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Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip - but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted - in the thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box.

When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge. But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge. Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion. 

Meanwhile, Joe's closest friend, Nate Romanowski, and his own daughter Sheridan learn of the threat to Joe's life and follow him into the woods. In a stunning final showdown, the three of them come up against the worst that nature - and man - have to offer. 

©2021 C.J. Box (P)2021 Recorded Books

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F-bombs everywhere 1000s of them.

almost turned it off 100 times FILTHY LANGUAGE. he didnt used to be a potty mouth.ughghg

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This was a mess, save yourself the time

We have listened to books by Mr. box previously and always found them entertaining and interesting. I don’t know what happened here. This book was a disaster from start to finish. Too many characters with no (or consistent) development, major questions raised and then abandoned, a deuce ex machina or two wherever the situation was hopeless (a functioning speargun in an abandoned mountain cabin?) Attacks by wolverines! Toward the end I wondered if we would have Alligators falling from the sky. And why were falcons in this at all?

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Joe and a Tech CEO, colliding cultures

After listening to numerous other audiobooks I appreciate more and more David Chandler's narration of the Joe Pickett series. I liked the story of Joe leading a Tech CEO on an Elk hunt and you know because it's Joe things will not go as planned. Talk about 2 different lifestyles colliding! I was happy that this installment included not only Joe, but Marybeth, Nate, Sheridan, Liv, and some new characters. I liked the start of a hopefully a long running storyline of Sheridan working with Nate/Liv. I hope the next installment follows through on Nate's latest problem. My 4 start rating for the story is because I want to mention in hopes CJ or his publishers will take note that they have to do better due diligence in making sure that the integrity of the history of the characters is maintained as it's a distraction for use dedicated Joe Pickett fans when history is changed. I noticed after Windterkill they changed Nate's eye color from Green to Blue, in Long Range they made the Mad Archer a suspect for the shooting of Judge Hewitt's wife when in fact Nate had killed the Mad Archer in Force of Nature and they also changed the Mad Archer's criminal history to have him serving jail time when previously he has gotten off with only slaps on the wrist. Now in Dark Sky in giving a quick recap of Nate's background as they do for new readers that may not have read the prior novels in the series they said that Nate's current "compound" is the first time he has owned a house/property. What happened to Nate owning his prior residence the old Stone House that was where he lived in so many of the prior novels? Nothing was ever said about what happened to that property. Some of us readers notice inconsistencies like this. Also at the end of Long Range Nate said he was going to go back OFF THE GRID because of the cartel targeting him. Apparently he did not as Dark Sky has him running Yarek just as he was doing. All he did was add a trespass alarm at his front gate.

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Wow

I think I say this after every Joe Pickett novel, but Wow, that’s the best yet. How, after all the novels, C.J. Box can still create such great story lines based on the same characters just proves how great of an author he is. The only bad part of it is that it had to end. Now the worst part, the year long wait for the next one.

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Oof - A Swing and a Miss

I am a fan and know there can be some variance in Box’s books, but I generally enjoy them and I buy every one.

But this book is a mess. It feels like he had to write a book and so technically checked that box, but didn’t have an entire story in place and it was left as a to be continued ending.

It’s messy and disorganized and more fantastical than a Marvel movie.

I like the characters so I stuck with it and listened while I walked the dogs. But isn’t good.

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Disappointed!

Formula plot for C.J. Box , plus dippy dialogue, author needs to create new, unpredictable characters and settings. Sorry I wasted a credit for this one!

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Beautifully Written

Another absolute winner!
This one made me laugh and had me at the edge of my seat!
I can’t wait till the next one!!
A huge thank you to the author CJ Box, by far my favorite writer, and the narrator David Chandler whose wonderful voice brings it to life!

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Great read

This is my first c j box book. This is not my normal genre. But .
I couldn't put this one down. Read all through the night. Ran to buy another when it ended. Wonderful storytelling Box is now a must buy on my list of favorite authors.

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Another great story

I wish there were more men like Joe Picket, C.J . Box, AND David Chandler. However, I am concerned that Joe’s body will not last much longer. Additionally I wonder if Mr. Box’s other books would not be more appealing (at least to me) if they were read by David Chandler.

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intense. Controversial. Suspenseful.

This novel touched on some serious controversial topics that deserve consequences to the creators. as always, very well written and unable to turn it off!

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