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By Norman on 06-15-14
Wonderful story, cast, and sense of humor
Where does The Axe Factor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of my all time favorite books. I like the author a lot, certainly in my top 10, but this is my favorite of all his books. Colin Cotterill provides, through Jimm Juree, a unique perspective to see both the good and the bad in rural Thailand, a wonderfully unique cast of family and friends, and multinational business. We can appreciate the good and stay aloof and even find humor in the bad so that it does not overwhelm us. The goal of "think globally, but act locally," while never stated, really shows up in this novel.
And i fell hook-line-and-sinker, for several of the plot twists that were laid out along tale. I can hardly blame Jimm for being so gullible, when I, as the reader fail to see the obvious clues.This book was a joy!
What types of fiction authors do i like to whom I compare Colin Cotterill and this book? Tom Clancy (especially Threat Vector) Alan Bradley (Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie), Kerry Greenwood (Phyrne Fisher series) Roger Zelazny (Amber Series) Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash) J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series) Charlie Stross (Halting State) Krista D Ball (Tranquility) Jane Lovering (Liberace) Robert Heinlein and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
What does Kim Mai Guest bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Jimm Juree is brought to life!
Any additional comments?
It is best to start with the two previous Jimm Juree books to understand her family. I think this will read ok without having read them but I don't know for sure. They are quite fun. Having been willing to push the envelope on character development in those books, this book is quite at home with the unusual cast, and let the multiple plots drive the story quite well.
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