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- Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; Abridged edition (30 Jan. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1441808299
- ISBN-13: 978-1441808295
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 984,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Poet Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.
Here are the Harry Bosch novels in series order:
The Black Echo
The Black Ice
The Concrete Blonde
The Last Coyote
A Darkness More Than Night
City of Bones
The Brass Verdict
The Black Box
The Burning Room
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Top Customer Reviews
The story fairly rattles along giving good insight into the world of tabloid reporters,as well as the skills used in the Bureau task force. Tension builds up nicely as the force gets closer to the killer, and twists and false trails abound.Many of these are predictable, and the ending is a little too convenient. Despite obvious cliches this is still a very good read and is strongly recommended.
'The poet' was the second book I read written by Michael Connelly (the first being 'The Lincoln Lawyer') because having read one of his books, I concluded that he wrote well. In this sense, 'The Poet' didn't dissappoint. Connelly writes clearly and is able to keep the reader in suspense throughout the book. Connelly creates characters and their personalities well - he gives the characters that 'likeable' quality - which adds to the story. The plot is exciting and is clear enough to be understandable but is still able to suprise the reader, using twists and turns.
I enjoyed reading 'The poet' - it entertained me and was able to do so throughout the book (despite the fact that it is fairly lengthy, I was kept in suspense throughtout). I would reccomend this book to people who enjoy thrillers and books with a fast pace. Perhaps people who are keen on James Patterson but maybe feel like 'slight change of scenary!'
Connelly is very similar, and in my view, an equal writer to Kellerman. His plots thicken and make their way to almost unbelievable endings.
The poet is right up there with his best works. However, I still rate 'concrete blonde' as his finest piece. If you have never read Connelly, I suggest you start right now.
Incidentally, this book even has a sequel with a real twist at the end!
"The Poet" is a bulkier book at around 480 pages compared to his usual count of 400 pages but feels much longer. McEvoy plods through police reports, interviews with witnesses and colleagues, before meeting up with the FBI and Agent Rachel Walling. From there is a similarly slow moving "chase" across the country to find "The Poet" before he kills again.
The book hasn't dated well either. Many references to modems, asking receptionists to do searches through archives (the days before Google - how did we manage?), pagers (before the widespread use of cell phones), all show the mid 90s era of it. It's not really a bad thing, it's quite quaint, but it does take you out of the story and at times is unintentionally humourous.
One of the things I noticed was that in the 21st century Connelly, he doesn't bother with sex scenes. A simple sentence "And then they made love" suffices in recent books like "Echo Park" (2006) and "The Scarecrow" (2009) whereas in "The Poet" we get agonisingly bad sex scenes with descriptions of "from here to eternity kisses" (p.Read more ›
As I have said I did enjoy this book. I felt that the storyline was really interesting with some great characters. Most of the book is told in first person via the main character, McEvoy, but it does alternate with the main 'villain' of the story, Gladden. These passages actually gave a really good variation of pace and perspective to the story. There are some really dire moments in the form of a couple of cringeworthy sex scenes, but thankfully these are few and far between! Another criticism that I have noticed from other reviews is the final twists. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone but I actually thought they were very good, yes, you do see one of them coming a mile off and the final twist may be too much for some, it made me laugh....in a good way, but most importantly it's entertaining. I'm sure Mr. Connelly will write another book featuring McEvoy, that will tie everything up.....what?...he has? Brilliant.
like I said I've started from the beginning of his books, so I've got quite a few more Bosch books to get through before I get to the Scarecrow. But all in all a very good read and one that I would recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read marred by poor transcription. Obviously transcribed into Kindle format using ocr software but not checked for errors. Sloppy stuff.Published 1 day ago by R. P. Griffiths
Michael Connelly never fails to deliver. Another cracking novel.Published 1 day ago by Gareth Hughes
Good read from start, twists and turns throughout,and a sting in the tail at the end. Better than the Lincoln Lawyer.Published 4 days ago by Graham Jay
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of Connelly's Bosch books, and so I looked forward to this as Mcevoy appears in some of them. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Bill