.... so for fluff it gets 5 starts.... but I save 5 when there is literary panache. This story is real middle of the road decent entertainment.
This book, specifically the way the characters are drawn, could only possibly be enjoyed by people who DON'T watch the TV show Castle. I felt sorry for the narrator. The text was so insipid and two-dimensional it made it impossible to finish. The Nikki Heat character is ridiculously marginalized at every turn to the point where I was rooting for her to arrest Jameson Rook for his unconscionable and illegal behavior.
I have learned my lesson about second hand fiction and will not go down this path again. I love crime novels, but will stick to higher quality writers and characters who are built from the page up.
Don't waste the credit.
The only strong points in this book are the main characters and their interplay, Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook. They are fundamentally strong voices for any book. The story itself turns too many times and the other characters are too much of a formula. The book seems to drag with far too long, descriptive passages. I found myself pausing far too often so I could recall where I was in the story and the significance of a character or passage. It struck me that the writer was trying to hard to hide the motives of the killer(s) to create suspense or a surprise ending. It served only to make the story drag. The narration was pretty slow through most of the book but at "normal" speed in some parts. I suspect it is a problem with the recording as opposed to the narrator who's voice seemed to fit the book well.This is my third Richard Castle book. If it were my first, I would never have discovered the two much better ones.
This Heat book is as good as all the other Heat books. Nikki Heat is as good as the previous books. Keeps you hopping either way.
I didn't read the print version so I really can't say. I enjoyed the audio version.
Seeing how the characters from Castle become the characters in the Nikki Heat world.
Sure. He did a good job.
No, but it did make my commute more enjoyable for a week. Listening to audiobooks while I commute back and forth to work keeps my stress level down.
If your a Fan of the Hit Show Castle this is a fun book to read
Its like taken several shows and making into a book very clever and enjoyable to listen too.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
Niki duct taped to a chair and how she gets free and then kicks the bad guys ass. This showed how fast and how smart her Mind works and How strong of a women she truly is.
Not sure if I have, But I will in the future. Johnny did a great job. I really enjoyed his way of telling you this fun story.
I laughed in parts and felt the suspense like you were watching Castle on ABC Mondays at 10pm EST. Very well done book.
If you like Castle on TV, Then you will love this book. Very fun like the TV show.
Love the heroine Nicki Heat
Excellent reader - makes you there !
Good humor - unexpected in mysteries ! Nice touch !
If you like the show the book is very similar and just as fun.
The interaction between the characters
No, it was fun to come back to...
The narrator, Johnny Heller was great!
the scenes between nikki and roc.
he has a nice voice
If you love Castle on ABC, you'll like this series