Search Results: "Box of Frogs Media"


BOOK REVIEW

BOJ THE COLLECTOR by Pesky Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"The story definitely succeeds at capturing a near-universal childhood impulse and is likely to be a preschool favorite. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A mildly interactive extension of the BBC's popular animated series for young children. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE by Touch of Classic
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2012

"An adequate rendition for younger audiences, though only faintly acknowledging the original's satire and sentiment. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
Quixote really takes a beating in this full-featured, if highly abbreviated, version of the classic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDRE THE GIANT by Box Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"An achievement that merits a wider readership than just wrestling fans, deserving recognition for the quality of its graphic art."
A labor-of-love tribute, exquisitely rendered, to the larger-than-life wrestling giant. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2013

"Box handles this foolproof formula with complete assurance, keeping the pot at a full boil until the perfunctory, anticlimactic and unsatisfactory ending."
The creator of Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Breaking Point, 2013, etc.) works the area around Yellowstone National Park in this stand-alone about a long-haul trucker with sex and murder on his mind. Read full book review >

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FORCE OF NATURE by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The secret is preposterous but serviceable, and the strenuously unnuanced story moves like greased lightning. Box has done much better work, but this high-casualty actioner is just fine."
The dark past from which Nate Romanowski's hidden for so long and so successfully finally catches up with him and his friend, Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett (Cold Wind, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN SIGHT by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2006

"Despite an encore roster of perps and felonies that plays like a Greatest Hits list from Joe's first five adventures, Box continues to write the sharpest suspensers west of the Pecos."
After an eventful trip to Jackson Hole (Out of Range, 2005), Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett is back in Twelve Sleep County for a homecoming that's anything but homey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE HEAVEN by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"Dropping the whodunit element that's always been the weakest part of Pickett's cases, Box alternates violence with surprising tenderness in a suspenseful tour de force."
All hell breaks loose in Kootenai Bay, Idaho, after two children on a fishing trip witness an execution in this stand-alone from the chronicler of Game Warden Joe Pickett (Free Fire, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF BEYOND by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Once again, Box provides the complete suspense package: unobtrusively slick detection, buckets of surprises and mounting thrills, all amid his trademark settings in the majestic high country."
A second standalone from the chronicler of Twelve Sleep County Game Warden Joe Pickett (Cold Wind, 2011, etc.) takes a Montana cop deep into the wilds of Yellowstone National Park in the hope of protecting his teenaged son from a determined killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Both richly constructed and altogether winning, a fine history of our nation's most calamitous conflict. (iPad nonfiction app. 10 & up)"
A natty and comprehensive scrutiny of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR I INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 16, 2013

"An unsatisfactory app that treats history less like David McCullough and more like USA Today."
This uninspired and often pedantic chronicle of one of the 20th century's cruelest moments consistently fails to take advantage of exciting media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONE COLD by C.J. Box
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2014

"Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series."
Joe Pickett's fantastical 14th pits him against a nest of assassins that just happens to include his old pal Nate Romanowski. Read full book review >