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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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    Lawrence South Portland, ME, USA 05-31-10
    Lawrence South Portland, ME, USA 05-31-10
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    "terrible reader"

    not sure how good the book is. love the tv series. couldn't listen. The reader is the worst I have ever heard. Unintelligible, variable volume, reads like he doesn't care what he is reading.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15
    Justin OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Uninteresting rehash of the TV show"

    I enjoy Castle, so I thought this might be fun. I did not, however, expect it to merely be the show under pseudonyms. To a man, the characters are precisely the same as those in the TV show, just with different names. Perhaps I should have seen that coming, but I thought it would garner a little more creativity on the part of the writer. Plus, the story was uninspiring to the point that I can hardly remember a bit of it.

    The marketing ploy of releasing books with the series is an interesting one, but it could have been done much, much better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 07-20-14
    Karen 07-20-14
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    "Great fun for Castle fans, HORRIBLE narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was so bad on every level that I cannot pin down a specific area to improve. I could not tell the pitch of the voices of main characters apart, the inflections and rhythm never changed between characters. Even the audio production was bad, with sound errors galore! I love the Nikki Heat series and Castle TV, but this audiobook was absolutely horrible.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 03-23-14
    Kathleen 03-23-14

    I enjoy listening to my library of books here in the summer heat of central Florida. I find falling asleep to a book relaxing.

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    "Wrong narrator"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Another narrator would have made this a better experience for me. I couldn't follow the novel with John Heller reading it. His enunication was poor.


    If you’ve listened to books by Richard Castle before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first Richard Castle book and I found I was not interested in going through the series with this narrator. This was a poor job to me and I am throughly put off. I won't listen to the whole series because I am so disappointed with the way Heat Wave sounded. I may try the last in the series with the other narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Totally, my experience was awful; listening to Mr Heller was very disappointing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 10-25-13
    Michele 10-25-13

    Michele

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    "Horrible Narration - and I can't return it."

    Since I can't return it I guess I'll write to warn others away from this narrator. Or maybe it is the recording equipment. I'm 1.5 hours into this - I've started it over 3 times - and I'm not going to finish it. I might try the library for a borrowed version and see if I can actually finish the book.

    Let me say that i'm a FAN of Castle - the t.v. show. This book started out good - I felt some of the same play as the show - but the recording and speaker are HORRIBLE. It's like he forgets to breathe so while he's reading he starts talking softer and softer before he runs out of steam - or the recording group is trying to keep your attention by making the sound go up and down.

    Either way - NO - this was a bad pick on my part and I'm sorry because I bought two of these books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-10-13
    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't even finish listening to it"
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    The narrator wasn't good the voice was dragging me thru the story. I couldn't picture the story, so I wasn't paying attention to any of it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 03-18-13
    Suzanne Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "About what I expected"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I picked up this book because I am a fan of the associated television show "Castle." Like the show, it's an easy story to get into and doesn't require a whole lot of critical thinking. It wasn't a stellar book but I wasn't expecting it to be. It has some subtle and not-so-subtle references to the TV show and it's fun to try to associate events in the books to events on the show.

    All in all, it's a fun book for fans of "Castle" but otherwise just another cookie-cutter mystery.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-04-13
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    "Terrible narrator!"
    What did you like best about Heat Wave? What did you like least?

    Not much.
    The narrator.


    Would you recommend Heat Wave to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.
    Nothing like the TV show and narrator terrible.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Johnny Heller’s performances?

    Heck no!


    Do you think Heat Wave needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are followup books to Heat Wave, however, I will not waste my credits on them cause the narrator is horrible!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-19-13

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    "Impossible to follow the poor narration"
    What would have made Heat Wave better?

    The dialogue is key in the Castle books--full of fast banter and humor. This narration makes it impossible to follow; can't tell who is speaking or when it switches back to narrative.


    Would you recommend Heat Wave to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not in audible format.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Johnny Heller’s performances?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I've never written a comment before I finished a book--but this narration is really ruining it for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 02-04-13
    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm a Castle Fan but Didn't Love the Book"

    Although I am a Castle fan the book was just okay to me. It felt too similar to the show (I guess that's what I should have expected.) But save your money and just purchase another episode of Castle.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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