We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Open Season Audiobook

Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (2129 )
5 star
 (867)
4 star
 (843)
3 star
 (325)
2 star
 (58)
1 star
 (36)
Overall
4.2 (1853 )
5 star
 (795)
4 star
 (702)
3 star
 (271)
2 star
 (54)
1 star
 (31)
Story
4.3 (1859 )
5 star
 (922)
4 star
 (654)
3 star
 (222)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (21)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sharon Bentley 08-17-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Open Season"
    Would you listen to Open Season again? Why?

    Good characterization and tension.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Would like to know more about game wardens.


    What three words best describe David Chandler’s voice?

    Yes


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

    Sometimes a little too righteous


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 07-28-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "absolutely riveting!"

    this story had me on the edge of my seat for a whole road trip!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ms.Barbara J.Ford 07-26-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "to violent for Wyoming story . we did not enjoy ."

    narrator was great not author . not for children or angry adults. even if he is popular and many novels
    no thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book!"

    Dark at times, but Box works it all out nicely. I liked the progression of the characters and the many options they're faced with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 06-28-16
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    683
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    922
    188
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    23
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story That Was More Honest Than I Expected"

    Loved Open Season. It was honest about life in small town in Western States like Wyoming. I thought the book was going to be about a macho ranger that loved and was an expert in multiple guns. Thought it would be a story about about glamorized modern day cowboys that make us sissy men insecure and ashamed. Instead it was about a ranger that couldn't shoot straight, didn't have ninja fighting skills, and lived in the real "west" not a Hollywoodized one. I saw many reviewers say it was predictable but I disagree. Sure it had a limited cast so the bad guys could only be one of a few but it still had surprises. Finally the message on endangered species was balanced, characters development said a lot about people, and the politics of Western "conservative" states with tiny populations was interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Abbie Richardson, TX, United States 06-26-16
    Abbie Richardson, TX, United States 06-26-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    55
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nice change of pace"

    This story was a little predictable in a few places, but for the most part it was original and well paced with a likeable hero and interesting supporting characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen 06-18-16
    Kathleen 06-18-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well told tale with no loose ends."

    It was a good story to listen to while traveling. Sometimes predictable. But the good guy wins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Emily Novelty, Ohio, United States 06-18-16
    Emily Novelty, Ohio, United States 06-18-16 Member Since 2005
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Open Season"

    Enjoyed the story. Listened while on a road trip, and the time passed quickly. Good character development.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 06-06-16
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    84
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    233
    92
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dont confuse this wimp with an environmentalist"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

    C.J. Box,No David Chandler yes. Some time ago, I read one of his mid series books and found it forced and Joe Pickett to be a weak self absorbed character then I picked this book up on sale to give him another try. While the story line surrounding this Wyoming Game and Fish officer (we call them fish and game further west) was credible and even creative at times, he is an irritating caricature of the enlightened environmentalists popular in todays culture. I have read and appreciated many writers from the left and the right, who clearly indulge their political and ideological beliefs but do it in a sophisticated, humorous, adventurous and or enlightened way, but not so with this writer. He lost me when he created his main character as weak and unsure of himself both in work and in his marital relationship, untrustworthy in his professional competence, lacking in discretion in choosing friends or sharing information, then tops it off by clumsily calling out the "far right" for supporting one of the villains of his story who's aim was to purposely wipe out an endangered species strictly for financial gain.


    Any additional comments?

    I am guessing that if I were to read any more of this authors books, I would just be left feeling guilty for not being able to give him some of the hugs that he seems to need. Check out Craig Johnsons character, Walt Longmire, if you want a deeper more satisfying modern day western.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JM 06-02-16
    JM 06-02-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "David chandler annoys me"

    Great story! I look forward to continuing the series! However, the narrator is slow and annoying :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.