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High Heat

By: Richard Castle
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
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Publisher's Summary

An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.

©2016 Richard Castle (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Lame story plus excessively politically correct

High Heat is Novel #8 in the Detective Nikki Heat series. I've listened to all 8 and this is the only one to qualify as UTTERLY PATHETIC. This series is a spinoff of the Castle TV show with Rook being Castle and Heat being Beckett. Some of the earlier books in the series are fun listens. This one is not. The left wing political correctness is the most disappointing part of this novel. It is grossly excessive. I suppose it is what one should expect from Disney - ABC during a national election.

The ending sets up a future novel either in the Nikki Heat or Derrick Storm series.

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HUGE MISTAKE

What disappointed you about High Heat?

I made a big mistake buying this book...wow so big...bad bad bad...

What could Richard Castle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not be so damn political and left leaning

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

he was fine

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

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Sorry I Purchased

Such a disappointing read. Propaganda at ever turn. I read for entertainment our education and this was neither.

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What a disappointment

I have long thoroughly enjoyed listening and re-listening to all of the previous books in the Heat series. What a disappointment to find this one to be such a blatant anti-Trump screed.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have really liked all of the earlier "Heat" books but This one seems to have been written by a different author. It's full us PC crap. It also Jumps the Shark. I won't go into spoiler details in case someone else wants to try it but I Am Returning It. If there is another one, I'll give that one a try. If it follows the same way I'll stop buying the Castle Books.

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

Mr. Petkoff is an excellent narrator.

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I will be returning this one.

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High Heat

I have enjoyed most of Richard Castle's books. This one is not as good as I was hoping for another addition in the Heat series. I'm hoping the next will be better.

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High Heat

High Heat was by far the best of the series so far, fantastic! can't wait for Heat Storm

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Oh the Heat!

this was soo very enjoyable! give this a go if you are a Castle fan!

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Inconsistent!!

What the heck, guys? Tyler Wynn didn’t kill Cynthia Heat! Petar Matic did! Sure, Wynn ORDERED the attack, but it was Petar who actually broke into the home and did the deed. Not cool, guys. Not cool. You can’t rewrite the past this deep into the story just for this “surprise.” It doesn’t work. Bad writing. 2 stars.

Also, for anyone who reads these reviews: if you bought this book or any of the Nikki Heats after it, just return it. Book 7 (Driving Heat) is a perfect, satisfying ending to the series with the wedding. Nothing more needs to be said. Just be done with reading the series right there.

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Another great book in the series

The Heat franchise just keeps on rolling! I'm hopelessly addicted and can't wait to start the next book.

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  • 01-30-19

Bring back all the books you removed

I loved them all but why have they been removed. Can someone tell me please

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  • Lolah
  • 05-04-17

A thrilling listen

A thrilling listen that keeps you guessing until the end who the bad guys are and why they did it. An enjoyable story that I highly recommend. Just a shame it ends on such a cliffhanger!!

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  • Josephine
  • 10-26-16

I am waiting for it to download

I am waiting for it to download I don't understand it. Why don't download it