• Occam’s Razor

  • By: Archer Mayor
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,120 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The body was positioned so that the train would neatly obliterate its head and hands. Dressed in a homeless man's clothes with empty pockets, it might easily be passed off as an unfortunate John Doe. But Joe Gunther has a knack for knowing when things don't quite add up, and the math in this case is all kinds of wrong. 

A toxic waste dumping scheme, a stabbing, and a whole lot of state politics quickly complicate matters further. If Occam's razor were applied to Gunther's caseload, how many incisions would it make?

©2018 Archer Mayor (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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VBI is invented

I really enjoyed this audiobook, I always love the Joe Gunther series but this one was really a whole new level. It showed Gail she really isn’t great as a prosecutor or looking at it from her point of view maybe the way a prosecutor works should change. I agree with her after listening to her explanation 100%. This book shows you how dirty politics can really be and after about chapter 23 I thought they had everything figured out and was wondering what the rest of the book was going to entail, I thought it was just going to be a bunch of filler material and boy was I wrong. This seems to be the beginning of the end for the Joe and Gail relationship. Sammy finally gets a boyfriend until she realizes he knew the criminals they were chasing too well and he lied to her, she is young and broken-hearted but I hope she finds real love in this series somewhere. Willy gets really upset when she has her boyfriend and goes to far to investigate him, there may be a crush there that is coming out more and more as this series goes along. Once again I will say you should start at book one and go through the whole series it is well worth it.

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Boring

This is a great book if you want to go to sleep! It’s long enough to keep you asleep too.

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Bored to Death

Just boring! Moved so slowly, I wanted it to end. Could have wrapped the whole thing up in an hour. Pretty good narration though

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the best in the series

more policing, politics and psychology makes this a much more compelling narrative than gothic settings, chases and broken radios. Archer is too good a writer to bury his talents in hackneyed plot devices. so this book is really good as a novel.

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good book amazing narrator

although the story has a fairly anticlimactic feel to it especially at the end there, I will say that the narrator who read the book did an amazing job. well-defined characters

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This series has a way of keeping you hooked

Like all series this one has its slow periods. This book isn’t one of them and is better than the previous couple. I think acts as a bridge to a new beginning for the whole cast.

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Loved it!

Not full of suspense and a thriller but a good story and if you’ve gotten to know the characters from other books it’s a good link to them.

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I’d read a classified ad if Archer Mayor & Tom Taylorson were involved!

I’ve listened to 6 Mayor books & already chosen the 7th! I hate when someone calls or enters the room with an interruption, or when I’m tired and fall asleep and have to retrace my steps the next morning. Mayor is my kind of author who writes my kind of books!

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slow

I struggled to get through this book. it was read like "just the facts ma'am" almost put me to sleep every time I tried. but I got through it.

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Slow yet steady

Some parts drug on, but overall it was a good read. Might even make a good movie.

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  • 12-07-21

Liked this book much better than previous one

I liked this book because the story content didn’t follow the previous books slightly repetitive theme. Thankfully there were were no ladders, quarries, anywhere where the hapless Jo could fall, drop his radio, belt, gun , flashlight and he didn’t lose as many suspects during a chase as he normally does. Although he was totally crazy telling a suspect about checking his DNA. The suspect disappeared. surprise surprise. I hated the way he refers to Gail as “ the woman he lived with” .he used her home as a hotel turned up when he was in his morbid moods, had Sex ate dinner but didn’t want to commit. She cared for him, helped him was always by his side when he woke up in hospital a very common occurrence. He is a totally selfish man. I loved all members of his team especially Sammy and Willie. They are what keeps me reading this series of books, they and a good story keep me captive. I hope there is another book following this to be my next listen.

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  • 01-30-20

Okay

When you’re on book ten there really isn’t much to say that’s different. Although I found this meandered too much. It went into the structure of policing and politics too much with information which may or may not be factual but I felt it was unnecessary, perhaps Occam’s Razor should have been applied in the editing stage! Gale, although talented and ambitious I think is written in one dimension which is odd because Sammy, whose part is generally smaller, is a much more rounded character.

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