First, the narrator is perfect. PERFECT! His voice is dry, but expressive. The voices of the women are distinct, without falsetto or prissy affectation. His vocalization of a method actor pretending to be a drug lord, channeling Ricardo Montalban is out of this world!
I was pleasantly surprised by the story, as well, having lost interest in Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series after the umpteenth "same stuff, different day" installment. If it didn't have Evanovich's name on it, I'd never think she was involved. There's no slapstick comedy at all, and the sexual innuendo is more grown up than I expect from her work. So, I'm going to give the credit to Lee Goldberg, who is the mastermind behind the Monk series (later adapted for TV).
The cons are well thought through, and always a dozen steps ahead of the mark. "This couldn't possibly work" becomes "OH!" Bring on the next volume, because I want more!
It was somewhat slow and predictable. The sexual tension between the leads wasn't realistic and the repartee wasn't very witty. The performance was stiff and not easy to believe. Maybe the collaboration isn't very good chemistry.
Happy overall. Good pot, good characters, future characters inrroduced, sexy but not overt. Glad I picked this one.
This was a reluctant purchase due to the fact that I lost interest in Evanovich's writing style. Thankfully, The Heist was void of the usual and overdone slapstick "humor" in which JE crammed her books. This was an easy listen and worth the time and money. Good lazy day read.
I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
I loved Monk which I think Lee Goldberg wrote. And I also loved Janet Evanovich's series about the bail bonds business. But this writing was trite, predictable and the characters had no depth. Scott brick did a great job as usual. I wouldn't read another in this series.