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3.00012761613068 out of 53.00012761613068 out of 53.00012761613068 out of 53.00012761613068 out of 53.00012761613068 out of 5 3.00 (15,672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Len Cariou Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781594835889
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In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Fearing the worst, the case was elevated by LAPD commanders from the missing persons squad to the Homicide Division, where Harry Bosch was assigned the case. But Bosch couldn’t crack the case and the twenty-two-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive.

Thirteen years later Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit when he gets a call from the DA’s office. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean in regard to several other murders in a deal to avoid the death penalty. One of those murders, he says, is the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch is now assigned to take Raynard Waits’ confession and to make sure the killer is not scamming authorities to avoid a date with death.

In confirming the confession Bosch must get close to the man he has sought for thirteen years. Bosch’s whole being as a cop begins to crack when he comes to realize that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1993 that could have led them to Waits and would have stopped the nine murders that followed the killing of Marie Gesto.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Echo Park is another prime demonstration of Mr. Connelly’s handiwork: he has woven entirely unsurprising elements into a surprisingly suspense-filled story. Just read his rivals in the crime genre to realize how difficult this is and how easy he makes it look.”

    New York Times

  • “What puts Connelly in the top rank of modern procedural writers—and, perhaps, into the ranks of the better modern LA writers of any genre—is his willingness to accept that there aren’t always easy answers in Bosch’s life or, sometimes, any answers at all. That sense of uncertainty and dread, combined with Bosch’s going from middle age to the precipice of old age, informs every page of this novel.”

    Washington Post
  • Echo Park is a richly imagined and finely crafted piece that grabs the reader on page one and locks him but a half-step behind Bosch on every page that follows.’”

    Denver Post

  • “A mystery masterpiece that will be read with pleasure and appreciation for decades to come.”

    Forbes

  • “A very well done hard-boiled police procedural.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Michael Connelly crafts a deeply disturbing look into the dark souls of serial killers…Connelly’s writing offers no-nonsense plots, tightly compressed descriptions, and crisp dialogue, and Cariou keeps it all low-key, understated, and effective.”

    AudioFile

  • “Connelly remains a master at constructing plots that, like contrapuntal themes in music, echo one another…Superior crime fiction, as suspenseful as it is psychologically acute.”

    Booklist

  • “Connelly offers strong action writing and exciting plot twists, coupled with more development of Bosch’s character and his internal conflicts. Another excellent and riveting entry in the longstanding series by one of mystery fiction’s best writers.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller
  • Winner of a 2007 Audie Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2014

    " I think of Chris Noth, Law and Order when I read Harry Bosch stories. Interesting. Pace is fast. Detailed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Miner | 1/30/2014

    " More Harry Bosch series. I like quick and easy murder mysteries. If you like to watch Law and Order on TV, you know what I mean. I liked this one...but I have and affinity for these types of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mmonroe | 1/13/2014

    " Michael Connelly is one of my favorite mystery writers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/9/2014

    " It's another suspence novel I would recomend :) You thought you had the killer figured out... Think again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rex Petersen | 12/25/2013

    " One of the better Harry Bosch novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/22/2013

    " I'm liking these Harry Bosch mysteries. This one is especially interesting. A lot of twists and turns before the conclusion. If you like Detective stories this is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Lieberman | 12/15/2013

    " This was my first time borrowing an e-book from my local library -- crime stories are readily available, and I was looking for an escape. Bosch is a great character and this story held my interest right up to the end, but I won't remember much of it tomorrow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 12/13/2013

    " So descriptive, it took me right back to the city of my birth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Padilla | 12/1/2013

    " Lots of twists, about a detective Bosch solving a crime, apparently there is a whole series of stories containing this detective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 11/12/2013

    " Wow! Connelly puts Mary Higgins Clark (my all time favorite) to shame. Excellent page turner. Will keep you in suspense to the end. I litterally had difficulty putting this excellent book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 11/1/2013

    " Another great Harry Bosch book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G | 6/1/2013

    " Typical "hard-boiled cop" mystery. Would have given it a 3.5 if an option. Other reviewers said another book in this series - "The Poet" - is better, so will head back to the landlord's bookshelf to see if it's there among the multiple Connelly books - apparently he's a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tawnia | 3/26/2013

    " Good mystery/detective book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria Self | 2/22/2013

    " This is a series of books about Harry Bosch. I didn't know that when I started it. I will probably go back and get some of the early ones. Pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Wood | 1/18/2013

    " a formulaic page-turner - didn't keep me guessing, but def kept me reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 11/9/2012

    " Decent page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 10/11/2012

    " Decent... but not as good as some of the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 9/22/2012

    " I am a fan of Michael Connelly and his character Harry Bosch. This particular book took several twists and I couldn't wait to read the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabena Stone | 9/15/2012

    " I was glad to see that the real Harry Bosch was back in this book. I enjoy reading about the loner and his quest for right. He appears more selfish and into himself in Echo Park. It was faster paced with more emotion and had several twists. It prompts me to read the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Buddy | 9/9/2012

    " One of the best Harry Bosch novels so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ReBecca | 6/21/2012

    " This book started off slow... it did pick up but it took a while. Interesting plot and twist at the end makes for a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/31/2012

    " Leest zeer vlot. Spannend en met af en toe een onverwachte wending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Advait Petiwale | 2/25/2012

    " The first Connelly book that I read. It always draws me again and again. Harry Bosch is as unbalanced and vulnerable as he is. A wonderful and meticulous labyrinth of misdirections!! A reality fiction, something possible in the real world. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 9/27/2011

    " Harry does the rouge cop thing again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naplespeg | 7/30/2011

    " I always enjoy a Michael Connelly book and wasn't disappointed. Would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann M | 7/26/2011

    " He's getting formulaic, but still a good story teller with his tough-guy detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 5/17/2011

    " Continuing with a Michael Connelly marathon. While this is not one of my favorites of the Harry Bosch series, it is, as usual, a very good police procedural. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 5/13/2011

    " Harry & Rachael team up again to chase a twisted serial killer who has confessed to one of Harry's cold cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/9/2011

    " Excellent Harry Bosch novel, written in 2006. Good plot twists and turns. I really like this character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bloggylife | 5/7/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I was just hoping that the motives of the killer were presented in a more detailed way. It's a typical thriller where people you don't suspect have more hidden motives. This is the 2nd book I read by the author, definitely will pick up a 3rd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr.B | 5/4/2011

    " Typical Harry Bosch mystery/thriller--fun to read, nothing of universal application or worth. That is, pulp fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/2/2011

    " One of his best. It was good from the start and stayed interesting until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/22/2011

    " Riveting, well-paced, grissley and full of twists and turns!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 4/15/2011

    " First Harry Bosch book I read and it hooked me on the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 3/28/2011

    " Another solid entry in Connelly's Bosch series. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several #1 New York Times bestsellers and numerous titles that made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He has won most every award given in the mystery and thriller genres, including the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Barry Award for Best Novel. He is a former newspaper reporter who also won numerous awards for his journalism.

About the Narrator

Len Cariou is a distinguished stage, television, film actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. His narrations have won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the distinction of an AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007, as well as the prestigious Audie Award in 2007 for Best Mystery Narration. He is a three-time Tony Award nominee, winning a Tony for his performance in Sweeney Todd. His film credits include About Schmidt, Shall We Dance, and Secret Window. He appeared in the TV series The West Wing, The Practice, and Law & Order, among many others.