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Force of Nature Audiobook

Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

©2012 C. J. Box (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer 01-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it. Answered alot of questions"

    So many questions that we had surrounding Nate have been answered. He is still out there to save the day. Or to be saved?

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    Stephen 05-20-14
    Stephen 05-20-14 Member Since 2009
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    "The entire series is wonderful"

    I have listed to the entire series and found each one more endearing than the last. Love Joe, his family and of course the very cool Nate. My favorite parts are when everything goes "Western" or at least is on the verge of it.

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-09-14
    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-09-14 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "FinALly, Nate is the star -- but..."

    I have enjoyed the Joe Pickett series -- particularly the novels that feature Nate Romanowski. He is by far my favorite character. So, one might expect that this outing would be my favorite of the series because Nate is the star. And I would hope for the same Unfortunately I don't quite get there. Nate is undermined in this book. His secrets are spilled and he seems like just another anti-hero in just another mystery series. He isn't unique in this book, and his uniqueness is what made me love him. I hope Nate reappears in the next book and we discover that there is much more beneath the surface that wasn't spilled all over the pages of Force of Nature.

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-03-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Propitious Pickett"

    I am very glad to have come across this series. This was my first book by C.J. Box and in the, Joe Picket, series. This book stood on its own and made me want to read more in this series.

    Even though the story is set in Wyoming and follows a game warden, it is not anything like the Walt Longmire series. I enjoyed it very much, it was original, informative and had great characters that I'm looking forward to getting to know better.

    David Handler did an excellent job with the narration. I have listened to him before but this is his niche, his voice fits Joe Picket perfectly.

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "Okay"

    Enjoyable listen, template type mystery. Worth the credit if you like the tough hero type with lots of gun play and bad guys.

    I felt it was worth the credit, but not anything outstanding.

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    Brian 02-26-14
    Brian 02-26-14
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    "A Exciting Read and a Great Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Force of Nature the most enjoyable?

    It's a rare treat to stumble across a good book. It's even better to find out its one of a large series!


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    Teresa 02-22-14
    Teresa 02-22-14 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "A relaxing yet great mountain mystery."
    If you could sum up Force of Nature in three words, what would they be?

    Close different friendships.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Nate and Joe Picket do help each other but on different sides of the law.


    What does David Chandler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He can bring out their personalities and feelings of each different character.


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

    Watch your back


    Any additional comments?

    A great series. I enjoy series and glad when Audible shows them so I can happen upon them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey 01-29-14
    Jeffrey 01-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Okay"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I found the story to be okay, but nothing that would make me say, "You must read this."


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

    I personally felt that the narrator did an average job but again, nothing above an average rating. I also felt that the voices of some of the characters were unrealistic. He seemed to exaggerate some of their accents.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first C.J. Box book and I found it worth the time to listen to but far from a great read. However, since this was my first Box book, this story was good enough to warrant giving him another listen.

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    Ida 01-28-14
    Ida 01-28-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Going back for more! Will start the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Force of Nature to be better than the print version?

    I have not read a print version of a relaxing book in years. No basis for comparison.


    What other book might you compare Force of Nature to and why?

    Similar to stories with main characters such as Jack Reacher, Sheriff Joanna Brady, Harry Bosch


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None in particular. While the descriptions were beautiful, sometimes the descriptions were over done.


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

    When Nate said good-bye to his falcon early in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad that this is part of a series. I will want to read more about Joe and his family. I also wish that Nate was back on the scene. I hope that the characters who were killed in Book 12, don't have significant roles in Books 1 - 11.

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    Rhonie 01-21-14
    Rhonie 01-21-14
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    "Now I have a new top 3 of my favorites"

    Fabulous. I loved it from start to finish. Nate is awesome. I will now have to read the rest of the series. Joe P character is wonderful. Narrator has probably the best voice I have heard. I have listened to a great many good narrators, but David C is now my favorite.

    A definite must read!

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