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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,154 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:
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Fed up with the hypocrisy of the LAPD, Harry Bosch has resigned and is forced to find a new way of life. But the life of a retiree doesn’t suit him. He has always devoted himself to justice and he is still drawn toward protecting, or avenging, those whom the law has failed.

When he left the LAPD Bosch took a file with him, the case of a film production assistant murdered four years earlier during a two-million-dollar robbery on a movie set. The LAPD, now operating under post 9/11 rules think the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim are lost in the federal zeal, and when it seems the killer will be set free to aid the feds’ terrorist hunt, Bosch quickly finds himself in conflict with both his old colleagues and the FBI. He cannot rest until he finds the killer. With or without a badge.

Michael Connelly received the Maltese Falcon Award from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan for Lost Light, which was judged the best private eye novel published in Japan in the previous year. This is Michael Connelly’s second Falcon Award, his first being for The Black Ice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Despite some shockingly sunny developments in his personal life, Bosch wears his depression like armor, making him the perfect hero for our paranoid age.”

    New York Times

  • “Connelly’s skill as a prose craftsman remains in full force. He writes about Los Angeles and its environs as poignantly and beautifully as anyone since Nathanael West.”

    USA Today

  • “An enthralling and labyrinthine crime novel.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “As always, Connelly does many things well. He has internalized police procedure and the way cops think; he knows them as well as he knows himself. His prose is increasingly lean and muscular…His plot, so seemingly straightforward, builds to a series of surprises, both in the investigation and in Harry’s personal life. In novel after novel, Harry has been trying to save his soul, and as this one ends he finally, unexpectedly, has salvation in his grasp.”

    Washington Post

  • “Connelly never disappoints…In Lost Light, Michael Connelly ventures into new territory by having the taciturn Bosch narrate the story. It takes nerve and skill to tinker with a formula as successful as the Bosch series. Happily, Connelly has plenty of both…Lost Light has all of the ingenious plotting and skillful writing that are Connelly’s hallmarks.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Reader Cariou…has the timbre and talent to capture the sound and the moods of Harry: thoughtful, tough, driven, yet surprisingly hopeful. His treatment of the other characters—from a raspy-voiced, paraplegic ex-cop to Bosch’s disillusioned former partner Kizmin Rider—is nearly as effective. The quality of the narration plus the added production details…result in an intriguing, suspenseful audio noir package, as dark and edgy as its hero-narrator.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Len Cariou keeps the listener completely involved. His nuanced, well-paced reading draws one into the action, not letting us sit back as passive listeners. And his Harry Bosch is entirely believable—tired, a bit jaded, yet fiercely on the case.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christianne | 2/20/2014

    " Enjoyable as always, but I'm not sure I buy the private eye angle for Harry. I like police procedurals because while exaggerated they are realistic. I just don't believe that private eyes find themselves in the kinds of situations that Harry is always in. I do love Harry though and I'm curious about how Maddie will affect his life, so I'll read on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/17/2014

    " Takes a little while to gather steam (particularly because the first 50 pages or so have an unusual tone for a Bosch), but once it gets rolling this one is very solid. I enjoy how Connelly lays it out in a solid police procedural fashion and doesn't try to stick to the rules that govern other types of mysteries because that really would have interfered with how the case is resolved and those responsible are unmasked. I also love the ending to this one - I feel like it offers a number of interesting dramatic possibilities for further installments in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan Mishap | 2/11/2014

    " With two exceptions, you can't go wrong reading a Bosch novel, if'n you like detective mysteries. The exceptions? You have to read them for continuity anyway so I'm not saying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellen Snyder | 2/6/2014

    " Do you thinkI'm reading too many of these books. They are quite interesting. "

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