I started this series less than a week ago and I cannot stop! I have been burning through chapters and books, day and night. I'm losing sleep because all I want to do is find out what happens next.
Thank you, Mr. Konrath! It has been quite some time since something has just hijacked my attention this way!
Jack is the first female cop character that hasn't felt utterly gratuitous and condescending -- in many years.
Harry is too much fun and it is so easy to fall in love with/be deeply disturbed by everyone in Jack's world.
The narration is excellent! Justice has been done here. Mr. Konath's work surely deserves an equally compelling performance and Susie Breck and Dick Hill deliver.
I have never once felt like I was being "read to" or that something was monotonous or lacking. Dry narration will put me off of a series permanently and fast. The only thing missing for me are more hours in my day to keep listening.
Can't wait to start to Cherry Bomb!
Yes, it's full of non-stop action with Konrath's famous detective Jack Daniels.
Any of J.A. Konrath's other Jack Daniels' books.
Jack Daniels - for sure. Her partner is great, too.
When the cat bit and scratched one of the snipers. I knew it would happen to somebody but didn't know who or when.
Didn't read the printed version, so I can't honestly compare. But my guess is the audio version is better.
The Chicago accents add a glorious, perfect touch that the printed version couldn't possible have. I haven't laughed out loud this much in a very long time.
The ending..... or, more accurately, what must be the beginning of the next book, makes me want to immediately continue the story.
I'm addicted to Audible and have listened to at least 50 or 60 books in the past year and a half. Fuzzy Navel, is, no doubt, in the top 5 most entertaining of all of them, and I attribute that to Susie Breck and Dick Hill for their outstanding performances from beginning to end. Of course, they had a spectacular author to work with. J.A. Konrath has the ability to put you in the moment and keep you there throughout the entire story. Every scene is visible to the reader. Bravo!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
I am dropping my rating on this book, not because the quality changed really, but mostly because I hate cliffhangers. One of the things I've liked about this series so far is that each book was a self-contained "murder mystery" and that it also contained threads to the over-arching themes of the main ensemble developing throughout the series. This is the first book to end with a cliffhanger and I am not a fan.
The plot of this book was interesting, the action exciting and well executed ... but ultimately I can not get over my anger and frustration at the ending. It is a good thing that I can move immediately on to the next book. I am not sure I am enough of a fan to have been willing to wait it out while the series was still in production.
Narration remains good and consistent with the previous books in the series. Loved the insight into many of the ensemble characters - not totally sure about Jack at this point since I feel like I am still only half-way through this "story".
This book is worth it if you are a fan of the series already, but is *not* a good place to dive in.
I really am tired of the same villains over and over - I am bored with her. I think the same one is in the next book, so taking a break for now.
It is ok, not great - tiring at some points.
They did a great job.
Love gritty mystery thrillers.
I love the narrators and the story line was ridiculous yet interesting. Konrath books are always suspenseful with peppered in comic relief. He always manages to keep the characters fresh by adding more substance to situation.
Harry is always my favorite and the cat.
They are some of the best narrators out there!
Can a day get any worse?
A great series! Highly recommended!
It is hard to believe that Jack Daniels can get as injured as she does and still can fight on. This takes place, for the most part, in Jack's suburban home to which she has moved because of her mother's wishes. I do love Harry's wit, especially when Dick Hill delivers the punch lines. This is a good read, overall.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
yes, I would listen again because it was very entertaining and action packed- I laughed out loud many times
Sometimes it was so unbelievable- all the moments when the author shifted from the suspense to sweet little family moments
In spite of my criticisms, this was a great listen. Perfect for some relaxed listening but stand warned.- very violent.
This a great little series, I've enjoyed the entire Jack Daniels series. I like a strong female heroin. The story moves quickly with great humor.
I feel the narrator can make or break the listen of any story. Breck & Hill are good & their performances make you really know & like each character.
for 5 years has driven 180 miles round trip daily. That is a ton of listening time!
The situations that Jack gets involved with is simply gripping. This time she brings all her friends into a real sticky situation.
Yes. Never know what else Konrath will throw at you.
All of Breck and Hill's performances are great. They are truely part of the series at this point.
on or off the rocks