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Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2020

The best audiobook I’ve listed to in my 5+ years of being a regular consumer. Great story, great characters with a flawless and brave performance from Will Paton. I’m very happy to have found this series, as this is a new one for me.

Not the usual standard

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2020

Started off strong, then got a little boring pretty quickly and never recovered.
As always - a great performance from Jeff Harding, but the story was a letdown.

Good, not as good as Book 1

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-2020

Enjoyable, but not as good as book 1 and a lot more unbelievable regarding some of the decision making of the characters. The attempt at a soft/loving moments between some characters is not good at all (not only saying this because I'm a big action guy, I do like some romance in my stories but this is really bad).
Also, I've realised that Jack is a bit of a d-head. Really hard to like this character.

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Boring

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-2020

So incredibly boring. Is this really a Stephen King novel?
It really really did not do it for me. The first 'part' had my interest somewhat but then when it pivoted to the main story - that was just boring and simple.

Stick with it

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-2019

Persevere with the first few chapters. It gets better and ends up being pretty decent, though not quite as good as scrublands.
Mandy has become a terrible character. A real pain in the ass. Hope he doesn’t bring her back for the next one.
Martin and the ASIO guy should team up and open a detective agency.

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Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2019

I was initially disappointed that Tom Hollander didn’t narrate this one, but JLC did a great job.
Story lacked suspense but the characters were great. Recommend.

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Passable

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-2018

I was really looking forward to this one, but it was a bit of a let down. Perhaps my expectations were too high as I loved the first Ballard story and just about all the Bosch ones. Still worth a read/listen if you’re a fan of the series.

Not the best Bosch

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-2018

I don't really give a rats about Bosch's family, so this was just okay. Len Cariou is great again, although the female characters whinge too much and that is very hard to listen too. Overall, not a bad edition to the Bosch series but far from the best. Is Connelly running out of ideas for this character? Can he do what Lee Childs sometimes does with Jack Reacher ... go back in time, and do stories on a young Bosch?

Pretty weak

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2018

A rather weak story line, attempted to be bolstered by a lame and unnecessary love interest (more so than previous books. Why do these types of stories feel compelled to always chuck in a lame love/romance/sex story; they’d be better served without it). Narration makes Bosch and his partner sound like little boys rather than hard boiled detectives. Then again, after Dick Hill, no narrator could ever live up to his greatness. I still hold hope for the rest of the series so will crack on and assume this was just an anomaly in an otherwise great series.

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