C. J. Box has started a good series with the Joe Pickett character. I'm interested to see where it goes.
Box is no Clive Cussler, but someday I hope he gets to that level.
The good thing about this book is it keeps your attention and the story is easy to follow. It's perfect for a good road trip.
I'd recommend Open Season for its interesting characters and setting, but I kept wanting to push the reader to speed it up. I think he added an extra half hour just by his laid-back pace.
If you like to be surprised, this one isn't for you, except for the ending, which was quite satisfying for anyone who doesn't mind violence.
Not unless I hear a noticeable uptick in his reading speed.
I'd be happy to spend more time with Joe Pickett and his family, but I don't think there's much more to add to the Open Season story line. I'd certainly enjoy learning a great deal more about the life of a game warden in Wyoming.
I use Audible books to lure me out of the house for a two-mile walk every day. Despite my dissatisfaction with David Chandler's reading speed, he and the interesting story got me outside and walking every day for two weeks, and for that I thank him and C.J. Box.
I got into this series toward the end and I really enjoy his work. Now I'm backing up and reading or listening to the beginning of the series. I recommend it and the way to go is audio
Joe pickett of course
I rent from the library and its the same narrator
yes and I did at work in a 8 hr work day
I want the whole series
Good characterization and tension.
Would like to know more about game wardens.
Sometimes a little too righteous
narrator was great not author . not for children or angry adults. even if he is popular and many novels
Loved Open Season. It was honest about life in small town in Western States like Wyoming. I thought the book was going to be about a macho ranger that loved and was an expert in multiple guns. Thought it would be a story about about glamorized modern day cowboys that make us sissy men insecure and ashamed. Instead it was about a ranger that couldn't shoot straight, didn't have ninja fighting skills, and lived in the real "west" not a Hollywoodized one. I saw many reviewers say it was predictable but I disagree. Sure it had a limited cast so the bad guys could only be one of a few but it still had surprises. Finally the message on endangered species was balanced, characters development said a lot about people, and the politics of Western "conservative" states with tiny populations was interesting.
This story was a little predictable in a few places, but for the most part it was original and well paced with a likeable hero and interesting supporting characters.