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The Big Kahuna

Fox & O'Hare, Book 1
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Fox and O'Hare, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A mysterious disappearance, an enormous fortune and a missing unicorn reunite conman Nicholas Fox and FBI agent Kate O'Hare in the New York Times best-selling series as they travel the world in search of answers.... 

Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O'Hare always plays by the rules. Charming con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch. And their relationship? Well, there hasn't been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin.

Next on the docket: the mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. His Instagram model wife and shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company than helping find him, and for that they need a dead body...not a living Kahuna. 

The only lead is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. For Kate, there is nothing more horrifying than setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty good on a longboard.... 

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Not as good as previous stories

Where was the elaborate heist and crazy cast from previous novels? Entertaining but definitely not as good as the others in the series.

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  • JASON M.
  • 05-10-19

My last Fox and O'Hare?

I loved the previous novels in this series, written in conjunction with Lee Goldberg. This one, however, just didn't make sense in so many ways. We have lost a valuable female character, to be replaced with an idiotic male agent, and a retired porn star! Too many inconsistencies in the story by far. I may try one more, and if no improvement, there will be no more for me!

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  • Thoughtful shopper
  • 05-09-19

Disappointing

I had been eagerly awaiting this book as I had enjoyed this series but I’m sad to say it was a massive disappointment. Continuity errors in Nick and Kate’s relationship status from the previous book bothered me (although this were partially resolved at the end). Unfortunately , the story was dull and predictable. Evanovich’s books are fairly formulaic but the stories are normally supported with excellent humour. However, this book felt out of sync with the previous books in this series. It was neither as funny as Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books nor as good as the previous Fox and O’Hare books. I normally love Evanovich’s writing which is comedic and fun but this book is not like that and I feel the collaboration with her son doesn’t work. I did wonder several times if she actually had anything to do with writing it or if it has been handed off to him to do, it felt so different from the previous book. The plot feels like a bad 1980s airport blockbuster. The writing is full of cliche and as a result feels sloppy and tired. The characterisation is poor: instead of the Kate, Nick and Jake we have got to know, they seem to have morphed into cardboard cut outs of tv and movie characters whom if you bother with this book, you will instantly recognise. Cosmo, on the other hand, whilst annoying and cliched, comes across a bit like a human version of a giant accident-prone, untrainable dog and is a pleasant change! The former porn star turned Instagram model character is plain ghastly and feels really lazy.....the instagram photo shots which are meant to provide humour just feel obvious and boring. Then there is the attempted ironic use of quotes from tv and film, such as the A Team, to support the characterisation which rather than being funny, falls flat and simply creates the impression that the writers had no idea how to develop the characters or any original ideas. The only truly amusing bit comes at the end in the last few sentences which continues the running joke from previous books.

Will I bother with the next one? I’m not sure, if I do it would only be because in the past, whenever Evanovich’s writing has taken a dip, it picked up again in the next novel. Sadly, however, this series is on its last chance as far as I’m concerned. White Collar did it better and that is saying something!

Overall this book is a huge disappointment. Perhaps it might have been better to leave this series at the previous book where it seemed to have come to a natural conclusion.

Disappointing indeed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-19

If you enjoy Fox and O’Hare avoid this book

I’ve loved this series but seriously considered sending this book back. The plot and characters are awful and are totally different to the previous books in the series, I even spent time googling to see if the book was set before some of the others which might have explained some of the inconsistencies but no it’s meant to follow on. The reader performs as well as always, not sure how with the plot, but it could do nothing to redeem the storyline which I gave one star because I have to give it something. If you’ve never read the series you might enjoy it.

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  • Katie
  • 05-16-19

Not my favourite in the series but good story.

I look forward to the next instalment after every book. Shame they just seem to be getting shorter. Love the returning characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-19

heading optional but required...

Another great Evanovich novel. Was shocked with the NZ part, know the area well and I'm sure the authors enjoyed their research in the adventure capital! Fun listening, thanks!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-19

Scott needs to work on his Kiwi accent.

I love Janet Evanovich stories this one is a bit more raunchy than her others.