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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Plenty of time to listen while waiting in airports around the country and then in rental cars gettin me to my destinations.
narrator very good for all the different characters. not as good as Jim Dale but still very good
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
Although the whole government angle is depressing and frustrating, it's satisfying to ride along with Joe and Mary Beth as their story unfolds.
Linda in Omaha
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.
The goverment, EPA, timely.
All of C J Box's books
I couldn't but I would have liked to.
When you read the news paper expect to get a Joe Picket Book. This book was well done in every way.
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.
The plot was well thought out and well executed - felt like the story line held together very well - made sense and seemed possible.
Yes - the changes in voice were close to perfect and made it easy to follow.
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...
Abuse of Power.
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.
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.
Wyoming is still a frontier, beautiful and free and settled by a hardy independent people.
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.
The whole Joe Pickett series, from novel #1 through #13 was one of my favorites. All interesting stories, good characters and a very talented narrator. I stated at #1 and listened to all of them one right after another. I loved it. I'm only sorry that it ended..for now.
Joe Pickett is a nice man in a corrupt, politicized system. Joe struggles to hold onto his moral values and his family. Nice details, good character development. Narrator keeps it interesting while capturing Joe's mellow style.
I always enjoy C. J. Box, but this book was incredible. It seemed to start slow but once it got going, holy cow, hold onto your hats because it's a bumpy ride. One crisis after another, non-stop action, believable tension, awesome narration. And a surprise ending too - didn't see that coming. As soon as I finished this audiobook, I wanted to start it again right away. I'll wait a month or two, but I won't forget that enjoying this book again is on my to-do list.
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