My son suggested that I try John Sanford's "Prey" series. He knows me and knows how much I love this type of writing. When Audible gave me the introduction to the series at a reduced rate on one of their surprise specials I remembered this suggestion from my son and gave it a try. I immediately became a fan of Lucas Davenport. He seems to be a bit of a mix between James Bond (ladies’ man) Dirty Harry (tough cop) and Sherlock Holmes (a great detective). After listening to the last book in the series, (at the moment) I decided to start at the beginning of the series which is this book. It was not a disappointment and I plan to continue with this until the series is finished. Love the style and wit of the character. If the reader likes Nelson DeMille's John Corey series then this should ably meet the requirements of the reader’s palate. His blend of wit and sarcasm is exceptional. Although the character of Lucas Davenport is a prosecutor's nightmare, it is the vigilante's champion. The combination of a cop who has made the grade of Detective Lieutenant and one who has amassed a lot of personal wealth with his gaming business is not very realistic, it does make for a great entertaining story. I can recommend this author and the narrator without reservation based upon the 2 books of the series I have listened to.
Well written especially for a first novel. Lucas Davenport is an interesting character you want to follow. Unexpected ending leaves readers wanting more.
Richard Ferrone does a great job of bringing the 'Prey' books to life. 'Rules' is a very good story on its own and does a good job of setting up the characters for what evolved into a long running series. It's fast-paced, smart, and the characters are the sort you want to revisit.
Davenport is many sided. He seems so civilized and then he beats the stuffing out of someone. The anger he carries is barely under control and then he can be warm, charming, sexy, intelligent, romantic, and sensitive at the same time. One of his longtime, close friends is a nun. He dresses well, drives a Porsche and designs internet games. And in the end, he figures out the crime and the perpetrator of the crime, carries on a romance or two and shows a man struggling to live with his shortcomings.
I'm new to this series but will definitely be adding more Lucas Davenport to my reading list. A different twist introducing the killer at the beginning.
I ALWAYS ENJOY THE DAVENPORT STORIES, BUT THIS ONE WAS VERY POORLY EDITED. THEY CUT OFF THE FINAL SYLLABLE OR WORD ON EACH CHAPTER. THEY SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST LISTENED TO THE FINAL PRODUCT. IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT THEY DID NOT.
For a first novel of a series, it was chock full of action, suspense and realistic characters.
Yes , most definitely. There were plenty of twists and turns that made ones thoughts go one way and then you grab on to another clue and figure it out again. Didn't really figure it out till the end which is rare for me.
He seems to capture the characters personalities, especially all their little quirks that make each one special.
No, not laughing or crying really.. Perhaps a few smiles at sarcasm and witty comments, but mostly I enjoyed the plot.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks as I go to sleep, it's relaxing and keeps my mind off other things that may distract me and prevent me from sleeping. The stories help me focus on the book and nothing else. Perhaps it's like you're parents reading to you when you were little. I'm a voracious reader anyway and ths is a nice way of reading that also puts me to sleep. Therefore, the narrator has to catch it just right, which I feel Mr. Ferrone does well.
Constant action either physical or mental
Being in the heads of both the "good" guys, and the "bad guy".
Loved em all
Not really, just enjoyed it over a week of yard work, but I can easily see where it would be very hard to put down.
Next please Mr, Sandford
I enjoyed the story and felt the reader did a good job, but the audio editing was really poor. As mentioned by Gail (Oct 23, 2011) and Ron (Oct 14, 2009) the chapters are clipped. On some chapters, it seems that the last couple words get clipped. On others, the audio goes straight from the last word of a chapter to the word
This is the first for me. I read it because I just watched the buried prey movie with harmon on tv and liked the movie so I thought I would try listening to one of his novels. I have ordered a 3rd and hope the 3rd one is a little bit better.