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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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.
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.
It was full of suspense and I was on the edge of my seat!
Loved the characters.
Joe Pickett is the best character.
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!
David Chandler is the perfect voice for Joe Pickett and does an outstanding job with this book.
Absolutely, I was thoroughly entertained!
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!
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.
I listen to audio books while working.
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!
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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