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.
Follows earliest episodes.
Not really, I watched the show so I figured it out. I love the characters so I don't need a mystery as much as I lke to see them work.
Rook, of course.
A buddy movie where they are in love.
It was disappointing. I like the series much better.
It was to much like a romance novel. I don't like the thoughts about the other character being given.
The performance was good concidering the plot.
It was OK but I won't buy another of the series.
Quirky IT guy who loves a good literary adaptation, Classical crossover music, and good coffee.
I am a fan of ABC's Castle, and listening to this book written by a character in a TV show is a lot of fun. The book is very similar to the storyline in the show, and it is keeping me interested.
Mostly. I kinda know what is coming based on experiences in the show, but then there's a twist.
Not at this time.
"Richard Castle" brings the wit and charm of the TV series to this book. Any an of the series should read this book just for the inside jokes that go with it.
At Chapter 6, I wish I could have fast forwarded through all the gore. But by the end of the first half of the book, at the download break, I chose not even to download the second half. And when driving in very rural northwest New Mexico, it takes a lot to make me prefer Sirius for the upcoming five hours. This book managed it at that point. It was as if the author had had small boxes of plot options, and chose at random. Chapter 6? Let's go with gore. Halfway point? How about a threat to Nikki's career, warranted or not.
Performance was really good, so no problems there. And yes, I've listened to him before.
At this point, Nikki.
I was so sad to drop it.
It's a light fun romp that you would expect from a book written by a TV character. What's most difficult is that the narrator doesn't do as well with making distinct voices, especially sometimes between the text of the book and the dialogue. Early on, it can be particularly difficult to follow when the speaker changes.
Still, a light few hours to pass the time with.
I love the show Castle but was slow to coming around to reading the book. I finally bit the bullet and started it, and i am glad I did. The book is really good and you can just picture the shows characters as the the ones in the book. It is a good book to read even if you have never seen the show Castle.