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!
Great read, suspense with humor. It's the first book I have read of Janet Evanovich.
Yes, the comedy as well as the suspense was a great combo.
This has been my absolute favorite book so far!
Where do I begin? The humor, the excellent character development, the end! No spoiler here but kudos on that hot twist...Evanovich really got me on that one!
I love Nick' s easy going attitude and how it complements Kate's uptight edginess.
I really enjoyed the whole drug Lord act. I laughed hysterically and everyone at work thought I was nuts laughing to myself! Nick' s escape from custody was great too.
When oh when does the next book come out and I can totally see this as a movie...Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcconaughey!
Very enjoyable, can't wait till their next book in this series. Great characters that were funny and believable. Lots of twist and turns in the plot that kept me guessing. If you are a Janet Evanovich , pick this one up for a listen.