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The Poet

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Connelly

Narrated By: Buck Schirner

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2017

Duration: 15 hours 24 minutes


With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined 'the top rank of a new generation of crime writers' (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet—a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (Along Came a Spider).Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the novel opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work—a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of 'suicide notes' drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime—except that 'the Poet' already seems to know that Jack is trailing him.…Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.


  • Julie K.

    Not my favorite- I've read most of Connelly's books and really like the character and story structure. In going back to read ALL his books I found this one. It was easily my least favorite. The characters behaved like they were in a soap opera, so shallow and childish. I found myself rolling my eyes and just waiting for it to end.

  • suev

    This book was just ok. Not the best Michael Connelly book.

  • Shamus

    This is my favorite Michael Connolly book. It's one of those books where you're not sure just where the story is going. but the story pulls you in and the ride is worth the effort.

  • fred

    This book kept us in suspense, was well written and thoroughly enjoyable. The two main characters are likeable and believeable.

  • rsecore

    Great abridged book in 3 CDs. This is a must listen if you like this genre.

  • Pamela Christensen

    Loved it! Keeps you interested and guessing the whole time! Very, very good!

  • Mel Longano

    I definitely enjoyed this book and it's main character.

  • Anonymous

    Terrible book. Stupid story, boring and not good.

  • Dan Pressley

    I'm sure the unabridged version would be better. However, this was actually a pretty good story (even if important details were omitted). I'll be sure to listen to Michael Connelly books more often.

  • DLCT

    This book started off so abruptly I had to go back and begin again, thinking I'd missed something. I hadn't. Lots of characters and lots of information so you have to pay attention. All in all, a good tale and well told.


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