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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,079 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Castle Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nikki Heat Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781400184255
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A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light. Mystery sensation Richard Castle introduces his newest character, NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, and professional, Nikki carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. Pulitzer Prize winner Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. But his wisecracking and meddling aren't Nikki's only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat. Castle, the hit ABC television series, premiered in March 2009. The main character, Richard Castle, is the bestselling mystery author of the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm novels. The hard-nosed but sexy Detective Kate Beckett, with whom Castle is paired up, provided the inspiration for Nikki Heat. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Heat Wave looks like another bestseller for the thrillmaster. It’s hot!”

    James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

  • Heat Wave looks like another bestseller for the thrillmaster. It's hot! James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charisse | 2/18/2014

    " I am having a really hard time with this book. not much going on?? might be moving on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 2/12/2014

    " If you like the tv show, Castle, you will love this book. Nikki Heat is a NYC detective and the banter in this book is like the tv show. The rapport between the detectives is genuine. The mystery is good and reflects the plodding work of a detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Go | 1/11/2014

    " I am a BIG fan of "Castle" on TV so I had to get my hands on this. A fictional book by a fictional author from a TV show. It was a fun read, almost as fun as the show. It was an interesting case to solve. The best part was the sexual tension between Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Galinda | 1/8/2014

    " I read this expecting it to be like the TV show, which I love so much, and was quite disappointed when it was not what I was expecting. My Mom bought it for me for Christmas two years ago, being big fans of the show and I read it on that day. But as I stress I was disappointed. I felt like it was a wrap up and sorely bad fanfiction of the TV show. There were characters in the book that were mirror images of the TV show, which I thought was quite funny but the book was missing the light-ness of the Castle/Beckett relationship AKA (spoiler alert) Beckett would never sleep with Castle unless they both were incredibly drunk but even then I don't think it would happen. The book was not what I was expecting, I was fully expecting Castle and Beckett to be playfully teasing us with their feelings for each other without doing anything, which annoys me to no end but is also one of my favorite parts of the show. I know TV shows should be different from the books, but I felt that this time the TV show was so much better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 1/1/2014

    " I really don't care for the style of writing. I found it a real stuggle to finish the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Tanner | 12/22/2013

    " It was ok, I didn't get to finish though. It was a little hard to read since I love the TV series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Chong | 12/21/2013

    " I was expecting a more well written book. This read almost like when authors base a book on a television show. I felt like I was reading a episode of Castle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Piccini | 12/15/2013

    " It is just like the TV show or is it that the TV show is just like the book..... :) Either way good fun all around. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen Thorp | 12/13/2013

    " Couldn't get into it. Which makes me sad cause I love this show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/12/2013

    " This is a quick read. Mostly mystery, with a bit of flirting and sex thrown in. I'm not familiar with the castle TV series, but enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry Lucas | 11/29/2013

    " I just read a book by a fictional, television character......not so bad..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Correna Mcclure | 10/31/2013

    " A comfortable read for fans of Castle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Ann | 10/29/2013

    " Really like the tv series and wanted to read the books. Entertaining and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petrina | 6/7/2013

    " SO meta, at first it made my brain hurt trying to separate the layers of fiction. But so much fun to read as a fan of "Castle" the tv show. I wouldn't like the slightly "over the top" treatment of the woman detective if I hadn't had the knowledge that this was the fantasy life of "Richard Castle". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert T. Garcia | 7/14/2012

    " An excellent read. I love the TV series and now to get to read the book based on the TV series is a great thrill. Look forward to all of the other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Green | 2/2/2012

    " If your looking for Castle and Beckett you won't find them here. If you want a fun fast read then you have found a new author. As Beckett keeps stating "I'm not Nikki Heat." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 8/14/2011

    " Lichte lectuur, maar verdienstelijk. Zeker leuk als je de reeks Castle volgt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Ganal | 6/18/2011

    " I love castle TV series so I decided to read the book. Unfortunately it didn't meet my expecation. Its still a good read to pass sometime but its not a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/5/2011

    " Fun book tie in with the TV series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 6/2/2011

    " It's ok. Nice moving story, but not Agatha Christie. However a good airplane read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 5/19/2011

    " For contemporary fiction, this book is terrible. For a tv/movie tie-in novel, it's average. For modern mystery fiction, it's pretty damn good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 5/18/2011

    " Average grade noir, based on the TV series; the author is a newspaper reporter and they have sex. So, it is a better story line than TV to that degree anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 5/17/2011

    " Whoever wrote this (it's impossible to tell, as the entire booked is packaged as if Castle himself wrote it) did a fantastic job.
    It sounds exactly the way one would expect Castle to write.
    It played out like a standard episode of Castle, and was very fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 5/17/2011

    " Enjoyed the book - as much as I enjoy the tv show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 elentikvah | 5/15/2011

    " Castle is super fun, so thought I'd try the books...not bad for a lite read, but I enjoy the show more. Probably won't re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/13/2011

    " I love the TV show Castle - I love Nathan Fillion (I think I mispelled his name) - I think it is hysterical that they have several books written by his character (from the show) for sale! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/10/2011

    " I liked that this is written from the fictional character and it was very much like the show, which I love! However there was a little more language and sex than the show which I didn't love and this is the reason for the three stars, but a good mystery and entertaining to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connery | 5/8/2011

    " This book was mind-blowing. It was suspenseful and surprising. It was modeled after the tv show Castle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Surprisingly good for a book based on a TV show, although it's better if you've seen the show. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Castle

Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Heat Wave, Naked Heat, Heat Rises, Frozen Heat, Deadly Heat, Storm Front, and Wild Storm, and the Derrick Storm eBook original trilogy. When he’s not writing bestsellers, Mr. Castle consults with the NYPD’s Twelfth Precinct on New York’s strangest homicides. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom De Plume Society’s prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Mr. Castle lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.