Summary

Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder's Blanco County mysteries have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream, and are currently in development with Warner Brothers and USA Network as a TV series.
After a high-school football star dies in a late-night motorcycle collision with a wild pig, the boy's wealthy father comes up with a creative scheme to rid Blanco County of the feral pests: He tattoos the ear of one particular pig, then offers a $50,000 reward for anyone who shoots it. Game warden John Marlin is not pleased-chiefly because the bounty is likely to bring a wave of poachers and trespassers to the area. The tension rises even higher when the death of the local boy turns out to be more complicated than it originally appeared. Fans of Ben Rehder's earlier comic mysteries will be in heaven - Hog Heaven.
©2013 Ben Rehder (P)2013 Ben Rehder
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia A Zepeda on 14-12-13

Read it but don't listen to this production

If you could sum up Hog Heaven in three words, what would they be?

Rehder's books are always a fun ride with his large cast of crazies who never fail to entertain. Hog Heaven is no different. I almost didn't download this book though because the narrator is new to the series, and I like my John Marlins to sound like John Marlin from Blanco Co., Texas. I'm not sure where this Marlin is from but it's not anywhere near Texas. There is very little distinction between Marlin, Phil, Red, Billy Don, Bobby Garza, Bill Tatum, or even Nicole...except for the chick from Russia. She didn't sound Russian, but she didn't sound Texan, either...nor did any of the others. Robert King Ross killed this book for me. I won't buy another that he voices.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert King Ross?

Bring back Johnathan Davis!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By AxRob on 10-03-14

Great Story - Horrible Narrator

Where does Hog Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Upper Quadrant for story, Way lower for reader

What other book might you compare Hog Heaven to and why?

The usual comic state based novelists - Carl Hiasson, Tim Dorsey

How could the performance have been better?

It's funny because I've listened to all the Blanco County books some with the same reader but this was the first one I can remember where RK Ross was so bod. His voices for Marlin was wrong as well as most of the characters.

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

Not really. It is a good story

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