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Savage Run Audiobook

Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel

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Publisher's Summary

An Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Award winner, C. J. Box delivers the second pulse-pounding installment in his critically acclaimed series. While investigating a string of bizarre murders, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is forced to flee across treacherous terrain with a deadly tracker on his trail.

He's game: solve another mystery with Joe Pickett.

©2002 C.J. Box (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Picturesque detailing, admirable prose, and agitating suspense demonstrate the appeal of this follow-up to Box’s Edgar nominated debut." (Library Journal)

"Laconic Joe Pickett returns to his slightly offbeat duties in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains in C. J. Box's Savage Run. Joe is called to the scene when an exploding cow kills a famous ecoterrorist, Stewie Woods, and his bride of three days, who were peacefully spiking trees. A visit to the cow's pugnacious owner leaves Joe defensive, angry, and curious: Why doesn't the rancher ask any questions about the bizarre accident that happened on his land? Then Joe's wife, Marybeth, begins receiving phone calls from her high-school boyfriend - the peculiarly healthy-sounding Stewie Woods. Stewie may or may not be alive, but his old pal Hayden Powell and other environmental activists are all turning up deceased in strange circumstances. As the body count climbs, Joe tries to sort out the bad guys, the good guys, and the truly dead guys in this sometimes funny, sometimes angry [novel]. Box depicts the spare beauty and cussed individualism of the intermountain West with the sure hand of a seasoned writer." (Amazon.com review)

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    Frank Walden San Jose, CA USA 09-18-17
    Frank Walden San Jose, CA USA 09-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "liked the first of the series"

    liked the first of the series. Will be getting the next one and see what Joe is up to

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    jbnimble Atlanta, GA USA 09-12-17
    jbnimble Atlanta, GA USA 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "C.J. Box at his best"

    Although a rather short story lasting some 8 hours, C.J. Box produces excellent fiction. His character development is good. The story line becomes a little far fetched at times but always remains exciting. I enjoyed the book.

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    Nora Puls 08-26-17
    Nora Puls 08-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Graphic Gore"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Box and/or David Chandler?

    Not at this point.


    What was most disappointing about C. J. Box’s story?

    I like the storyline. However, the extremely graphic gory and violent descriptions of the various murders and the crow eating people, I found hard to stomach. I would have been able to get the idea without all the details. It ruined the story for me and was so distracting that I had to quit listening to the book before it was through, which I found very frustrating.


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

    Yes.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not.


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    BonSue 08-10-17
    BonSue 08-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good series"

    At times, I wanted to smack Joe Pickett, the protagonist, upside his head for taking dumb risks. Also, the death of one of the two primary antagonists was rather unsatisfying, but overall, it was a good book, able to hold my attention. I especially like way facts related to the wilderness, the animal preservation movement & its opposition
    are sprinkled throughout the story, helping the reader understand both sides of the issue.

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    Dana's a. 07-02-17
    Dana's a. 07-02-17
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    "Love Joe Pickett"

    I'm certainly glad that I found this author and this character. Can't wait to get ahold of the next one.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Stinging chills"

    Hats off again, not sure what to think at first, then blast off. Another book I couldn't put down. You humanly click with every character, not sure how this happens but I loved every minute of it. Can't wait to read the next one!!!

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    Amazon Customer 05-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good story"

    long in middle. too much detail, can get it in lots fewer words. otherwise liked it

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    bill 05-15-17
    bill 05-15-17
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    "c.J.Box leaves a picture"

    i have been a fun for a long time his stories of Wyoming always leave a pleasant and peaceful picture in your mind.

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    Rich Tanguy Arkansas 04-21-17
    Rich Tanguy Arkansas 04-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Surprising political commentary in a murder myster"
    Where does Savage Run rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like this series. The characters are clean and simple as is the plot and yet the outcome is not obvious.


    What other book might you compare Savage Run to and why?

    This is a good next step when you have exhausted Craig Johnson and William Kent Krueger.


    Any additional comments?

    As an old man who was once an idealist and ardent EarthFirst! member, I am shocked that there is anyone out there who seriously remembers a time when environmental activism went beyond making signs and chanting slogans. While no longer politically relevant, the story was fun.

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    Marcia M Hammerberg 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Graphic violence"

    Too graphic, C J. u r truly a sick man, almost didn't finish the book.

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