Bloodline : Repairman Jack

  • by F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Repairman Jack
  • 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It starts off simply enough. (Doesn't it always?) Jack has been on hiatus since the tragic events in Harbingers. With his beloved Gia's encouragement he dips his toe back into the fix-it pool.Christy Pickering's 18-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. Will Jack find out why?Jack learns there's a very good reason for the unreturned calls: The PI is dead, victim of a bizarre water-torture murder.As Jack delves into Jerry Bethlehem's past, he finds connections between Bethlehem and the Creighton Institute. The Institute, a government-funded facility, is researching a newly discovered and frightening variation on human DNA. Jack learns that Bethlehem is not the man he pretends to be.Who - and what - Jerry Bethlehem really is will have a devastating effect on Jack's life and future.And as the bodies pile up, Jack finds another piece of the puzzle about his own identity and why he's been drafted into a cosmic shadow war.


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Don't start with this late entry in the series!

I'm a big, big fan of the Repairman Jack series and have waited for years for the books to be available on Audio. Why the publishers have to start with the two latest entries in the the series is anyone's guess, and too, too bad. The first five or six Repairman Jack books are much less serialized and the story can be picked up at any time, but the final entries really require some dedication and to be read in order.

I've never much cared for Dick Hill as a narrator although his voice is bland enough not to be a major issue. In this case his thick Rust Belt accent is totally inappropriate for Jersey-born Jack and even worse for Iowa-bred Gia, but the production values are fair and the book moves along fine. Still, overall disappointing to true diehard RJ fans.

I truly hope that this confusing offering doesn't turn off potential RJ readers, who should really go back to "The Tomb" and get the story from the beginning.
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- Barbara

Bad narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I bought this book against my better judgement. No.

What other book might you compare Bloodline to and why?

By the Sword. In as much as it has the same narrator, it is torturous to listen to.

What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

He has never been a good narrator. Occasionally, a few of his main male characters start out with reasonable voices. However, all of his male characters wind up sounding like Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy, though often with a voice up one octave. The females always sound like bimbos with high squeaky voices. His volume is all over the place as he overly dramatizes. His angry voice goes from screaming to a swallowed whisper. He is a very bad actor. I don't know what the judges were listening to when they gave him recording awards. I avoid any book that he does. There are many series books I have skipped for just that reason.

Any additional comments?

Bring back Alexander Cendese, or any of the previous narrators, It was all so much more enjoyable before- I liked the characters then.

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- Carolyn Dennis Sykes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio