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3.00027578599007 out of 53.00027578599007 out of 53.00027578599007 out of 53.00027578599007 out of 53.00027578599007 out of 5 3.00 (7,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834806
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Cassie Black has never looked back. She walked away from her life as a criminal after one disastrous night that left the man closest to her dead and her life in a shambles. Now she’s thriving at a job selling Porsches to Hollywood hotshots. Through everything, even her darkest moments, she has been able to keep going by holding on to one perfect thing, her greatest secret, dearer to her than life itself.

When that secret is threatened, Cassie tosses her new life away like a bad hand of cards and goes back in a sprint to her old line of work. Her trade was robbing casino gamblers, and she was the very best. Now it’s the only way she can make money fast enough to maybe make everything right. Quickly she lines up a mark, a man who has been winning steadily for a week at high-stakes baccarat. The job goes smoothly until she opens his briefcase and discovers a world of trouble she never dreamed of.

Her superstitious friend who lined up the job says it’s the bad-luck void moon having its malignant way. Cassie knows it’s worse. She’s crossed paths again with her life’s nemesis, the man who destroyed everything six years before. He’s Jack Karch, a private investigator by day who does bloody work for casino owners by night. Walking back into his sights is the worst thing that’s ever happened to Cassie. Getting out alive will take all her skill and luck and faith in that one good thing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[This] riveting crime caper proves that Connelly is one of our premier suspense writers.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “In Void Moon, the job’s high-tech gadgets and split second timing ratchet up the tension. Michael Connelly is outstanding.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A slick, highly professional thriller that does not disappoint.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “There are several suspense novels decorating bestseller lists, but for style and substance along with thrilling action, Void Moon is the only game in town.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Connelly has come up with yet another gem, a well-crafted crime tale that evokes Richard Stark’s hard-boiled Parker novels…As ever, the author delivers well-rounded characters…Add to this Connelly’s painstaking attention to detail, and you end up with high-octane entertainment.”

    Barnes & Noble

  • “Connelly has written his best book to date. In astrology, a void moon is considered bad luck, but Connelly’s Void Moon is better than a four-leaf clover. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “L. J. Ganser delivers a mesmerizing and nuanced performance. In creating Jack Karch, the bon vivant Vegas private eye who moonlights as a hit man, Ganser settles on a genial, almost charming delivery, underplaying the character’s sinister psychopathology and adding to the suspense. As hunted and hunter race across the twists and turns of the novel’s shadowy landscape, author and reader combine to make all the right moves.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Void Moon races with a wind-swept breathlessness that no other Connelly book duplicates or even approaches.”

    Book Magazine

  • “Ganser’s narration is crisp and clear at the beginning,…smooth and accomplished by the end.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy Brebner | 2/7/2014

    " Great read, as always with a Michael Connelly book. Fast paced and always on the edge of your seat suspense to the end. It keeps you guessing how it will turn out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherisse | 1/31/2014

    " Very quick skim - single title. Surprises come up so better to read from the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy Hornik | 1/31/2014

    " Ehhh. This is one of those books where the rush to get a set of characters into a couple of melodramatic tableaus drives all the action. And then, they get there, and it's kind of conventional what they say and do. So unless you need to read all mysteries set in Vegas, or all mysteries by Michael Connelly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Barrie | 1/27/2014

    " Although best known for the Harry Bosch novels - the west coast's procedural magnus opus to set against, say, James Lee Burke's southwestern atmospheric magnus opus - Michael Connelly allows himself to try out other characters from time to time. Void Moon - as far as I'm aware, the only one of his books whose principal character is female - is a little gem of a crime novel. Gutsy and fast-paced it's a real pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rochelle | 1/15/2014

    " Excellcent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette Hasley | 1/14/2014

    " Never learned to care about the characters or what happened to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vincent Eaton | 1/11/2014

    " Often feel like such books as Void Moon are an extension of the Hardy Boys series of my youth. They do not nourish, but they do distract, which may be its point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maynard Lewis | 1/2/2014

    " Have you ever rooted for the bad guy/gal? You will in Void Moon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 12/25/2013

    " Void Moon by Michael Connelly (2001) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill O'Brien | 11/30/2013

    " As always, compelling story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mustine | 9/28/2013

    " This is the first book I've read by Michael Connelly and I enjoyed it. Well written, and good character development. I will definitely read his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katelyn | 8/12/2013

    " Decent book, really easy read. Sometimes that just hits the spot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucile | 7/16/2013

    " Void Moon did not have my favorite Harry Bosch, but instead a new primary, Cassie. She wasn't a true heroine because she was a criminal. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Douglas | 5/14/2013

    " An absolute Stunner. Love you M.C. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Darby | 4/10/2013

    " A bit slower than usual for Michael Connelly and didn't have the usual vibe I like so much from him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/4/2013

    " I have always like Connelly. This book is not one of his Harry Bosch or Lincoln Lawyer. It was excellent although somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/19/2013

    " Pretty good but certainly not a show stopper, can't put it down type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhod | 11/17/2012

    " One of Connelly's best efforts. You can't help but like Cassie Black despite her chosen occupation of robbing high rollers in Vegas. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 10/30/2012

    " Didn't care for it. Maudlin, melodramatic, predicatable. No redeeming characters in the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Gorski | 10/10/2012

    " At first I thought a book without Harry Bosch or the other familiar characters...and then the story slowly takes off and moves faster through the gears (like a Porsche Boxter one might say) to a rip roaring conclusion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madeline | 9/23/2012

    " the only michael connelly book i did not care for. too much killing and unlikely scenarios. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigitte | 11/25/2011

    " Nice book, but didn't like the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jrobertus | 9/25/2011

    " another super page turned my a master story teller. the protagonist here is a woman, out of the pen for pulling heists in las vegas. she is recruited for one last hit and is pursued by a psychopathic hit man in the employ of a shady casino owner. two thumbs up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Kilpatrick | 9/21/2011

    " Interesting new character, Cassie Black. Was a bit different from the others I have read. Still a thriller! (4th Connelly book this year, 10th in all?) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 9/18/2011

    " Just could not get into Cassie Black as a character I could care about. I felt a little sorry for her but not really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 6/26/2011

    " An out-of-series novel by Michael Connelly. Not Oceans Eleven, but still OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " This is a stand alone, which is unusual for Connelly. It comes the closest to classic tragedy of his books - a failed mother seeking redemption, an implacable antagonist. One of my favorites by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nana | 4/14/2011

    " Kept waiting for Harry. All the main characters are evil, or at least "the bad guys". There was no hero/heroine. Not my favorite. The story was gripping, but.....there was no "good guy"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/26/2011

    " Great writing, first book I've read by him. Will read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/18/2011

    " I couldnt put this one down. I think he is one of my new favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/5/2011

    " Classic Connelly, but one of the main characters was just a little too violent for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 2/24/2011

    " Just could not get into Cassie Black as a character I could care about. I felt a little sorry for her but not really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/22/2011

    " Uma leitura que me deu muito prazer!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mukhtar | 2/20/2011

    " Excellent read..worth the time spent..good plot, characters composition is superb. Connelly gets better and better .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/3/2011

    " This is the book that launched me into reading mystery-thrillers. I don't know how much I would like it if I re-read it. But I couldn't put this book down at the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 2/3/2011

    " This is not a typical Connelly novel it is a stand alone book. Maybe I was getting tired of Harry Bosch or just needed a change but liked reading about this character. It is nice to see an author write a different type of story and as a reader not feel cheated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/21/2011

    " Not one of the better MC books - I had to push myself to finish this one. The plot just kind of ....went on.... he worked hard to create a somewhat believable story line. I guess I'll go back to Harry Bosch :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/16/2011

    " One of the worst Michael Connelly books that I've read. Very disappointing. Not up to his usual standard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 1/9/2011

    " Michael Connelly. Need I say more? He is the master. This is a stand alone, non-Harry Bosch and finds Cassie Black on one last heist. Things spin way out of control. Void Moon is a fast-paced thriller of a book. Read it. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. "

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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

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.