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Knife Creek

Narrated by: Henry Leyva
Series: Mike Bowditch Series, Book 8
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery - a dead baby buried in a shallow grave.

Even more disturbing: Evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier - after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.

As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren't who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets.

Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far.

©2017 Paul Doiron (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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  • Mystery Maven
  • 23-07-17

Brilliant

Few authors can leave you deeply satisfied, and yet longing for more. Paul Doiron is one of those rarities.

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  • Dawn
  • 23-07-17

Another great installment

Paul Doiron has written another great installment for the Mike Bowditch series. He brings to life all the beautiful scenery as well as the evil that surrounds it. Henry Leyva, as usual brings it all to life, he IS the voice of Mike Bowditch. I highly recommend this book and series, and suggest you start with the first in the series.

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  • S Mericook
  • 14-07-17

Addictive Series

This is the best of the Mike Bowditch stories so far. I love the world Paul Doiron has created. I am not from Maine and reading these stories makes me want to visit and see where the novels are set.

Mike is loveable, like a puppy. Most of the female characters are strong and tough -- like cacti. They are prickly and contentious. Interesting, but I would not like to get close to them.

The narrator is almost perfect. I can't imagine Mike having any other voice. If only he would look ahead a bit and not put pauses in the wrong places. I think he often pauses at the end of a written line, so it results in readings like,"He got out [pause] of the car. It's a bit disconcerting.

I do highly recommend this series. Start at the beginning.

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  • KarenO
  • 05-07-17

Struggled to finish it..

Narration was the best part of this book. I found it juvenile and message ridden. The author seems more bent on portraying a feminist point of view than telling a story. The whole book seemed to be a fumbling attempt at "this is what women want to hear".

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  • R.
  • 23-06-17

Another Bowditch Thriller

Where does Knife Creek rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Knife Creek ranks at the top of all audiobooks because of the perfect match between the reader and Mike Bowditch.

What did you like best about this story?

Knife Creek, like the others Bowditch books are so descriptive of the Maine environment. I have never been to Maine but Doiron delivers a perfect description that makes me feel like I'm there.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not to give away the story but the scene in the house at the end kept me on edge. Again, credit to the reader for the excellent portrayal.

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

Not sure on that one.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to the whole Mike Bowditch series so far and I think Henry Leyva is the perfect reader. Matching the perfect reader with a character must be difficult but this one is spot on. I can't wait for a new book. I think Doiron's descriptive style is some of the bet I've read. I felt like I was in the scenes as a bystander. Perfect.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-10-19

Best one for me

my favorite,,,,so far~ ~I'll read this one again~ ~ ~ thanks Paul and Henry,,glad you are reving Mike's love life up !!

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  • S. Harms
  • 25-05-19

gratuitous gore/ annoying NE accent

I should not choose settings in the NE, especially Maine/Mass/NY -- the NE accents are annoying. River becomes "riva" - an "r" missing in barn.
It is filled with factual errors: a pig/hog dresses out at about 57%, not 80%. Feral hogs > 100lbs are typically not edible, fatty, internal parasites, disease. 8 feral hog piglets will not sit there and be shot, trapping and shooting in the trap is the only option. In fact shooting the two females as a double is unlikely.
The narrator sounds like the whole story is "happy" -- sentences ending on an up note.
Gratuitous gore describing the butchering of the feral hogs. Gratuitous political "jokes". The plot was thin, not too believable. I have read other "game warden mystery thrillers" that are much more mature, this guy sounds and thinks like a juvenile.

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  • Mark
  • 26-11-18

I was completely bored.

I was completely bored and thought I could write a better novel, and I have no talent

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  • Steve
  • 17-09-18

Another Nail Biter!

Descriptions so clear you can almost smell the pine! Another exciting novel following my favorite game warden!

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  • Kim Lisa Taylor
  • 08-02-18

Another engaging Mike Bowditch story

I love the setting of these stories. The author paints a picture of Maine and its resident characters that is at times beautiful and quaint, but sometimes appalling and deeply disturbing. With Mike’s never ending quest for trouble, the reader is carried along on an interesting and sometimes wild ride. Definitely entertaining.