OK who didn't know 'who done it' within the first 30-45 minutes of listening to this book?!?!?! Even when a book is terrible I always try to finish to give a chance but pleasssssse.
The people who read this genre of book like a challenge read. Not only do we read these books we watch the genre in movies and tv. We want surprises, something new to pull us in, feel for the characters and best yet not have the book figured out every step of the way. And how about some smart characters too. The judge is well , lets say I wouldn't want to have her preside over anyone I knew. She has no common sense. She can't see the whole picture even when its been presented directly to her, over and over again. In fact, most of the characters are like that. They are presenting the facts and running through scenarios and the obvious is well whats the saying "if it was a snake it would bit them'. I found myself talking back to the book.
The dog was the best part of the book. I won't give spoiler alerts but suffice to say a five year old could have figured this out, even the fill in details. The clairvoyant was the next best character. I believe there are people with these gifts and they are overlooked as quacks (some are but not all) So to insert a believable clairvoyant and actually have at least half the other characters believing her and follow her leads is a good thing.
I like the idea of a private company like Forensic Instincts. There are many people out there that are not law enforcement, that aren't members of the alphabets, that are way more capable than the badged ones but they are looked down upon because they don't have badge or 'special agent' before their names. I know there is at least one other book in this series and I will give it a try just because I like the premise but I certainly hope the author has wised up to realize her readers are smarter than this and want a challenge. FI is a great storyline and would make a great long term series IF the author gives us readers more credit than in this first book.
And can I just say regarding tv reference genre , to put in the book a special agent from the FBI's BAU who's nickname is Hutch (remember I was listening and not reading so I think that's how it would be spelled) that sounds exactly like Hotch, agent Hotchner, who is a special agent in the FBI's BAU from Criminal Minds is well............ reallllllllly
OH and I hope its not the same narrator. He wasn't the worst but certainly far from a voice that could lend itself to the story telling.
probably not. it was good but not that good
the last 90 minutes
The last 90 minutes would have been a page turner if I was actually reading. What bothered me the most was the hispanic accent on both the latino cops. Not everyone latino has an accent. just like all irish don't speak with an accent. seemed a bit much.
NO not really. I was intrigued at first. Other listeners were comparing Repairman Jack to jack Reacher who stayed in one place. Then entered Indian (not native american but country of India) mythology. Now I like mythology when I want to about it. I thought this was a basic suspense thriller. I was surprised when the creatures showed up and magic necklaces that heal and keep you young. I contacted the author to ask if this mythology type stuff is in every book-and he said "the larger arcs def have a fantastic / mythic element" . I may check out the 2nd in the series when and if it comes on sale but I won't a credit on it
Back to my usual crime suspense thrillers Like Joe Pickett, Harry Bosch, Longmire, Kay Scarpetta, Harry Hole, Dept Q, King & Maxwell, Authors: Stuart Neville, Adrian McKinty, Karin Slaughter, Tana French
I never listened to anything he has read before I would like to in the future, He was great at swtiching voices, good inflection, pleasing tone
not in my opinion. other reviews made a comment I agree with: don't think too much. Very true. There were many flaws, meaning you are just getting to know Repairman Jack and you are pretty sure how he is going to react to something and he totally misses it-doesnt even occur to him-like he had a brain fart or senior moment. And you find yourself talking to book- Definitely don't think about it-its not worth your effort.
It might make an interesting TV movie like on the SyFy channel but not big screen.
Yes, especially if they are a dog person or a veteran or a cop.
I like the facts about the olfactory senses of a dog. How they are a permanent memory like we humans remembering the colour orange. I also liked the descriptor of how Maggie didn't understand certain things but 'knew' what they meant by the demeanor, smell and tone of voice of her leader. I think what moved me most was that Scott wanted in the k=9 unit so he could be alone and not have ' a partner'- but soon learned that his K-9 partner was as much if not more of a partner than a human. That the leash was more like a nerve running between dog and handler.
Pack - is Everything. Alpha Happy, Pack Happy.
Would be nice to know if there is a way to train these Military or police dogs to allow 'friendlies' like the paramedics to approach their alpha/masters when they are injured-like a specific command word that would make the dog allow them to help.
I started this book when I first downloaded it and was so upset within the 20 minutes thinking that maggie the Military War Dog had been killed, that I stopped listening. About a year later I decided to give it another try and very pleased that I did. Worth the read.
Really enjoyed that finally the Robert Pullers story gets told. The narrator made at least 2 errors. When Puller is talking to Knox and talks about his friend whose name I now can't remember he calls that friend Knox.
I waited months for this to come to the Us Audible site. worth the wait.
probably, because a good book is always worth another read. Some times I am out of credits and books so I choose to go back re-listen to certain authors- CJ Box's Joe Pickett would be one of those. I am still going through the series right now though
I like all of them but just love Jake.
You never know when more family is going to show up
should have seen the river bank/Opal thing coming- i was off my game! As always David Chandler is the voice for these books - please don't ever change narrators
Great bosch story, like his new probie Soto, looking forward to the next installment. I miss Len Cariou as the narrator a bit. When Welliver is voicing Harry he is spot on but when he is narrating back ground or thoughts he's kind of monotone, hard to describe. With Welliver portraying Bosch in the new series on Amazon Prime its nice he have his voice as Harry in the books, he just needs to work a bit on the background voicing. This comes from someone who only listens to books.
What is the saying "you need a license to own a dog but anyone can have children". You know this is fiction but you also know there are people like this out there. Makes me wonder about the mind of the author. You definitely won't figure it out but you think you will have done so several times. I wish I liked rom/coms or something.
The writing is great, the narration spot on. Just have a happy place to go after you read it
I won't give any spoilers since the whole April issue starts right off. Mary Beth is an educated woman, Joe maybe naive but not dumb SO WHY didn't they get a lawyer the minute April's 'mother' appeared in town. Then unless Wyoming foster's system is 50 years behind the times: you can't just go right in and take your child back. There are hearings, especially in the case of abandonment. That was my main problem with this book. If that had been done in the beginning then the whole April situation probably wouldn't have had the same outcome.
Its a good story on the corruption of parts of our government-they partake in cover ups all the time as we the public eventually hear about well after the fact.
Obviously there are 'survivalists' every where but they are not all bad, not all gunslingers. There are some that just want to be left alone but then step-in the others that want to blame them for every thing.
And about Joe's balls: everyone else steps right up and says what they are thinking so why can't Joe open his mouth and just speak, stand up for himself and others.
I enjoy the series for the wilderness aspect: the animals. I have been to Wyoming and Montana, camped there for extended periods years ago and loved it, when I was younger I wanted to move there. I just hope that as the series goes along that Joe becomes more confident and stands up for himself, speaks his mind.
Sheridan is favorite character-I was her as a child- tomboyish-caring for the animals. I had a friend who was like Lucy who couldn't and still can't see past the makeup and the dolls.
In this book my fav was Nate. I hope he comes back since they can't prove anything. He needs to teach Sheridan falconry, I know Joe says he will but that's Nate's job.
Literally at the half way mark I knew who had done it. I can't imagine any reader of mystery and thrillers wouldn't. What surprised me was that it didn't even dawn on Brennan or Ryan. I don't retain the exact contents of every book I read but I am pretty sure that in at least one of the Reichs' books there is Behavioral Analysis type psychology. So when heard the news (no spoiler) it should have switched a bunch of light bulbs off in both their heads.
All that aside, the writing and the rest of story, the wording etc are worth finishing the book.
I really liked the absence of Harry and Katy and the wonderful addition of Brennan's mother.
OH and the narration was marvelous.
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