Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese
It may not be the most well written book, but I love the show. These books are exactly the kind of book I would expect if Richard Castle was a real person: slick, campy and full of sex.
I like what the book evokes, seeing how the characters translate from 'real people' to characters in a book.
He sounded slick just like I pictured the 'author'
No, no extreme reaction. Just entertainment.
If you like the Castle series, you'll appreciate the writing style (very Rick Castle-esque), and the mystery has meat to it. The Nikki Heat books are almost identical to how an episode would run on the TV show.
However, the narrator rushes through the entire story and has very little variability between voices or narrator, so it was often difficult to follow. I'll listen to more Richard Castle books, only if Johnny Heller isn't narrating them.
This book is for fans of the TV series "Castle." Nathan Fillion plays fiction writer Richard Castle, who is riding along with Detective Kate Beckett for research for his next book series. It is amusing to watch the episodes (i.e., "real life") and then read the book (where most of the people in the TV series have a counterpart in the book). It can be confusing to keep track of who is "real" and who is fake -- Richard Castle is the writer in the TV episodes who is riding along with Detective Beckett. Jameson Rook is the writer in the book who is riding along with Detective Nikki Heat. If you watched Season 1 before reading this book, you'll start thinking about the details from "real life" TV episodes and comparing them to the book.
The book on its own reads like a pulp crime story, which probably would not appeal to many readers except fans of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. The high rating is for tie-in to "Castle" and adding a unique dimension to the show -- as if Richard Castle is real and he wrote this book.
I like the character of Kate Beckett much more than Nikki Heat. Kat is more weiter & the chemistry between the two is way better.
I was disappointed with the lack of action in the story. Plus, the story was really in depth that I had problems completely following.
At times it was hard to tell what character he was performing because they all sounded a lot alike, especially Nikki & Rook.
I LOVE THE SHOW SO YES, YES, YES!!
The narration was so poor that i just cant. He read too fast and had no feel for the characters. He didn't even use different tones for their different voices. Rushed and monotone is how it comes off. It would have been much better read in book form than listened to.
Only if read by someone else
I flip-flop between business and fiction books to keep me grounded in reality while still keeping my childhood love of fantasy firmly intact.
It was a great listen, I think, because I'm a huge fan of the TV series. I had faces to attach to characters already. The only difficulty was assigning the names, which are different than the show, to the faces that I already have in my mind's eye.
Very entertaining, light listening. The book was unlike the tv series in many ways but still evoked images of the current tv characters. Even though it was different than the tv series it was not disappointing. The plot was not terribly complex but was interesting and easy to follow. I enjoyed the book very much and will definitely listen to more in the series.
No! I do not know if is the reader or if it just the story it self. But I do like the series.
Yes it has.
No I would not to me he has a monatone voice.
I would get rid of the whole book.
I purchased because I am a Castle viewer. Curiosity was my main motivation. I ended up enjoying it.