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Heat Rises Audiobook

Heat Rises

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Publisher's Summary

Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.

©2011 Castle © ABC Studios (P)2011 Hyperion (packaging elements only)

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    daisiesinplenty 05-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love It!"
    Where does Heat Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    "Heat Rises" is one of my favourite audiobooks to listen to and enjoy over again.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    An interesting plot that is made more exciting by it's heroine. Nikki Heat has strong convictions, and doesn't suffer fools. She is one of the strongest female leads I have ever read, equal measure confident and compassionate and smart. This is one of the few audiobooks I have bookmarked selections to go back and listen to over again.


    What aspect of Johnny Heller’s performance would you have changed?

    The narration is clear and the voices distinct for the characters; however, I would have preferred hearing a woman's voice to match Nikki's view.


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    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 04-27-12
    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 04-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Rook, a Priest, and a BDSM dungeon. What more?!"
    What other book might you compare Heat Rises to and why?

    The only book that might compare to Heat Rises, would be the other Nikki Heat books. The relationship between the characters may be similiar to other romance novels, but the wit and depth of the characters is phenominal in this series.


    What about Johnny Heller’s performance did you like?

    Johnny Heller adds depth to the characters of Rook and Heat. He make you laugh and cry.


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

    I both laughed and cried during this book.

    The interplay between Heat and Rook is at the core of these books. Sometimes you have to laugh at how Rook can push Heat's buttons.

    The sexual innuendos are "to die for"!!!


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    Janice 03-06-12
    Janice 03-06-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Hanging on until the very end."
    If you could sum up Heat Rises in three words, what would they be?

    Nail biting good.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Could not stop listening to it.


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    Castle, followed closely by Becket.


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

    Find somewhere Cold, the Heat is about to Rise sharply.


    Any additional comments?

    The next book that is coming out in Sept. I want to see it
    available on Audible at the same time. I have already pre-
    ordered the book, so I would like to preorder the Audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Delman San Francisco 11-29-11
    Richard Delman San Francisco 11-29-11 Member Since 2016

    I am a 65-year-old psychologist, married for 25 years, with two sons who are 25 and 22. I love reviewing the books and the feedback I get.

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    "Made just for TV. Fast-paced, cute, cliched."

    This audiobook is a fast listen. Like TV, it is almost instantly forgettable. The characters meet cute, as they say in Hollywoodland, and the entire thing reads like a screenplay looking for a producer. I see that they found one. I haven't watched the TV show, but I can imagine. The book lacks credibility in the extreme. Nikki and her guy Jameson are superheroes. Both smart, beautiful, athletic, well-read, etc. The idea that this perfect woman would work as an NYPD officer is so preposterous that it might make me laugh, but it doesn't. Likewise, the love interest is, of course, an investigative reporter who happens to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, cook like an Iron Chef, make love like a bodice-ripping coxswain, etc. Spare me. If you are looking for mindless entertainment and your TV is in the shop, help yourself. For me, the truism that no one ever went broke underestimating the public taste applies here. Was that PT Barnum?

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    Bea FREMONT, NE, United States 06-28-13
    Bea FREMONT, NE, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator could not change his voice"
    What disappointed you about Heat Rises?

    I tried to listen to this and just had to give up. The narrator did not change his voice from one character to another. Having a man narrate this was a mistake. Nikki Heat is of course a girl and her part not being read by a woman ruined this book. I only finished one chapter and quit trying to get into it. At least they should have had a woman narrate the Nikki Heat part and then maybe it would have been worth listening to. Very disappointed.


    What could Richard Castle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He should have had a woman narrate the Nikki Heat part.


    What didn’t you like about Johnny Heller’s performance?

    He did not hold my interest and never changed up his voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Did not finish it so I don't know.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA USA 12-28-12
    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA USA 12-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Less than ideal narration ruined this book for me."
    Would you try another book from Richard Castle and/or Johnny Heller?

    No, I would not. The storyline just did not keep my interest.


    What could Richard Castle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The character did not come alive to me. I fault the narration.


    What didn’t you like about Johnny Heller’s performance?

    I had too much difficulty figuring out which character was being represented.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had a woman detective as chief character.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot recommend this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann F. Rosser 11-10-11

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    "drags"

    the story dragged in spite of (too many) intricate twists and turns. I listened all the way to the end just to protect my investment. Nope. I just did not like this book. In the future I will watch for both author and narrator and avoid them.

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    Carolyn Oshkosh, WI, United States 10-09-12
    Carolyn Oshkosh, WI, United States 10-09-12

    If I am not reading I am listening to a story sometimes both.

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    "Not worth reading"
    What disappointed you about Heat Rises?

    Hate the male character Rook he is arrogant conceited jerk. And the female character is portrayed as caring about this person...that is demeaning and so full of ........


    What was most disappointing about Richard Castle’s story?

    Rook


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Johnny Heller?

    no one


    What character would you cut from Heat Rises?

    Rook


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of time and money to have gotten this series

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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