In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. In what’s sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos - all while on the trail of a murderer!
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I couldn't even get through the first half. The reader's voice seemed whiney, and it was hard to tell the characters apart. I had listened to the first book a year ago and I don't remember it being this bad. The plot was clich??d and nothing seemed to happen. I usually listen to the J D Robb series, and that reader is very talented.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This might have been a bit more tolerable if narrator was better. I am happy to say that I did finish the book but it just seemed to go and on. Like other listeners the book itself reminded me of a bad TV show. Not horrible but of all the books I have listened to this is just bearly average.
Just as charming and funny as the first book. On to book three. Far more sex than show. Shoulda used same writers for both the show would be untouchable. But alas no luck for tv fans
Even better than the first. Highly enjoyable! The story and narrator are both great. Love this concept of carrying the show Castle into these books. To some degree it's an extension of the show and definitely enhances it !!
If you watch the show or not, this is a great series. I would highly recommend this series either way. I started watching the show and that led me to the books.
And Buffalo George
Enjoyable light read. A novel version of the show "Castle." Lots of possible suspects and motives so not an easy mystery. Expert knowledge of Manhattan evident in exciting motorcycle chase. Maybe, I'll read another?
Wouldn't know, didn't read it, only listened.
Not on the edge, but intrigued none-the-less.
He was good. Got the inflections and pauses down and has a nice speaking voice.
Couldn't, but I listened as often as I could until it was finished - about 3 days.
I like the series. I'll be buying more. They are perfect for my workout listens.
This book, specifically the way the characters are drawn, could only possibly be enjoyed by people who DON'T watch the TV show Castle. I felt sorry for the narrator. The text was so insipid and two-dimensional it made it impossible to finish. The Nikki Heat character is ridiculously marginalized at every turn to the point where I was rooting for her to arrest Jameson Rook for his unconscionable and illegal behavior.
I have learned my lesson about second hand fiction and will not go down this path again. I love crime novels, but will stick to higher quality writers and characters who are built from the page up.
Don't waste the credit.
The only strong points in this book are the main characters and their interplay, Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook. They are fundamentally strong voices for any book. The story itself turns too many times and the other characters are too much of a formula. The book seems to drag with far too long, descriptive passages. I found myself pausing far too often so I could recall where I was in the story and the significance of a character or passage. It struck me that the writer was trying to hard to hide the motives of the killer(s) to create suspense or a surprise ending. It served only to make the story drag. The narration was pretty slow through most of the book but at "normal" speed in some parts. I suspect it is a problem with the recording as opposed to the narrator who's voice seemed to fit the book well.This is my third Richard Castle book. If it were my first, I would never have discovered the two much better ones.
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