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.
as i read in at least one other review, the narration is AWFUL! i've read many of the "prey" books, but have only listened to one as an audio book. i don't remember it being too bad, but this one is truly an abomination. richard ferrone's "acting" is worse than a first grader in his first play! does he actually get paid for this? i can't even concentrate on the story itself because i'm so distracted by the horrible narration. i think i'm going to stick to READING sanford's books so i can imagine the characters myself instead of ferrone ruining them for me.
John Sandford is an outstanding writer. Richard Ferrone is an adequate narrator EXCEPT when doing the women's voices.
In particular -- when he reads the part of "Fairy" I cringed -- literally CRINGED because the delivery was so terrible.
I actually considered putting the audio book away and just reading the hardcover.
The story is typical Sandford: tight and original. Very "listenable."
Except for the narration.
If you can handle what may just be the worst narrated book of all time -- you should be able to handle this book.
PLEASE get Ferrone far away from this series, or convince him that female characters have brains too.
I am a huge fan of the Prey Novels, but Ferrone's monotone and one-dimensional narration ruined it for me. He has absolutely no idea how to perform a female character and the "Fairy" characterization was whiny and irritating - he had no idea how to sound like a Valley Girl. It was so off-putting, that my spouse will not listen to it. If I could ask for a refund, I would.
It's a shame, because the story itself was engaging. Buy the paperback book, don't listen to it.
This is not a bad book, but the narrator is really having an issue with his female characterization. Maybe it's just that there are a lot of female characters in the story, but I swear if I hear his whiny, 'swishy', ridiculous intonation much longer, I might have to stop listening altogether. This book might just make me go back to Lucas Davenport in print!
I have read all of Sanford's book and am a fan. I am also an avid listener of Audible books(over 400). This narrator completely spoiled the book. I recommend that Audible drop this narrator. I will NEVER buy a book he is associated with.
Very good and holds you until the end. I really did enjoy reading this book.