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The Black Box

Série : Harry Bosch, Volume 16
Durée : 10 h et 28 min
4,7 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

Escorted by National Guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his colleagues are only able to do the bare minimum in terms of collecting evidence. And for Harry that's not enough. When he finds the body of a female journalist executed in an alley, he cannot accept that he will never be able to bring her killer to justice, and her tragedy starts to eat into his soul. But then, 20 years later, Harry finds himself working in the Open Unsolved Unit, and suddenly the past comes back to haunt him once again, in a way he could never have imagined.

Read by Michael McConnohie. Michael McConnohie has had a long career as both an on-camera and voiceover actor. He was two of the original Transformers as well as a GI Joe in the cartoon series which is still airing today, and has lent his voice to countless TV shows and motion pictures. He has been an audiobook presence for decades. From true crime to fiction to self-help, he's read just about every kind of audiobook there is. He's an AudioFile Earphones award winner for Stuart M. Kaminsky's Always Say Goodbye, and was part of the Grammy-nominated Lincoln-Douglas Debates with David Straithairn and Richard Dreyfuss. Michael makes his home in Southern California.

©2012 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • Bruno
  • 27/11/2012

Another Great Read from Connelly

A very good read, Harry Bosch is back and on form. I'm a recent fan of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, but I've now read the whole series. This ranks high among the series and I can recommend everyone to read it, not just the fans.

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  • Chris
  • 01/12/2012

Best Yet!!

What did you love best about The Black Box?

Having read/listened to all the Bosch books, this is by far the best story so far. I really liked how Michael Connelly has created a story from the past and brought it into the future. Similar to a couple of others since bosch has been in the open unsolved unit. But this story had me hooked from start to finish. Great story that comes together very nicely. Connelly is a genius the way he puts all this together. From Bosch starting with one small clue that leads him on a journey to find the truth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As always, Harry Bosch.

Which character – as performed by Michael McConnohie – was your favorite?

Bosch.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. Was hard to stop this when I had to. But got through it in two days.

Any additional comments?

Please keep them coming Michael. I am at a loss without my fix of Bosch's determination and skill for finding justice.

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  • Paul
  • 07/12/2012

Bosch is back!

Would you listen to The Black Box again? Why?

complex plot, realistic policing, fast interesting plot. Great characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry off course, this guy just will not stop, ever.

What does Michael McConnohie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He simply sounds the way I imagine Harry to speak.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yeah, but that would give away the plot. Needless to say Bosch gets himself into very sticky situations.

Any additional comments?

If you are a Bosch fan, download this one, you will love it...

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/06/2019

Average

Michael Connelly is my favorite author but I could not get into this book. It starts off very very slowly and only picks up steam about three quarters in. That, paired with the incredibly slow pace McConnohie reads at, made it very sub par in my opinion. If your gunna listen to this book I would recommend listening to it at 1.25 pace at least.

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  • Mervyn
  • 09/05/2018

A story that grabs & doesn't let go 'till the end.

The story catches and doesn't drop in intensity. The narrators diction & voice are good. It's just a pity he didn't give the female voices a believable tone.

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  • Marcus
  • 23/06/2014

Another riveting detective triller from Connelly

Another terrific story with plenty of surprising twists and turns.
Brilliantly written. Superbly narrated (performed) by Michael Connohie.

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  • antonio
  • 07/10/2013

Bosh is back !!

I felt that the last few Michael Connelly novels were disappointingly repetitive and far less exciting than the first ones. The plots were not credible and lacking interest. The character of Hyeronimous Bosh was also fading and lacking the intensity that used to make him so attractive.
The Black Box reconciles me with both Connelly and Bosh ; i listened to the book in 48 hours and -to say the least- i really got into the story.
Welcome back H Bosh !!

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  • Sas
  • 11/03/2013

Good listen

I enjoyed this one. A nice "switch-off-your-life-and-go-sit-somewhere" listen.
Can listen to more of these.
Thanks for a great read (performance).

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  • Jan Cibulka
  • 05/03/2013

Harry Bosch still rules

What did you love best about The Black Box?

Harry Bosch is still the best around even though he gets sometimes misled in perception of some things
The plot is interesting and far reaching

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

Your sins will resurface

Any additional comments?

The ending was a bit too ... awkward? Action movie like ...

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  • Elad
  • 11/02/2013

I judge these pulpy fiction type books by how much

they make me chortle. I didn't chortle all that much. It was just average.

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  • Jo
  • 10/06/2013

Decent, but there is better by Connelly

This time, Harry Bosch gets lucky - a lot. The story of "The black box" is not as Bosch-centered as others in the sense of "Harry does it all". It is rather the people around him, who, though not playing a role but being sources of information only, deliver him the clues on a plate. One can put the pieces together just as Bosch does it, which makes it a bit boring once you know what happened (not a new story). Therefore, the dramatic scenes in the end appear a bit fake and unnecessary. Besides, a couple things didn't make sense. When someone is asked about a phonecall (regarding a very important issue) he made a few years ago, it is not plausible to me that this person won't remember this ever happened and not be alarmed by the question. And a helicopter that flies into a well-lid windmill instead of fleeing in a different direction? I don't know... But I guess this could be considered a minor lapse. Also, and I had not noticed this with Connelly before, Bosch repeats himself quite a bit, especially towards the end. The constant talking about how he wants to keep the motion of the case going, how he gets into a flow, and how hard it hits him, whenever he gets at a dead end is tiring. So to me, not everything added up in "The black box", Bosch had too much luck and the other people (who were scratched to be potentially very interesting characters, Rachel's colleague for example) didn't get their fair share of attention, and I personally have a hard time standing too many reptitions of phrases/words. It is still a decent book, very well read by Michael McConnohie, but not as good as "Echo Park", "The Narrows" or "The Reversal". Oh, and beware of quite questionable behavior by Bosch. He is not an all-good guy anyway, but this time it is a bit over the top. Unthinkable that something like this would just happen and no one cared. Must be artistic license, so try not to reflect on it too much, otherwise it might ruin Bosch for you.

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  • gruenzeug
  • 05/12/2012

toll!

unglaublich, wie michael connelly es immer wieder schafft, eine tolle story spannend zu erzählen. er ist für mich einer der wenigen autoren, die niemals an qualität verlieren. ich freu' mich schon auf das nächste buch.
der sprecher macht seine sache auch sehr gut und passt perfekt zu harry bosch.
perfekt!

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  • Harry Pasiak
  • 03/06/2013

Ein typischer Harry Bosch

Gleich vorweg - ich bin ein absoluter Harry Bosch-Fan. Fast alles, was Michael Connelly bisher geschrieben hat, habe ich gelesen oder als audio book genossen. Daher hat mir auch "The Black Box" recht gut gefallen. Nur mit dem Sprecher konnte ich mich nicht so recht anfreunden. Nach meinem persönlichen Geschmack ist Dick Hill die ideale Stimme für Detective Harry Bosch.

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  • Namdar Nosratifard
  • 29/05/2018

Another good one!

The narrative and the narrator were a good match and I went through this book in 2 days. The only footnote is that the story could have continued. At the end of the book there were a few interesting questions unanswered...