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Review: Mulholland Dive

November 29, 2012

Mulholland Dive, by Michael Connelly is a collection of three short stories.   I enjoyed each of the stories in this collection but found the title story to be the most entertaining.  The three stories are:

  • In Cahoots – A poker player regales his opponents with the story of a great heist in order to distract them from what he’s really doing.
  • Mulholland Dive – A wealthy celebrity who is in the process of divorce is in a fatal accident on Mulholland Drive.  A police detective or “reconstructionist” is trying to determine exactly what happened.  There’s a lot riding on his findings since the celebrity is still technically married.  The outcome of this one is rather surprising.
  • Two Bagger – When a meth dealer is let out of jail, he’s tailed by two cops.  He enjoyed protection from a tough gang while he was incarcerated and the cops figure he’s going to have to pay them back somehow and they want to know how and when.

I listened to the audio version of Mulholland Dive and it’s capably narrated by David Collins.  I enjoyed the stories and his narration.  The audio lasts about two hours so it’s the perfect choice to listen to when running errands or exercising.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. sandynawrot permalink
    November 29, 2012 6:07 am

    Man, this guy doesn’t let any dust settle on him, does he? And yay to you for finding these great little audios…short and sweet!

  2. November 29, 2012 6:16 am

    Another good sounding book. I am usually not a fan of short stories but with Michael, I would take a chance. 🙂

  3. November 29, 2012 6:40 am

    Oh wow, I wasn’t familiar with this. I like short stories when running errands –Stephen King has some I’ve enjoyed.

  4. November 29, 2012 6:51 am

    I quite like reading a couple of short stories sometimes, so this is a good one to look out for as I enjoy Michael Connelly

    Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:00:31 +0000 To: ruth2day@hotmail.com

  5. November 29, 2012 7:13 am

    I didn’t know he wrote short stories. I’ll bet you did enjoy listening…

  6. November 29, 2012 7:56 am

    Clever title!

  7. November 29, 2012 7:58 am

    Very interesting….short stories are great.

    THANKS for the post.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

  8. November 29, 2012 9:12 am

    I realized this year that I am not a fan of short stories, but I have several books that contain short stories that I want to read. This sounds like the perfect in-between book. You know, when you can’t decide what to read next.

  9. November 29, 2012 9:47 am

    Makes me think of the movie Mulholland Dr. which involved a car crash too. (I think.) Glad you enjoyed this one!

  10. November 29, 2012 10:12 am

    Darn! No Harry Bosch story? I will still look for this audio. Thanks for the review! I hadn’t heard anything about this one yet.

  11. November 29, 2012 11:42 am

    Short stories are great , like you said when trying to multi-task.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    November 29, 2012 11:53 am

    You know I’m a HUGE fan of Mr. Connelly’s. Can’t wait to listen to it!

  13. November 29, 2012 2:24 pm

    Glad you enjoyed this audio book of short stories! I finally listened to my StoryCorps CD!!

  14. November 29, 2012 7:14 pm

    I like short story collections when they are well done. This sounds like a good one.

  15. November 29, 2012 7:47 pm

    I like the length of this audio…will have to consider it!

  16. Patty permalink
    November 29, 2012 8:23 pm

    That would be a great way to get the feel for audio, too!

  17. November 29, 2012 8:36 pm

    I’m looking for new short story collections for next year. I will have to remember this one.

  18. November 30, 2012 3:17 am

    Gotta love those two hour audiobooks! I haven’t experienced short stories in audio format before but this sounds like a good one.

  19. November 30, 2012 11:52 am

    I like Michael Connelly and will look forward to reading this one. BTW would love to see more Lincoln Lawyer movies with Matthew McConnaughay.

  20. November 30, 2012 1:31 pm

    I really liked the story Two Bagger, was my favorite of the collection. Have you listened to The Safe Man. It’s a short novella by Connelly, about an hour and a half, and also narrated by Collins.

  21. November 30, 2012 2:42 pm

    I usually avoid short stories, but you’re right, this sounds perfect for the car! Although, I have finally started to weed out certain books. I just never knowwhat Gage is going to repeat!

  22. November 30, 2012 8:39 pm

    All three stories sounds interesting to me.

  23. December 2, 2012 9:04 am

    Oh, this sounds good!

  24. December 2, 2012 4:18 pm

    I saw this for Kindle reading. Sounds great! I love short stories, but don’t read as many as I would like.

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