Lost Light

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Connelly
Narrator: Len Cariou
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Fed up with the hypocrisy and bureaucracy of the LAPD, Harry Bosch has retired. But the life of a retiree doesn't suit him. He has devoted himself to law enforcement out of a deep drive to see justice done equally for all. On his own, he is still drawn toward the abyss. And when he rediscovers a startling, unsolved murder among the old case files he's been poring over, he knows he can't rest until he finds the killer, with or without a badge. Moving ever further inside the remarkable character of Harry Bosch, whom the New York Post calls "the quintessential mystery book hero, " Michael Connelly takes another step closer to the classic novels of Raymond Chandler in this breakneck, relentless, and potent new novel.
- Each Connelly book outsells its predecessors--he's truly a writer who's gaining momentum. City of Bones (published 4/01) hit the New York Times list at #3 and has more than 285,000 copies in print to date.
- Chasing the Dime, this Fall's departure from Connelly's incredibly successful Harry Bosch series, had a first printing of 325,000 (10/02).
- Connelly is his generation's answer to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and reviewers have taken note.
- Blood Work was the basis of a feature film starring Clint Eastwood, released in August 2002. The novel currently has over 1.3 million copies in print.
- For the first time ever, Connelly writes a Bosch novel in the first person, taking readers even deeper inside his most complex hero.

Reviews (25)

Lost light

Written by restongirl on October 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Finally, a happy ending for the perennially picked on Harry Bosch! I loved the book and I especially loved the ending. Way to go, Harry.


Written by genomo on January 7th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great listen. Outstanding story line and good character development. Hard not to listen to in one setting.

Lost Light

Written by Betty from Hamill, SD on March 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It was a little slow starting but really did pick up after the first disk. The disk made my long drive shorter and enjoyable - will be on the look out for anymore of Michael Connelly's audiobooks.

Very good

Written by Anonymous on February 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I like this series alot. I think this is one of them that is a little less well done, but it is still very good. If you like Harry B. in general, you will like this one.


Written by Anonymous on January 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

If a zero were available I would have used it. I am a R. Ludlum fan. I was so disappointed with this story. Listening to all of it was not easy.

Another Great Harry Bosch

Written by Anonymous from Clifton, TX on July 31st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Connelly provides another great Harry Bosch book. Read by Len Cariou who has the perfect "voice" for these books.


Written by Anonymous on April 25th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great installment in the Harry Bosch series. I really enjoy Len Cariou's narration.


Written by Sandi from Lynnfield, MA on April 16th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Harry Bosch is the best ... Michael Connelly always makes his stories with Harry good to the very end!

I love Harry Bosch!

Written by Anonymous on April 1st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great Harry Bosch story. An awesome character that you feel like you know personally. Excellent narration.

Good one

Written by susan from Dinuba, CA on March 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Liked this one. Very entertaining. Lots of twists and plots changes and a good listen

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.