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Alex McKnight
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(3.9 based on 581 ratings)
  • 1

    A Cold Day in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes has been locked in the state pen for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with Rose’s unmistakable trademarks appears to be back to his killing ways.

    Dennis says: "A modern Agatha Christie thriller"
    A modern Agatha Christie thriller

    This is a well written book, the dialog between the characters is written with depth and realism and I loved it. One comment on the characters, they a..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
  • 2

    Winter of the Wolf Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Sequel to Hamilton's award-winning first novel (A Cold Day in Paradise), the story returns us to the small town of Paradise, Michigan where ex-Detroit police detective and reluctant private investigator, Alex McKnight, rents out small cabins to snowmobilers and tried to bury his demons under the snow he plows each day.

    Dennis says: "Outstanding dialog and cast of characters"
    Outstanding dialog and cast of characters

    This series is very well written, the characters are wonderful and the chemistry between individuals is beautifully developed. I really like the deve..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
  • 3

    The Hunting Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    In an unprecedented literary feat, Steve Hamilton’s debut novel, A Cold Day in Paradise, captured both the prestigious Edgar and Shamus awards. Now the best-selling author presents the third installment in his critically acclaimed mystery series: a complex, atmospheric tale that will plunge listeners back into icy, unpredictable Alex McKnight territory, where the private investigator finds himself doing a favor for an old friend – but this favor could cost him his life.

    Fritz says: "A Long, Tedious Road To Nowhere"
    A Long, Tedious Road To Nowhere

    Perhaps it is the monotone drone of the narration. Perhaps it is the convoluted, nonsensical plot. Or the contrived, implausible dialogue.

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    Reviewed on October 30 2013 by Fritz (Moraga, CA, United States)
  • 4

    North of Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Lying face down on the floor with a gun to the back of his head is where Alex McKnight finds himself after a game of cards turns into a professional heist at the home of local developer Win Vargas. When the dust settles, McKnight is one of police chief Roy Maven’s lead suspects. Worse, Vargas’s own sense of vigilante justice has targeted the former private eye as well, and the brash millionaire may be responsible for the sudden disappearance of Alex’s best friend Jackie.

    Bull says: "Justin Verlander pitches in AAA"
    Justin Verlander pitches in AAA

    By which I mean the narrator is overqualified for the material.

    This is an OK mystery, but I had the feeling Steve Hamilton didn't put his al..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2012 by Bull (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • 5

    Blood Is the Sky: Alex McKnight #5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Reluctant investigator Alex McKnight finds himself drawn by friendship into a long drive north. The brother of Alex's longtime Ojibwa friend Vinnie LeBlanc works as a hunting guide, serving the rich clients from downstate. It seems that Vinnie's brother and his most recent group of hunters have vanished in northern Ontario, and Vinnie is scared enough to ask Alex to help him find them. Their arrival sets in motion a heart-pounding string of events that leaves Alex and his friend miles from civilization.

    Dennis says: "Narration Killed this story"
    Narration Killed this story

    I often wonder why publishers would change narrators in the middle of a series when the original narrator is fantastic. If you have read my previous ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2012 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
  • 6

    Ice Run: Alex McKnight Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Alex McKnight is in love. Even though he met Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police, under difficult circumstances, they share a common bond of solitude, as well as the same nightmare - they're both cops who buried their partners. It's Alex's first real relationship in years, which in some ways is terrifying. But Natalie has her own fears to deal with - and her own secrets.

    A User says: "Likeable characters"
    Likeable characters

    The books I have listened to by Steve Hamilton have all kept me entertained and wanting to hear more. Not all authors translate so well to audio and n..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2009 by A User ()
  • 7

    A Stolen Season: Alex McKnight #7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    On a cold, miserable night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, an antique wooden boat runs full-speed into a line of old railroad pilings in the shallow waters of Waishkey Bay. When Alex McKnight helps rescue the passengers, he finds three men. The driver is out cold, the other two are dazed but conscious. When they're all finally back on dry land and sent away in an ambulance, Alex figures he'll never see them again. He couldn't be more wrong.

    A User says: "easy to listen to"
    easy to listen to

    I don't know why this was so enjoyable it may not be the greatest story in the world nor is it a literary tresure. It is some great storytelling.
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    Reviewed on July 22 2009 by A User ()
  • 8

    Misery Bay

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (112)

    On a frozen January night, a young man loops one end of a long rope over the branch of a tree. The other end he ties around his neck. A snowmobiler will find him 36 hours later, his lifeless eyes staring out at the endless coldwater of Lake Superior. It happens in a lonely corner of the Upper Peninsula, in a place they call Misery Bay, a good 250 miles west of Paradise.

    Marci says: "Boring"
    Boring

    When I'm choosing to read an entertaining book, not a classic or non-fiction, just a fun, light read, I expect to be entertained, surprised, and at le..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2013 by Marci (portland, OR, United States)
  • 9

    Die a Stranger: Alex McKnight #9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    Late one night, a plane lands on a deserted airstrip. Five dead bodies are found there the next morning. And now Vinnie LeBlanc is missing. Vinnie is an Ojibwa tribal member, a blackjack dealer at the Bay Mills Casino, and he just might be Alex McKnight’s best friend. He’s come through for Alex more than once in the past, and he never ever misses a day of work. So Alex can’t help but be worried.

    Mystery Addict says: "Alex is back"
    Alex is back

    Yes, narrator Miller makes the book

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Mystery Addict (East Coast)
  • 10

    Let It Burn: Alex McKnight, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steve Hamilton
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Even though Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he’d just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner’s death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest. So he’s more than happy to stay in the little town of Paradise, 300 miles and half a lifetime away. Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. It turns out that a young man Alex helped put away will be getting out of prison. That one big case marked the highlight of his career, before his partner was killed, before his marriage fell apart, before he left Detroit, forever. Now that man is about to walk free.

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