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.
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C.J. Box and William Kent Krueger are the same person. Craig Johnson is personality #3. 'Nuff said. If you like one, you'll like the other two as well.
I believe they are gnomes typing away in that great big assembly line of book publishing in the back of Santa's workshop.
"Formula one, or formula two? What's your pleasure?"
What a delightful book. New and interesting involvement with an endangered species. Love Joe Pickett, game warden, looking forward to more on him. This book has it all: a good mystery, murder, great family, animals, children, endangered species. The last 3 hours are absolutely nail biters. If I was reading a actual book I would the page ready to turn before I was done reading that page. And David Chandler was magnificent
Exciting, heartfelt and thought-provoking.
Joe Pickett, because he plugs away at his problems and overcomes tremendous odds against him. Joe is the kind of guy you trust to do the right thing and it gets him in trouble. You trust Joe Picket, who is loved by his wife and family.
David Chandler is the perfect reader for this book, combining the right amount of local idiom and character inflection. Good pace and a voice you can actually hear.
A little of both but it will make you mad at government.
A very exciting first of a series!
I could only find the last 4 novels of this series with Joe Pickett at the library so I started at the end of the series.
I found the first of the series here at Audible and just finished the first, "Open Season".
These are just great, I have been hunting and fishing for 45 years and these books are pretty darn true to fact.
I really enjoyed the whole thing from start to finish. All of the characters were good though I really hated a few of them by the end!
I would say my favorite character was Sheraton the daughter. I thought her character was portrayed really well and I could really visualize the stuff this little girl was going through. She made me laugh she made me cry.
Overall he is a decent narrator I appreciated they way he handled the little girls voice. I knew she was a little girl but he didn't try to come up with a voice that sounded like a little girl.
Rocky Mountain Weasels
Look forward to the next book in the series.
Yes, to refresh if needed to.
Yes, could not wait to find out if the daughter would be okay.
He has a wonderful narrator voice. Looked for other books he narrated.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
Yes. His story won't create adrenaline that keeps you awake until late in the night trying to get to a less scary spot -- like the Prey series. It isn't an action packed, fast-paced story such as the Bourne and Gray Man novels. But Joe is more knowable and reachable than any of those heroes and more real than Reacher in Lee Child's series. If you like to know the characters and make friendships with them, you will be happy to meet Joe.
I loved that this character is distinctly different from those in other series I enjoy. Joe is an outdoorsman, a protector of our wild western areas; a quiet, loyal man who happens to be embroiled in a mystery. He is likable and I look forward to the next installment so I might get to know him better.
Definitely Joe. I thought the portrayal of his wife to be a bit stuffy and the children to be too adult. But it was a first installment and I hope that those characters will grow and develop more as the series progresses.
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery set in rural Wyoming. The first scene grabbed me, and this story was a fun listen from start to end. Joe Picket, the local game warden, is new to his job and loves it, but is struggling to raise his family. I quickly cared about him and his family, and liked the secondary characters as well. Picket suspects something when investigating a local murder where the body ends out on his property, and it is clear to the reader that there is a conspiracy of some kind. The suspense and action built to a riveting final two hours in this short eight hour. I truly could not stop listening. The reader is very easy to listen to, and seems just right for this novel.
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