The reviews I read made this book sound great. However, I found the story weak and predictable, the plot seemed familiar. The characters were shallow and somewhat silly, it was easy to guess what they would say and do. A young child was given the thinking processes of an adult and the language, in her thoughts, to analyze her feelings as if she were a counselor. Periodically the author made inane statements such as indicating that a funeral was for the dead men (most readers would assume the stars of the funeral were dead, right?). The funeral itself was idiotic.
No, but I am not likely to select anything by this author.
I would listen to the preview more closely, I wasn't impressed with the performance.
I was disappointed mainly because the reviews sounded good.
In general, I wish more listeners would write reviews. I appreciate reading the one star reviews when they are thoughtful (I hope mine is) so I have more than one opinion.
I love to read, but due to some other health problems reading became nearly impossible. I wouldn't enjoy life if I didn't have Audible!
Yes. His story won't create adrenaline that keeps you awake until late in the night trying to get to a less scary spot -- like the Prey series. It isn't an action packed, fast-paced story such as the Bourne and Gray Man novels. But Joe is more knowable and reachable than any of those heroes and more real than Reacher in Lee Child's series. If you like to know the characters and make friendships with them, you will be happy to meet Joe.
I loved that this character is distinctly different from those in other series I enjoy. Joe is an outdoorsman, a protector of our wild western areas; a quiet, loyal man who happens to be embroiled in a mystery. He is likable and I look forward to the next installment so I might get to know him better.
Definitely Joe. I thought the portrayal of his wife to be a bit stuffy and the children to be too adult. But it was a first installment and I hope that those characters will grow and develop more as the series progresses.
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery set in rural Wyoming. The first scene grabbed me, and this story was a fun listen from start to end. Joe Picket, the local game warden, is new to his job and loves it, but is struggling to raise his family. I quickly cared about him and his family, and liked the secondary characters as well. Picket suspects something when investigating a local murder where the body ends out on his property, and it is clear to the reader that there is a conspiracy of some kind. The suspense and action built to a riveting final two hours in this short eight hour. I truly could not stop listening. The reader is very easy to listen to, and seems just right for this novel.
The story was a good story. Just sorry that she had to constantly use the F word all the way through the story over and over and over. it just wasn't necessary and it wrecked it for me and made me not really want to buy any more of her books.
Potter in NC. Intense books allow for creative freedom. Busy hands+distracted brain=free forms.
Yes. Well written; well performed.
Mostly. It was somewhat predictable.
Joe is warm and powerful. The girls are beautiful small people, especially Sheridan.
There are many cliches you can use to describe formidable writers of novels. I don't remember the best of them but if you do--apply them to Mr. Box and his stories.
Not a whole lot to report here, other than the story starts with a good mystery, draws a fully formed character and delivers on the promise of a good tale.
My first Pickett, I'm in.
I read both of Mr Box's "Cody Holt" novels and liked them so much that I decided to start on the "Joe Pickett" novels. This first book was so good that I've been listening non-stop to the rest of the series. Now I am up to book 7 and going strong. These stories keep my interest up. Each book ties into the next one very well. The narrator does a wonderful job. I highly recommend the whole "Joe Pickett" series.
A better story line
More interesting character flow. I could not finish the book
Too dramatic when drama wasn't appropriate
I couldn't finish the book. It was just boring.
The survival of the daughter in the mountain
there were a few anxious moments. There were some unexpected twists
This book won't win any Pulitzers, but it sure is entertaining! Good story set in the Rockies. This is a first in a series. If the rest of them are this good, I will be listening to all of them.