innovative, gripping, detailed
Took a while to get into the story but yes it did keep me wanting more
Can't wait to finish the trilogy. I have an idea as to where it might be goig but good job to the author to come up with a new twist for this genre
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
This is a cracker-jack story that Aesop would have loved.
I can't tell you more without spoiling it for you, but if you want an enjoyable read, you can't do much better.
Yes, It was entertaining and surprising. He does leave you enough clues, but you don't believe the ending until you get there.The book was never boring. Each page turned itself. You just want to find out a little more until the end.
Yes. He did a good job.
A follow up book may ruin the premise of this book. Sometimes knowing ruins the story like catching your parents playing Santa Clause.
My complaint is only the style of story. The hard nose detective feel of the story annoyed me. Otherwise, this was a good reed.
Peter Berkrot's acting skills add more to this book than the print version can deliver. I don't "hear" characters' voices when I read. Berkrot gives everyone a distinctive voice, and reads brilliantly. Absolutely perfect. I was completely captivated.
This reminded me a little of "Land of Laughs," where there is a very straight narrative going on that's just a little tongue-in-cheek. "The Last Policeman" has a nice, light touch and is lots of fun to listen to. Ben Winters has avoided the irritating aspects of the police genre, while having fun with many of the conventions - In some respects, this reminded me of Ed McBain, only set in Concord, NH, as the world starts to end. In other respects, it reminded me of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
It was a minor scene, but when Detective Henry Palace sends a message to his old girlfriend via the barrista at a pirate Starbucks, that was classic. You'll see why when you hear it.
I liked the story. I liked the characters. A little bit pulp fiction (not the movie), a little bit philosophical, a little bit Independence Day.
Detective Palace is just an ordinary guy in extraordinary times, determined to do his job when the whole world is coming apart.
I'm waiting for the next book. Be a shame if it doesn't materialize.
I might give the author another try but not the narrator.
Really?! I'd like to know. But I doubt I'll suffer through the next book to find out.
I'm not entirely certain if it was wholly the narrator's fault that this was as grating as it was. It could have been the director or simply the writing. But I ended up hating the protagonist. Which is problematic as the entire book is first person from his point of view.
Almost any other narrator I have heard could have made this book at least bearable.
I was practically irate by the end of the book. If it had been any longer I would have bailed on it. But I have yet to bail on an audio book. I really, really wanted to like this book. The premise is intriguing but the POV character is such a milquetoast ninny that I kept wanting someone to shoot him and take over the narrative.
And I feel bad about that. But there it is.
This concept had such potential and completely failed on almost every level. On the plus side, it isn't that long and it's inexpensive.
Another novel that was recommended to me by other readers, and thankfully so. ( I have learned to trust the judgement of others here! ) . Wow....what a beginning to what promises to be quite the series. Apocalyptic at it's core, but a classis case of police investigation, it hints at many things under the surface, and to come.
I recommend this highly.
Briefly this book is about a detective investigating a suspicious murder during pre-apocalyptic times. The world as we know it is predicted to end within 6 months.
I liked this book though wouldn't necessarily tell anyone they just had to read it. The writing was good and story evenly paced.
When he finally gets to the truth it just wasn't that interesting to me. The most interesting part of the book was the time period they were living in and the extent to which people were going to deal with the imminent future events.
The epilogue was intriguing.
Though the story had a good premise (a detective still investigating a murder case as a devastating asteroid heads for earth) the delivery and production value were poor. It was very sleepy for a fiction/suspense novel.
The delivery. Also the dialogue, there wasn't any! The protagonist mainly talks to himself or dreams, a poor way to write a novel.
Bronson Pinchot or James Marster's.
Disappointment because I was looking forward to this one.