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Publisher's Summary

Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs. After murderously defending herself against a malicious pimp, she escapes into a woman's shelter on the Lower East Side, into the helping hands of Marlene.

As special prosecutor, Butch joins the hunt for the double murderers, finding himself in conflict with his own Jewish heritage, and with the realization that Marlene's case is inextricably linked with his own. As tensions build and fear escalates, New York City becomes a powder-keg of twisted emotions in a case of kill or be killed.

©2010 Robert K. Tanenbaum (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Coming of age

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommend? Yes of course. I have found that writers who write series such as the Karp series take a few books to really develop the characters and theme. The first several books Tanenbaum wrote in this series felt to me like he was searching for his characters identity. I think he has found them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marlene of course. She is such a wild character. Lucy is a close second.

What aspect of James Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

Pat first I thought what in the world. He seemed to speak to fast and his inflections seemed off but the longer I listened I kind of liked his narration.

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

After the girl was kidnaped and Lucy told her dad what happened. Karp came alive.

Any additional comments?

I hope the next books in this series become available very soon.

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Very enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of Reckless Endangerment to be better than the print version?

Yes.

What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

I've read most of Tanenbaum's books. Good author, but the stories got very weird in his later books. Lots of terrorist crap.
The early works are very fun.

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Speaks too fast.

Would you listen to Reckless Endangerment again? Why?

Probably not. Narrator speaks so fast it is hard to understand him at times. I prefer other Tanenbaum narrators.

What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

Other Butch Karp / Marlene Ciampi books.

What didn???t you like about James Daniels???s performance?

Talks way, way to fast. Very hard to understand.

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Narration is awful!

I've been hooked on the Butch Carp, Marlene Champy series since the first story. I've enjoyed how Robert Tanenbaum developed the characters and the stories have been fun and exciting.

I can't finish this one, it isn't the story line it's the narration. Ugh! James Daniels reads so fast I had to slow the narration down and even then I just couldn't get into the story. The narration is blah! no excitement or punctuation in his voice and the characters voices all run together.

I'm going to find the book to read in Kindle.

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I like the 1st 9 books

I didn't see that they switch their narrator And this Voice sucks. some people mite like .

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Rollercoaster of emotions,edge of the seat story

At first I struggled thru a few chapters but than I was on the edge of my seat.. I missed sleep just to finish and out how a character ended up. Great Writer . Mr Daniels would read fast very fast at times I had to slow the speed. Can't wait to listen to book 11

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luckily the stories are good

If not for the stories in this series I wouldn't be able to stomach all the pushing politics and race bating. Its constant preaching that every white person is racist.

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Really engrossing

I love these books by Tanenbaum. They are so involved. The characters are interesting and the story is always fascinating. The way the characters evolve over time is definitely one of the reasons I love this series.

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WHY did you change narrators…it’s changed the whole New York aspect of the series. This new narrator is bland and boring






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Love the series, hate the switch in narrators and also the fact that you ABSOLUTELY LOVE SAYING NIGGER!