Her longtime partner, the Krispy Kreme-loving Herb, is on the case with Jack, as is her former partner and nemesis, Harry. They band together to try to stop Kork's chilling rampage, resulting in the most gripping and suspenseful Jack Daniels mystery yet.
Konrath is the author of Fuzzy Navel, Dirty Martini, Rusty Nail, Bloody Mary, and Whiskey Sour.
Crack another case with Jack.
©2009 J.A. Konrath; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
First of all never get multiple titles by the same author you've never read before.
I did this with Konrath, at sale price fortunately. As my buying history shows I'm not a prude with my listening. However this book was completely obsessed with sex to the point of total boredom. EVERYTHING was viewed with sex colored glasses. Of the hundreds of books I've listened to this was one of the 3 or 4 I just put down, it was just that boring and useless.
Not even the other two in my library.
I won't say anything negative about Breck's performance, I'm sure she does well with better material. Dick Hill doesn't need any critique, he is THE voice. Even with this piece his range and inflection was, as always, spot on.
I think the entire Jack Daniels series is great. Good mix of mystery, thriller, and comedy. I don't think I could actually bring myself to read the book because the acting (not reading) of this series by Susie Breck and Dick Hill I think enhance the books tremendously. Their accents are spot on and Dick Hill's characters are hilarious. Good material is important (and Konrath delivers), but jokes delivered badly don't work. But Breck/Hill have impeccable comic timing and I often find myself laughing out loud (thus, I recommend you not listen to this in public, unless you want strange stares from people). If some graphic language and sex descriptions bother you, you might want to pass on this (i.e., not one to play in the car with the kids). I hope the editor whips Konrath to crank out the next in the series.
I would be hesitant to try another book...although Breck and Hill were very good.
Again I would be hesitant I think the plot was lost with so many sex scenes.
Jack Daniels she was determined and in the end did a self-evaluation.
I'll wait for more reviews before I purchased another J.A. Konrath.
I like the Konrath books (all of them), but I especially like Dick Hill and Susie Breck as narrators. Don't read this book--LISTEN to it. And start with Whiskey Sour if you haven't read any yet.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
I have enjoyed JA Konrath but with this one- the self conscious sex scenes were a real turn off. And the violence has become so wearying. I am off Konrath after this
Not from J. A. Konrath. Breck and Hill are talented.
The book (and series) had so many glowing reviews, thought we would give Cherry Bomb a try. This genre is a guilty pleasure on a road trip so we've both read and listened to a wide range of authors in this category. Both the sex and violence felt gratuitous - gruesome for pure shock value. Maybe if we had started at the beginning of the series and been invested in the main character we might have forgiven the problems in the story and the unpleasantness, but I doubt it.
for 5 years has driven 180 miles round trip daily. That is a ton of listening time!
I love the entire series thus far. Cherry Bomb fits right in with all of the characters returning to add to the fun.
Konrath is very good. He always keeps ahead of you by a step or two.
Yes. I love their work. Truely part of the series at this point.
expect the unexpected
ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE. HURRY UP ALREADY, READY FOR THE NEXT ONE. LOVE THIS STORY LINE, NARRATION IS WONDERFUL. GREAT LISTEN EASY TO GET INTO. WOULD NOT ASK FOR BETTER. JUST MORE
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