For a first in a series this was a very good book. The narration is good and John Sanford keeps the story moving along. I have listened to later books in this series and they were even better. Classic cop/crime solver book.
Davenport is a different type of cop, plays by his own rules and I like the story.
The narrator was pretty good.
Davenport, he is cool, tough and sexy.
Rarely books are made into "good" movies, they are always changing characters, the story, etc.
Hope book two is as good as this one.
First book of John Sanford's that I've listened too and I was not disappointed in the least bit. Good story though at times it felt cliche. Would listen to it again.
This was not my first Lucas Davenport and it won't be the last. The Harry Bosch of the midwest is a character that really captures and entertains me. The narration is great and really keeps you in the story
Richard Ferrone's performance is really great and carries the narrative along well.
There were some problems with the production however. There is not even the slightest pause between Chapters. The last word of a chapter runs right into the first word of the next. It was annoying and I first I thought I had missed something, but I began to realize that the chapters were recorded separately and assembled with no pause. Never had this experience in any other audio book.
I kept on pondering while I listened to this story, “Why am I not liking this?” I had read a lot of good reviews about this series, so I was really looking forward to it.
I finally figured it out: I did not like the main character, the hero Lucas Davenport! I just did not care for him at all. He’s characterized as being the perfect, tough guy, expert, good looking, can easily attract and sleep with women, a genius kind of guy. I was not impressed. To me he was an egotistical creep.
I also did not like the way that he treated women in the book. I have a feeling most women will not like the main character’s womanizing attributes either.
Of course, I hated the serial killer, but who wouldn’t. His personality though was annoying too!
Maybe in the rest of the series, Sanford’s writing gets better in reference to Lucas Davenport. However, I’m not going to waste my credits in finding out, and I recommend that you don’t either!
I like the Virgil Flowers series better, however this was only the first book in the Lucas Davenport series, so there's hope. It was very good but I hope it gets better in the rest of the series. I wouldn't listn to it again but thats only because I don't read books twice, ever.
I liked the character of the killer. He was well developed.
Richard Ferrone does a great job with all the different characters. He does Lucas Davenport the best in this book.
I didn't care for the main character. He's a tramp and tampers with evidence. I like my cops to be the good guys.
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.