• Harry Bosch Box Set

  • 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (5,815 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook includes the following award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou:

The Narrows (AudioFile magazine Earphones Award Winner): FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes - and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too - from the widow of an old friend. Her husband's death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI...and squarely in the path of the Poet.

Echo Park (2007 Audie Award Winner for Mystery): In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA….

The Overlook: In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor's death. With the cesium in unknown hands, Harry fears the murder could be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city.

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in other exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.
©2010 Michael Connelly (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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Faulty Order and Audio

The books are great, as is the narration, however, just a few disclaimers on the current audible download, and the overall contents.

1. The books are out of sequence. I think it might have been done this way to sort of match the first season of the Amazon series. So "The Narrows" is as chapter stop 41. "The Echo" is the first book in the set. And reading them in order is important. In The Narrows, Harry was still retired, as he was in the prior book, "Lost Light".
2. The sequence of books is missing one, "The Closers", so you will have to get that separately

So to listen properly, if you are following from "Lost Light":
- Start at Chapter 41 and listen to "The Narrows"
- Then listen to the separate audiobook of "The Closers"
- Then go back to chapter 1 and listen to "The Echo"
- Then go to chapter 86 and listen to "The Overlook"

3. There are a lot of audio glitches in the audio file with skips, pops, stammering. It sounds like CD read type errors if you have any experience converting damaged CD audiobooks to a digital file or are ripping in burst mode. I have had a few audible titles with this problem, like Stephen King's Duma Key, and ended up buying the audio CD version to get decent audio. But the audio is so bad in places.

All that said, it is still a great box set and well worth the purchase.

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nice collection -- one missing in the order though

this is great to get 3 Harry Bosch books in one. I'm totally hooked on the characters. I am a big fan of crime dramas and I just love Michael Connelly's style and tales. Len Cariou is also my favorite narrator for these series, too. the other narrators are all good, but Len is my fav. :) You really can listen to one book and not have to go with the series as Connelly gives you the insights from previous stories if you missed them and need them for background with the current story. personally, I like going in order. I found the series when I first listened to one of the newest stories, Nine Dragons, and then went back and found the whole series and started from the beginning.

If you're listening to Harry Bosch series in order, there's actually one that comes after the Narrows and before Echo Park called The Closers. If you want to listen in order, then you'll need to get that one and listen to it after the first book in this set.

I really like the set, though. It's economical and great for someone like me who is relatively new the Harry Bosch series and now hooked.

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Go for it

Harry Bosch is a very realistic character, a man who doesn't mind to break the rules, if necessary. I liked first and third book in the box set. I struggled w/ the narration of Rachel there. Her voice was somewhat weak, which (at least for me) didn't correspond with her character.
Anyway - 1 credit for 3 excellent books, it's the best value I've got on audible.

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Great value

For Michael Connelly fans this is great value, for new listeners you can really get into the Harry Bosch story.
Hopefully Audible.com can do more packages like this.

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Harry Bosch Box Set

After listening to "The Lincoln Lawyer", I looked into more Michael Connelly material and found out about the Harry Bosch series. It was okay, but listening to the Bosch character got a bit tedious, which is something I never experienced with the lawyer, Mickey Haller. Bosch’s “my way or the highway” approach treaded into the realm of fantastic, in the purest sense of the word. Over the course of this box set, the FBI agent, Rachel Walling, morphs into a puppet for Bosch’s shenanigans. If all agents were this weak and easily manipulated, then a career in organized crime would be an attractive option for those just graduating high school. On a final note, “The Overlook” is a shorter novel that has been embedded with interspersed solo music. I am not sure what kind of a wind instrument it is, but it was so awful that I nearly had to stop listening. I had this vision of Squidward playing his flute in the background.

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Terrific Value

3 unabridged novels in one is great, 3 Bosch novels is fantastic. The Narrows alone is worth the credit. It's the conclusion of the The Poet story, only this time Harry Bosch leads the hunt.

A note about Len Cariou, I remembered his work as very dry, but after listening to these 3 books I stand corrected. He was great.

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Fun but...

I'm new to the Harry Bosch thing. It's an enjoyable listen with the occaisional cool twist but the whole impulsive cop thing is a huge cliche. Somehow it is never a good idea to call for backup. Why is that? If a deeply evil serial killer has managed to escape twice already, why not shoot him in the leg straight up instead of giving him an opportunity to escape... AGAIN? That aside, there is a wry sense of humour and a great sense of place that gives this series its deserved reputation.

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Love Harry

This series is always good for a listen. I really enjoyed "The Narrows" it might be my favorite Harry Bosch book yet. I've listened to about 7 so far and always think they are worth the time and the money. It won't change your life but its a good listen.

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Echo Park

This is one of those great deals from Audible. 3 books for the price of one. So far I have only listened to Echo Park which really hit the spot for me. Great story with great twists and turns. The narrator was also a perfect match for the story.

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not in order, start with chapter 42

great set of books. I love the narrator. But start in chapter 42, bc that book comes first. then when that's done, go to chapter 1, then the final book.

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  • Linda
  • 11-23-10

I love Harry!

I enjoy Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch books so much. I started a long time ago with a holiday read and became addicted. The Box Set gives you 3 very good listens and all are as enjoyable as the next. Be careful how you download them though. My Ipod (my downloading) got them mixed up and following from book to book was difficult for me and when you can't wait to get to the next chapter that's frustrating! Also, you should try to listen to them in order as the newer ones refer to the older but it won't spoil your listen if you do, just makes it more 'comfortable' when he refers to goings on in past books.

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  • Drew Baston
  • 06-25-21

Great stories but the quality of the recording lets it down

Love the Bosch stories and this collection is no exception.
The only issue I have is the quality of the recording.
All three recordings occasionally skip or repeat sentences like listening to a scratched CD making for quite annoying reading.