Book Reviews of Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Beyond Recognition - Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Ridley Pearson, Dale Hull (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9781561009701
ISBN-10: 1561009709
Publication Date: 2/1/1997
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is the 4th book in the Detective Lou Boldt Series - I'll list them all for you at the end of this review.

I just finished Ridley Pearson's "Angel Maker", wherein I discovered Detective Lou Boldt! He is fast becoming my favorite detective! Boldt's character always seems to come across as one of the most believable in the "police fiction" genre. He presents a mixture of determined desparation and fatalistic energy, he directs all of his efforts to helping everyone else but himself. As in "Angel Maker", Boldt finds himself searching frantically for a serial killer - only this time the killer is a homicidal arsonist - seemingly trying to set Seattle, Washington on fire.

If you're already familiar with Detective Boldt, I won't bore you with more praise - but in this book, I think Pearson outdid himself! The character development from "Angel Maker" to this book is wonderful! The characters GROW and CHANGE, to the point where you become involved in them! Pearson has used all the tools of a good writer in this book; Well developed characters, driving plotline, twists & turns, human elements, suspense, surprises - it's sorta like sitting down to a seven-course meal instead of a Macky D's. This book will fill you up - but leave you wanting more! You'll probably go looking for the rest of the books in the list! I know that's what I'm going to do!

If any of you are from the Northwest - namely the Seattle area, you may find things familiar to you - that is the setting for this novel.

If asked - I would probably put Ridley Pearson on line with John Saul & Dean Koontz as far as being able to capture your attention, and hold it all the way through their books! This is a good book! If you have the opportunity, try to get Pearson's books in the order written - that way you can involve yourself in the development of the characters from book to book. That's what I'm doing! I started with book #2, and jumped to book #4 - I lost something along the way!

Ridley Pearson's Book List:

1. Undercurrents
2. The Angel Maker
3. No Witnesses
4. Beyond Recognition
5. The Pied Piper
6. First Victim
7. Middle of Nowhere
8. The Art of Deception
9. The Body of David Hayes

Bon Apetit Mon Ami!
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 128 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Really great Lou Boldt book!!
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
There is a homicidal arsonist loose in Seattle. Single mothers are being killed in fires that burn hotter than experts have ever seen. The children are spared. Why? For Seattle Police Sergeant Lou Boldt and the department's psychologist, Daphne Matthews, the High Temperature Accelerant fires challenge their every resource. The fuel used in these deadly fires is as much a mystery as the identity of the arsonist who sets them. A Seattle fire marshal reveals to Boldt the ominous quotations sent to him before each of the fires. A twelve-year-old boy, caught in an ugly battle at home, unintentionally witnesses a drug deal that may not involve drugs at all, but ingredients far more volatile and lethal. Did the boy, in fact, see the arsonist's face? Can police rely on a twelve-year-old as a witness? Or is the fire marshal, his past suddenly in question, more involved than anyone wants to believe?
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable book. I love these charactors.
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Helpful Score: 1
In 25yrs of reading,The series of books written by Riddle Peason, an
Lou Boldt series made me stop the world, just to read one more page.
You wil never guess the end of any plot,or high-tech forensics
investigations,best friend Daphne Matthews.
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 13 more book reviews
Well written about characters the reader can really care about. The plot was also well thought out, and the ending easy to picture and totally believable. I can look forward to finding out how Lou Boldt deals with his family situation, and whether or not Daphne Mathews and young Ben will see each other again.
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 88 more book reviews
A Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews mystery. This is the story of a deadly, taunting game of cat and mouse, where the stakes are raised to a burning point that might spell disaster for Boldt - and the City of Seattle.
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 324 more book reviews
This is a darn good, riveting listen. We played this on a road trip and it kept even my husband interesting. Something was always happening, and happening well. And too, while there was some child abuse, there were many moments of tenderness. I recommend this.
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 33 more book reviews
This audio cassette is great listening. Ridley Pearson's Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews deal with a series of devastating fires, intentionaly set. There is also a related story of a young boy who Daphne sets out to help. The characters are well developed and the story makes you want to spend more time in the car, so you can see how it turns out!
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A Lou Boldt serise book. One of the better ones in the series.
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This was my initial exposure to a Ridley Pearson work and I found it very satisfying. I will definitely read more of his work.
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Great thriller! Kept me on the edge of my seat.
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Fast-moving novel about a homicidal arsonist, loose in Seattle, who is killing single mothers. It's Police Sergeant Lou Boldt's job to nail him. Ridley Pearson can't be beat for crime dramas. Excellent.
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"A strange series of fires is raging in Seattle--white-hot fires that burn so cleanly even the ash is consumed., along with all traces of the fires' victims. Brilliant forensic investigator Police Sergeant, Lou Boldt is back, battling the mysterious arsonist. BEYOND RECOGNITIONS is the story of a deadly taunting game of cat and mouse, where the stakes are raised to a burning point that might spell disaster for Boldt--and the city of Seattle."
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I would like to read ALL his books
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Beyond Recognition

FROM THE PUBLISHER
There is a homicidal arsonist loose in Seattle. Single mothers are being killed in fires that burn hotter than experts have ever seen. The children are spared. Why? For Seattle Police Sergeant Lou Boldt and the department's psychologist, Daphne Matthews, the High Temperature Accelerant fires challenge their every resource. The fuel used in these deadly fires is as much a mystery as the identity of the arsonist who sets them. A Seattle fire marshal reveals to Boldt the ominous quotations sent to him before each of the fires. A twelve-year-old boy, caught in an ugly battle at home, unintentionally witnesses a drug deal that may not involve drugs at all, but ingredients far more volatile and lethal. Did the boy, in fact, see the arsonist's face? Can police rely on a twelve-year-old as a witness? Or is the fire marshal, his past suddenly in question, more involved than anyone wants to believe?
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There is a homicidal arsonist loose in Seattle. Single mothers are being killed in fires that burn hotter than experts have ever seen. Somehow, the children are spared. Why?
reviewed Beyond Recognition (Boldt/Matthews, Bk 4) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 81 more book reviews
Contains 2 cassettes with approx. 3 hours of listening. The cassettes are in good condition but the box is worn.