The Burning Room

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Michael Connelly
Narrator: Titus Welliver
Genres: Suspense, Police Stories
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: November 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

A special signed limited edition of the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

In this gripping new novel, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News).

Reviews (12)

Written by Jeff K on May 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hope Titus does them all.

Written by Christopher Overlie on December 5th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book and the twist at the end and can't wait to read the next book in the "Bosch" series! Narrator was great. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I usually listen to the book on my drives to and from work, and found myself sitting in my car in the driveway for long periods of time after arriving home! Another Michael Connelly classic.

Written by Joan Jung on November 22nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Titus Welliver Harry Bosch perfect. Michael Connelly never disappoints.

Lucia and Harry make a good team

Written by Anonymous on August 31st, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Harry Bosch has a hispanic woman as a partner this round. A musician is wounded in a shooting years earlier and finally dies. The bullet is the key as Bosch investigates. She is more than a translator for him and has his back.

Written by Jupiter Hexum on July 11th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I like the Titus Welliver narration. I get why people have written negative reviews of the narration because it's a little less animated than your typical audiobook narrator. But you are listening to the actor who PLAYS HARRY and it's sexy. So shut up.

Written by Sarah Lemke on July 11th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Titus Welliver knocks it out of the park. I felt like Harry Bosch himself was telling me another great story.

Written by Sarah Lemke on July 11th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

At first I didn't like the shift in narrators but once I realized that this was Titus Welliver who plays Harry in the Amazon show Bosch. All of a sudden, the narration took a VERY cool tone. Give it a chance...he does great character accents. Good story too. The only Harry Bosch story that made me cry in the end.

Written by Sarah Beara on July 9th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love Harry Bosch. Good story but not great narration.

Written by Dana Bridges on February 7th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very boring!!! It kept putting me to sleep. Waste of credits

Written by Joanne Leonard on December 6th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I love the Harry Bosch series, but this one just couldn't keep my interest. Not sure if it was the story or the uninteresting narration without any inflections or excitement or change of tone... I zoned out of much of it, and that never happens with this series. Disappointing, for sure. Perhaps it would make a better read then a listen. Sorry, Harry -- but I wish I had saved my credit.

Author Details

Author Details

Connelly, Michael

Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.
After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly followed up with three more Bosch books, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde, and The Last Coyote, before publishing The Poet in 1996—a thriller with a newspaper reporter as a protagonist. In 1997, he went back to Bosch with Trunk Music, and in 1998 another non-series thriller, Blood Work, was published. It was inspired in part by a friend's receiving a heart transplant and the attendant "survivor's guilt" the friend experienced, knowing that someone died in order that he have the chance to live. Connelly had been interested and fascinated by those same feelings as expressed by the survivors of the plane crash he wrote about years before. The movie adaptation of Blood Work was released in 2002, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.
Connelly's next book, Angels Flight, was released in 1999 and was another entry in the Harry Bosch series. The non-series novel Void Moon was released in 2000 and introduced a new character, Cassie Black, a high-stakes Las Vegas thief. His 2001 release, A Darkness More Than Night, united Harry Bosch with Terry McCaleb from Blood Work, and was named one of the Best Books Of The Year by the Los Angeles Times.
In 2002, Connelly released two novels. The first, the Harry Bosch book City Of Bones, was named a Notable Book Of The Year by the New York Times. The second release was a stand-alone thriller, Chasing The Dime, which was named one of the Best Books Of The Year by the Los Angeles Times.
Lost Light was published in 2003 and named one of the Best Books of 2003 by the Los Angeles Times. It is another in the Harry Bosch series but the first written in first person. To celebrate its release, Michael produced the limited edition jazz CD, Dark Sacred Night, The Music Of Harry Bosch. This CD is a compilation of the jazz music mentioned in the Bosch novels and was given away to his readers on Michael's 2003 book tour.
Connelly's 2004 novel, The Narrows, is the sequel to The Poet. It was named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times. To accompany this Harry Bosch novel, Little, Brown and Company Publishers released a limited edition DVD, Blue Neon Night, Michael Connelly's Los Angeles. In this film, Michael Connelly provides an insider's tour of the places that give his stories and characters their spark and texture.
His 11th Harry Bosch novel, The Closers, was published in May 2005, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Lincoln Lawyer, Connelly's first-ever legal thriller and his 16th novel, was published in October 2005 and also debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. This book introduced Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney and half-brother of Harry Bosch.
Crime Beat, a non-fiction collection of crime stories from Michael's days as a journalist, was released in 2006, as was the Harry Bosch novel, Echo Park, released in October 2006.
The Overlook, Michael's 18th novel, was originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine. This Harry Bosch story was published as a book with additional material in May 2007.
Michael's next novel, The Brass Verdict, will be released in October 2008, and will unite half-brothers Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch for the first time ever.
Connelly's books have been translated in 35 languages and have won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), and Premio Bancarella Award (Italy).
Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004. In addition to his literary work, Michael was one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000.
Michael lives with his family in Florida.