Cliche - a Thriller of Epic Foreshadowing

  • by Aaron Patterson, Nora Robb
  • Narrated by J. Scott Bennett
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New From International Best-selling Author Aaron Patterson....
Archer Cross is the best detective LAPD has ever had.
Or so he believes.
Fictitious Praise and Reviews for Cliché by Aaron Patterson & Nora Robb
"Cliché will be the next blockbuster movie of all time, and I will produce it, or my name isn't Mark Wahlberg!"
(Mark Wahlberg, world famous actor, and the producer of just about every show out there worth watching)
"Aaron Patterson? Never heard of her...."
(Chuck Norris)
"GGWWWRGHH...AARRGWWWGGHHAA."
(Chewbacca (Chewie))

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Fun.

What can I say about Cliche, other than it's..... well it's totally cliche, but so much fun!

Archer Cross thinks he is gods gift to law enforcement. He is the best of the best, so isn't surprised when his captain begs him to take on this serial killer case. Well, of course she would, wouldn't she!! So Archer takes the case and so begins the hunt for a killer!

So. Many. Cliches!! I mean, when a book starts out with "It was a dark and stormy night" and with fake reviews from high profile authors, you just know that it's going to be a fun read. And it was! It was so bad, it's good. It's a mark of a great author when they set out to write a bad story only for the reader to become invested in it and eager to see what happens next! It's a fun, fast paced read that kept me entertained and hooked till the end.

I have to say that Archer Cross was such a great character! He thinks he's the best detective ever and tries to emulate Horatio Cane from CSI. He even says it himself, that he is the best cop because he watches all these shows and it makes him better. He is the type of detective that could have the culprit right under his nose and be totally oblivious! Again, he is so bad, that he is good! A unlikably written character, that you can't help but like and root for.

J. Scott Bennett did such a brilliant job reading this. It sounded like he had fun doing it and enjoyed the story. He really brought Archers personality to life and I hope he reads the next installment! (There HAS to be more Archer!! He is too good not to expand ;) )

* I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

A full day's worth of cliche

I had trouble getting through the filler in front. The fake reviews were fine, but I had to skip over them and don't think they should be in the beginning. The way the characters were introduced was a bit boring and confusing, but once the story got going, it got better. I did laugh a few times, I scoffed sometimes, and I gagged frequently. Some of the humor was just not well-placed in my opinion, but I know others who would disagree. I didn't like or care about any of the characters.

The writing was decent, and a lot of the humor was great. I'm pretty so-so on the book. It's definitely not bad, it's just not the funniest or most exciting audiobook I've ever listened to. I would be willing to read another book from this author and I recommend it to people who like straight-up comedy with a touch of gore. There are better heroes and villains out there, but they don't make cops nearly this entertaining.

The narrator did an awesome job. All the characters were distinguishable, the pacing was good, and the female voices were done well.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Rain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2016
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink