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  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,378 ratings)
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By: Michael Connelly
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Summary

An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in the first novel of the "thrilling" Harry Bosch series (New York Times Book Review).

For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal...because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©1992 by Michael Connelly. (P)1992 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Police procedural as it should be

Very good linear police procedural which is not trying to be anything else. Classic Connelly with enough twists and turns to hold interest. Although I have read most of the the Harry Bosch series over the years, this reminded me that I would enjoy going back for a listen this time. Dick Hill did a god narration job so shall look for him in the rest of the series and other books.

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Top notch !

Fantastic read and Dick Hill's narration is on another level . I highly recommend this book .

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Fabulous book, great plot...next please!

Loved this, Bosch is a great character & the narrators wonderful deep voice adds a true grit that is so plausible it could be Bosch himself!

Plot & story exceptional as were the twists & turns, starting the second book in a few minutes....

Don’t hesitate get this book!

Steve

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Tremendous!

A great story with twists and turns around every corner. Harry Bosch one of the GOAT fiction detectives.

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A little predictable

A comfortable fairly predictable detective book. I did enjoy it, but didn't find it gripping, and the end was dragged out a bit. I thought the ending was a bit guessable too.

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Fast moving

What did you like most about The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

Believable.

If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

First time for me.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Clear and with good diction.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Will definitely be following this author from now on.

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Loving Harry Bosch Series

Good characters, story and the narrator is similar to the tv show but the books aren’t.
If you like a twisty turning book and a detective who’s not in the job for the pension - you’ll like Harry Bosch.

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Excellent Story

Where does The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was my first book by Michael Connelly and I really enjoyed this introduction to Harry Bosch, the story had some nice twists and turns as it went along. I will definitely continue with the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1?

I don't want to spoil it for new listeners but I enjoyed the way the case was pieced together.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Dick Hill brought the characters to life and read well.

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

I listened to this book while driving over a week or so, it was really enjoyable and I always put it on as soon as I started my journey.

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Very well written!

Original, well developed and mastered with genius. Harry Bosch is simply, as the story says: "An outsider doing an insider's job." Enough said.

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Not bad - easy listen

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not really it was an easy listen , nice narration

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It as enjoyable but nothing exceptional

What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance might you have changed?

None nice narration

Did The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 inspire you to do anything?

Not really

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