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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (513 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Riordan Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781456124366
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Tres has taken a short-term teaching job at the University of Texas at Austin. He is living with his brother Garrett, a computer wizard, and enjoying this easy assignment. But when Garrett's business partner is murdered, Tres must switch from professor to detective. Rick Riordan, teacher, Texan, and multiple award-winner, creates a masterful mixture of local color and mystery in each Tres Navarre mystery. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard D | 2/13/2014

    " Very good! I can't wait to read his other Tres Navarre books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon | 2/10/2014

    " This was an awesome book and I think everybody should read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/6/2014

    " Yes, Erica, it's another trashy mystery novel! For anyone interested in trying it, I'd definitely recommend starting with an earlier book in the series (this is #4 and darker than the others). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith Schmitt | 1/27/2014

    " I love his young adult books (Percy Jackson series, Kane Chronicles, Heroes of Olympus), so I thought his adult fiction would be worth checking out. Somehow, his writing just doesn't translate. Never felt that interested in the characters or the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " I loved the Lightning Thief series and recognized the author. I had a hard time with the intermittent emails but it was worth reading all the way to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah | 1/14/2014

    " Now that I live in Austin, the fact that this book takes place in Austin interested me in it. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 1/13/2014

    " An outstanding series and an outstanding book to listen to. Tres goes to Austin to teach a class and get away from PI work for a bit. He finds himself neck deep in a murder investigation and trying to keep his brother out of jail. Superb~ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 12/18/2013

    " I've gotta get teh ones I haven't read, yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Pettit | 12/16/2013

    " Still enjoying the series. Listened to the audible.com version with my wife over a couple of car trips. Love the Texas references along with the places in Austin I've been to, makes the books more "realistic." I will continue to read these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/14/2013

    " Oooooh, the twist in this one was delicious. And very well set up, too. Dang, when Riordan's on, he's on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 11/23/2013

    " Medium good mystery...thought it would be better since it took place in Austin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 11/19/2013

    " I lived in Austin Texas for 10 years and love revisiting the area. I could visualize the actual sites referenced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/20/2013

    " This book was just ok. I was slightly disappointed in the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 10/20/2013

    " Actually, I just fininshed it moments ago. I am such a fan of his Percy Jackson books I couldn't resist his mysteries. Much to like about this one and liked his first Texas mystery even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2013

    " You can almost taste the frijoles reading Riordan's Texas-based mystery series. Because that's really what this book is all about - a big, fat love affair with Texas, and the plot (fair) and the characters (good) are just window-dressing at the wedding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 2/24/2013

    " Love that Tres Navarre! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/28/2013

    " If you are looking for a fun summer page turner, this is a good one. Quick, easy, and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/15/2013

    " Not bad. I didn't realize it was book 4, but didn't notice either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/7/2013

    " Loved this one. Didn't know "whodunnit" until the very end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 10/22/2012

    " Awesome book. This is the third in the series, and I love the fact that the main character is the bizarro-Alex Cross of mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/3/2012

    " A suspenseful entry into the Tres Navarre series. The bitter edge to the story didn't work well for me but it certainly is a page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/20/2012

    " I picked this up because Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson series, which I love. This was written before then and for an adults (as opposed to grade school kids). It was a good mystery. The ending isn't so obvious that you feel cheated nor so unforeseen that it's confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharis | 2/11/2012

    " I just loved this series. This one has a combo of San Antonio and Austin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine Laughlin | 11/16/2011

    " As a Percy fan, I was reeealy disappointed in how cheesy this was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Wetzler | 5/29/2011

    " Good mystery. Living in Austin I was very familiar with some of the locations he talks about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/2/2011

    " I loved this Tres Navarro mystery, probably one of my favorites out of the mystteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/22/2011

    " Oooooh, the twist in this one was delicious. And very well set up, too. Dang, when Riordan's on, he's on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon | 3/14/2011

    " This was an awesome book and I think everybody should read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/26/2010

    " Not bad. I didn't realize it was book 4, but didn't notice either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 8/8/2010

    " A suspenseful entry into the Tres Navarre series. The bitter edge to the story didn't work well for me but it certainly is a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 7/14/2010

    " Very good! I can't wait to read his other Tres Navarre books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 4/20/2010

    " A real good P.I. story about our hero (Tres Navarre) investigating a
    problem involving his brother. Takes place in Austin & San Antonio.
    Author is clever and witty. Good read.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/10/2009

    " Good mystery. Living in Austin I was very familiar with some of the locations he talks about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/26/2009

    " I loved this Tres Navarro mystery, probably one of my favorites out of the mystteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 7/30/2009

    " Actually, I just fininshed it moments ago. I am such a fan of his Percy Jackson books I couldn't resist his mysteries. Much to like about this one and liked his first Texas mystery even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/26/2009

    " I loved the Lightning Thief series and recognized the author. I had a hard time with the intermittent emails but it was worth reading all the way to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2009

    " Yes, Erica, it's another trashy mystery novel! For anyone interested in trying it, I'd definitely recommend starting with an earlier book in the series (this is #4 and darker than the others). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 10/20/2008

    " I've gotta get teh ones I haven't read, yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 6/22/2008

    " fast read, nice forensics and insider info-all well detailed.
    fun, fast, in-your-face, twisting and turning "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 3/6/2008

    " Awesome book. This is the third in the series, and I love the fact that the main character is the bizarro-Alex Cross of mysteries. "

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About the Author
Author Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, he taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas and was honored him with the St. Mary’s School’s first Master Teacher Award.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.