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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I am a big fan of the Nathan Heller series written by Max Allan Collins. I thought that I would enjoy reading other books he wrote as well and had the opportunity to get this one inexpensively because of the Amazon Whispersync deal. (If you buy a Kindle version on Amazon of a book that has Whispersync you get a deal on the audio book.) Since my wife loves audio books I went ahead and got the book in audio as well.
In my opinion this book is a better read on the Kindle than it is as an audio performance. Part of the reason is the narrator. Mr. Miller does a fine job with everything but the female voice performances.
I would recommend the Kindle or the paper version of the book over the audio.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The best, most fleshed out character is the main character Mallory. Like the Nathan Heller books, you need to read more than one to get a real good 'feel' for this character though.
What didn’t you like about Dan John Miller’s performance?
His female character voices are really hard to listen to. I wish he had done a better job with them.
Could you see The Baby Blue Rip-Off being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
I could see the series made into a television show, not unlike Murder, She Wrote. It may be difficult to do that without the comparisons although it may have been a long enough time since MSW was on for it to work.
Any additional comments?
This is not a hard boiled detective series like the Nathan Heller stories. There also is no well known crimes in this series like in the Heller or Disaster series. I still recommend the books, just wouldn't recommend the audio unless you get them very inexpensively.