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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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Best since Angels Flight

This might very well be one of the best if not THE best Bosch novel so far.

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Narrators error.

Im enjoying the story and the plot-but not the narrator. Unfortunately this man makes the mistake-as some others do-of attempting to “act” the voices of characters in the story. The ludicrous pitch when trying to imitate a woman’s voice-or a man in authority is so very annoying. The clue is in the title-narrator. Narrate-don’t act. But hey! what do u know? I’m just a listener-treat me as if I’m dense.

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Michael has done it again

A superb and gripping read with another great performance from Len C. I have been working my way through this series back to back and this was my favourite so far. Definitely recommend.

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A great story and good narration

This book sees Bosch come full circle. Feeling on the outside of law enforcement he makes some big life choices. Not particularly liking the interaction with his ex wife but the rest if the story is good. I like the way each book is rounded and complete. No need for cliffhangers you get the next book for no other reason than loving the stories.

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Good Story

Not too keen on the production sounds and music but enjoyable story. Nice twists and turns.

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Superb!

One of my favourite Bosch novels.
not sure I like the sound effects though, I think they are a little intrusive and therefore distracting. the author sets the scene perfectly, adding effects is kind of gilding the Lily! still a five, though!!!

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Back to Bosch - but predictable

This is a good story and moved much faster than a couple of the other books recently, but it's sadly predictable and I found myself a chapter ahead in my head.

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Vintage Bosch

Vintage Bosch and first class narration. Really enjoyable audiobook. Len Cariou carries all of the characters very well indeed.

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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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  • Jamie
  • 17-10-20

One of the best Bosch books

Great pace and story, finally a decent and subtle music score. Listened to it really fast!

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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.