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The Heist Audiobook

The Heist: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From Janet Evanovich, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, best-selling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail - particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman...even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: He convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.

Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work...if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.

©2013 Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Laura 07-25-16
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    "My Favorite New Series"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is well written - witty, humorous, and well thought out. The con isn't beyond reason. The narration works great with the writing and I found myself instantly liking all the characters. You're going to be buying the whole series after reading any of the books.


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    Booklover Jacksonville, FL, United States 07-24-16
    Booklover Jacksonville, FL, United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Sex and the City as read by a great narrator"

    Now I see why my male shipmates don't read stuff by female authors - I find it very hard to refrain from using my Sailors four-letter language to describe my emotions while listening to this clap-trap.

    Apparently Ms. Evanovich thinks a strong woman must be a frigid woman, because success (we are informed) for a woman lies in the number of orgasms she has, and the crowning achievement lies in owning a husband, a house, kids and a Jack Russell Terrier.

    I will say this much for this book - it has reinforced my love for my family who have always supported me and celebrated my achievements, such as promotions and mission accomplishments, without questioning whether or not I am having orgasms.

    The only thing I enjoyed listening to in this book was the part where she shared a six-pack of beer and a bucket of KFC with her dad. Until he too brought up the fact that she wasn't getting laid...sigh! At that point I paused the book for a few hours while I went out to get me some chicken.

    Lee Goldberg is what keeps me listening - he can make any book enjoyable.

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    Mike T. 07-22-16
    Mike T. 07-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Light, entertaining, safe, thin fluff. I liked it!"

    Reads like a family safe television movie. A little adventure, a little (mostly non sexual) romance, a little humor, exotic locations, but no real sense of danger, even when... (no, no spoilers). Armed with a lot of suspension of disbelief as to character behavior, it's a surprisingly entertaining read.

    A thin, fluff read - yes. But there is a place for those as well.

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    April Monterey, CA, United States 07-22-16
    April Monterey, CA, United States 07-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and entertaining"

    I really enjoyed this book! I laughed out loud several times while listening; however, while I like this narrator, I did have trouble distinguishing which character was talking at times. His voice didn't change much between characters. Overall good listen though.

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    Heather United States 07-22-16
    Heather United States 07-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "interesting and fun"

    I really enjoyed the book it was a fun listen. the voice actor was amazing like always. I think the books will get better and better the more I read and get to know the characters however it was interesting and fun.

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    Chaplain Chris 07-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    Get this book. Scott Brick is a fantastic actor and narrator. I hope the series continues for many to come.

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    Melody Hale Redmond, OR United States 07-22-16
    Melody Hale Redmond, OR United States 07-22-16
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    "Not just another Stephanie Plum!"
    Where does The Heist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Trying to rank a single book among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far is like trying to rank one food among all the food I've ever tasted,,,, It just depends on what you are in the mood for at any given time. This was a good one..Let's call it a great steak dinner!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot had enough twists and turns to keep my interest. Just when I was sitting back with a sigh and thinking it was all going well, some new apparent disaster loomed on the horizon to foil the plans of our heroes. Love the characters. I bought "The Heist" half fearing it would just be a slight twist on the Stephanie Plum books (don't get me wrong, I love Stephanie, Joe and Ranger... but was hoping for something a bit different) but Kate is not just another Stephanie Plum.. she's good at what she does! Nicolas is an excellent foil for her hardnosed sense of legal and moral ethics,, and his talent for the big con are amazing! There are enough hints of humor and slightly whacky characters to carry on the Evanovich tradition, but co-author Goldberg apparently has toned down the sometimes almost slapstick action and this is an excellent series on its own...worth a listen even if you are not a Plum fan!.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Brick narrates in his usual excellent fashion.. the narrator is a large part of the enjoyment of an audiobook, and Brick never disappoints.


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    Kelly 07-22-16
    Kelly 07-22-16
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    "Reminder of Crime TV Show"
    What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

    It reminds me of the TV show "White Collar" with the FBI agent and criminal working together. It is very easy to follow, easy to picture what's being said, and the narrator is great!


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend this book and will continue the series!

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    Nancy Stewart Fort Collins, CO USA 07-21-16
    Nancy Stewart Fort Collins, CO USA 07-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great fun!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable characters, storyline, and dialogue. Laughed out loud more than once while listening to this.

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    Diane Hinkle 07-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Not the right narrator for this story"

    The female characters sound stereotypical, and the male protagonist sounds like an unbelievably arrogant ass- makes any potential chemistry unbelievable.

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