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The Heist

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Fox and O'Hare, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Summary

From Janet Evanovich, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, best-selling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase.

FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she's cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first, he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail - particularly Kate O'Hare, who has been watching his every move.

For Nick, there's no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman… even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team, made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate's dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day's work… if O'Hare and Fox don't kill each other first.

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Entertaining Read

What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

The concept of the characters is very good and the scenarios of the heists are really creative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nicolas Fox, he is a very likeable character and the con's he puts together are very inventive. I also love Kate's Dad the way he can get anyone in any part of the world to storm into countries with him. Reminds me of the old Arnie / Stallone characters.

Any additional comments?

I definitely missed Lorelei King narrating the book. She has done an amazing job with the Stephanie Plum novels and gives a distinct voice to every character. It just brings the whole story to life. Whereas Scott Brick is OK but he is one of those narrators which gives a slight lilt to his voice for different characters. All in all it was good but just fell short of being excellent.

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Just fun.

There are a lot of bad things I could say about this book. The characters are a bit one dimensional, the plot goes deus ex all over the place, the romance is a bit weak and it's ridiculously over the top HOWEVER none of that matters because this book is just fun. Big, silly, ridiculous fun. I just enjoyed listening to this and going along for a mindless enjoyable ride.

I do dislike Scott Brick as a narrator though. He just speaks so slowly and in a dreary monotone. I normally listen at 1x or 1.05x but with this I listened at 1.35x and the book sounded normal. I think the faster playback might have even made the emotionless Brick convey a bit of character.

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I should have liked it

I wanted to like this book and I should have, but didn’t, which is odd because I have loved all the Janet Evanovich and the few Lee Goldberg books I have read before. I have listened to Scott Brick before and enjoyed his narration too, but put them all together and I didn’t even manage to finish .. it was nothing awful but wasn’t convincing and I kept losing track of what was happening, because my attention kept drifting off. I might try reading one of this series to see if it works better but won’t bother with another audiobook.

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Fantastically entertaining!

If you like the TV series White Collar, you'll love this - FBI and elaborate undercover cons, with added sexual tension between the two leads. Also plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Brilliant plotting and superb characterisation (by the narrator as well as the authors) - I bought the rest of the series as soon as I could.

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A promising start to a heist series

Great fun, it had Evanovich's style all throughout with fun characters, though perhaps a little toned down compared to her Stephanie Plum series.

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Chick flick version of a cop thing. gave up.

chick flick cringing girly cop. gave up. like a teenage girls version of a detective novel.

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The Heist audiobook

Really good book, very enjoyable,and thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. Characters were well written as is normal with Janet Evanovich books, but very different style to Plum novels

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Very entertaining

The narration was very good - the characters were interesting - I loved the play acting. There was a certain measure of suspension of disbelief - but that's a small price to pay for being so well entertained.

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Love at first Heist

If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

beautiful sexual tension

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick and Kate, due to the way that they interact with each other, the tension between them is unreal

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

the way that he captured the feeling of all the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the moment between the two leads at the end of the book, had me in stitches

Any additional comments?

a great read, well worth your time, the story is fun athe characters are great and the chemistry between the leads is brilliant

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entertaining romp

If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, adventure and humour

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heist?

Too many to list here. Laughed out loud moments, tense suprised moments and strong characters

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

He always gives a good performance

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  • 13-09-13

Thoroughly enjoyable!

What did you love best about The Heist?

Imaginative, adventurous plot and hilarious, likeable characters.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! Lots of twists & turns & genuine interest in the characters and their fate!

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope - but I would in future.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed!

Any additional comments?

Funny, engaging, with a bellyfull of plot twists! A fast-paced, witty listen. Highly recommended!