Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail.
But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about…and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all. The next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something. Fuzzy Navel is perfect for listeners who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.
"A particularly potent mix of equal parts mirth and mayhem with a dash of sex and a twist (or two) of plot...Konrath's latest should be taken straight, no chaser needed." –Publishers Weekly
"A well-shaken mix of action, humor, suspense, and sharp dialogue." Newsday
"A phenomenal thriller that never disappoints." –Lloyd Woodall, Borders Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
"J.A. Konrath has done it again. I've read every book, and I still want more." –Norman Goldman, Barnes & Noble, Encino, California
©2008 J. A. Konrath; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
OMG! This book is so funny. Great cop story with so many twists and turns, I couldn't stop listening. The characters are anything but ordinary and the situations they create are WAY past funny. Dick Hill & Susie Breck are WONDERFUL narrators -- the BEST.
Sorry - Gotta go. I can't type and laugh at the same time.
Audible.com, you need to get more Konrad books in the store!!
Karen L. Syed, Reader/Author/Publisher
Git on wit yo bad self, J.A. Konrath! Those who loved the previous books in the Jack Daniels series won't be disappointed with FUZZY NAVEL. From the first sniper's shot, this book is slam bam in your face.
Jack Daniel's day has been pretty bad, but no one can imagine what's still in store for the detective when she heads home to check on her mom in the burbs. But when she gets there and finds that everyone is all tied up-literally, she isn't quite ready to give up. Not yet, anyway. Jack's past has come back with a vengeance and this time, it's looking like no one is getting out alive. Worse than discovering her home has been invaded, her work has followed her home.
Konrath has a take no prisoners writing style that seeps into every pore, leaving the reader breathless and exhausted. FUZZY NAVEL is an action-packed must read.
Karen L. Syed, publisher Echelon Press
This was my first encounter with a Jack Daniels book. I liked the characters and the wit, and don't mind that the events are unrealistic. But wit and action comprise maybe 25% of this book; the rest is filled with detailed descriptions of psychotic humans joyfully inflicting unbearable pain on other humans. The author is thorough: no body part is spared, no method (knife, gun, hand-to-hand combat, explosion, shock, extreme heat, various blunt objects, feline attack, etc.) is left unconsidered, no character misses out on the chance to narrate his/her agony in (literally) excruciating detail. I'm no prude, but this was overwhelming, especially in audio format -- and as another reviewer notes, there is no real satisfactory payoff at the end, just the promise of more violence.
I had a hard time with this book. I was able to finish it but at times it was a struggle. How much can possibly happen to one person in one day?! How many times can you get shot at and not get hit?! I can go along with most story lines even if they are a little far fetched because they are, afterall, a story, but this was way beyond that for me. I also hated the ending.
Crime drama/comedy? Characters are stereotypes. Villains and good guys alike shoot it out through the entire book... from one contrived situation to another. Bad guy snipers pin down the unarmed good guys for hours and hours in a rural house. Over-the-top preposterous set of circumstances, dialogue and plot. I regret this purchase.
Possibly because I just finished 2 boring books, I fell in love with this one. Action from beginning to end. Totally unbelievable, of course, but who cares. I loved all the characters and want more. This is my first J. A. Konrath novel, I will be listening to all of them now.
A number of humorous quips that you expect to have in a Jack Daniels novel, but the overall story was just okay, partly due to the narration. All the male voices sounded similar and the female voices were nearly impossible to differentiate; it became very confusing at times, the story lost momentum and my interest waned. Hope the next story in the series is better.
I've thoroughly enjoyed everything I've read from this author and enjoyed the narraters , personally I found this this book slightly disappointing.
The action was good, the plot was good, the characters were good and the narraters were good, the story want the Dame add the rest.
on top of 3 new shooters one of Jacks nemesis returned. personally I felt add to this is a cliffhanger drawing you into the next book in the sites, not that is a bad thing, it was just unexpected.
I only gave it 4 stars since it didn't live up to my expectation. I am, however, glad I have it a listen/read since it probably continues into the next book.
I started this series less than a week ago and I cannot stop! I have been burning through chapters and books, day and night. I'm losing sleep because all I want to do is find out what happens next.
Thank you, Mr. Konrath! It has been quite some time since something has just hijacked my attention this way!
Jack is the first female cop character that hasn't felt utterly gratuitous and condescending -- in many years.
Harry is too much fun and it is so easy to fall in love with/be deeply disturbed by everyone in Jack's world.
The narration is excellent! Justice has been done here. Mr. Konath's work surely deserves an equally compelling performance and Susie Breck and Dick Hill deliver.
I have never once felt like I was being "read to" or that something was monotonous or lacking. Dry narration will put me off of a series permanently and fast. The only thing missing for me are more hours in my day to keep listening.
Can't wait to start to Cherry Bomb!
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