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Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in. Even after the "outfitter murders," as they have been dubbed by the local press after the discovery of the two more bodies, are solved, Joe continues to investigate, uneasy with the easy explanation offered by the local police.

As Joe digs deeper into the murders, he soon discovers that the outfitter brought more than death to his backdoor: he brought Joe an endangered species, thought to be extinct, which is now living in his woodpile. But if word of the existence of this endangered species gets out, it will destroy any chance of InterWest, a multi-national natural gas company, building an oil pipeline that would bring the company billions of dollars across Wyoming, through the mountains and forests of Twelve Sleep. The closer Joe comes to the truth behind the outfitter murders, the endangered species and InterWest, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear.

©2001 C.J. Box (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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Narrator kind of ruined it...

I really wanted to like this book. All in all, it wasn’t bad. But the narrator is not good at making the characters relatable. Half the time Marybeth talked it sounded sarcastic. I’m hesitant to continue with this series knowing the same narrator will be a part of it...

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Good Book

this is the second book I've listened to from this author. His characters are not as deeply developed as I like. I would prefer that he spent a little bit more time developing the main characters than he does. the plot is good the mystery is good. if I wish I could rate it 3.5 stars ,. Maybe one reason I'm a little disappointed in this story is because I just got through listening to a Harry Bosch series from Michael Connelly. his writing is quite a bit better than this writer but he also has been at it a lot longer and this is the only second book of this author, I understand . If you like a whodunit and a cop and bad guy book you probably will like this book.

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perverted sex description

Reader beware! When the author uses a character to describe sex by comparing it with sex with a little girl I shutter. It is repulsive, disgusting and unacceptable. I immediately stopped the story and got a refund. I will not support an author that so flippedly uses sexual abuse of minors for building a character and in so normalizes perversion as if it is acceptable.

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  • Ryan
  • Corvallis, OR United States
  • 08-09-17

Good listen but not much of a mystery

I enjoyed the story but not enough to want to keep listening to the series.

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Excellent!

I have already gotten the next two on hold so I won't miss anything! Read this book.

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good story

I thought it was a little predictable however I enjoyed the story and had some twist i didn't expect. already looking forward to the next one

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Open Season

Absolutely fantastic book. I love hunting and the outdoors and this book bares the ugly side of hunting devoid of ethics. Looking for my next one!!!

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good story

liked the story. some of the dialogue was simple, but still enjoyable. the made up voices and accents are annoying.

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Good guys sometimes win

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

I would recommend this book to a friend who like mysteries set in remote places and is comfortable with rural lifestyles......or longs for such.

What other book might you compare Open Season to and why?

I like Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series and William Kent Krueger. I've lived in these remote areas and miss them.

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Just not for me

I read/listen to lots of mysteries and police procedurals, so I am always looking for new authors. A huge bonus is if these authors have series books. Whenever I look at authors such as Lee Child or Robert Crais, I always get results that say I'll like the Box books, So I thought I'd give him a try.

The book is good and well written. But it was too slow moving and I just couldn't get invested in the characters. I normally listen during my 30 minute commute and lunch. With most books I find myself dreading having to stop or taking the long way home.

With Open Season, I found myself having to backtrack because I zoned out. The last third of the book was by far the best part, but it came too late for me to really care.

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