Engaging story about the horrific practice of human trafficking. No clue if these scenarios actually exist but they are more than plausible. I am really getting to like Puller. I like fictional characters that we can follow in a series: Childs' Reacher, Cornwells' Scarpetta, etc. Looking forward to the Puller adventure.
Lots of characters, maybe too many for an audio version. Hard to keep track of them. Finally get them all sorted out about 3/4 through. Had many sub plots that by the end it was just ....over. just over,
Start right with there :SPOILER ALERT. 1st i have to say that finally learning so much about Nate was a long time coming and very welcome. BUT when in the parts that dealt with JP there are several flaws.So at 7;38 in to the book when they talk about ALL of us leaving why do they leave Sheridan out of the picture. If you thought your family was being threatened by a ruthless killer why on earth would you not take the one daughter who now lives away at college (where she was easily accessed and might not be missed right away) and who IMHO has the strongest connection to Nate. You can't reach her-call the school and have her tracked down. It makes no sense. Then there is the whole 'language/word" usage by Joe's trainee. Really JP sometimes you are dumber than a box of rocks. Even me who is from Ohio but have family on the east coast caught on to 'soda, venison'. And then there is Joe stuck in the snow smelling carbon monoxide in his truck-hey CJ carbon monoxide is odorless, some people think they smell it but they are smelling exhaust. There was more but honestly there were so many I would shake my head and stop recalling. I think those flaws are what bothered me the most about the story.
But it was so great to get Nate background that I can absolutely recommend the book. As ALWAYS David Chandler is fabulous.
this is first of the Joe Pickett books that i havent given 5 stars in every category
Well all JP stories are great. Love nate of course. There is sort of a twist at the end of this but most of us who know this particular character will see part of the end coming. Just wish Joe would grow some balls with this character, have his handy dandy recorder turned on, and put the screws to this person once for frakking all. Tried to do this without spoiler.
I love Joe Pickett stories but I think the protagonist sheriff line needs to fade away. First it was Bud Barnam and now its McLanahan. There is always a real bad guy in these books why does the sheriff always have to be adversarial? It would be nice for Joe and family to move to Absaroka County (yes I know its fictional) and have Walt Longmire as Sheriff. Nate would get along great with Henry. I can picture Mary Beth and Vic chatting over lunch haha.
I hadn't read a legal thriller in a long time and forgot that lawyers can be long winded. Guido's summation just dragged on and on. If based on how the Italian justice system really worked in the late 90's and early 2000's It was certainly telling information how inept the Italian process was then. I found myself talking back to the book! I didn't love the book but it was entertaining. In a short time you knew most of his life's trials and tribulations. I was a bit shocked at how prejudice rears its ugly head over there. The hatred of old-school Italians against people of colour. SPOILER ALERT TO FOLLOW: I wish the story would have continued with the search for the real killer.
I enjoy every JP novel. THis one had me more on the edge of my seat then the others. Always make sure you start at the beginning of the series as there are always incidents that relate back to a previous book.
As Rachel's memory comes back in pieces so appears the twists. Literally up to the last 10-15 minutes you aren't sure if there will another twist or not-if the truth will come out or be twisted away. The 3 narrators did a pretty good. It was easy to distinguish between the characters. Highly recommended
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.
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