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Open Season Audiobook

Open Season: Joe Gunther, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont police force has a serious problem: in a community where a decade could pass without a single murder, the body count is suddenly mounting. Innocent citizens are being killed-and others set-up-seemingly orchestrated by a mysterious ski-masked man. Signs suggest that a three year-old murder trial might lie at the heart of things, but it's a case that many in the department would prefer remained closed. A man of quiet integrity, Lt. Gunther knows that he must pursue the case to its conclusion, wherever it leads.

Open Season is the first of Archer Mayor's 25Joe Gunther novels, a series of gripping police procedurals set in New England, where small-town charm, stoicism and civility sometimes conceal brutal truths.

©2007 Archer Mayor (P)2007 Archer Mayor

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    "Easy listen."

    I bought this book inspire the bad reviews and I'm glad I did. Interesting plot.

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    Jan United States 04-11-15
    Jan United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent series intro & perfect audio performer"

    Having worked alongside cops since the 80's, and living in the northern climes, I can certainly relate. Those who cannot accept that so many things were different then will not be able to appreciate the Gunther series any more than they would any other novel set in an earlier time frame. But for those of us with a history and/or imagination, it is great. The characterizations and plot development are solid and clear. Plot twists add to the overall realism. A fine and compelling piece of work.
    Stevens is actually ideal as the audio performer for this book. Character representations are very well done, and apparent emotional tone well portrayed. He does the level-headed cop to a T.
    Sit back and enjoy a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dellyn R. Elburn, IL United States 04-10-15
    Dellyn R. Elburn, IL United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2014

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    "One of the best"

    Great whodunit, with plenty of mystery and suspense, not to be missed. Looking forward to listening to more novels by Archer Mayer and stories with the Joe Gunther.

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    Robert T. Garrow Rice, WA 05-04-16
    Robert T. Garrow Rice, WA 05-04-16 Member Since 2011

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    "I detest superhuman villians."
    Would you listen to Open Season again? Why?

    The story is engaging, but suffers from the dispirited voice of the narrator. Even though a story may be depressing in detail, the narrator should not sound so depressed as to make it boring. My main objection is the superhuman villain, who trsnscends all consideration of time and distance factors in his ability to not only outthink, but anticipate and beat the "hero" to his every destination. He may have been a special forces soldier, but he didn't have intel or helicopter backup. In addition, the description of the assassination in the snow defies logic-- A .22 caliber "explosive bullet" could not blow the back of the skull away and leave the face intact with a small exit hole. I also quibble at his accepting a long kiss from the prostitute. That mouth had been in some very unsavory places, and an experienced cop should know better.


    What three words best describe Thomas Stevens’s performance?

    depressing, lackluster, inept


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

    only with a different narrator.


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    Cool Mom 12-16-15
    Cool Mom 12-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Do not buy this book!"

    The worst narrator I have ever heard. Poor writing did not help either. What a slog! I will not purchase anything by this author or read by this narrator again. Save your money and skip this book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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