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Naked Heat Audiobook

Naked Heat

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Publisher's Summary

In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. In what's sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos - all while on the trail of a murderer!

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    Francisca Sanchez 08/04/2011
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    "For CASTLE fans"

    I found this to be an interesting book, mainly because of the little winks to, and echoes from, the TV series CASTLE and the constant references in the series to certain pages of this particular book. If you don't know the series, I am not so sure what you will make of it..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Agent Gibbs 17/07/2015
    Agent Gibbs 17/07/2015

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    "Like an episode of Castle by another name"

    If you are a fan of Castle you'll surely love the book series written by that ruggedly handsome writer, the names may be different but this is the same a tale of Beckett and Castle through and through albeit with a unique and different flare that makes it compelling to read or in this case listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Faye Falmouth, United Kingdom 16/09/2014
    Faye Falmouth, United Kingdom 16/09/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this series"
    Would you listen to Naked Heat again? Why?

    Absolutely, with the final solution in mind it'd be wonderful to re-read and see it all fitting together.


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

    I actually pretty much did listen to it in one sitting. Or two 5 hour sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Really brilliant way to add onto the series and although at first I worried the books would feel less alive and vibrant in comparison to the tv show, its actually really nice to get longer denser mysteries peppered with the same banter and humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Braintree, United Kingdom 18/10/2013
    Donald Braintree, United Kingdom 18/10/2013 Member Since 2011

    An exiled Scot in Essex that listens to Audible stuff in the car. Enjoy SciFi and Crime, with some naughty stuff thrown in too.

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    "For Castle Fans Only"
    Where does Naked Heat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    That's a tough question as it is far from a literary masterpiece, but I found it enjoyable nonetheless. If you are a fan of the TV series you'll enjoy the tone and dialogue in the book, but if you aren't already a fan I don't think this book will convert you.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Castle? Why or why not?

    Maybe, there are a lot of tropes and twists taken from the TV series so in some ways it is a review or an extension of that. It doesn't have the wit and intention of a Chandler book, but does pitch at the 'gumshoe PI' genre.


    Have you listened to any of Johnny Heller’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I think this is the first Johnny Heller performance I've listened to and it was engaging enough. You hear Nathan Fillion's voice even if there is another actor portraying Derrick Storm.


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

    In a word, nope. I am familiar with Castle and most of the bits in the book are lifted from there - and the twisted are as telegraphed as the punches that are thrown. Still enjoyable and diverting as pulp fiction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Blanche
    St. Louis, MO, United States
    06/10/10
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    "enjoyable mystery"

    I thought this was a well paced, wittily written mystery, as was the first book.
    For people who are looking for an episode of the the TV series in which the supposed author is a character, you have missed the point. This is a story with it's own characters. Yes, you can see similarities, but they aren't supposed to be the same!
    A fun read, a fun listen. If you like the show, you will find a few in jokes as well.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • karen
    United States
    27/05/12
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    "This was fun..."

    A complete sleeper for me -- never heard of the book, never heard of the author (whom I now understand is a fictional character), never seen the television show or listened to anything else the narrator had read. But something in the blurb appealed to me, so I went for it. Good deal. It's a very good book, made even better by the narrator, Johnny Heller. Not only does Heller perform perfectly, but he has a voice that's pure pleasure to listen to. He sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't quite place it -- a bit like Peter Falk, maybe? Anyway, very nice voice quality.

    As for the book, there's plenty of action, interesting characters with a requisite amount of quirky personality characteristics, nobody comes off as obnoxious -- except for the bad guys (or girls) -- and lots of moments when you find yourself listening way beyond the allotted time.

    Nothing profound here, just a good, enjoyable "I want more" book to enjoy -- I suspect I'll listen to this one more than once. It's one of those books that's sufficiently interesting that it really doesn't matter if you know who did it or not. The trip is worth it, all by itself.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Berndorf, Austria
    08/10/10
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    "insider entertainement"

    I downloaded "naked heat" because I really like the tv-show castle. so for me it was great fun to listen to a book written by a fictinous writer. It's a nice addition to the show, but I think it wouldn`t work that well if you`re not a castle fan.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Paige
    De Kalb, TX, United States
    29/10/10
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    "Paige"

    Castle is the only TV show I watch regularly. Clever, well written and well cast, the books as a marketing bonus are fun too. Keep up the good work...

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie
    SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States
    02/11/13
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    "Amused, Entertained and new Castle fan."

    This is the second book in the series and the second Heat-Castle book I have listened to and I LOVE both of them. I'm anxious to complete the series, but I need to pace myself! I have enjoyed the character development in the novels thus far, and get a kick out of Rook's sense of humor and wit. I also particuarly appreciate the empathic approach the writer gives his star female detective, Nicki Heat.

    Someone wrote that these Heat novels are similar to television cop dramas and I concur with that assessment. I like television cop dramas and I like the mystery combined with the story-line and the relationship development. I read several genres along these lines, some fluffier and some more intense. These Heat novels are the perfect middle ground for someone who wants to listen to a good story with good reading without too many graphic details but beyond simple fluff. There is some sexual content, but not too much. There is some language, but not too much.

    Also, I LOVE this narrator. Before wasting a credit or $, I always read several reader reviews and Heller has received several positive ones, but something must be up with the reviewers who are writing negative comments because they are WAAAAY off base. What do I love about this reader? The voice fits. He gives a personal voice to all the characters with overt or subtle changes and keeps the listener captivated. The best part, and likely the reason he was chosen, is that he delivers the funny, clever and sarcastic comments of the male lead DEAD ON. It takes talent to deliver those lines and Heller doesn't miss. I have laughed out loud multiple times.

    Highly recommend this series and if you're like me and read all the negative comments first then the positive ones later - please do not be dissuaded. I personally believe they are disengenuos. These books are worth your credit!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • M. Miles
    Atlanta, GA USA
    17/06/12
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    "Narrator is Major Distraction"

    Johnny Heller, the narrator of this story, has been doing a lot a work lately and that's a good thing. But, the selection of stories that he is narrating is a problem for me. He has a very gentle, innocent, high-pitched voice that, in my opinion, should be confined to children's books, and not used in the adult murder/suspense category.

    His narration has ruined more than one story for me. And, now he will be the first narrator that will cause me to decline selections from Audible.com.

    There are 139 books in my library.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    East Hartford, CT, United States
    14/04/14
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    "enjoyable easy listening"

    Not a lot of substance, but not gloomy and dark either. I am seriously getting tired of the depressing one note bleakness in mystery right now and found this a refreshing change. Doesn't take a lot of energy to focus on like a good beach book. Funny without being too silly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    06/06/11
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    "Laborious"

    This might have been a bit more tolerable if narrator was better. I am happy to say that I did finish the book but it just seemed to go and on. Like other listeners the book itself reminded me of a bad TV show. Not horrible but of all the books I have listened to this is just bearly average.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Staats
    Brentwood, tn United States
    20/04/11
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    "Not quite bad enough to stop but...."

    This might have been a bit more tolerable if I was doing on paper. I am happy to say I am writing this a few weeks after finishing this and can't remember specifics about why the narrator was so annoying but he was. The book itself reminded me of a stock-character-laden bad TV show...which I think this was based on. Not horrible but if you have time you should find the other 467 audio books I have bought. This might just barely make my Top 450. I have only rated 5 or 6 with one star and maybe 10 with 2. Kinda' like Wanbaugh without the humor.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Beverlye
    Hayward, CA, United States
    17/04/11
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    "Castle!!!"

    I really enjoyed Naked Heat! However, it was really hard not to have Nathan Fillian(?)'s face, and (I'm sorry, I can't remember her name), the young female detective, on Castle)'s face. But, that was not a problem. :-) It was pleasurable listening, along with intrique, murder, and mystery. I really liked it. Can't wait for the author to do another.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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