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Open Season Audiobook
Open Season
Written by: 
C. J. Box
Narrated by: 
David Chandler
Open Season Audiobook

Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

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Publisher's Summary

C.J. Box’s Open Season is a rare debut mystery that “immediately sets itself apart from the crowd” (Booklist). This thrilling novel stars Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming who finds his life in danger after he looks into a murder investigation and discovers a conspiracy involving an oil pipeline and its threat to an endangered species.

©2001 C.J. Box (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent start to the series"

    I recently listened to Cold Wind and really enjoyed it. Great story and great characters. So I went to the first in the series - Open Season. Another great listen. Aside from the great book, they picked the perfect narrator. On to the next ...

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    David Ivey 05-10-16
    David Ivey 05-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An expose' of false narratives and agendas!"

    CJ has the uncanny and truly brilliant ability to weave what would seem like valid causes; aka agendas, to be convincingly mixed like poison cocktails within the minds of both the evil and the utterly morally confused.
    I greatly appreciate the fairness and clarity brought to bear in his stories. Keep them coming CJ! I'm on your 4th book as of tonight. Love everything about them! :-)

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    brian smith Amarillo, TX United States 04-21-16
    brian smith Amarillo, TX United States 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series opener"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    Learning about the characters and their back ground


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Open Season?

    When Mary Beth got shot


    Have you listened to any of David Chandler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    On my seats edge. I didn't want to turn it off.


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    Richard Karasek 04-21-16
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    "can't wait for the next one!"

    I love the character and loved the setting. good to find another series, after going through all the excellent Walt Longmire stories.

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    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 04-21-16
    Sharon in Surrey Vancouver, Canada 04-21-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Not Bad for a Beginner"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

    Yes. I already have.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Open Season?

    The last couple of chapters were a real surprise. Without telling, the action was good, the surprise was great & it made me go out & buy the next one in the series.


    What aspect of David Chandler’s performance would you have changed?

    there's something just a little dull about the beginning of the book & his narration is part of it.


    Was Open Season worth the listening time?

    It was a slow starter. I almost gave up on it but, I was working on something that I couldn't turn off so I hung in there. Then it changed into an action thriller. I enjoyed the last two thirds of the book immensely & would recommend it - you just have to get past the dull beginning.


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    Anne 04-14-16
    Anne 04-14-16
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    "I've found a new "wilderness hero"!"

    I really enjoy the "wilderness law enforcement" genre. My favorite is Walt Longmire (Craig Johnson.) I also enjoyed the early books in the Cork O'Connor series. But Joe Pickett has become a wonderful discovery.

    This first offering in the series introduces us to a brave, interesting, dedicated but all too human Wyoming game warden. We become familiar with his struggle to remain an honest man, provide for his growing family at poverty wages and successfully do the work he loves.

    Also brought into her own is Mary Beth, Joe's wife, and his daughter, Sheridan. Her behavior at seven years old strained my credulity a bit, but not so much as to spoil anything.

    The murder mystery is well-crafted and intriguing and C. J. Box brings the Wyoming landscape into sharp focus as a character unto itself.

    David Chandler's narration is outstanding and his work has definitely helped bring these characters and this story to life.

    Highly recommend and I'm now moving on to the second book, Savage Run.

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    Joni 03-31-16
    Joni 03-31-16
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    "Feels real"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    You can understand the characters, like life there's good and bad and we all interact.


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    bruce heagstedt 03-25-16
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    "Good"

    Good story, well performed, too slow for my taste. Stuck with it till the end, but if I wasn't in the car without another book to listen to I probably would have given up.

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    Daniel Grifo valrico, FL, USA 03-22-16
    Daniel Grifo valrico, FL, USA 03-22-16 Member Since 2011

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    "well worth the read"

    good storyline, good characters, good suspense, good environmental information , good surprises and it all comes together nicely.

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    Cheryl Branham 03-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story. A little slow in the beginning."

    The beginning is a little slow. The action picks up. Some surprises for sure. I recommend

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