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Marshall Karp is an acclaimed playwright known for his witty sense of humor and crackling dialogue. His debut novel The Rabbit Factory stars the irreverent LAPD detective duo of Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. Dean Lamaar is the architect of an entertainment empire and the creator of iconic characters like Rambunctious Rabbit and McGreedy the Moose. When his company falls on hard times, the only hope to get it back in the black is Familyland - an amusement park in Las Vegas. Mere days before the grand opening, an actor playing Rambunctious Rabbit is found dead on the park grounds and everyone senses foul play. And after more characters wind up murdered, it becomes obvious that someone has it in for Lamaar. Lomax and Biggs are put on the case and together they root out a murderer. This rollicking tale is at once a multi-layered whodunit and a skewering of Tinseltown.
©2006 Mesa Films, Inc.; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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Bizarre but engaging mystery.1st-rate performance.

This is the first in a series of 4 featuring Detectives Lomax & Biggs* of the LAPD. I found Lomax an engaging personality, witty, honest, and like most men, confused about his feelings. I enjoyed the repartee between the partners, but I'm not sure that it will remain fresh through another 3 books. On the other hand, the book depicts most women as sex objects, and the sexism wears a bit thin after a while. There are points of the plot that are a bit over the top, but I won't spoil it for you. If you like police procedurals with a comic touch, this is good reading for a long airplane ride or day at the beach. It's entertaining but not deep.
*The series is not so identified by audible.com; the order is
2. Bloodthirsty, 3. Flipping Out, 4. Cut, Paste, Kill.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • William
  • Liberal, KS, United States
  • 02-07-12

Great Story, Great Storytelling!

What did you love best about The Rabbit Factory?

the sarcastic humor & the way Karp tells the story. He describes things without OVERdescribing things, if you know what I mean

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

Didn't know until the end whodunit

Any additional comments?

100% recommend reading all of the Lomax & Biggs series

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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No normal bunny trail!

Would you listen to The Rabbit Factory again? Why?

Oh, yes, I would. Mr Karp did not let any of his readers down in this Biggs & Lomax book. The plot moves quickly enough to keep everyone engaged. The twists & turns are more than enough to keep all guessing!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rabbit Factory?

When Mike Lomax finally gave in to Diana's charms

Which scene was your favorite?

oh, the explosion

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

BOTH!!!!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next in this series

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • george
  • United States
  • 07-25-13

95 out of 100.

What a great book. Great story, great characters, well written, good plot, narrated very well, etc. I really can't think of any criticism. It's not a standard "who dunnit", it's better. I think everyone will enjoy it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Really enjoyable, glad I found Marshall Karp's boo

The second in the Lomax/Biggs detective series by Karp. I really enjoy all of these and the performance is excellent. I listen to them while running on my long distance days - they make the miles pass so much easier!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good plot, but didn't love the writing style

The plot and the characters where well thought and strong enough to keep me interested to the end of the book, but it seems that every other paragraph contained a cheesy joke. After a while that became annoying as all of the characters expressed themselves in that cheap humor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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yuck

What would have made The Rabbit Factory better?

lose the fowl language. It took the funny right out of it

What do you think your next listen will be?

not this author

What character would you cut from The Rabbit Factory?

language

4 of 9 people found this review helpful