• Cop Job

  • The Sam Acquillo Hamptons, Book 6
  • By: Chris Knopf
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (348 ratings)

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Cop Job

By: Chris Knopf
Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
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It's bad enough when someone you know is brutally murdered; it's worse when the guy was a paranoid schizophrenic helplessly bound to a wheelchair. Sam Acquillo and Jackie Swaitkowski tried to look after Alfie Aldergreen, as had others around the Village of Southampton, but now they were forced to wonder what else they could have done. One thing is for certain: Alfie's killers are about to know what it means to murder a friend of Sam - former corporate troubleshooter, former professional boxer, and all-around ornery bulldog - and Jackie, a defense lawyer often described as an avenging angel.

This sixth installment in the Sam Acquillo Hamptons mystery series brings back Knopf's ensemble of famously eccentric and involving characters, not the least of which is Sam's mutt, Eddie Van Halen. Not just a crime story, it examines the fraught intersection of wealth, culture, politics, and the ravages of an ugly war. Combining beautiful watery settings with a unique look into the underbelly of the Hamptons, it's a mystery you won't find anywhere else.

©2015 Chris Knopf (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Welcome Back Sam

Be advised: Sam Acquillo is one of my favorite fictional characters - and the folks that people his Hamptons universe feel like neighbors. So, it's going to be hard for me to write a critically objective review here. My main gripe is that 4 years between Acquillo adventures is far too long and I'm hoping that Chris Knopf doesn't make us wait quite so long for the next installment.

As in the five, previous Acquillo novels, Knopf delivers an intelligent plot, interesting character interactions, a great sense of place and detail and a smart, logical conclusion.

As for the narration, I thought Mr. Szarabajka might have overcooked some of the New York accents a bit, but I'm just so happy to have a new Acquillo adventure, I'm not going to let that little quibble dampen my joy or enthusiasm.

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Great Series

Keith Szarabajka has vastly improved on his style over his reading of "Black Swan". I say reading because that is exactly what it sounded like to me, in "Black Swan". The characters all sounded alike, and he sounded like he was reading the book, not performing as a voice actor. He sounds much more comfortable with the characters in "Cop Job". Overall, it's a great series. Love it.

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Tried too hard

Every good author gets a dud. This one’s Chris’s. Too many characters for an audiobook which makes easy review of cast difficult. Who are all of these people? How’d they fit in again? Probably, if I lacked a life with time to listen (and study) this plot w/out interruption, I might have cared enough to keep the storyline unsnarled. Too much responsibility, I expect the author of recreational fiction to do that for me. The reader didn’t help with insufficient definition in character voices. Good luck next time.

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bad download

Coulld mot finish this book. Bad download. tried to reload this several times. might try it again later.

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I enjoyed this!

Listening in order, this is the best story yet. Memorably, there is a scathing insult to an RN hospital receptionist, a moving funeral speech about trust between warriors, and many clever bits of dialog that made me laugh out loud. The narrator also did his best so far.

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A good story from Knopf

Another great Sam Aquino story with the caveat that Absolute vodka cannot compare to the only vodka worth drinking: Kettle One.

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Entertaining

As with the previous books in this series, I found this book to be entertaining. This book kept me guessing to the end though I managed to figure out some points, the big reveal came as a surprise.
I would recommend this book to anyone.

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Watch the Little Peconic Bay with Sam et. al.

This is a great series- some books stronger than others but all are good. The characters develop well over the series. Onward to #7! : ))))