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Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13 | [C. J. Box]

Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.
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The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

©2013 C.J. Box (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Bonnie 05-24-15
    Bonnie 05-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Will the bureaucrats (the EPA in this case) win ag"

    While you are trying to find out the answer you will be on the edge of your seat and get damn mad. A must read.

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    Anthony United States 05-02-15
    Anthony United States 05-02-15 Member Since 2014

    Plenty of time to listen while waiting in airports around the country and then in rental cars gettin me to my destinations.

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    "average for the series but still enjoyable"

    narrator very good for all the different characters. not as good as Jim Dale but still very good

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    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 03-20-15
    Cheryl Long Beach, CA, United States 03-20-15 Member Since 2004

    All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!

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    "Joe Pickett rocks!"

    Although the whole government angle is depressing and frustrating, it's satisfying to ride along with Joe and Mary Beth as their story unfolds.

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    Linda 12-01-14
    Linda 12-01-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Started gently, built to serious suspense."

    In he beginning, it seemed like it was going to be a cowboy tale. Then there was a mystery about what happened to a friend and neighbor. Then there was murder. There were twists and turns with the EPA getting involved and overstepping the boundaries. This story kept my attention to the end. I really enjoyed listening to it, and would recommend it highly.

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    Robert Waynesville, NC, United States 06-23-14
    Robert Waynesville, NC, United States 06-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Unique among the investigative crime novels."
    Where does Breaking Point rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Since this series is so different from the other crime investigation and police procedural novels that I favor, is very difficult to rank. It really stands by itself. Stands out really.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breaking Point?

    When Joe Picket rescued the stranded men from the raging forest fire.


    What about David Chandler’s performance did you like?

    I've listened to most of the novels in this series and to me Chandler has become Joe Picket.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last few minutes, when Picket reveals what really happened that awful day in the Wyoming mountains.


    Any additional comments?

    When I was heard about this series, I thought Joe Picket was a forest ranger (fire look-out type) and it did not seem to be very interesting. But I was told I would probably like the novels. they were different than the usual crime fare. So I listened to "Cold Wind" (#11). Boy was I mistaken. Joe Picket is a game warden that is a first class detective and police officer. Now I wish that I had started in the beginning. The series is very chronological and I'm not sure I'll be able to go back and start at the beginning. C.J. Box keeps writing a new one and I don't have time to listen to any older ones.

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    Todd Thomas 06-10-14
    Todd Thomas 06-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Game Warden"

    This is one of my favorite series fast pace and full of action. I would recommend starting with the first book and read them all.

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    Carol S 06-02-14
    Carol S 06-02-14
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    "C. J . Box Takes a current subject, wow!"
    If you could sum up Breaking Point in three words, what would they be?

    The goverment, EPA, timely.


    What other book might you compare Breaking Point to and why?

    All of C J Box's books


    Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

    Joe Picket


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't but I would have liked to.


    Any additional comments?

    When you read the news paper expect to get a Joe Picket Book. This book was well done in every way.

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    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 05-30-14
    Bruce Fort Pierce, FL, United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2014

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    "No Walt Longmire - But Still OK"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was an enjoyable listen - and not bad. But I am such a huge Longmire fan I just kept finding myself a bit "bored" by Joe Pickett. Not his fault - or C. J . Box's.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was well thought out and well executed - felt like the story line held together very well - made sense and seemed possible.


    Did David Chandler do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes - the changes in voice were close to perfect and made it easy to follow.


    Could you see Breaking Point being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I actually was thinking how good Timothy Oliphant would be in the Joe Pickett role - but he is already busy. Yes it would seem to be a good candidate for either TV or Movie...


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    Wayne 05-22-14
    Wayne 05-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Guy should write for Rush Limbaugh"

    His ultra-conservative pulpit got old after a while and became most of the dialogue. Kept hoping he'd get to the story but that seemed to escape all but near footnotes of the book.

    Removing the regulation arguments or the characters posturing those opinions would leave a short story.


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    Hawkeye 12-12-13
    Hawkeye 12-12-13
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    "Individual Liberty at risk."
    If you could sum up Breaking Point in three words, what would they be?

    Abuse of Power.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breaking Point?

    The rancher trying to assert his private property rights against an abusive federal government agent. The Governor of Wyoming in the story found out how coercive the federal government could be. This is eerily similar to present day IRS agents who used their positions to assist groups they agreed with politically and harm groups that they did not agree with.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The incident where Joe and his boss stop at a home to discuss a routine wildlife issue and accidentally discover a meth lab. This scene reminds us of the risks law enforcement agents can be exposed to in the course of a routine day and why they need to be ever vigilant. I also especially enjoyed the escape from the fire through the canyon and riding the rapids down the river.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Wyoming is still a frontier, beautiful and free and settled by a hardy independent people.


    Any additional comments?

    Wyoming must have plenty of crime since Walt Longmire and Joe Pickett are always so busy. George Guidall and David Chandler are both exceptional with their narration and this definitely adds to the excitement in the stories in both series. I love them both. Keep them coming.

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