Halfway thru, not sure I'll finish. Life's too short to listed to mediocre audiobooks.
I had high expectations from Janet Evanovich for something light with some laughs, this isn't it. It's light, but no laughs. Also, in my opinion, not the best reader for this material.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
...will be released in 4 weeks. The title is The Pursuit. The Heist, Book 1, is extraordinary entertainment, as are all novels and novellas in the series. Scott Brick narrates brilliantly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Don't let the 3 stars fool you. It is worth the credit.
This review was three years coming. During my usual Audible book surf, I discovered a new release by these authors. With further research I discover that I purchased and read the first book, this one, in the series in 2013.
First, I was surprised that I did not remember the book. It is an enjoyable PI story. Do not let the 3 stars fool you. I am downloading the next one now and the others are in my wish list.
This is NOT a nutty Stephanie Plum format in any way. This is the tv series, White Collar with the FBI character being a female. Our characters are, Nicolas Fox a highly intelligent and multitalented con artist working. Kate O’Hare a hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on.
This is like the tv series Leverage with Fox and O’Hare staging elaborate cons – only these are for the benefit of the FBI without the official sanction of the FBI. The group with face all the legal penalties if caught by any government agency and lethal health risk if caught by the “mark”
It is enjoyable light reading with the excitement presented with any elaborate con”. Enjoy it for what it gives.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Not as good as her Plum series, but a worthwhile listen. Not as funny. Better narration than the Plums.
I'd recommend this book to a friend, but would suggest they read it hard copy rather than in audio. This series is done a great disservice because the performer refrains from giving Kate (one of the two main characters) any personality at all. He has done a somewhat better job with some of the other characters in the book, but Kate's character has great, untapped potential. I tried this book because I've enjoyed Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, and was expecting a similarly enjoyable audio experience.
Mr. Brick's voice is better suited for narration (as would be used for a non-fiction, expository type of text), rather than performance. His style is not a good fit for this type of story, as it's not as expressive as the story line and characters warrant.
I enjoyed hearing how the plot played out; I love a book where the bad guy gets his due, and the authors did this in fine style, with creativity and some humor. The story itself was strong enough to entice me to listen to the subsequent books in this series, despite the somewhat disappointing audio performance.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Kate's O'Hare's father is magnificent. Wish he were mine. Also, I have to say: I liked this book at first, got sidetracked, came back to it and wasn't as enthused, got sidetracked again, came back and was put out with Kate for being such a hardass--until the men behind the curtain were revealed. Then things changed. With Kate & Nick Fox working as a team, the interplay was delicious. Great dialog--gave me many smiles. "Stick with me and I'll get you to enjoy taking your clothes off."
Stephanie Plum series except Kate O'Hare can kill a man 12 ways with a tweezers so she's more like a (relatively) law-abiding Ranger.
I enjoy Scott Brick's reading - have heard many of his books. Breezy style. Fun books.
The dialog made me laugh. And smile. A LOT.
Love the crew but most especially Willie. Can't say enough good things about Kate's father. Any man who provides his daughter with a rocket launcher--can it get any better than that?!
I'm a single mom and architect & to avoid boredom bought a fixer-upper so I LOVE Audible, it is the only way I get to enjoy a book anymore!!
It was a a roller coaster ride!
he has so much realism!!
made me sit up and take notice - I was concerned about the ending
This was a fun ride!!
I love audio books. Makes driving so much more entertaining.
Listening to this book was so amazing. It kept me fully entertained and the narrator did a great job with his voices.
A great moment was the ability to describe the different locations with such detail with out making it drag on.
They all were
I really wanted to listen to it in one sitting but stopping and starting wasn't so bad.
The book was very well written. The best part was that the ending was written to give reader closure on the characters but a person could hope to find out more.
I love Jane Evanovich, so I was excited about a new series. This was so boring, I couldn't wait for it to end! There was really nothing good about it I am sad to say.