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Summary

When a physicist is murdered in LA it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on The Mulholland overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces of Homeland Security, Harry realises he must solve the murder or face unimaginable consequences.

©2007 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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Strong story, superb performance

Len Cariou's readings of the Bosch novels are superb. I've bought several just for this. Handles dialogue immaculately, especially humour. Keeps you listening. One of the shorter Bosch's, with a touch of "24" (the whole case is done and dusted in under a day).

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Great, but just too short.

Great book, as are all of the Bosch books so far, but way too short.

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  • Antony
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • 28-04-18

The low point in an otherwise excellent series

When "reading" many of the previous Bosch series audiobooks, I have struggled to take a break in listening but this one was a struggle to get through, I eventually got to the end at the third attempt - each time starting from scratch, a few months after losing interest on the previous occasion. Given the premise of the story (a potential terrorist attack using radio-isotopes), it should have been exciting and full of suspense but somehow I found the interplay between the characters to be lazy and laboured. I have found the subtleties in the plot of the previous books in this series to be funny and intellectually stimulating but this time they were continually spoon-fed and spelled out to the reader, like someone who ruins a really good joke with poor delivery. To make matters worse, despite the author noting that he took advise from experts in medical physics when researching for this book, he gets nuclear fusion and fission confused - for me, this was an embarrassing mistake. I guess Michael Connelly had "a bad day at the office" with The Overlook and I can forgive him this given the high quality of the other Bosch books. This won't put me off downloading Nine Dragons.

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Overlook

Story well plotted, fair narrative, performance could have been better compared to other connelly titles.

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  • 22-02-17

Pretty boring

Pretty bland story compared to the other books was not impressed at all with this one

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Disappointed in this one sorry

Not my favourite Bosh also I found the narration really annoying this time. It's something in the deadpan delivery and how he ends phrases disconnects me from the story

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why oh why have irritating music obscuring narration of a BOOK?

I adore connelly's books and want them read aloud clearly, if I wanted music I wouldn't buy a book. Please stop this growing trend of "atmospheric" music on audio books - it is simply annoying.

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Music

I am a big Harry Bosh fan. The plots deliver and the writing is slick, but personally I find the music jolts me out of the story. You don't get blasts of sax when you're reading after all.

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