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Publisher's Summary

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.

DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court.

Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.

Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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Fabulous Narration

Would you consider the audio edition of The Drop to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily. Only in that I got to drive while enjoying it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pell. Not my favorite per se but the narrator did a very good job on his character!

What about Len Cariou’s performance did you like?

He is fabulous! He captures the characters , has a wide range of inflection, making it both enjoyable and easy to follow. My first book by this author had a different man and I was so disappointed that I returned it! Thank goodness we can do that. This was definitely worth the money.

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

No. Not really that kind of a book.

Any additional comments?

Just that i would absolutely buy this narrator again. The Harry Bosch novels have been a favorite of mine and after having been SO DISAPPOINTED in the narrator of The Black Box, my faith in audio books is restored

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Always Surprising

He works so hard only to be blindsided. He gets up and someone else is working against him. He thinks he knows who to trust and finds out differently, every time!

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Still held me captive!! 😎

One of my first purchases when I joined Audible years ago, listening to it again was like hearing it for the fist time.

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A Lifelike Story Of Shades Of Gray

This police story demonstrates the fact that there are aiways trade offs and comprises in life, and sudden turns of events can derail even the best laid plans.

The story was great. I was constantly distracted by the narrator's diction, and found myself focused on the odd pronunciations of common words instead of the story.

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good book

I wish the book were a bit longer I love Len cariou best Bosch narrator ever😊!

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A great reader and a great listen

Harry is as flawed as ever but still gets the job done.
All the usual suspects appear from the series as well, making this a great revisit to the open unsolved unit.
Harry has his self doubt, insight, tenacity, and hard work to get to the root of the crimes and his nemises
I could listen to 10 more of these.

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One of Michael Connelly's better efforts

Where does The Drop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Kept my attention, fast paced, good plot

Any additional comments?

Hard to put it down, one of those books that ends to soon.

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Gotta love Harry Bosch

Connelly's stories are always well developed and entertaining. I've read all the Harry Bosch books and "The Drop" is right up there with the best. Easy 5 stars since I'm a Bosch fan. Maybe only 4 stars if you're not.

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Prob. bertween a 3 and a 4

Not a great book, not bac either. Nice story line involving two diff situations in the same story. Lots of action, not a whole lot of dead narration. ok book

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Prob. bertween a 3 and a 4

Not a great book, not bac either. Nice story line involving two diff situations in the same story. Lots of action, not a whole lot of dead narration. ok book