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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Overlook (Harry Bosch #13) (audiobook) by Michael Connelly

It had to happen eventually...

Published by Hachette Audio in 2007
Read by Len Cariou
Duration: 6 hours, 37 minutes

I've read and reviewed almost all of the Harry Bosch books and they've all been enthusiastic 5 star reviews. Connelly falls out of the stratosphere with The Overlook. Note, he doesn't crash and burn but this is simply not as good as the rest.

Brian Doyle-Murray
To begin with, the plot is fairly simple and straightforward compared to the usual brooding, complex story lines. I heard this as an audiobook and it was just flubbed my veteran narrator Len Cariou. All of the male characters sounded like a bad impersonation of character actor Brian Doyle-Murray. It was not a pretty scene.

So, I can now confirm that Connelly is now a mortal among writers - he has written a merely pedestrian, run-of-the-mill police procedural.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Overlook by Michael Connelly.

Reviewed on December 3, 2009.

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