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Heat Rises Audiobook

Heat Rises

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Publisher's Summary

Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who's not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York's coldest winter in a hundred years, there's one thing Nikki is determined to prove: Heat Rises.

©2011 Castle © ABC Studios (P)2011 Hyperion (packaging elements only)

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  • ShySusan
    Somewhere in Darkest Utah
    3/12/11
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    "Another good one from Castle."

    I liked this book - a lot. It is intended to be much like the TV series, and it is. If you like the TV series, you will probably like the books. A previous reviewer said it is ???fast-paced, cute, and cliched.??? He is correct; it is. He meant it in a bad way, but I mean it in a good way. I don???t think that being fast-paced or cute needs to be apologized for. If you don???t like fast-paced and cute, fine. I realize that tastes differ.

    But let???s talk about his last criticism: cliched. That is always meant negatively, but the reviewer fails to acknowledge that the vast majority of genre fiction is cliched. The romance and crime fiction genres have the strictist plot constraints and therefore most frequently fall into cliche, but even the science fiction, fantasy, and literary genres have their cliches. It is true that the very best books in any genre transcend cliche, but the vast majority do not. Generally, it is not a question of whether a book is cliched but whether it does a good job within it???s genre or sub-genre. I think this book does a good job within its sub-genre.

    I think that the reviewer who complained that this book was too cute and cliched perfers the sub-genre of crime fiction which is darker and meaner. He was looking for Noir and this wasn???t it.

    I wish I knew who was really writing these books, because if I knew, I would go out and buy his other stuff.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Tamara
    Northglenn, CO, United States
    1/02/12
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    "Oh yeah baby!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!! and I have recommended it. If you like the TV series or if you like murder mysteries, this book is a fun read. The characters are so similar to TV that you can picture them but they aren't the same. Its a quick read and I will read the series again sometime when I can't remember how it goes anymore.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction of all the characters is fun and lighthearted and well written


    What about Johnny Heller’s performance did you like?

    he's great!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Megaroo
    30/01/15
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    "favorite Heat novel so far!"

    Story line was classic and full of twists. loved the performance! a perfect commuter book series for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Alpena, MI, United States
    27/08/12
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    "An intriguing story for Castle fans."
    What did you love best about Heat Rises?

    I played Heat Rises on some long drives and found it so captivating that I was tapping "go back" to replay something, and there I was , sitting in my driveway wanting to hear what happens next when I made it home. I love the ABC series, and find this novel much better than the earlier Heat Rises and Heat Wave. With this one, either I have become familiar with Johnny Hellers' voice and narration, or I have found the story more compelling, better written and full of interesting crime sleuthing. I think that it is a very good story for Castle fans and leaves you wanting to find out what happens in the fourth novel. It parallels some of the tv episodes, where you can see where Richard Castle got the backround, and it is toungue in cheek as you go along. Also you can see the repore build , the trust between Nikki and Jameson Rook , much the way you can on 4 yrs of tv's Castle.


    Would you recommend Heat Rises to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, especially share with my friends that love Castle. You feel part of the story because of the charactors personalitys on tv.


    What three words best describe Johnny Heller’s voice?

    Grows on you. You do recognize all his voice dilections when he speaks of the charactors, and gives them a personality and can see thier mannerisms, much the way they act on tv.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Caskett Crime Solvers


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to the next novel, Frozen Heat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donna
    Renton, WA, United States
    26/09/16
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    "as always the castle books are really really good"

    this particular story was one of the really fun ones. you will enjoy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Owen
    22/03/16
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    "Nice twist in the story"

    I enjoyed this installment in the Nikki Heat series. Good plot development and with elements different than the first two. Keeps the story from becoming stale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sue laford
    7/06/15
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    "Read again, a keeper"

    but read it yourself, narrating lacks, but it's one of those you can pick up again and get more the next time. said nuf

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    23/04/15
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    "Just like TV"

    This episode is very good. I expect that Richard Castle is a group of writers. It reads like the show, but has much more detail. This is great because I love the show. "I am ruggedly handsome!" Oh yeah!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce
    11/01/15
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    "The story goes on"

    I was a fan of the tv series first and so I am already in love with the characters. The books live up to what any fan would expect or I should say if like the tv series you will love the books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    Herndon, VA, United States
    12/11/14
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    "Castle"
    If you could sum up Heat Rises in three words, what would they be?

    Typical Castle


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I enjoyed the pure fun of compare this to the castle tv show


    What aspect of Johnny Heller’s performance would you have changed?

    I think a women would do this better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • F. Doran
    London
    13/10/16
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    "Brilliant books hillarious voices"

    I love these books they're fantastic... the female voices are Hillarious in this adaptation... somewhere between madam doubtfire and Eddie Murphy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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