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By Kelly Kenrick on 03-08-17
Contemporary crime noir
Oh, I LIKED this story. I received the audio book in exchange for an honest review. Descriptive, funny, in depth. Very believable characters, although I would have liked to have shaken Mitch King for his failures.
Mitch is a detective asked to solve two cases, one a murder and one a stalking. Neither turn out the way he expects them too. He's a very likeable character, and there are well developed sidekicks/secondary characters that help him along. They have his back and administer strong words (and blows) if and when necessary. Looking forward to listening to more of this series
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By Mike on 02-19-17
So I'm Not The Only One
The beginning of the story has the main character, Mitch King, cruising down the road helping the singer on the radio belt out a few lines to a song. "I didn't get all the words right, but no harm. No abject lesson to learn, nothing to teach..." I have to admit the author had me from the beginning, how many times had I sang along to a song, only to be corrected about what was said.
The narrator has an odd speech, one that grows on you. I think the author and narrator are a great match. This was a free review copy, thanks for letting me listen.
Thanks to Audio Addict's, a group on Facebook, I have listened to a boatload of review copies in the last two months. Thanks to a great job by the narrator and author this may be the first series worth paying for. :)
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By Emily on 05-31-17
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a brilliant book! Mitch King ans his friends / surrounding characters were well characterised ans narrated brilliantly. The writing and narration really brought their characters to the forefront. What makes Mitch King even better was that he has flaws. Though at times I wanted to shake him, Sam Waas has created a brilliant main character.
Plot wise, this book covers two cases - a murder and a stalking. Personally, I preferred the murder case, not just for personal preference as I find stalking cases in detective novels kinda boring, but because the murder case was extremely well written. the stalking case was also well written, but just didn't grab me as much.
All in all, a spectacular book!
By Myztikal on 05-27-17
Double Cases with Expectations for Double Entertainment
Was this a devut novel from Sam Waas? It had qualities of a novice author (notice 'author', not 'writer').
It's well written (and decently delivered via audiobook) not yet stellar. This author should be watched; he's headed for great things, particularly with this detective series.
The main character and his immediate circle are fleshed out with vivid personalities.
The characters of his cases- not so much. They didn't pop into life, but were trying to.
Dialogues flow well, for the most part.
The interrogation scenes fell apart at the seams into a fragmented mess of a jigsaw puzzle box. It didn't feel credible; not even in a "it's entertainment i.e. tv or big screen scenes" sense.
This book has mature, brief sex scenes, similar to current cultural trends in the detective worlds.
This was also my first audio from Mr Loving. I think he will also grow stronger if he chooses to embark on this journey to narrate. He needs to pace a bit, as he sounds like he attempts to read the longer sentences in one breath. I've picked up another audio by him and I'm looking foward to his professional development.
A solid 4 stars with expectations for higher standards in any upcoming works.
I rate and review all audiobooks and ebooks.
I'm honoured I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
By Jenniferk on 05-25-17
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Very entertaining listen. Max us an odd and different detective. He works his way through his cases with odd background characters that add to the fun of the story. A different kind of character study. The narration adds depth to the story . I highly recommend it.I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.