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Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13 Audiobook

Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Kate+Mitchell Powell 12-07-15

    I listen to audio books while working.

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    "Disappointing"

    We listened to the first book, and jumped to this one because we'd bought it awhile back on sale. I so want to love this author, but probably won't buy another book unless on sale. The problems:
    1) Box needs a good editor. An editor should have caught the amazing number of times Pickett grunts, and the intense repetition of certain areas over and over and over again.
    2) In the first book we excused it, but this time I have to say it. I don't get the marriage. Perhaps Box isn't married and so doesn't have a grasp on what a good wife does or doesn't do? One minute the she's snarkie, next minute cares, next minute after an unbelievable disaster (which would make any wife ask about that first -- unless she is divorcing the arse) she bitches that he doesn't ask her how she is?
    3) Joe also comes off stupid, dim-witted, then bright -- and this is not a complex character. He should be salt-of-the-earth.
    4) Animal gore for no apparent reason.
    5) He totally does not get kids, either doesn't have them or doesn't know them. He turns Joe, who is portrayed as a pretty good father, into an idiot with one child cahracter, out of character. He doesn't care so much that this child's life is not going to be okay. It is crucial in this book, and what he does is mess up a kid totally.

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    Austin schmalz 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "usual twist turn and Joe picket excitment"

    loved it plot twist and unpredictable I read it twice to catch everything masterful storytelling

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    Doc Holliday 08-17-15

    Retired, living in Montana, enjoying the good life. Favorites: CJ Box; Carl Hiassen and historical non-fiction—Modern European History

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    "Return to Savage Run?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. Box is always entertaining. This book was not his best book, although it was interesting. It lacked the usual imagination shown by Box and the "return to Savage Run" seemed to indicate Box has run out of things to write about or imagination to think new things up. The river scenes could have been set in any canyon.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13?

    The reveal at the end was, as usual, amazing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The trip down Savage Run


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not. There is no theatre where I live and no movie is worth driving 80 miles over the continental divide to see it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was pretty predictable. It was pretty easy to guess what Butch's connection to Baptiste was. It mischaracterized the Sackett decision, which had solely to do with procedural matters. And the book was predictable in other ways, too. You knew the moment you read it, the main plot event was 'too bad to be true,' as well as impossible. SPOILER ALERT: The EPA does not engage in fugitive hunts. This would have been the sheriff's case. If federal law enforcement was involved, it would have been the FBI or the US Marshal's service. The shooting of the two agents at the beginning of the book was self-defense, from any point of view, so why did the protagonist go to jail? A hell fire missile on a Predator drone? The military wouldn't give him an armed drone for fear he'd do what he did and make the military look like idiots. I'll bet the EPA wishes they had the resources they have in the book. The whole concept of using a hell fire missile to take out one guy, based on a cell phone signal, is so absurd it passes into the realm of fairy tales.

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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 05-02-15
    Anthony 05-02-15

    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

    Linda in Omaha

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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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    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 2016

    Retired Reader

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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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