They are the very best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched. Only fate could bring two such extraordinary people together—or the depraved manipulations of a homicidal criminal who takes lives for the sheer pleasure of watching his victims die.
Luther Kite is a monster among monsters, growing increasingly bored with his kills. So he sets his sights on the one adversary who can offer him a true challenge: Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, the best homicide detective to ever come out of the Chicago PD. Jack has brought the city’s most notorious criminals to their knees. But now she may die on hers, in a specially crafted hell Luther Kite has been building for years. Trapped in a nightmare from which none have escaped, Jack has never been so close to death...nor had so much to live for.
Fast-paced, suspenseful, and darkly comic, Stirred brings J.A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series and Blake Crouch’s Luther Kite series to a riveting, heart-stopping conclusion!
©2011 J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is a one time listen.
her partner is always humorous
they are ok as readers but I like the other interpretation of Herb more.
Thrilling fasinating intense
This isn't a fair question as I have many favs and it would spoil it for a new reader. Jack is amazing and Luther is horrifyingly energetic. Great pairing of characters!
Sad to see the JD series at it's end, but what an end it was! I like the dual narrators and I'll miss this series.
Similar to the previous in the series, however less of a comedic element. Perhaps that's due to the second author. Still good. With no disrespect to Mr. Gigante, when one has listened to an entire series with a particular narrator (i.e., Dick Hill) it's REALLY hard to adjust to a new one. Dick had distinct voices for all the characters (plus, Dick's impeccable comic timing, delivery, and accents), so it was extremely difficult to adjust to the new voices. If this was the first book and Gigante was the narrator, I'd be perfectly happy with him. But, otherwise, it's like having your favorite TV program start the next season with all new actors playing the parts of the characters you are used to. Aaaargh! Note to audio publishers: Pony up the cash - or whatever your issue was - and get Dick Hill back!
The reading was good; phil Gigante was excellent (as usual), Angela Dawe pretty good. I think the authors were going with 'strong & independent' for the heroine, Jack Daniels, but to me she came off more in the 'so stubborn she's stupid' category. She repeatedly goes charging blindly into dangerous situations, forcing her friends to follow her, & usually other people end up getting hurt or killed. She's 8 1/2 months pregnant & has eclampsia, which is life-threatening for her & fetus, but she refuses to go to the hospital or have labor induced slightly early..she refuses the early delivery because she wants to put off 'being a mother' ?!? Idiotic! It's not like she can just put it on hold! I couldn't even figure out why the authors gave her the eclampsia; it's a plot device that does nothing but prove how reckless & stupid Jack is. Other characters are quite thin, except maybe Harry McGlade (sp?) who I think is supposed to be the cranky guy full of crude jokes & puns who really, underneath it all, is lovable & has a heart of gold. I found him totally unlovable & so obnoxious I ended up rooting for the bad guys to kill him.I'm fairly sure the authors are going for an edgy, dry 'n' darkly witty thriller --and there were some quite funny moments-- but the product doesn't come near to fulfilling that intent.
Listened to Gigante do several things, most notably his outstanding renderings of Joe Lansdale's Hap & Leonard series; this one falls in the dust compared to those, which have excellent readings and excellent stories & characterizations.
This book will keep you entertained. One part I questioned though. It was as if the author is racist. Like they refer to Blacks as N-words, and whites who speak like Blacks as w--gers? That made me question the author's intent.
But the performance of 2 narrators was a good idea. Good book. Likely racist author.
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