It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole story, even if I had figured out who, I still wanted to know why or how things would develop
Never listened to him. He's okay, but hasn't got a lot of change in his voice for the different characters. He's not as good as some, but better than others I have listened to. Just Okay
Yes, and I was able to, since it didn't go past the 10 hours I work and the 2 hours of driving.
It's a good Castle story - you can picture Nicki Heat as being Kate Beckett if you're a tv Castle fan. The narrator ruins it though - very bland.
I love the Castle TV series and that is the main reason that this series caught my eye. After reading the reviews, I was hesitant to purchase, but I thought with the new Audible guarantee, I couldn't lose. Boy am I glad that I took a chance!! These books are so entertaining and because of the TV series, I have real images in my head of the characters. Jamison Rook is wonderful! He is witty, helpful, boyish and smart. The perfect counter part to Nikki. I LOVE the narrator as well. In my opinion, his acting is dead on and his various voices are wonderful. I have never heard him before, but I will look to see if he has done anything else.
I HIGHLY recommend this series to anyone who wants a light hearted mystery. The huge benefit...they have written and produced good story with virtually no foul language. THANK YOU!!
Kept interest right up until the end. Was pleased that the language was toned down to more "appropriate" situational vulgarity - what someone would generally say when shocked, scared or extremely mad. No gratuidous "f" bombs which I wish I could say for the other books in the series.
"Roach". They saved her (Nicki's and Rook's) butts more than once acting on instinct and their understanding of "what would Nicki do?"
His natural voice makes it difficult to formulate some accents but all players were different and brought variety. Makes a Swedish accent sound more like an Indian asking "how can I help you with your computer today.?
Kept me going from start to finish. Glad there wasn't much gratuidous vulgarity. Some of the other books have less cultured (I know it's not a "cultured" book or situation but they drop the "f" bomb much less in this book than the others) language which, I feel, drops them from a 4 or 5 star to a 2 or 3. Would like to be able to read this to a 12-15 year old, and feel I could, but the subsequent books . . . nah!
This book is great. Like I said - Micky Spilane only better.
On the other books I think it would be very easy to write, maintain and emote the feeling of the books without resorting to language which would (could) turn away a younger reading audience as well as us who want to read books to get away from reality.There's enough of this stuff going on "next door", I would like to get away from life. Yet it in my down time, reading your books, I feel the books are just like life as far as the language goes. They are wonderful with plot twists, emotional exploits and visual exploration.
One plot line would be good if Nicki were to be involved in a homocide associated with a drug cartel investigation which included a plane crash and survival on a small island where she finds clues leading to her mother's and Nicole's murders. She would carefully have to form alliances with her "trust no one" attitude. Jamison Rook, just so happens, has some history associated with this cartel and island and Nicki would have to bring into account her feelings for him which might contaminate her attitude somewhat.
Just a thought!
Keep up the good work.
Former Marine, semi-retired-love mysteries and military thrillers- long time avid reader, but audio books are so much easier on the eyes
Enjoyed story overall,could relate characters to TV show, but I just couldn't get past narrator-seemed as if on long sentences, he ran out of air- I won't buy another with this reader. Sorry
Those who don't want to think too much or have characters who feel like real people.
This book was written as a screen play and not a novel. It's simple,silly, empty and generally boring. Couldn't finish it as it was a waste of my time.
This first book didn't really add anything to the TV story line. It was pretty much like listening to another episode on TV, and a run-of-the-mill one at that. It was sexually more explicity though. Couldn't buy all the blushes Kate Beckett had in response to the Rook (Castle) guy. I thought that was too out of character for her.
I don't read books, so I'm not one to ask.
Thinking of it in terms of the relationship of Castle and Becket on the TV show. Then a lot of the bravado of the character seems more endearing.
If you're a fan of the series, or of Nathan Fillion, buy this book, then read the rest of this review. If you're not, well ...
It was said long ago that Humphrey Bogart didn't play parts, he simply was Humphrey Bogart doing all those things. Nathan Fillion is the same, every part he plays is the same - it's just him there pretending to be these things and doing them like he'd do them if that was his real job. Rick Castle is Nathan Fillion if Nathan Fillion were a cop-story novelist. This book is the book Nathan Fillion would write, if he were a cop-story novelist. If the publisher had gotten Nathan Fillion/Rick Castle to read it, it would have been perfect. Read by anyone else? Complete flop. Never had a chance. Sorry.
The book itself (not talking about the narration/performance here) is, frankly, terrible. It is, unfortunately for me, not the worst thing I've put in my head in the last year, but it's in the top (bottom?) ten. Five, even.
The performance/narration? This IS the worst Audiobook I have put in my head, ever. I don't know who Johnny Heller is, I am sure he is a very nice man, fun to hang out with, probably very attractive. He can date my sister (no, scratch that, I don't have a sister. He can date my Girlfriend) so long as he never reads anything to her. Ever. I don't ever want to hear him read to me again. Ever.
So in short.... Bad book, worse narration. Fans of the show: buy it. Everyone else: Skip it.