Book Fourteen in 2012 – “The Last Coyote” by Michael Connelly

This book was soooooo good! It’s my favorite of the Harry Bosch books so far, even though it’s only the fourth one.

I was craving some Bosch so I used a credit for this book even though I’ve been trying to use credits on longer and more expensive books. I just love this Harry Bosch character. For a long time I was big on the crime genre but then they just got old. The Bosch books are just so good! I was talking to Carol about them and she said they really continue to be good, unlike the Cornwell and Patterrson series that just dried up and got old. How many times can you write about a killer going after the medical examiner or lead detective?

It’s gotta be difficult to create believable scenarios for your hero to be in peril, but so far, Michael Connelly is nailing it. He has quickly become one of my favorite writers of adult fiction. Is that the right wording? Adult fiction? That sounds like I’m reading ummmm, you know, adult books haha! Or perhaps that would be adult themes.

anyway, point is, I had really gotten away from books written for adults. I just had a hard time enjoying them. Michael Connelly has grabbed me though, and I so enjoy these.

Audible has been having a killer sale, so I got some extra books this month. Today I downloaded another crime type novel that I’ll probably read after the book I’m currently reading. I love audio books!

Oh yeah, I love the narration of the Harry Bosch books. I also like the subtle sound effects that are used. For example, when Bosch is on the phone, the caller’s voice has that tinny quality. I like that. This book I’m reading now has random bits of dramatic music that are just poorly placed and tend to distract me. Definitely don’t like.

Keep it simple people! 😉

2012 Audio Book List (all unabridged):

1. “IT” – Stephen King – Began end of 2011, finished 1/4/12

2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12

3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12

4. “The Black Echo” (Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12

5. “The Black Ice” (Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12

6.* “The Concrete Blonde” (Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12

7. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – Rob Lowe – Finished 2/6/12

8.** “So Yesterday” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/10/12

9.** “Peeps” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/15/12

10. “1Q84” – Haruki Murakami – Finished 3/12/12

11. “The Stand” – Stephen King – Finished 4/2/12

12.** “Uglies” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/9/12

13.** “Pretties” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/15/12

14. “The Last Coyote” (Bosch #4) – Michael Connelly – Finished 4/20/12

*Audio book previously listened to.
** Audio book previously listened to multiple times.

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