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Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12 | [C. J. Box]

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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    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!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonie Casselberry, FL, United States 01-21-14
    Rhonie Casselberry, FL, United States 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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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 01-19-14
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2008

    Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy

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    "My first C. J. Box book"

    I haven't read the previous 11 books in this series, and I don't think it mattered at all. While I didn't know the characters as well as a Box fan would, I also wasn't feeling tired of the storyline like a few reviewers complained about.

    Chandler was a very good narrator, in my opinion. He spoke slowly but it didn't detract or annoy me. I think his narration style fit the book just right.

    As for the story, sure, it was not totally believable. Had it been, it probably would have been somewhat boring. I don't think I read fiction for it to be completely believable. I really liked the characters. Joe and Nate were developed enough that I felt I knew who they were and what their moral codes were. The falconry storyline was fascinating to me (especially after recently photographing and observing peregrine falcons at my local marsh). It did add to the enjoyment of the story line, IMHO. Additionally, I felt Box was in good control of the story, the ending was satisfactory, and the book was just the right length.

    That said, I would certainly read another book in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carrie Clarkston, WA, United States 12-30-13
    carrie Clarkston, WA, United States 12-30-13

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "Got this book on a wim and love it !!!!"

    This book is a cliff hanger, well written, great plot and very entertaining audio book, great presentation, good reader.

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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 12-29-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Improbable but intriguing"

    This was my first book by this author and I don't think I expected it to be so violent. The plot was far fetched but I was drawn in from the beginning mainly due to the characters.

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    Carol Bailey, CO, United States 02-04-13
    Carol Bailey, CO, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating"
    Where does Force of Nature rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my top 10 favorites. C.J. Box truly has a knack for keeping you intrigued.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Shock factor!


    Have you listened to any of David Chandler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love listening to Nate talk. David Chandler gives him real character.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 09-05-12
    Robert 09-05-12
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    "A Powerful Story...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Force of Nature to be better than the print version?

    If you have followed the Joe Picket series, you know that Nate Romanowski has always been a shadowy character. We really don't know much about his past or what made him into the recluse that he has become. Will Nate finally reveal the truth that has haunted him for so many years. I couldn't wait to find out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part of the story is that you get to know Nate and what forces shaped him into the man he has become. You admire his skills and his moral sense but you always suspect that he may have had a darker past that may now come out. While Virgil Flowers is a secondary figure in this story, he is still pivital to it's outcome.


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

    Nate of course.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wanting to hear more and more as the story unfolded.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great twist to the Virgil Flowers series. You won't be disappointed with the story or the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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