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Desert Star

By: Michael Connelly
Narrated by: Christine Lakin,Titus Welliver
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THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLER BEHIND AMAZON PRIME'S BOSCH AND NETFLIX'S THE LINCOLN LAWYER

SOME CRIMES YOU CAN'T FORGET.

OTHERS YOU CAN'T FORGIVE.

Detective Renée Ballard is given the chance to revive the LAPD's cold case unit and find justice for the families of the forgotten. The only catch is she must first unravel an unsolved murder, or lose this opportunity of a lifetime...

Harry Bosch is top of the list of investigators Ballard wants to recruit. The ex-detective is a living legend - but for how long?

Because Bosch has his own agenda: a crime that has haunted him for years - the murder of a whole family, buried out in the desert - which he vowed to close.

With the killer still out there and evidence elusive, Bosch is on a collision course with a choice he hoped never to make...

©2022 Michael Connelly (P)2022 Orion

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'Cements Connelly's reputation as the master of modern crime fiction' EXPRESS

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Having three performers telling the story, including Titus Welliver really made the story come alive.

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Great entertainment

Great story. A bit simplistic for a bosch novel but enjoyable enough. Two voices narrating feels a little stilted to me.

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Great

While the plot did provide a surprise (twist?) or two it was the depth of characterisation that really stood out as being fantastic. Whether you’re familiar with the characters or not, you should love this one.

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Bosch coming to an end

Feels like we are getting to the end of Boschs timeline a bittersweet moment as we find out his fate.

Another amazing adventure though.

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Another Bosch/Ballard success

I love these books and have re-listened to many a Bosch novel when I am struggling to find something. Always twists, always believable characters and excellent performances from the narrators

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Couldn’t stop listening!

Binged this book in 3 days. Such a great story with plot twists and excitement. Narrated perfectly. 10/10 recommend

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Loved this book

The only drawback fir me is the narration the 2 people sound like they are completely disconnected I would prefer a single narrator. Great story

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Great story, well balanced narration

Enjoyed this edition of the Bosch and Ballard collaboration much more than the last. Use of actors was well balanced between characters and the tension was held. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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What next Harry?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story/production, quite a different experience listening to Michael Connellys’ story telling, which kept me intrigued, as always. I love the way he writes, tight and exciting. I sincerely hope there’s a sequel to this book, as I really want to know what is in stall for Harry. Titus Welliver really brought Harry to life, great performance, as was Christine Lakins’ portrayal of Rene Ballard. Thanks Michael Connelly, another great book!

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Another fantastic book by Michael Connelly

Great book fantastic as an audiobook. This was my first time listening to one of Michael Connelly’s books and it was so much better than I had expected

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