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Heat Wave Audiobook

Heat Wave

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Publisher's Summary

The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.

©2009 Richard Castle; (P)2009 Tantor

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    A. Yoshida 07-16-14
    A. Yoshida 07-16-14
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    "For fans of "Castle" TV series"

    This book is for fans of the TV series "Castle." Nathan Fillion plays fiction writer Richard Castle, who is riding along with Detective Kate Beckett for research for his next book series. It is amusing to watch the episodes (i.e., "real life") and then read the book (where most of the people in the TV series have a counterpart in the book). It can be confusing to keep track of who is "real" and who is fake -- Richard Castle is the writer in the TV episodes who is riding along with Detective Beckett. Jameson Rook is the writer in the book who is riding along with Detective Nikki Heat. If you watched Season 1 before reading this book, you'll start thinking about the details from "real life" TV episodes and comparing them to the book.

    The book on its own reads like a pulp crime story, which probably would not appeal to many readers except fans of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. The high rating is for tie-in to "Castle" and adding a unique dimension to the show -- as if Richard Castle is real and he wrote this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Bethesda, MD 10-09-12
    Jose Bethesda, MD 10-09-12 Member Since 2011

    Terry

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    "How could a soulless rip-off be this well done?"
    Where does Heat Wave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not the best but it's certainly in the top ten


    What did you like best about this story?

    Since this is just a spin-off of the Castle TV show, I expected the worst: hack writing, rehashing of old plots, obvious signs of a 5 minute writing process. Instead, it was solidly written and, most interestingly, written from the viewpoint of Kate Beckett. Now you have the TV show - which is all about the male character - and the books, which are all about the woman. It's like a sexual Rashomon.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Awg 05-30-15
    Awg 05-30-15
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    "1st Castle book"

    Liked the book because it was fast moving. The narration was good, but like a little different tone per character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Josephine Segraves Nampa, Idaho 05-04-15
    Josephine Segraves Nampa, Idaho 05-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A narrator can make or break a story"
    What made the experience of listening to Heat Wave the most enjoyable?

    Good story, good characters.


    What other book might you compare Heat Wave to and why?

    Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum. A little mystery, a little humor


    How could the performance have been better?

    Inflection, more emotion, more pizazz, more anything. Reading was dead pan and boring almost monotone.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Had trouble getting into it because of narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I will most likely not purchase the rest of the series because of the narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Zvolanek Downers Grove, IL, United States 02-06-15
    Leslie Zvolanek Downers Grove, IL, United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2011

    grounded dreamer

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    "Thoroughly a great listen!"

    Performance powerfully brought this "pseudo-novel" to life- cadences matches known "Castle" characters, very much enhancing this listen ...

    Great fun for any "Castle" fan - will listen to more in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zada 01-23-15
    Zada 01-23-15
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    "loved it"

    the narrator could have been better. Other than that it's a good story line. I was amazed that these books existed.

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    Sora SOMERVILLE, MA, United States 12-15-14
    Sora SOMERVILLE, MA, United States 12-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Audio version better than the book"
    Was Heat Wave worth the listening time?

    I have the Kindle version of Heat Wave and I was never able to finish reading it because it dragged on. The audio version was so much better than the actual book. I would recommend the Audible version over the reading version (first book I have ever recommended this way).


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn TAYLORS, SC, United States 10-04-14
    Kathryn TAYLORS, SC, United States 10-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Mediocre"
    What did you like best about Heat Wave? What did you like least?

    Decent story; very little depth.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Meh.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Johnny Heller?

    Maybe. I was aware the whole time that Heller was reading. With the best narrators, I don't feel like I'm being read to.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This might actually make a better movie than book due to the lack of character development.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 08-15-14
    Brenda 08-15-14
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    "Not Very Meaty"
    Would you try another book from Richard Castle and/or Johnny Heller?

    maybe


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The whole story just wasnt very interesting. It was like reading a long version of one of the hour long Castle episodes. One episode of Castle is much more entertaining than this whole book.


    What three words best describe Johnny Heller’s voice?

    Kind of boring


    Could you see Heat Wave being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe if they told the story without all the fluff in the book.
    If you watch Castle, the characters are the same with different names.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to MAKE myself finish it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Josiah Gurnsey Nebraska, USA 08-09-13
    Josiah Gurnsey Nebraska, USA 08-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I liked it"
    Where does Heat Wave rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Full of castle like humour.


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

    Enjoyed the story, but it wasn't a edge of your seat kind of story.


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

    Good narraion and story telling ability.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it. Full of Richard Castle fun

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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