World class, excellent.
Plot almost got me lost while driving; I was so focused on listening to the book, that I drove right past my exit. Woke up at the last moment.
I really loved the performance!
Yes! Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen something totally threw me for a loop. I even had to rewind a few times!
It was quite long for one sitting but there were times when I took a longer route than necessary!
Rules of Prey ranked in the top 10% of all the audio books I've listened to which is a considerable amount
Everyone's favorite character is supposed to be Lucas Davenport and the author certainly accomplished that. Just behind the obvious would be the police chief who was investigating Davenport and ended up relying on him heavily. I didn't like any of the women in the story - none of them had any depth of character except for his childhood friend who's now a nun.
No, but I thought he did a good enough job that I searched his other work to see if something caught my interest
I really appreciated Mr Sanford's comments at the end of the book. I appreciate that he understands the way he treats the character Davenport isn't the way officers really conduct investigations. I read one of Mr. Sanford's books a long time ago and purchased field of prey which I liked so much I'm hoping to read the whole Sanford / Davenport series.
Lukas Davenport is an interesting character. The bad guy is pretty over the top as bad guys go, which is unfortunate. But the book is well written and kept me interested. I'd probably listen to more Davenport novels.
I’d recommend it if it were read by someone other than Ferrone, say Eric Conger who read all seven of the Virgil Flowers stories...he’s great!
None come to mind.
Clean up the audio; random noises etc.
No, not this book, but certainly some of Sanford’s later work for sure.
Reading the Kindle version presently...no annoying narration.
I loved the story but found myself trying to figure out how to limit the exposure to the narrator's lip smacking sounds in between sentences and with pauses. It was so distracting! It may have been a really bad job of editing or lack of spit screen on microphone, but it made me crazy and I almost stopped listening on several occassions, just to get away from the wet, pasty sounds! Would love to listen to all of John Sandford's books, but I see Ricard Ferrone is on pretty much all of them. Very disappointing as I just can't spend another second listening to that annoying distraction.
Of course, having read at least half of the "Prey" series, I found it funny that I had never read the original, first one "Rules of Prey". I naturally made comparisons to the latter works which were much more put together and less simplistic than this one (as expected). The only thing I would change was the droning on about the main characters' interest in gaming. I felt as if I was being given the highlight of a Dungeons and Dragons tournament; didn't make for interesting imagery and it made the book feel draggy at points.
I wouldn't have changed anything other than to leave out the gaming talk. John Sanford really comes into his own and begins to master his craft in the latter books, but this one fit the bill as a starter.
I love Richard Ferrone's husky, Jersey-Italian style reading of gritty cops and "broads"! You can tell he's having a lot of fun with it here- maybe more than usual. It made me wonder if this was his first recording for the "Prey" series.
I would see it on television, yes.
John Sanford is a class detective mystery story teller and makes it very sexy- good light reading!
It like DEXTER (TV show) but with a very rouge cop.
it shows the mind and side of the killer
zero insight because everything too lay out
no emotion during performance
by the end of the book it feel like Lucas is worst then the serial killer with his use any means necessary attitude.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
Enjoyed this John Sandford book, the first in the series I think. The character of Lucas Davenport is fun and makes a worthy foil to the evil characters. Some of the sex stuff in Sandford's books seems silly to me and not provocative. Nevertheless, I liked it well enough to buy the second book- which was not as good.
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The first in a series of over 20 Lucas Davenport books. I didnt start with this one, and you don't have to start with this one, they are very well written, well developed, loveable characters, one can really relate to. I have read/listened to all of John Sandfords books, and I truly love them all. I do. In 'Rules of Prey', we get to know Lucas, a Minneapolis detective who discovers his love and talent for hunting murderers. A narcotics/robbery cop, with a net of people on the streets, uses his connections to hunt down the Mad Dog. Sandford does a great job with all of his books, this one especially since it is his first in a wonderful series. If you enjoy this type of book, this genre, you'll enjoy this series. I live only 100 miles from Minneapolis, in WIsconsin, and all of the stories are basically based in Minneapolis, a couple of the stories wander into northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota. If you are from any of these places, you will find that Sandfords descriptions of these towns and cities, are fully accurate, and you will really enjoy the familiarity.
I really love this series of books. I would tell anyone who would listen, to get one try it out, maybe you will like it as I do, maybe not, but its worth one listen, I think.