At First Sight

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen J. Cannell

Narrated By: Scott Brick

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2008

Duration: 8 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

Meet Chick Best - a middle-aged, self-absorbed California dot.com millionaire. Other than his house and high-priced foreign cars, Chick's most expensive possession is his trophy wife, Evelyn. Evelyn is good at spending Chick's money, money that has pretty much run out. Another problem is his drug-addled sixteen-year-old daughter, Melissa. Though concerned about his family, Chick has resigned himself to a miserable state of acceptance. That is, until he, Evelyn, and Melissa take a Christmas vacation in Maui. With this, Chick's life changes... Chick experiences unrequited love at first sight when he observes Paige Ellis emerging from the hotel swimming pool. His obsession, exceeded only by his need to possess her, isn't diminished when he learns that she is happily married. Instead, Chick's obsession compels him to drive to Paige's house, where he runs down and kills her husband. Chick's life begins to spiral homicidally out of control, resulting in the destruction of everything he holds dear. Will Paige learn the truth about Chick before it's too late? Fast paced, filled with wry humor, murder, lust, and dead-on L.A. characterizations, Cannell has written his most explosive novel yet.

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  • Linda NY

    Honestly, I thought this book was one of the most entertaining I have read. The thing that stopped you from hating Chick was the fact that he hated himself more than you ever could. It was written as such a comical look into someone's complete spiral downward that it was actually funny. Scott Brick is a great narrator with just the right edge to carry this novel. Maybe my sense of humor is a bit warped, but I loved this book as did the two friends I shared it with. Very entertaining...

  • grabec

    This was a terrible book. I have read a lot of Cannell's books and liked them but this one was terrible. I give it zero stars and am sorry I bought it instead of ignoring it. I had to give this book one star because they wouldn't let me give it minus 200.