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Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail.

But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about…and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all. The next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something. Fuzzy Navel is perfect for listeners who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

"A particularly potent mix of equal parts mirth and mayhem with a dash of sex and a twist (or two) of plot...Konrath's latest should be taken straight, no chaser needed." –Publishers Weekly
"A well-shaken mix of action, humor, suspense, and sharp dialogue." Newsday
"A phenomenal thriller that never disappoints." –Lloyd Woodall, Borders Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
"J.A. Konrath has done it again. I've read every book, and I still want more." –Norman Goldman, Barnes & Noble, Encino, California

©2008 J. A. Konrath; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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OMG! This book is so funny. Great cop story with so many twists and turns, I couldn't stop listening. The characters are anything but ordinary and the situations they create are WAY past funny. Dick Hill & Susie Breck are WONDERFUL narrators -- the BEST.
Sorry - Gotta go. I can't type and laugh at the same time.
Audible.com, you need to get more Konrad books in the store!!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-26-17

Great narration; shallow novel!

Most Joe Konrath/Jack Daniels fans will love this novel. It has constant violence, ongoing suspense, lots of vulgarity, witty comments, and a returning Jacqueline Daniels' female antagonist (a killer without conscience named Alex Kork). Add a group of murderous vigilantes working with Kork intent on killing cops with sniper rifles and night vision scopes and you have continuous mayhem.

Narration by Susie Breck and Dick hill is incredibly good, good enough to make listening to Fuzzy Navel worth listening to.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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He does it again!

Git on wit yo bad self, J.A. Konrath! Those who loved the previous books in the Jack Daniels series won't be disappointed with FUZZY NAVEL. From the first sniper's shot, this book is slam bam in your face.

Jack Daniel's day has been pretty bad, but no one can imagine what's still in store for the detective when she heads home to check on her mom in the burbs. But when she gets there and finds that everyone is all tied up-literally, she isn't quite ready to give up. Not yet, anyway. Jack's past has come back with a vengeance and this time, it's looking like no one is getting out alive. Worse than discovering her home has been invaded, her work has followed her home.

Konrath has a take no prisoners writing style that seeps into every pore, leaving the reader breathless and exhausted. FUZZY NAVEL is an action-packed must read.

Karen L. Syed, publisher Echelon Press

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Occasionally witty, intensely violent

This was my first encounter with a Jack Daniels book. I liked the characters and the wit, and don't mind that the events are unrealistic. But wit and action comprise maybe 25% of this book; the rest is filled with detailed descriptions of psychotic humans joyfully inflicting unbearable pain on other humans. The author is thorough: no body part is spared, no method (knife, gun, hand-to-hand combat, explosion, shock, extreme heat, various blunt objects, feline attack, etc.) is left unconsidered, no character misses out on the chance to narrate his/her agony in (literally) excruciating detail. I'm no prude, but this was overwhelming, especially in audio format -- and as another reviewer notes, there is no real satisfactory payoff at the end, just the promise of more violence.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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beyond believable

I had a hard time with this book. I was able to finish it but at times it was a struggle. How much can possibly happen to one person in one day?! How many times can you get shot at and not get hit?! I can go along with most story lines even if they are a little far fetched because they are, afterall, a story, but this was way beyond that for me. I also hated the ending.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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overly done - skip this one

Crime drama/comedy? Characters are stereotypes. Villains and good guys alike shoot it out through the entire book... from one contrived situation to another. Bad guy snipers pin down the unarmed good guys for hours and hours in a rural house. Over-the-top preposterous set of circumstances, dialogue and plot. I regret this purchase.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • P. Chavez
  • Huntington Beach, CA USA
  • 01-19-09

Loved it

Possibly because I just finished 2 boring books, I fell in love with this one. Action from beginning to end. Totally unbelievable, of course, but who cares. I loved all the characters and want more. This is my first J. A. Konrath novel, I will be listening to all of them now.

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Still Highly Enjoying Series and Recommend

I highly recommend this detective series. I am looking forward to reading the extra books you can get based on the characters in this series. After reading a lot of reviews there were a lot of complaints concerning the amount of violence. I actually think it makes for a more exciting book in this series but I don't always think that way. I do like that the books are not based around sex or sex scenes. Although they all have some romance and personal relationships and friendships. I really like that all the characters stay true to their intended personalities throughout the series of books. I highly recommend reading in order although it is not necessary but I feel it does make for more enjoyable experience. It is interesting that I feel the writer trying new things and growing in his writing as the series develop. Also you must try the audible version! The same actors play the characters throughout the series, keeping to the same voices for each character doing a incredibly good job for a audiobook. Some audiobooks I end up not listening to because of the bad job some readers do along with fake accents, forgetting which character has which voice, mispronounciation, awful sound affects, loud music, etc. I do notice audible (and the audio on kindle books) do a good job(so far). I like that they don't try to add "sound effects" and music etc. throughout books. Especially as someone who has noise deafness it really makes it hard to understand and hear the words clearly.

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Very Entertaining!!!

Wow! Not for the faint hearted, but if you enjoy some master character building, this book is for you! A real mystery novel. I seldom get surprised but the author faked me out! I enjoyed it and am planning to read more from this author.
I'm really getting spoiled by the narration.. It's awesome!!

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Lots of violence, but good story telling & emotion

Audio readers are excellent! Great emotion. Lots of violence, almost to the point of super human characters that defy reality, but the story certainly moved along with good pace & interest.
Disappointed by the cliff hanger ending - who did the villain shoot?!
Over all, I do enjoy this author's work & look forward to reading more by J. A. Konrath.

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  • Chris
  • 09-06-16

another brilliant performance!

loved it! had to find car journeys to go on to finish it off! next one lined up 😊