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Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. And he has not forgotten Rachel. He has a special present for her.

Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and as a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered.

©2004 Hieronymous, Inc (P)2004 Time Warner Publishing, Inc

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Better and better...

You think you have it worked out, then BAM! Another twist! Sitting on the edge of your seat is too mild of a description! I hate it when the books come to an end! Fabulous writer, fantastic stories, amazing story lines. I feel I really know Harry Boche.
I cannot get enough.

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Great book. Silly performance features

I was distracted by the music and sound effects at the end and start of each chapter. A silly feature. This should not occur. I persevered because it is a great book but would not have if I had not known the author. Don’t do it

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  • Thonia
  • 01-10-2015

poetic justice

Where does The Narrows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Harry Bosch is at the top of my list of favourites,,always. A plot that challenges me and pulls me right in to find this elusive chameleon.the fbi joisting with LAPD leaves room for a smile, albeit tense. All of this plot sat tightly together with briliant flow from vivd scene to vivd scene.MC created a smart way to bring some sweet promise of romance back into Harry's life for the next book.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I can barely breathe out I am in so much suspense! A gifted criminal who knows the ropes and is one step ahead, MC lures the best from each character, we know that Harry is going to get his man, but the catch is a chilling journey.

Which scene was your favorite?

Harry is always so smooth. Loved the way he just rocks on up in the desert and then even gets rescued by Rachel. The almost tragic narrows and then it doesn't even end there. Where next?

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

poetic justice! Has to become "a Poet's Justice"

Any additional comments?

Really missed the music in this one, especially since he was driving long distances. Some Frank Morgyn or who would he have like in this situation?

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  • Jamie
  • 17-10-2020

One of the best Bosch books

Great pace and story, finally a decent and subtle music score. Listened to it really fast!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-2020

Great book but..

A great Bosch story and a great reader, but I found the music used and its timing confusing.

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  • S. Dexter
  • 02-07-2018

Stop Recording Music & F/X Over the Reader's Voice

I enjoy the Bosch Books and they are all well read but the producers keep recording annoying music and sound effects over the reader's voice. Stop it! I want to hear the words not Pan Pipes or the a sound effect of water lapping against a boat. Grrrrrr.

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  • baz
  • 16-09-2017

Music (no need)

No need for music. Its a book not a movie. And no need to tell which chapter I am reading

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  • Ian
  • 25-05-2021

Good Story

Not too keen on the production sounds and music but enjoyable story. Nice twists and turns.

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  • collette hoefkens
  • 22-03-2021

Superb!

One of my favourite Bosch novels.
not sure I like the sound effects though, I think they are a little intrusive and therefore distracting. the author sets the scene perfectly, adding effects is kind of gilding the Lily! still a five, though!!!

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  • Paul Green
  • 07-03-2021

Back to Bosch - but predictable

This is a good story and moved much faster than a couple of the other books recently, but it's sadly predictable and I found myself a chapter ahead in my head.

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  • backro981
  • 20-01-2021

Vintage Bosch

Vintage Bosch and first class narration. Really enjoyable audiobook. Len Cariou carries all of the characters very well indeed.

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  • Sheila W.
  • 13-01-2021

The Narrows

Narrator good. Annoying and unnecessary music . Good story but you need to have read The Poet.

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  • fabrizio
  • 12-01-2021

One of the best

Listened to the Bosch series in order including the poet as this follows on, and this one is one of the best Michael Connolly has written. The narrator is good too. The music f/x that some reviews go on about ain't that bad.

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  • Chester Potts
  • 09-06-2020

Not the best but still enjoyable - cool whip

Seems long and over detailed in parts but still enjoyable.

Would love to hear the narrator say “cool whip”

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  • David from Edinburgh
  • 27-03-2020

Top notch

The author is, yet again, running in top gear. Great plot, characters and pacing. The narration is up to the writing. I could not have asked for more.

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