Hog Heaven : Blanco County, Texas

  • by Ben Rehder
  • Narrated by Robert King Ross
  • Series: Blanco County, Texas
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder's Blanco County mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream, and are currently in development with Warner Brothers and USA Network as a TV series.
After a high-school football star dies in a late-night motorcycle collision with a wild pig, the boy's wealthy father comes up with a creative scheme to rid Blanco County of the feral pests: He tattoos the ear of one particular pig, then offers a $50,000 reward for anyone who shoots it. Game warden John Marlin is not pleased-chiefly because the bounty is likely to bring a wave of poachers and trespassers to the area. The tension rises even higher when the death of the local boy turns out to be more complicated than it originally appeared. Fans of Ben Rehder's earlier comic mysteries will be in heaven - Hog Heaven.

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Read it but don't listen to this production

If you could sum up Hog Heaven in three words, what would they be?

Rehder's books are always a fun ride with his large cast of crazies who never fail to entertain. Hog Heaven is no different. I almost didn't download this book though because the narrator is new to the series, and I like my John Marlins to sound like John Marlin from Blanco Co., Texas. I'm not sure where this Marlin is from but it's not anywhere near Texas. There is very little distinction between Marlin, Phil, Red, Billy Don, Bobby Garza, Bill Tatum, or even Nicole...except for the chick from Russia. She didn't sound Russian, but she didn't sound Texan, either...nor did any of the others. Robert King Ross killed this book for me. I won't buy another that he voices.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert King Ross?

Bring back Johnathan Davis!


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- Cynthia A Zepeda

I love Blanco County, Texas

What made the experience of listening to Hog Heaven the most enjoyable?

Ben does a great job again writing a great story. .


What was one of the most memorable moments of Hog Heaven?

Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock. I just love these two knuckle heads.


What aspect of Robert King Ross’s performance would you have changed?

Robert King Ross just isn't a Jonathan Davis. I got use to his Texas drawl. I really missed it. Robert a fine narrator,but just not Texas enough.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

Get the Jonathan Davis version if it exist?

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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2013
  • Publisher: Benjamin Michael Rehder