First Audiobook and definitely a good introduction to the medium. The narrator was very good and i had no trouble being absorbed into the story.
There's an island scene towards the end with a chase etc. Don't want to ruin it but i really liked it.
Not really. I get audiobooks for reading before bed so small bits at a time
I am on my second listening of this and am enjoying even more than the first time. It's great fun. If "Ocean's Eleven" and "Miss Congeniality" had a baby, it would be this book.
Scott Brick does a good job with a casual, slightly snarky delivery perfect for the text.
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
With this strictly being my own opinion, I found this boring and didn't finish. I'm not sure I can even blame the book itself. I have loved Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, although she should have stopped a long time ago. I think I'm bored with her type of book for now. I couldn't give this less than 3 because it wouldn't be fair, Evanovich is a wonderful author. I also couldn't give it more than 3 because I didn't finish it.
I love Janet Evanovich and will read her books. This was the first book I've read by Lee Goldberg /Scott Brick. I may be inclined to read another if they would get to the point and not dance around the answer for several minutes before getting to the point.
This was my first book I have read by Evanovich and Goldberg. I am still acquiring more of Evanovich's books.
He did bring the male characters to life better than some female narrators could do, but there were some moments that his female voices were a little too monotone.
This would be a good series but the story line needs a direct route and not some scenic tour through the woods.
Sometimes less is more. Too many details can cause the reader to zone out.
At first I was going to say it was Stephanie Plum meets Neal Caffrey but the Kate character definitely has her life together more than our beloved Steph. It was a fun book and I love Scott Brick as a narrator so that was a bonus. It still seems a lot like a knockoff of the "White Collar" TV series with a dedicated FBI agent being in charge of the criminal he/she spent her life tracking down and arresting. Having said that - I would listen to the next in the series - should there be one.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
The Heist is a fun, entertaining story--and I'm very excited that it is the beginning of a new series!
You do have to put reality aside--in my opinion--thinking the FBI runs cons to capture criminals. But beyond that, think The Sting with Stephanie Plum humor--really a fun listen. Scott Brick's narration was excellent, and the eight-hour story just flew by! I'm already looking forward to book #2--
This book is fun AND funny. Scott Brick's delivery makes this an awesome audiobook.
Scott Brick's performance made the characters funnier than if I had read this book on my own. He's a great performer, and I thought he did an outstanding job. I'm going to look for more book with Scott as narrator.
I love the Stephanie Plum books and enjoy the Barney stories. In listening to The Heist, I realized why I like them - and I'll continue to buy their stories. Even though they are two of the most incompetent, mishap magnets, they are generally likeable. They have a pretty honest and self-amused view of themselves and their lives. The same cannot be said of Kate O'Hare. She is angry, humorless, rigid, negative, self-righteous, irritating, would rather shoot, hit or kick a person than interact and sees absolutely nothing wrong with that. More than halfway through the recording and I don't see any hope of improvement. I'm actually feeling sorry for fictional Nick Fox being "shackled" to this wet blanket for five years. He should request a transfer to the Plum books... He'd and we'd) have a lot more fun...
One of the top 10
Attackng the pirates was a surprise. Loved the humor and overall story.
Scott Brick is just the best! Sometimes I search for books that he has read - if my favorite authors have nothng new out. Scott read all the characters equally well!
Yes and I did! And then I listened to it again because it was so GOOD!
I hope this is just book one of many....I will buy them all!