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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Michael McConnohie Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781619691698
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In a case that spans twenty years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the LA riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence but something more personal—and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Starts with a bang and stays strong all the way through.”

    New York Times

  • “Narrator Michael McConnohie…rises to the task when reading dialogue, infusing characters with energy, passion, and personality.”

    AudioFile

  • “I decided several years ago that this is the finest crime series written by an American, and nothing in the new book changes my mind.”

    Washington Post

  • The Black Box is the eighteenth novel by Michael Connelly featuring Harry Bosch…It’s one of the very best.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Connelly is superb at building suspense.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Bosch is one of the best detectives in crime fiction, and Connelly continues to amaze with his latest effort.”

    Associated Press

  • “Excellent…Connelly draws on all his resources—his thorough knowledge of police work, his ability to fashion a complex tapestry of plot, and his ever deepening characterization of Bosch—to craft a mystery thriller sure to enthrall fans and newcomers alike.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Harry is such a compelling character…Connelly’s twenty-fifth book appears in his twentieth year of publishing, an anniversary that his publisher has been celebrating throughout 2012 with various ‘Year of Connelly’ promotions, all leading up to the publication of The Black Box.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Topflight crime writing and nifty plot twists and turns.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2012 BookPage Top Pick
  • Selected for the December 2012 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 RBA International Thriller Prize

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2014

    " A perfect book for escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John P | 2/7/2014

    " Detective Harry Bosch is unrelenting in his investigation of an unsolved murder of a woman journalist 20 years ago during the LA riots. Fast paced and suspenseful to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/4/2014

    " You can't beat Harry Bosch to solve enven 20 year old crimes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Nichols | 1/30/2014

    " I'm a sucker for Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly, so of course I thoroughly enjoyed it. But, Connelly runs some risks by sticking too much to formula and by clearly setting up the next Harry novel. However, for a couple days of fun. Perfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Grant | 1/27/2014

    " As always, Connelly puts an unexpected twist into the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Biggs | 1/17/2014

    " Very good page turner. Read like one of the (better) CSI shows. I like watching the cold case come together and love Harry! Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manray9 | 1/15/2014

    " Connelly's best Harry Bosch novel in quite some time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia White | 1/12/2014

    " Continue to enjoy Harry Bosch; may he continue forever "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Crabtree | 1/9/2014

    " Maybe I am getting used to the cop procedural books but this seemed bland to me. Like others said the book leaves questions out there unanswered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 1/8/2014

    " as good as they get for fast suspenseful read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Dolezal | 1/5/2014

    " Good Story. I liked the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 12/30/2013

    " Listened to it on tape-- ( I actually didn't like the voice of the person reading this/ they way he read it -(- so I'm not sure if I would have liked it more had I read it instead of listentened to it "

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

    " Another satisfying Bosch mystery/thriller. Closing on the finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mschell | 12/10/2013

    " Love this series, Harry Bosch is the man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaylyn | 11/29/2013

    " ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS NOW. HE HAS ME HOOKED FROM BEGINNING TO END. READ ALMOST ALL OF HIS WORK. HE AMAZES ME WITH HIS DETAILS AND THE STORY THAT HE TELLS. JUST WHEN I THINK I FIGURED IT OUT, I GET HIT WITH A MIND BLOWING ENDING. JUST PERFECTION "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari Beh | 9/7/2013

    " I have to say the ending was better than the whole book. Kind of boring throughout but the ending was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Plonka | 9/3/2013

    " Connelly continues to turn out books with several twists and lots of information about how cops work cases. This one is no exception "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorilee | 7/15/2013

    " This isn't my usual type of book but I like to change it up once in awhile! It's a fast page-turner with a believable plot and interesting characters.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Robinson | 7/11/2013

    " Not my favorite of Connelly's, but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/5/2013

    " Black Box is an excellent read. In my opinion it starts off slow, but keep reading. Noah's investigation into a twenty year old murder leads to surprising information. The surprise was not what I thought it would be when I was reading! Enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 5/25/2013

    " Any book Connelly writes is good especially when he writes about Harry Bosch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 3/23/2013

    " Harry Bosch is a bad man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Paske | 1/4/2013

    " Harry Bosch never disappoints; another well-concieved police thriller. from Michael Connelly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Odell | 12/22/2012

    " I'd say 4.5 stars rather than 5 because I was a little disappointed in the ending. I felt that he left the family thread hanging. Otherwise, an excellent read. Harry Bosch was typically Harry Bosch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 12/7/2012

    " Basic Harry Bosch...nice reading escape..nothing serious...what I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluedaizy | 11/22/2012

    " loved it. i laughed. i cried. i got angry. i was sad when i finished it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bebe | 11/21/2012

    " Boring, boring, boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Higgins | 11/21/2012

    " Excellent as expected from Mr. Connelly. "

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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

Michael McConnohie has appeared in soap operas, cartoons, prime-time television, and on stage. His audiobook readings have ranged from true crime to history, biography, science, self-help, and poetry. He has seen much of the world as a supervisor of foreign versions of major American films and has written and directed English versions of many prominent foreign films. He believes that a good book is a friend you can visit over and over again and always enjoy the conversation.