Richard Ferrone ruins this fun book with creepy, nasal, singsong female voices. Nobody, but nobody sounds like his version. I gave up.
Eric Conger is great doing Virgil. Ferrone is on my blacklist, titled "Never more!"
Good story, but not great. Contrived.
Female voices are really awful in the performance. Wow annoying and totally unbelievable. It was a distraction. I will just chalk it up since Ferrone's performances are usually very good.
I'd stop him from making that terrible Farrie voice. About 1/3 of the way through I just wanted to smash things.
I'm a big Richard Ferrone fan, I've enjoyed all of the other books that he's read, but the voice of Fairie is just awful. too awful for words.
Best:...dialogue and narrator. Least:two plots that run parallel (not unusual for Sanford)..but the overriding plot was too wierd. Took a while for me to dicipher....I should have taken better note of the Title PHANTOM Prey.
He brings it to life.....his intonations are great.....and of course Sanford's dialogue is unmatched.
NO....the principle character is dead (thankfully)...she was no Clara Rinker!
This is my least favorite of the Lucas Davenport mysteries and I've listened to every single one of them (and all the Virgil Flowers books) 2 or 3 times. It's not because of the story which is good. It's certainly up to John Sandford's usual quality writing, but rather it's because -- as much as I love Richard Ferrone in all the other Prey books, the voice he uses for the "Fairy" in this book is like nails on a chalkboard. It's sooooooooooooooooooo bad and it's all through the hours and hours of the book. If you have a choice, READ this one. Don't listen to it. Love you Richard Ferrone -- but not in this book!
This mystery seemed simple-minded to me. The clues could have been gathered and the case solved in 40 pages. The worst Sandford homicide mystery I've read!
Prey is my favorite series...
He is by far, the best male reader that I have listened to... and I listen to ALOT of audio books... He just makes me chuckle - the way he reads Lucas or Virgil... I can just picture these two guys - just by how he reads their lines... and of course John Sanford for creating the perfect lines for him to read!!
I always laugh... he is such a down to earth writer - writes what people actually say...
Love it Love it Love it!
I am an avid fan of the Prey series by John Sanford. It was very difficult to listen to this novel due to the reading of Richard Ferrone. He said, she said was most irritating along with his poor imitation of the characters. If someone had not read previous books, they would stop right here and assume it is the writer.
This is horrible. I've been reading Sandford's books for years, and listening to the audio books for a couple of years. I can hardly tolerate Richard Ferrone's narration. I'm considering not finishing this audio book. Ferrone's portrayal of women's voices is ABOMINAL. And insulting. He makes them sound like whiny nasal inferior substandard characters. And the women are such a big part of this story. If I'm going to listen to another Sandford novel, it will only be if there is someone else narrating. HORRIBLE. Takes so much away from the story.