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Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel | [C. J. Box]

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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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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    David Northridge, CA, United States 10-01-13
    David Northridge, CA, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read, Great Reader"


    Not a whole lot to report here, other than the story starts with a good mystery, draws a fully formed character and delivers on the promise of a good tale.

    My first Pickett, I'm in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Kula, HI, United States 09-04-13
    Chris Kula, HI, United States 09-04-13
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    "Great Series"

    I read both of Mr Box's "Cody Holt" novels and liked them so much that I decided to start on the "Joe Pickett" novels. This first book was so good that I've been listening non-stop to the rest of the series. Now I am up to book 7 and going strong. These stories keep my interest up. Each book ties into the next one very well. The narrator does a wonderful job. I highly recommend the whole "Joe Pickett" series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 04-06-13
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just Plain Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story line


    What could C. J. Box have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More interesting character flow. I could not finish the book


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

    Too dramatic when drama wasn't appropriate


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't finish the book. It was just boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maryann Rockport, TX, United States 12-29-12
    Maryann Rockport, TX, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great mystery for the outdoor person -"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Open Season to be better than the print version?

    N/A


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

    The survival of the daughter in the mountain


    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?

    there were a few anxious moments. There were some unexpected twists


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Murrieta, CA United States 12-17-12
    Jeff Murrieta, CA United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining!"

    This book won't win any Pulitzers, but it sure is entertaining! Good story set in the Rockies. This is a first in a series. If the rest of them are this good, I will be listening to all of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Comfort Food for the Ears (yeah - that gets messy)"
    What made the experience of listening to Open Season the most enjoyable?

    The story was engaging and I enjoyed David Chandler's narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was incredibly suspenseful and well written.


    What about David Chandler’s performance did you like?

    He has a pleasing voice that keeps me engaged.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Are you kidding? It's about 7 hours long. My family might get ticked when mom is locked in the bathroom listening to a 7 hour long audiobook. I do have super long commutes, so this really helped make my drive more pleasant.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan on listening to all the Pickett books now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 11-12-12
    Phil Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 11-12-12
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    "Picket Packs a Punch"
    If you could sum up Open Season in three words, what would they be?

    intrigue, exciting, interesting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    the different mini stories kept me wondering how they connect. didn't want to put it down


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the daughter came running to the yard and picket was behind the man who was going to shoot her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this as a must for mystery readers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    linda LIVONIA, MICHIGAN, United States 06-19-12
    linda LIVONIA, MICHIGAN, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "great story with great characaters"
    What did you love best about Open Season?

    the co;untry. the game warden just the whole book......


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

    the game warden and daughter


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i was sorry when it ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Niesa 05-15-12
    Niesa 05-15-12
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    "OK, but didn't finish"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

    Didn't like Open Season enough to consider CJ Box again--unless I get it from the library. In my opinion, this was not worth spending a credit. I got very tired of all the foreshadowing without moving the story along. Figured out the plot/bad guys/good guys within the first few chapters. Once I knew this, I was bored.


    Would you ever listen to anything by C. J. Box again?

    Doubt it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Sale Creek, TN, United States 04-10-12
    Garry Sale Creek, TN, United States 04-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Open Season"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different Writer


    What could C. J. Box have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Let anyone else write the dialog between males in the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Did not like the book at all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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