Ok. Let's get real.
Yes, the narration runs hot & cold, just like all the other prey books. However, in this book, he narrator has turned 'the fairy' character into Tangina in Poltergeist. I kept waiting for her (him) to say "go to the light".
The story is totally over cooked. There are far too many characters to even remotely follow. Less than halfway through, I gave up on trying to keep track of who was who. And since all the voices were basically the same, it's easy to not care.
I've listened to all the Prey books that audible offers in chronological order and this is the weakest, by far. Had I not already prepurchased more of the series, this would have been my last one.
The story-line would be ok possibly as a TV sit-com screenplay, but NOT as a reputable novel worth listening to, particularly with a grovelly narrator attempting female voices. Sandford may have other good books, but this experience being my first "listening" of his tales, will also be the LAST I listen to any of his books. Sorry...
worst book. the suspense is getting worse the further along you get with the prey series. Ferrone really did a horrible job with the female characters, had to fast foward every time.
I am a long time fan of Sandford's Prey series, having read all of the books and now working through the audio series. Mr. Ferrone has been perfect for this series...until now. The voice for the fairy is the one blotch on an otherwise beautiful body of work. The Fairy voice made me want to stab my ear drums out. OK, maybe I am exaggerating a bit... but, I did not care for that particular voice. :-) Luckily the Fairy didn't have a significant amount of lines until late in the book.
Moving past that pont, the rest is typical Davenport adventure. Good stuff!
This was very unlike John Stanford ; for the first time with one of his novels I found my attention wandering . Just when I thought I had a handle on the plot it became clear that I didn't, until I realized that I didn't care.
Oh well - everybody's allowed to mess up now and then