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Publisher's Summary

A complete crime fiction box set! Homicide detective Thomas Prescott may be retired - but a serial killer, a high-profile murder, an ill-fated cruise, and a chilling small-town crime add more than enough excitement to his hard-earned rest.

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Unforeseen (Book 1)

Retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott is reluctant to read the best-selling book Eight in October, a true-crime thriller based on a string of murders that he solved. The killer, Tristen Grayer, is allegedly dead, but only Prescott knows that Grayer is alive and lurking in the shadows. On the anniversary of the first murder, Grayer resurfaces, killing a women close to Prescott. With the help of the medical examiner and the book's author, Prescott must try stop Tristen from completing his encore.

Gray Matter (Book 2)

His love life in shambles, Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle. Just settling in, he sights the corpse of a woman floating in a cove. It's not just any woman - it is the governor of Washington. As Prescott is thrown into the middle of the biggest murder investigation in Washington state history, he is forced to confront the demons from his past while he unearths a new enemy.

The Afrikaans (Book 3)

Prescott is on a luxury cruise liner when the ship is taken over by African pirates who are demanding US medical relief for a village in South Africa. Prescott must protect the 400 hostages while racing against the clock to discover the truth behind the suspicious ransom request.

Show Me (Book 4)

Retired detective Thomas Prescott has inherited a farm in Missouri and is getting used to small-town living when he hears about a horrific crime in the town's past: a murder-suicide committed by a grocery-store employee who was fired. The crime is considered solved, but Prescott has his doubts.
 

©2018 Nick Pirog (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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THE BEST DEAL I HAVE EVER HAD ON AUDIABLE

I have hundreds of books, & getting these four brilliant books for one credit is just amazing. The writing is superb, although I was concerned as other reviewers had quoted it as funny at times. I always consider an author trying to be funny in a thriller an impossibility, as usually falls flat on its face, but it is actually funny at times. The one line quips from the detective are masterful, as are the stories.

Each tale is beautiful narrated with great accents, the twists & turns are there to the very end & it has edge to it, sometimes being surprisingly gritty. You really cant go wrong with this, it is a stunning deal.

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Far too much cussing

No other review noted the amount of cussing. Less than 20 minutes into the first book and already 3-4 F-Bombs

Interesting enough basic plot but not enough to keep me listening through all this cussing

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Terrible

I couldn't make it past the first 15 minutes of the first book. The narrator reads really fast and without emotion, I thought he was not human at first. The protagonist is a sexist jerk. Find something else to read/listen to.

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Laugh out loud every book.

this is not for the faint of heart but those that appreciate quick wit and sarcasm I'm looking forward to all his future books it is completely the style my friends and I enjoy with dark humor and witty comebacks toward authority figures

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Hysterical

Kept me laughing out loud. Loved it. Confused the heck out of my office mates. I would just bust out a laugh and the office became sea of prairie dogs in an ocean of cubicles.

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Ladies and Germs!

This is a reasonably interesting story slathered with inch thick borscht belt jokes every 10 seconds. I guess it's the writer's shtick, but it really gets old. All that's missing is a quick drum roll and cymbal crash after each joke. Well, you get what you pay for I guess, so I'm really glad this is free. Buh- dah -bum- bum-crash!
UPDATE!!!
The prior review was written after the first book. I am now through the second book, and it is obvious that a grown-up, or an editor, has stomped all over the writer's worst one-liners. This results in a much better experience, so I am inclined to keep going. Plus I am too cheap to return a book that was free.
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While the stories still have mile wide plot problems, as a whole the experience is worth the time. This is one series where you can really see the progression of the author's skills. And the jokes have been tamed down considerably.

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Excellently written and narrated!

Fantastic thrillers with a main character who has a hilariously sarcastic sense of humor. Very well written and narrated. Definitely not for the faint of heart or the most politically correct person. If you can handle some graphic details of a corpse and not get offended easily I highly recommend this book set. Fires on all cylinders. I've listened to several books, with the majority being thrillers, and this is the a absolute best one yet. The writing of the main characters' sense of humor and the narrators great timing are beyond words. I have never read or listened to a book more than once in my life (48 yrs. old) ... until now. Stop reading my review and get to the first book!

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Great Listen

I had already listened to the first book in this series. Yes I did have to suspend by belief a bit but over all I liked it enough to purchase this set. An incredible bargain and a great listen. So interesting and thought provoking that I did actually Google some information. Narrator Johnny Heller nailed it for me. I am hoping there’s more Thomas Prescott in the near future! Thanks Nick Pirog.

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Fun and over the top

Thomas is truly funny and entertainingly politically incorrect. At least in words, not in action. Well, at least most of the times. The author balances this very well. The stories are equally entertaining. The endings/solutions are perhaps so much over the top that the overall impression is slightly less than it could be. But up until the endings - I am highly amused! Well performed - as always.
Ps. I prefer to believe my interpretation is correct: the author actually respects and admires wolfes. Other more domesticated dogs and piglets he obviously love. Good! Must love dogs.

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Well written characters

characters in the books come to life. I believe some people could look at the main character as sexist egocentric cowboy in a world better suited 100 years ago. That fact only makes this sometimes a laugh out loud experience. With his rough edges, women seem to be drawn to him like 007. In fact, this character reminds me a lot of James bond in the Roger Moore era. he is an old soul in young body.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 09-21-19

If I Could Award Six Stars I Would.

I listen to between 200 and 300 audiobooks per year, mostly crime/thriller/mysteries, I'm retired living on a small island boardering the tropical Sibuyan Sea. These four novels are the very best I have listened to in several years. The central character, Thomas Prescott, is a phenomenon in the crime genre, up there with John Rebus, Dave Robicheaux, Elvis Cole. The writing is superb with no filler, every word counts, crisp dialogue, wonderful laugh out loud humour, great plot lines that had me guessing, believable and well crafted characters and locations. The narrator does an absolutely first class job in adding the extra dimension of sound to the vibrant text. An absolute pleasure to experience.

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  • Maks
  • 10-15-19

Glad I bought 4 books together

I listened to the first book and it seemed okay. The second however seems different. It started out with a murder but then forgot about that. The main character then spends considerable time defining females that he comes across as really ugly and to be degraded or as something to jump into bed with. There don't appear to be any other type of woman. I got sick of the repetitive nature of "Introduce young woman to storyline jump into bed with her", I forgot the original murder and eventually gave up at about chapter 33. I suppose that if I'd bought 4 separate books, I'd never get to numbers 3 and 4.

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  • Lauren
  • 03-21-22

Very enjoyable

love the inappropriate humour in these stories even though I'm sure plenty of people would find it offensive 🤣. narrator is great to listen too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-22

Wow..loved them..made my week great alrounder.love

great stories witty funny wish i had friends like Nick Pirog and Johnny Heller life would never be dull.

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  • Oatcake
  • 03-03-22

Sexist drivel

Got half an hour in before I decided that if I had to listen to one more word out of this eejit's mouth I'd actually time travel back to the 60s and unburn my bra.

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  • Graham Drake
  • 04-21-22

Superb …

I’ve been listening to some fabulous Detective books of late and, thanks to the Plus Catalogue, I tried this and was enthralled with the plots and humour. Obviously I’ve downloaded the 5th book 😎

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 04-09-22

Great series of stories

We really enjoyed all these books. Good characters. Good plots. Great narrator. Didn't enjoy the cruise one as much as the others but it's still worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-22

Love thrillers but not this

Sexist claptrap. Obsessed with women, ‘boobies’ and arousal. I’m not a prude but every time he’s in a new situation all you get is boring narrative on his opinion on the way a woman looks. It’s repetitive, tedious and doesn’t move the story on. I would have given the story 0 if I could. The narrator was good, which was the only thing about it that was.

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  • Liz Foy
  • 04-02-22

love Thomas Prescott

Loved it I can't get enough of Thomas and his misadventures and love interests !!

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  • MissusC
  • 03-17-22

Really enjoyed these books - great listen and good twists

I like the narrator very much (although the third book, The Afrikaans, has a fair few accents (South African, African, British) that all come out Irish or a posh/cockney mash up. Normally I can’t tolerate rubbish accents if the story isn’t good enough. For these books I could get past it because the stories are fast-paced, really laugh-out-loud funny, mickey-taking and twisting. I haven’t enjoyed a book(s) so much in ages. Really good plot lines , funny, funny dialogue. I highly recommend to robust listeners.

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  • Cheryl
  • 05-12-22

Thinking Thriller

A great box set. Have thoroughly enjoyed all four stories. Great story lines and excellently narrated. The Afrikaans really struck a cord with the AIDS epidemic. Brings that into focus again, something which is lost. Show me about corruption at all levels from the inidividual right up to large corporations, no where free from it. Greed being a common thread through the stories. Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-22

Thomas Prescott series rocks

This series is brilliant. Never a dull moment with Thomas, he is a funny guy at times, I had plenty of laughs in all of the story's, loved all four books. Johnny Heller beings the storys to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-22

Surprisingly lucky choice.

What sold me was narrators voice.
What surprised me was how much I enjoyed entire series.

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  • saira
  • 12-30-21

Unbearable

The relentless smart ass act is absolutely unbearable. It’s not funny, it’s not cool and it is definitely not smart. The narrator’s voice and tone makes the bad writing sound even worse. Couldn’t get past 2 chapters.

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  • susan bailey
  • 12-22-21

Can’t stand the narrator

The narrator sounds like willie Nelson. Just sounds off seeing as the main character seems to be a ladies man. His narration also seems to sound so blasé about the horrific murders of women.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-20

Enjoyable easy listening

Easy to follow and light humour. Enjoyable story line. Enough variation between the books to keep interest. Good narration.