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.
THE story is good, the character development was fair, he gave some what of an explanation as to who they were and the relationships. He held my interest, and it was easy for me to visualize, the characters from the TVs show into the rolls is each character.
I love the television show, Castle, and I enjoy suspenceful novels. This book, however, was painful to get through. In the beginning, I kept waiting for it to get better. After about the first hour, I just wanted it to end. I completed it only because I purchased it. My consolation is that I purchased it in one of the buy 2 get 1 free specials. Do not waste your money or credits.
It was a pretty good story that reminded me of the show Castle
Jamie. He was most believable/developed
Didn't care for it. The narrator appeared to be chosen for sounding
Not really. It had a few chuckles.
The TV show is better.
I liked the fast pace, reminiscent of Chandler and Hammett, that kept the story going. I noticed elements from this story that have appeared in the TV show. This is not a pretentious cop procedural, but a good, down to earth story told with enthusiasm.
The end left me wanting another installment. Further adventures and developments could go in many directions.
I liked Johnny Heller's raspy voice. It adds to the idea of the narrator as an eye witness to the happenings.Just enough crustiness that you can envision him as an ex-cop with some inside knowledge of motivations and next moves.
I really liked it for what it is: a TV tie-in novel. I would consider listening to it again, and that's high praise for me.
I purchased this book on sale. The price was right, but I think I got a bargain. It's a nice compliment to the weekly TV show, and I can see why 'Richard Castle' does so well with his books that he can play poker with Patterson and Cannell and get favors from the mayor of New York City. Listen and enjoy!
Okay, maybe not the worst narrator ever, but pretty damn close. While I enjoyed the story, Heller's narration will prevent me from getting any audiobooks with his narration in the future. He provided almost zero differentiation in voice characterizations unless he's doing an accent (which I think he did well). But it made it difficult in some conversations between Rook & Heat (or between any two people without accents) because I couldn't tell who was talking.
And can I make a suggestion ... get a woman narrator! This is a story from Heat's perspective, the least you can do is give her a female voice.
Narration aside I enjoyed the story. It was a good thriller with some nice action. I very easily see it as an extension of the show Castle.