Can you imagine a new chemical compound, a nonaddictive designer drug that heightens your assertiveness, opens the door to your primal self, giving you an edge wherever you compete, whether on the street or the football field, in a classroom or a boardroom? Wouldn’t you be tempted to try it...just once? What happens if it releases uncontrollable rage and makes you a killer?
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"Wilson skillfully juggles subplots whose unpredictable collisions and complications further accelerate the relentless momentum of Jack’s labors.... A satisfying open-ended climax sets the stage for yet another chapter in Jack’s compelling saga." (Publishers Weekly on All the Rage)
I listened to REPAIRMAN JACK-THE EARLY YEARS and felt involved with the characters and the story. I cared about the characters. Then you changed readers and it went downhill from there. I recognize this happens for whatever reason but if you need to change readers, the replacement should be equal to the original. Sadly, this did not happen. I listened to the next four and they will be my last. The narrator needs to learn the proper pronunciation of words that may be unfamiliar to him like the name of antibiotics. The narrator should know that a PITCHER is a vessel holding a liquid or a baseball player and that a PICTURE is an image on a screen or printed material. I can strongly recommend Jack's early years but I am so done with the remaining books.
After starting with the pre-repairman Jack series with Alexander Cendese, Christopher Price will just never get 5 stars. He's good, but not Cendese good (impressively versatile). His Gia drives me nuts. It seems always annoyed and almost like a bad stage whisper. But as always, Wilson's writing is fast-paced, relatable (even in the most absurd of circumstances) and very interesting.
The Road King - This scene in the book is possibly one of the most hilarious and in state pieces I've ever read. While always enjoyable, the Repairman books tend to follow a certain flow, a predictable one. Then there's this scene...
Abe, Jack's friend. Price does such an amazing voice for him; very believable, and funny.
His range of voice alteration is impressive. None of the characters sounded alike.
The Road King scene, as mentioned above. At the same time side splitting funny, and brutally real.
I can see Wilson planting seeds for an expanding plot come the future, events now that have their own terrible implication, which will become all the darker in books to come... Just as events prior to this are tied into the story. I wonder if Sal Roma likes castles and keeps?
When jack seen the shark man!
No i have not so i have nothing to compare it to. He did a good job though.
I listened to #11 and #12 before the first since they were the first on audio. I am very partial to Dick Hill. I have listened to all of this series that is on audio and they are Excellent!! Cant wait for the rest...hurry up and get them on here!
I would recommend this book and series to anyone who loves a strong leading character who doesn't follow anyone's rules but his own.
When Jack tells the hunters that they might not be at the top of the food chain anymore in the "Pines".
I love Abe as the stereotypical Jewish shopkeeper.
Drugs made from a demon. Not in Jack's town.
All of Jack's fixes are rather brutal and not very clever in this book.
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