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The Burning Room Audiobook

The Burning Room

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In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Read by Titus Welliver, star of the Bosch TV series.

©2014 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Ronan 14/11/2014
    Ronan 14/11/2014 Member Since 2017

    An avid crime reader and sports fanatic.

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    "A let down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No , Titus Welliver delivered it in a monotone boring voice - it would put you to sleep


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I returned the book before the end , Ill buy the paper version and finish it rather than listen to Titus


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Titus Welliver?

    Anyone


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MISS E. 14/11/2014
    MISS E. 14/11/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"
    What would have made The Burning Room better?

    I love this series. I have listened to them all over and over. I don't think I'll listen to this one again. The narrator puts me to sleep. He doesn't make the story interesting at all. As an actor great as a narrator rubbish. I found the flat tone very difficult to listen too. Why wasn't this narrated by the usual people. Big mistake. It should be re done!


    Would you recommend The Burning Room to your friends? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who loves the previous narrators. I would recommend reading rather than listening.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Titus Welliver’s performances?

    I wouldn't be willing to listen to this narrator again. His voice is to flat and doesn't get me interested in the story just puts me to sleep.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book left me disappointed. No even sure if I enjoyed the story or even if I heard all of it I kept falling asleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Please release this book again with one of the narrators you used for Harry before.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    A. J. Pomfret Dunedin, New Zealand 14/11/2014
    A. J. Pomfret Dunedin, New Zealand 14/11/2014 Member Since 2010

    Tony Pomfret

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    "Harry's getting old!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Burning Room the most enjoyable?

    As the years have gone by, Harry's mellowed a tiny amount. The story lines are just as good, but not so forceful or violent, in keeping with the age thing. Whilst I enjoyed Titus Welliver, who will make a fine on screen Harry, he doesn't 'do' other character voice changes, which makes some of the dialogue difficult to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Different character voices rather than the same for all.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Claire D. 08/11/2016
    Claire D. 08/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Let down!"

    Having listened to 16 chapters I'm giving up. If it wasn't for the awesome narrator, I wouldn't have made it past the first 5 chapters. I have read much better Bosch stories, this one is dull, the characters are uninteresting the story boring. Thumbs down for this one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Jonathan Mcclane North Wales 07/06/2016
    Mr. Jonathan Mcclane North Wales 07/06/2016 Listener Since 2011

    bigjongym

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    "Bosch on form"

    Great story.
    Great reader.
    Taking on the leadership never gets old for this guy, sometimes however, I wish he'd catch a break with the ladies.
    It's Bosch, need I say more?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Potts 26/04/2016
    Claire Potts 26/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Another first rate production"

    Great story from start to finish, sometimes authors can wear out a character quickly and the books become all too similar, not so with Bosch.
    Wonderful to have Titus read this latest novel, easy to place him as the voice of Bosch with his portrayal in the TV series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Chester, United Kingdom 03/04/2016
    James Chester, United Kingdom 03/04/2016 Member Since 2017

    something

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    "Not his best but"

    ... Connelly is a very consistent writer - amazingly so considering his prodigious output. I do like Welliver as Bosch on TV, but his narration here can be one-note. Connelly's prose is lean, but a definitely more nuanced than Welliver allows. The former narrator did the books more proud.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. Matthews 28/03/2016
    E. Matthews 28/03/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Just as good as always"

    I discovered this series when audible had a sale on the 4th audio book in the series. I've been hooked ever since. Well worth the cost but better listened/read in order. Can't wait till the next instalment Nov 16.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqui Amersham, United Kingdom 27/10/2015
    Jacqui Amersham, United Kingdom 27/10/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "More please...."

    I am a Bosch junky and this had best not be the end. Loved it, as always

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gareth Chapman 12/07/2015
    Gareth Chapman 12/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor Narration"
    If you could sum up The Burning Room in three words, what would they be?

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others in the Harry Bosch series, mainly due to the poor narration.


    Would you recommend The Burning Room to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd be hard pressed to recommend this book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Maureen
    Perth, Australia
    11/05/15
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    "Connolly does it again!"

    I enjoyed this book from the moment I started to listen to it.
    However, I am a great fan of Harry Bosch so this is not at all surprising.

    The most memorable moment for me was right at the end when Harry leaves the squad room to applause led by Soto.

    The narrator, who plays the part of Harry in the TV series Bosch,
    was perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    20/02/15
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    "Go Harry"

    Loved it. Looking forward to the next adventure. Harry is such an interesting character who develops through the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • antonio
    genthod, Switzerland
    20/12/14
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    "A good reading, but Bosch stories are aging..."

    I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, one can find the strengths of Connelly’s books (and of the Harry Bosh saga): a linear story, a very solid and credible plot, characters well depicted and a catchy Los Angeles providing as usual a great background to the action. However, somehow the book is not engaging as most of the Bosh stories used to be. May be is Bosh that has aged: from the passionate, intense, almost dark hero that used to be, Harry is now a grumpy, a bit cynical cop flirting with (and fighting) retirement. Glimpses into his private life –that should provide pauses and contrast to the thriller plot- are frankly boring: he is a worrying father to a teenage girl without really other interest or relationship. This is emblematic of the lost charisma of Bosh and a key to understand why this book is less engaging than the first ones of the series. I must however say that, in relative terms, is by far not the worse book that Connelly has recently written. In fact, in absolute terms, the book is overall a good experience and had no problems in keeping up through the (good) end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gabrielle
    08/02/17
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    "Boring voice!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Connelly seems to have forgotten some of his previous plot points. A couple of old story lines were mentioned however not as they happened in the books. He stated that Bosch had a partner who went rogue and he had to go find him, but that was in reference to the Drug squad character who faked his own death - never Harry's partner. There were a couple of others I caught but can't remember them now. At the time though, it was disappointing to realise Connelly stuffed up on the recall of his own books.


    What three words best describe Titus Welliver’s performance?

    Boring, mumbling, boring


    Any additional comments?

    I love all the Harry Bosch books and have them all as well as the Mickey Haller audios. Some of the readers voices have annoyed me over time but this one was by far the worst. Welliver sounded bored by the story and the character, often not bothering to change his voice at all so the characters were barely distingusihable from each other. He mumbled regularly and there was one sectioned I played back 3 times and still have no idea what he said!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. J. Walsh
    Canberra, Australia
    13/09/16
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    "Welliver sparks the fire"

    This is not the best of the Bosch books and that would be more apparent but for the exemplary reading of the text by Titus Welliver. He could hardly have been better. Despite meticulous detailing in the writing and the arrival of a new, young, female work partner for Bosch, there is a thin quality that pervades the narrative. The reason is that two unrelated investigations are taking place simultaneously and they both seem like they would struggle to stand alone. Put together they might just do, but it is Welliver who delivers the blaze.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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