• The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story - and finds uncanny links to his own past - he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

©2016 Michael Connelly (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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"A great mystery and a great narration are a winning combination." ( AudioFile)

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Started great

The story just didn’t develop enough... each isse in the story was resolved easily and quickly... not enough depth

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Not the best ...

I enjoyed the reading by Welliver and I enjoyed the interaction of Haller with Bosch. I also enjoyed the forward looking close. But it wasn't Bosch at his hard-hitting best. Next time.

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highly recommend

An interesting concept of two story themes going on in this book so that was interesting. Now, the narration, I ADORE Titus Welliver's portrayal of Bosch in the terrific TV series, however, as a reader, he leaves a lot to be desired. He makes no attempt to differentiate characters with his voice, which sometimes has me rewinding so I could determine who was speaking. The majority of the dialog is the Bosch character, so it's not a terrible performance. I guess if you're a crazy old lady who has not read a book the "old-fashioned" way since 1993 when I heard my first unabridged audio book [Grisham's The Client] the narration all might not be terribly important as it can be when a little miracle happens when the perfect Mook meets the perfect narrator, then it's simply Bliss. George Guidall and The Cat Who series and Jim Dale and the hundreds of characters in the Harry Potter series are two examples that come to mind.

This book is fine. Michael Connolly is a splendid writer -- I am extremely fond of the Bosch TV series -- hurry up and make more, please. Titus Welliver "is" Bosch!.

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mr Connelly at his best...compelling

Would you listen to The Wrong Side of Goodbye again? Why?

well plotted, great characters, and well read...Welliver reads servicably...not the same as Hill or other prior readers in series, but fine.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

the plot was as good as the strongest Bosch pieces, with good usage of Haller,including the Closers, Concrete Blond, Angels Flight, Nine Dragons.

Which character – as performed by Titus Welliver – was your favorite?

Bosch, the Chief, and the female detective were very good....and i liked the heiress

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no extreme reaction, but the read was well worth it.

Any additional comments?

the character development police work and focus on small hispanic department was excellent...no more chief irving is a good thing....

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So Very Good

Connelly always writes a compelling mystery with believable characters that I love and understand. Add Welliver's narration and it's a swing for the fence every time. And thank you, Michael, for giving us more with Haller and Bosch together. I love, love, love that relationship.

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Loved it!

another great Harry Bosch Audible book! Titus Welliver narration was a plus, definitely recommended for any fan of Connelly's work.

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Another home run for Connelly & Bosch

Welliver's narration and Connelly's story combine in a compelling story sure to keep you up well past your bed time

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Beyond five stars! It brought tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart.

Please tell the author and narrative and narrators the were on top of the game in all respects.

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very good story. couldn't listen long enough in 1 sitting. one of the best stories of Harry Bosch

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Love the book and the reader!!

What made the experience of listening to The Wrong Side of Goodbye the most enjoyable?

Titus welliver and a great story

What does Titus Welliver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Since he is in the tv series i really enjoy being able to visualize the character. He is such a great Bosch!!