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"If you haven't read Marshall Karp yet, start with Flipping Out. Start today." (James Patterson)
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
This is professional entertainment at its best. Karp and Stechschulte have brought the comedy detective team of Lomax & Biggs back to life in a series you really should start from the beginning with "Rabbit Factory". Yeah...Karp shamelessly contrives the characters, clues, and scenics to make this a listen a frolic.
You like enjoyable? Then listen to this whole series. I sure will. Let's see, with "Flipping Out" I've given these books 45 STARS so far. And hopefully the next one will squeeze another 15 to that total. Can't wait to find out.
Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.
I like the Lomax-Biggs duo. The plot is a bit of a stretch, but this is just "light reading" and, while it isn't likely to win any awards for great writing, the dialog is believable and often witty. There are several twists and turns that will keep you guessing, but the story moves right along. This is on a par with #2 in the series (Bloodthirsty) and better than the first (Rabbit Factory.) I look forward listening to the fourth. Tom Stechschulte does a terrific job giving voice to the many, varied characters, making it much more fun to listen to than to read.
I read Karp's first two books, and this is the first I listened to the audio. I enjoyed it immensly. I found myself arriving late to appointments because I didn't want to stop listening at certain points, and listening longer than I normally do within my schedule. Those are the best signs for me.
I could tell you more about the plot, the characters, but you can get that from the generic reviews. I'm just giving you the general impression from a reader/listener.
Interesting topic, flipping houses. Think I'll stay away from it.
This is a very worthy audiobook, with the wonderful Lomax and Biggs characters, a return of the father, Jim, and some new interesting characters. You will enjoy it.
The narrator did a very nice job.
Not really very good. I listened to the whole thing because I was so far into it and just wanted to finish. The ending is one that the author added to have a "twist" but was never really developed in the story.
Eight year old boys who are interested in burping, farting and saying cuss words.
Absolutely--a waste of effort, time and money!
If no one showed up for the project
All of them
Would like a category named "Trash Talk and Disrespectful of any anyone with morals." Maybe a TTD rating.
I was expecting more comedy as it was compared to a Janet Evanovich book. I did not find it funny... but the mystery was there.
It felt like the author tried to put a little spin on the ending that fell short
He was ok
It was better than a lot of other books I have listened to lately. I did listen all the way to the end, which I have not done with some other books in the last few weeks.
"A better than average story, but it's not fabulous. It's hard to see how it made an expert's best-of list"
The best part of the story, as advertised, is the interplay between the two cops. And the basic story premises inventive. However the twists and turns her a little over-the-top and The stereotyped reactions of the politicians and please top brass read as trite. The anti-immigrant Tone reads especially troublesome in this post trump era. And it's hard to forgive a whopper of a legal error – the idea that an American citizen would be deported to Mexico, his land of origin, because of a criminal conviction.
Again, this is better than average but certainly not excellent
Characters are traditional gruff police almost as if this were written in the 40's or50's. Not my usual kind of thing but I appreciated the lack of detailed gore or sex scenes and limited swearing. The story was a bit different and I liked the levity that crept in. All of the characters seemed like they could be real people. Aside from the decades old atmosphere I also found the events that moved the story along were very disconnected. So, needs a little more work but still worth the listen!
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