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Open Season Audiobook

Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

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’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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    Susan 01-12-16
    Susan 01-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
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    The story is slow to start and the characters are one dimensional. I kept listening because of other reviews which was a mistake. I was looking forward to a new series, but will not continue with the Joe Pickett series. If you are interested in an excellent series set in Wyoming I would highly recommend the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. Excellent stories and narration.

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    Jane C. Tutton FL USA 01-04-16
    Jane C. Tutton FL USA 01-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining but misleading"

    I know this is a work of fiction, but there's so much misinformation regarding the Endangered Species Act that It detracted from the story. The author could have done a bit more research on that.

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    Catherine 12-18-15
    Catherine 12-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Kids in Danger get you on the edge!"
    What did you love best about Open Season?

    It was full of suspense and I was on the edge of my seat!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the characters.


    Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

    Joe Pickett is the best character.


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    Kent Lake Zurich, IL, USA 12-17-15
    Kent Lake Zurich, IL, USA 12-17-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Starts slow but just wait!"
    What did you like best about Open Season? What did you like least?

    The story starts out slow, but just when I thought it was going nowhere... Wham! It grabbed me by the throat. I couldn't stop listening... C.J. Box does a beautiful job of illustrating the majesty of Wyoming's wilderness and introducing us to the Pickett family. The scenery and people come alive through Box's description. Joe Pickett is no superhero, which is refreshing, he's flawed and makes mistakes, but when the heat is on Joe is a stand up guy... Family values with grit!


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

    David Chandler is the perfect voice for Joe Pickett and does an outstanding job with this book.


    Was Open Season worth the listening time?

    Absolutely, I was thoroughly entertained!


    Any additional comments?

    I've continued listening to C.J. Box, I'm on number 7 and enjoyed each book so far. Open Season is a solid introduction to the Joe Pickett series and a great listen!

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    F. Hawkins 12-14-15
    F. Hawkins 12-14-15 Member Since 2008

    silentsun

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    "decent but not great"

    I would really like to find another series where I look forward to the next book, but this first one in the series didn't make me want to buy more. I had trouble keeping interest although it got better at the end.

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    Kate+Mitchell Powell 12-07-15

    I listen to audio books while working.

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    "Okay for a first novel"

    We will try another. There are things we didn't like -- he doesn't seem to have a good grasp on whether the marriage is okay or not -- confusing -- and a bit repetitious -- but a decent yarn for this first try. I want to love this character!

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    Darnell C. Worley 08-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Meet A Real Person"

    When I listen to an audio bookI want it to be a doorway from my world to the world of the book. This book was such a doorway, Therefore It can get no less than a five because I went to that world.

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    Bonnie 07-21-15
    Bonnie 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!!"

    Loved them all especially the Joe Pickett series! could use better narrator tho, still awesome!

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    Adsweedove 05-14-15
    Adsweedove 05-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story!"

    Love that this story shows a rarely written about lifestyle in rural Wyoming. Will read the next book as well.

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    Lori J. 05-05-15
    Lori J. 05-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Should come with a warning for adult content"
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    I quit listening after a couple chapters because of adult content - I had kids in the car....

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