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3.8725 out of 53.8725 out of 53.8725 out of 53.8725 out of 53.8725 out of 5 3.87 (16 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: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831744
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FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she’s dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet and apparently he has not forgotten her.

Harry Bosch gets a call, too. The former LAPD detective hears from an old friend whose husband recently died. The death appeared natural, but this man’s ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep, and lead him into a terrifying and unknown world.

The Narrows places Harry Bosch in league with Rachel Walling, at odds with the FBI, and squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles’s history. What follows is a taut and tantalizing mystery that has Harry Bosch racing from the hostile vistas of the Nevada desert to the glittering Las Vegas Strip to the dark corners of Los Angeles. Through it all, Bosch works at his newfound life as father to a young daughter, balancing the deepest love he has ever felt with his own sense of mission and his deep awareness of evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Connelly knows his forensic evidence and his serial killers, and he is very good on crime-solving techniques and processing -- both physical and mental…fans of Harry Bosch undoubtedly will be pleased.”

    The Washington Post

  • “Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is Connelly at the top of his game.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Listen up! This may be the best mystery you hear this summer--or this year, for that matter.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 5/23/2011

    " Listening to this on audio. The reader is Len Cariou. He takes a while to get used to as every sentence sounds like it is the end of a paragraph; but then we continue . . .
    The story is good and I like the Harry Bosch character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/9/2011

    " My first, true Bosch novel. I liked it. Liked him much better as a lead character than supporting in the Mickey Haller series. The book had a good pace, but never seemed to get as "scary" as the quotes on the jacket suggested. The end was also anti-climactic. But a good, hard boiled yarn. "

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

    " If I'm not reading a "coming of age" book, I am reading a "crime thriller". Really enjoy Harry Bosch and his adventures. Always a great ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 5/7/2011

    " Predictably entertaining. Connelly continues to disappoint for his cliche Hollywood endings, but I'm willing to tolerate them because I enjoy Harry Bosch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/4/2011

    " Very enjoyable, Connelly tells a good story with people/characters pretty well fleshed out. Always a lot of side story struggles surrounding each character. "

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

    " Not a bad story, but I sure think writers should maintain a consistent perspective, especially in mystery stories. It's the modern trend not to do so, but novels suffer for this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 4/22/2011

    " Another enjoyable read in the Harry Bosch series, although it was easy to see what was coming in more than one scenario. But who cares? If you're reading this its because you know what you're getting and you enjoy reading the continuing life of Harry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/17/2011

    " Another slick thriller from Michael Connelly. Well worth the read.

    Chilling/fast/entertaining/clever/larger-than-life characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 4/14/2011

    " Rachel Walling and Harry Bosch intersect working two different cases that converge as the Poet returns. Good story, interesting plot. Surprisingly, a Bosch story with no police corruption. Some language. Probably 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " Great read, great pace. Didn't think I would care much for serial killer stories, but this was good and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/25/2011

    " I love Michael Connelly. We used to devour them (best in the order written) together and never tired of the detective Harry Bosch. This one is a follow-up of The Poet with all the usual twists and links to past characters and past Connelly novels. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/3/2011

    " Harry Bosch rides again. This time the Poet returns. As always, the book is long and entertaining. "

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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.