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Once again, C. J. Box has delivered to us a wonderful novel that translates well into audio. "Below Zero" has a daring twist for these environmentally-conscious times: an environmentalist bad guy. I don't know if the conceit works, entirely, since the bad guy is doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. Plus, he has enlisted his father to help him with his environmental extremist project; convincing his father that doing so will somehow redeem him from past wrongs. (The "Below Zero" of the title refers not to temperature, but to the carbon footprint that humans inflict upon the world.) I don't think that this father-son conceit completely succeeds either. For those two reasons I have docked one star from my rating of "Below Zero." Otherwise, I like this audiobook a lot, as I have liked all of C. J. Box's previous novels. He creates wonderful characters -- especially his main character Joe Pickett, and Joe's best friend Nate Romanowski: two very different men whom we like for very different reasons. As with Nevada Barr's, Tony Hillerman's, and William Kent Krueger's novels, the land itself plays as important a part in the story as any of the human characters. Anyone who loves the North Country will love C. J. Box's novels. David Chandler does a commendable job of narrating the story, providing good vocal distinction between the different characters.
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This was a good listen. The reader was good and the story really fun . Everything kept moving and the characters were good and made sense to the story line.
I will definitely listen and read more books by this author .
5 of 5 people found this review helpful