It seems that if you've read a lot of Janet Evanovich's books or watched the movie "Ocean's Eleven" or episodes of "White Collar", then you'll find this book slow (as they assemble the team one by one) and formulaic (the main characters remind me of the "Castle" TV show). If that's not the case, then you'll probably find it to be a light, entertaining book.
Now I see why my male shipmates don't read stuff by female authors - I find it very hard to refrain from using my Sailors four-letter language to describe my emotions while listening to this clap-trap.
Apparently Ms. Evanovich thinks a strong woman must be a frigid woman, because success (we are informed) for a woman lies in the number of orgasms she has, and the crowning achievement lies in owning a husband, a house, kids and a Jack Russell Terrier.
I will say this much for this book - it has reinforced my love for my family who have always supported me and celebrated my achievements, such as promotions and mission accomplishments, without questioning whether or not I am having orgasms.
The only thing I enjoyed listening to in this book was the part where she shared a six-pack of beer and a bucket of KFC with her dad. Until he too brought up the fact that she wasn't getting laid...sigh! At that point I paused the book for a few hours while I went out to get me some chicken.
Lee Goldberg is what keeps me listening - he can make any book enjoyable.
Reads like a family safe television movie. A little adventure, a little (mostly non sexual) romance, a little humor, exotic locations, but no real sense of danger, even when... (no, no spoilers). Armed with a lot of suspension of disbelief as to character behavior, it's a surprisingly entertaining read.
A thin, fluff read - yes. But there is a place for those as well.
I really enjoyed this book! I laughed out loud several times while listening; however, while I like this narrator, I did have trouble distinguishing which character was talking at times. His voice didn't change much between characters. Overall good listen though.
I really enjoyed the book it was a fun listen. the voice actor was amazing like always. I think the books will get better and better the more I read and get to know the characters however it was interesting and fun.
Trying to rank a single book among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far is like trying to rank one food among all the food I've ever tasted,,,, It just depends on what you are in the mood for at any given time. This was a good one..Let's call it a great steak dinner!
The plot had enough twists and turns to keep my interest. Just when I was sitting back with a sigh and thinking it was all going well, some new apparent disaster loomed on the horizon to foil the plans of our heroes. Love the characters. I bought "The Heist" half fearing it would just be a slight twist on the Stephanie Plum books (don't get me wrong, I love Stephanie, Joe and Ranger... but was hoping for something a bit different) but Kate is not just another Stephanie Plum.. she's good at what she does! Nicolas is an excellent foil for her hardnosed sense of legal and moral ethics,, and his talent for the big con are amazing! There are enough hints of humor and slightly whacky characters to carry on the Evanovich tradition, but co-author Goldberg apparently has toned down the sometimes almost slapstick action and this is an excellent series on its own...worth a listen even if you are not a Plum fan!.
Scott Brick narrates in his usual excellent fashion.. the narrator is a large part of the enjoyment of an audiobook, and Brick never disappoints.
It reminds me of the TV show "White Collar" with the FBI agent and criminal working together. It is very easy to follow, easy to picture what's being said, and the narrator is great!
I would definitely recommend this book and will continue the series!
The female characters sound stereotypical, and the male protagonist sounds like an unbelievably arrogant ass- makes any potential chemistry unbelievable.