Author Michael Connelly, narrator Len Cariou, the unabridged audiobook version of Echo Park is eleven hours of listening. 2006 publication by Hachete Audio. Book 12 in the Harry Bosch Series.

A district attorney, deep into an election season, calls on Harry Bosch to validate the confessions of a serial killer. One of the killings has haunted Harry for thirteen years, a case he never solved. Harry will finally be able to tell the parents he has found their daughter’s body. Slam-dunk, right?

Not so fast. Suspects galore, good cops, bad cops, thrills and chills!

What I liked? The who-done-it isn’t the slam-dunk it should be – we’re deep into a cold case mystery, always a fun read. Harry’s acerbic, deep-thinker wit, his type A loner persona, his soft spot for the victims and their families. Connelly has created a wonderful character that has been fodder for many of his books, a movie, and most recently a television series.

What I didn’t like – can’t think of anything. This is a typical police procedural, very listenable, good plot and characters.

Len Cariou is the voice of Harry Bosch, does a terrific job. I’ve got hundreds of audiobooks and I can’t imagine anyone else reading the Harry Bosch Series. He’s just great. If you’re a fan of Blue Bloods, you know who he is – the family patriarch who at the end of most episodes is proffering his wisdom at the head of the family dinner table.

If you’re familiar with Harry Bosch, a fan of Michael Connelly, you’ll enjoy. Echo Park fits into the series well.


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