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  • Frozen Heat

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one

  • By ShySusan on 09-14-12

It is OK to leave some things to the imagination

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Where does Frozen Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This series in general is very entertaining, page-turning, and I find the supporting characters much more developed than the television show.

Have you listened to any of Johnny Heller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Johnny Heller does a wonderful job interpreting the characters and is easy on the ears.

Any additional comments?

BUT... I can really do without the romance-novel-esque descriptions of the characters body parts and so forth during romantic interludes. This is something that has changed from prior books, perhaps due to the success of the 50 Shades series? Some things should be left to the imagination. I haven't read 50 Shades and not interested. I don't read Harlequin type novels and don't care to. The Castle-Nikki Heat series doesn't need to be dumbed-down or sexed-up to be worth the read.

  • Angle of Investigation

  • Three Harry Bosch Stories
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles three tough cases that span a legendary career in this never-before-collected trio of stories. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that "Connelly never stops doling out the suspense.... Once it grabs you in those first few pages, it won't let go of you" ( Boston Globe).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The best of the two Connelly short story collectio

  • By Mark on 08-26-12

Leaves me wanting more

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

These are short stories that resolve themselves quickly. They are a great for times when you just want a quick 'read' and don't want to leave yourself wondering what's next.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I like Michael Connelly's writing. He did a good job of wrapping up the story line in the short format. Len Cariou's performance embodies my vision of Harry Bosch. I don't think it could be better unless it was a full book, but being the short format, it is a little predictable.