F. Paul Wilson returns with another riveting episode in the saga of Repairman Jack, the secretive, ingenious, and heroic champion of those whose problems no one else can fix. As Dean Koontz says, "Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages. His adventures are hugely entertaining."
Jack learns that his father is in a coma after a car accident in Florida. They've been on the outs, but this is his dad, so he heads south to Gateways, a retirement community on the Everglades. The woman Semelee, who has strange talents and lives in an isolated area of the Everglades with a group of misshapen men, feels his presence. She senses that he's "special," like her. To protect his father from becoming the next fatality at Gateways, there are questions Jack must answer, secrets he must uncover.
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"Call a plumber when the sink is clogged, the cops when you've been robbed, but when the you-know-what hits the fan, it's time to call Repairman Jack." (New York Daily News)
Jack and his Father are reunited after many years when Jack is called to his Father's hospital bed after a serious car accident, needless to say, Daddy lives.
We are then introduced to the mysterious 'Lady Anya' and her amazing, alligator destroying dog 'Oyv' and I could not help but fall in love in both of them, they are integral parts of this novel and the dog is just astounding, his Mistress too. The semi-antagonist Semelee, is equally intriguing, she makes a strong character for whom I had a lot of admiration.
The storyline is par for the course as far as Jack goes, all yummy goodness there, but we also have weird portals and creepy 'Inbred' characters to deal with so you can guess where it goes from there, I hate spoilers so please forgive me the lack of detail.
I love this instalment in this fantastic series, I will go so far as to say that it is my favourite thus far.
"So Far My Favorite R.J. story"
I'm packing to move and have had Repairman Jack running on my iPad for over a week now, one after the other. So far this is, in my opinion, the best story of the first 7. Including The Early Years---this series has kept me interested and helped m not be bored while packing....Don't know what I'm going to do when I get to Book 15!
Recommended, but it's best to read/listen in order.
"One of the Best Repairman Jack books"
Probably would listen to again if I didn't have anything new to listen to.
This one had a good plot. Outcome somewhat predictable but getting there not so much. This goes into details about Jack's relationship with his father and just goes to show when you think you know someone (especially one's own parent) there are things you'll never know or may be very surprised to learn.
Christopher Price did a great job as usual.
"Keep them coming"
A great "Hump Book: for this series. I am mid way through and thsi one livened up the score a bit
I accidentally wrote this on The Tomb review thinking of thsi book. The Dog and Alligator incident
Christopher Price is an excellent narrator, I have given up on books that are supposed to be excellent due to poor narration so if I am already on the 8th book, that must say something. He has many talents which I have only seen in three narrators so far. This is over the course of 4 or 5 years now.
I am not very forgiving with poor narration so Christopher Price is one of the best. His characters each have specific tones, accents or shall I say Identities, which make it easy to identify who is in play.
I will look for books strictly for the narrator and hope they are my style..If the narratoer is so so, then what is the point of listening to the book.
One of the best
When Jack and his Dad had a discussion and realized they really had more in common then ever assumed. Also the dog and gator, gotta love that!!
See my notes on "The Tomb" review
"Why aren't these books more popular?"
I would rank it in the top ten which is pretty damn good. I haven't heard every book in the "repairman jack" series but from the books I've heard so far this is one of the best series ever!
Well, that would probably be Semelee because she reminds me of my sister. Semelee started out sweet but she changed as she got older. Semelee turned evil because of the way she was treated by people...especially boys.
Well, I guess I like pretty much everything about Christopher Price's performance. He did a fine job with the accents and his speaking pace kept my mind from wandering. He did a fine job.
No, I did not have an extreme reaction, good or bad. Sorry.
This is one the best series of books ever written and I don't understand why the "repairman Jack" series isn't more popular. It's strange. If you're into mystery-suspense with some supernatural tossed in than you can't go wrong with "Repairman Jack". It's an amazing series...trust me.
"The Author has lost imagination"
I would be very cautious.
The narrator did the best he could with what he had to work with.
No complaints about the Narator.
The author lost his way and just filled pages with exhausting details of how everyone feels, and dwells on and on about days gone by. The story could have been better told and enjoyed if about fifty percent of the filler were cut out.
This was my second book in the series. The first book in the series (.05) was very enjoyable and prompted me to get another. Maybe I will rethink this before wasting my time and money on anymore.
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