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Dark Sacred Night

Série : Harry Bosch, Volume 21, Renée Ballard, Volume 2
Durée : 10 h et 39 min
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At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time.

Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.

Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him.

©2018 Michael Connelly (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Praise for Connelly: "One of the world's greatest crime writers." (Daily Mail)

"A master of the genre." (Stephen King)

"Crime thriller writing of the highest order." (The Guardian)

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  • Lia
  • 01/11/2018

Michael Connelly Never Dissapoints

Harry is as human as he has ever been. I was born the same year as the Bosch of the books so I can relate to his sore knees and his slowing down and his doubting his sharpness. In contrast we have the much younger Renée Ballard whose sharp skills complement Bosch. The development of the mutual trust between them was a bit surprising to me but very satisfying.
I love it most when there is a new episode of the old Bosch, that is, a new novel. This one is everything I want to think and feel about the Harry Bosch I have come to know over more than 20 installments.

I have mixed feeling regarding the narration. Both narrators were good but together it made the story feel a bit disjointed. Stick with Titus he was the better of the two.

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  • Glenn
  • 01/12/2018

Lady Narrator Kills It

Having read every Harry Bosch novel this is the first letdown. Titus Welliver is great as usual but not the women. Hopefully Michael Connelly will go back to only Titus next.

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  • John Tinsley
  • 06/11/2018

A terrible disappointment.

Wow. A new Michael Connelly. Bosch and Ballard. I was so looking forward to this. I'm sure it's a great story, as Connelly hasn't let me down yet. But I'll have to get a paper copy to find out, as the reading is terrible. I simply could not listen all the way through. Using a male/female combo this way is merely a gimmick. It might have worked if Christine had read the female speaking parts, but no. When will directors realise that women simply cannot do males voices? Furthermore, breaking the book up into segments means that neither reader gets involved. They are merely reading aloud, they are not telling a story.

I have never returned a Michael Connelly book. I AM returning this one. It is not worth the listening effort. I'll get the kindle version instead.

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  • Susan
  • 02/11/2018

Narration is woeful

I have had all the Harry Bosch books from Audible and thoroughly enjoy them, and was eagerly awaiting this latest book. I am not sure why there has been a change in the narration of the Harry Bosch series, but Christine Lakin is terrible as the voice of Harry Bosch, plus most of the other male voices she just doesn't have the range and cadence to pull of a male voice. I am sorry for that, but instead of Titus Welliver's great voice as Harry Bosch, plus his ability with all other voices, when Christine is narrating he sounds like a 30something future trader on Wall Street, all seduction, it is just awful. I couldn't get passed the first chapter. Will be seeking a refund and will go out and buy the book and pretend it is Titus doing the narration. Completely spoiled the book for me. I am sorry for this review.

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  • Zard
  • 28/02/2019

What a waste

of time and money: Even though this book introduces a new character (Renée Ballard) to the Harry Bosch series, it seems artificial and constructed. The characters are going thorugh the motions (relentless outcast, cop instinct, stupid solo actions, some personal favors are called in, tadaa day saved). No suspense whatsoever - you even know who the killer is ahead of time because it so effin obvious. I wish I had stopped with the series before this one.

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  • Mike Williamson
  • 17/12/2019

Classic Bosch if a little predictable

A classic Michael Connelly novel, full of great procedural stuff, understandable jargon and action. Some of the outcomes were a little predictable (I don’t mean the plot - so no spoilers here), but hey, this is a Bosch story so it goes with the territory.

I have to admit, I could do without the dramatic music though. This is an audio book, not a movie and I don’t need anything to set the scene except the unabridged words, which were well voiced by Welliver and Lakin.

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  • Taran Sahota
  • 19/06/2019

amazing as always cant wait for next one

Michael Connelly is the best author i have ever read. Titus did good work as well.

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  • Victoria
  • 22/12/2018

Conflicting feelings, but a great story

There is no other Harry Bosch than Titus Welliver, and yes - Christine Lakin might not have been the best match, at times her voice sounds monotonous seemingly lacking the modulation.
But here she is a young female detective, stuck in a graveyard shift because she dared to challenge the status quo. It would just be wrong to dismiss Lakin's performance, she has done it well as far as her character is concerned, keeping a steady beat to it.
I have conflicting feelings about the narrating, but I have no intention of returning the book.

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  • Mark
  • 18/12/2018

Excellent

Nice to see the new character and Harry Bosch together Good story. Hope there are more of them together.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/11/2018

Awesome!

Great story that really seem plausible. Great performances as well by both readers. I strongly recommends it if you are into detective stories!

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  • Selma
  • 21/01/2019

Not the best Bosch

Half of the book is well written and intriguing as usual but there are passages that are not so well written and have weaknesses in the story itself.