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The Narrows

Narrated by: Len Cariou
Series: Harry Bosch, Book 10
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (394 ratings)

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Summary

Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. And he has not forgotten Rachel. He has a special present for her.

Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and as a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered.

©2004 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2004 Time Warner Publishing, Inc

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Stop Recording Music & F/X Over the Reader's Voice

I enjoy the Bosch Books and they are all well read but the producers keep recording annoying music and sound effects over the reader's voice. Stop it! I want to hear the words not Pan Pipes or the a sound effect of water lapping against a boat. Grrrrrr.

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Music (no need)

No need for music. Its a book not a movie. And no need to tell which chapter I am reading

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Not the best but still enjoyable - cool whip

Seems long and over detailed in parts but still enjoyable. Would love to hear the narrator say “cool whip”

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Top notch

The author is, yet again, running in top gear. Great plot, characters and pacing. The narration is up to the writing. I could not have asked for more.

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The Narrows

Unusually I found this book to be long winded and at times quite boring overall it kept me interested but not excited

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Good Listen.

The Poet is my favourite Michael Connelly book thus far and so I was looking forward to listening to this book. While not as good as it's predecessor, it is still an enjoyable story. I love Harry Bosch as a character and it's interesting to have his chapter's in the first person. My one issue is the background music and sound effects, which have gradually worked into the last few books....are they really needed?

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Loved it.

I'm warming to Len Cariou now, after Dick Hills definitive performances and excellent portrayal of Harry Bosch & Co, I did initially struggle with the new style Len brought to this brilliant series. This story was definitely a thriller. I personally found the addition of music quite acceptable in this particular production. Tastefully done in most instances, and complimented the situations and mood. The Poet is an all time favourite of mine, so with this book picking up from that story - plus adding Bosch and Terry McCaleb into the mix - my anticipation levels were set very high, so I was extremely impressed and relieved at Michael Connellys ability to do his own excellent previous work such justice! Len Cariou did a wonderful job of bring it to life also. So go ahead. You won't be disappointed.

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sound effects and music add nothing to it

in fact, they detract from it and are very annoying. What was a great read, is a not so great audiobook due to the additions

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another great bosch book

A great story. Bosch is a complexe character. Gripping and interesting, a really great listen.

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Little bit predictable

Would you try another book written by Michael Connelly or narrated by Len Cariou?

Yes absolutely. I am sold on Bosch and slowly making my way through the series.

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

Not as good. It appeared there were too many threads which weren’t brought together correctly.

What does Len Cariou bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice brought the story alive, very entertaining.

Was The Narrows worth the listening time?

Just about.

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  • Thonia
  • 01-10-15

poetic justice

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

Harry Bosch is at the top of my list of favourites,,always. A plot that challenges me and pulls me right in to find this elusive chameleon.the fbi joisting with LAPD leaves room for a smile, albeit tense. All of this plot sat tightly together with briliant flow from vivd scene to vivd scene.MC created a smart way to bring some sweet promise of romance back into Harry's life for the next book.

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

I can barely breathe out I am in so much suspense! A gifted criminal who knows the ropes and is one step ahead, MC lures the best from each character, we know that Harry is going to get his man, but the catch is a chilling journey.

Which scene was your favorite?

Harry is always so smooth. Loved the way he just rocks on up in the desert and then even gets rescued by Rachel. The almost tragic narrows and then it doesn't even end there. Where next?

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

poetic justice! Has to become "a Poet's Justice"

Any additional comments?

Really missed the music in this one, especially since he was driving long distances. Some Frank Morgyn or who would he have like in this situation?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-20

Great book but..

A great Bosch story and a great reader, but I found the music used and its timing confusing.