having an affair with? As if that weren’t enough, THEN Bosch and Eleanor run across Layla when they leave L.A. and Vegas and begin their honeymoon in Hawaii on the very last page. That coincidence seems just way too contrived. If there had been a plot of some dimension about Victoria, Layla, and their histories, then fine. However, to just throw these two facts in at the very end does NOT work to make the book and the plot seem believable.

    Other than that, I found the book very readable and compelling, as with most of the Harry Bosch books. I’ll keep on reading about Harry Bosch. I wondered about the title "Trunk Music," and found what it means: ”...a wise guy saying outta Chicago.. when they whack some poor slob they say, “Oh, Tony Don't worry about Tony. He’s trunk music now. You won’t see him no more. “



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Liang ID USA 03-09-13
    J. Liang ID USA 03-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, bit slow"
    Would you listen to Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 again? Why?

    Yes, if you are a fan of Harry Bosch, you would love this book. It is full of his character and style of investigation.


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

    I am always a fan of Michael Connelly, especially of detective Bosch series. I have not yet found one that I didn't like. Great story and the characters.


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

    Love it and his voice fits with all the characters that he developed in this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 10-01-12
    Mary 10-01-12
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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to Trunk Music: Harry Bosch Series, Book 5 again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Harry...such a tortured soul.


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

    I love listening to Dick Hill. His voice is so soothing and easy on the ear.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jess Newbury Park, CA, USA 02-05-10
    Jess Newbury Park, CA, USA 02-05-10
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    "Excellent installment in the Harry Bosch series"

    This is my favorite Bosch except for Echo Park. Good story, great characters. Dick Hill, the narrator, personifies Bosch for me. I think he is an amazing actor and he really *makes* the book. I wish he narrated all of the books in the series....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Kalispell, MT, USA 03-28-09
    Angie Kalispell, MT, USA 03-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, alot of twists and turns."

    I need to read the others!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 06-12-12
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Tough, Smart, Tight --- YEAH!"

    Hmmmm…. Connelly has braided a lace-like plot… No… no… that’s too delicate, even though it captures the complexity… Connelly has woven a net-like plot… Yeah, that’s manly enough but misses the continual twists and whorls. Okay… suppose you had cigar stained lace… used for a whiskey coaster… You know strong stuff, maybe bourbon.

    Anyway… The story twists but the ends all align and the characters each fit into the design – net-captured, y’know what I’m sayin’? And Dick Hill creates the ensemble so that they swagger around in … in… Ahah! Knit the lace out of tough netting, riddle it with a stray bullet, and color the thing dark bloody noir. And if that’s what you want from a hard-boiled Harry Bosch novel… Get this one. It’ll tie up your imagination :-)

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Lacanster, US, Canada 09-21-08
    Vicki Lacanster, US, Canada 09-21-08 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVE IT"

    Another great book I don't want harry bosch's story's to ever end I'm just so hooked on these books.

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-31-10
    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-31-10 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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    "Fantastic"

    Trunk Music is one of the earlier Harry Bosch books. Harry once again runs afoul of the LAPD and the FBI and once again is investigated by the Internal Affairs Division of the department. The book is fast paced with lots of plot twists and turns, mobsters and cops gone bad. Bosch builds and strengthens his relationship with Jerry and Kiz, his two recurring partners, bonds with Grace Billet his supervisor, and gets married to his early flame Eleanor Wish. Along the way, Harry solves the crime and helps the FBI solve theirs. A great way to spend 13 hours.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph D. Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA 10-16-08
    Joseph D. Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA 10-16-08
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    ""Trunk Music" out of tune"

    One of the guidelines for writing a review is NO "Harsh, profane or discriminatory language." But this book is full of that language. I'm not a prude but this book doesn't come close to being as interesting as "City of Bones". In my estimation it makes Susie Bright appear to be a Sunday School teacher by comparison. Maybe that's why the lower price at introduction?

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    ByTheWay 05-12-17
    ByTheWay 05-12-17
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    "Audio & tv series intertwine but diverge intriguingly"

    The narrator of the audio book puts me inside the mind of Harry Bosch in a way the tv series can't. I have rarely chosen to read or listen to cop/detectibe stories, but I can't get enough of this audio series. A Mikey Baller audio introduced me to the audio Bosch in a crossover book. Listening to them in order has added greater depth to Bosch, which in turn adds to my enjoyment of the tv series.

    What amazes me the most is how the book and tv series share the essence of Bosch and some basic story lines but each divergences, with different twists, character development, and plots. When listening to guidebook's excellent narrator I picture the tv series' actor, but with the more complicated, flaws, complex temperament that the audio narrator provides.

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    12/30/16
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    "Enjoyed very much"

    Good story line with a twist that you thought about earlier but dismissed but then came back

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/11/16
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    "awesome"

    it was a great story once again. And a great performance too. I love these books, and audio books. this story in particular keeps you on the edge until the very very end.

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  • MC
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    "Boschtastic"

    I have enjoyed reading the earlier Bosch novels. The story and narration of this 5th outing for Harry Bosch is excellent.

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  • bibliophile
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    8/5/16
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    "Another good listening experience."

    Connelly's Bosch novels have never disappointed me, and this is no exception. Good plotting and characterisation, and beautifully read, as usual.

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  • Stephen Amos
    7/5/16
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    "Another great novel by Michael Connelly."

    Not much to say, I've read/listen to the preceding Harry Bosch novels and found them easy, entertaining and, at times, exciting.

    Wonderfully performed by Dick Hill, this is solid and engrossing. If you like Bosch or detective fiction in general, this is for you.

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  • M
    3/10/16
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    "Great story that was well read."

    The book had a good plot with plenty of twists and enjoyed every minute listening to it. I really love Michael Connelly books and think they are all great. This one was particularly well read by Dick Hill. He brings the characters to life and I like the way he narrated the story.

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  • fraser
    1/19/16
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    "Class"

    An expertly written book that you just cant guess only thing is i would recommend reading the books in order as there is a small thead running thtough each dont make my mistake. Although they truly are great books and read by a very talented narrator.
    perfect

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David B. Pilgrim
    England
    12/19/15
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    "Gripping"

    Exciting story from start to end, twisting and turning to keep the reader gripped to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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