I really didn't care much for the story and I did find it hard to keep listening to the narrator. After awhile his tone got on my nerves. I wanted to start the series but I'm afraid it will be a long time listening with Mr Ferrone.
Sanford builds great stories with great characters and Richard Ferrone is a masterful reader. This is the only series of this length that I have listen to all the way through and I've listen to each book at least two times.
This genre has a hero, the cop who you want to believe in, whom you want to succeed. If the "hero" is a scumbag, it's hard to enjoy the book. This "hero," in the next volume, attempts to convince a married woman to cheat on her perfectly innocent and believably loyal husband. When she resists multiple times, he keeps at it. I personally don't find that to be a great character trait and it basically killed any affinity I would have for the "hero" or the story. I will not be purchasing Any subsequent books in this series.
I bought two on sale. I will listen to the other. I had no problem getting through it. The characters were likable. It isn't a book I will listen to more than once. The journey was more interesting than the some of the book.
The characters were good, but not developed enough. Their lightly dusted over.
He has a nice voice, deep and raspy. His voice has an ironic nature. He didn't do women very well.
I wouldn't seek it out. Jeanine Frost, Dianne Duvall, Deborah Harkness are authors book's I would go to see if there were a movie.
I think many mystery lovers will like this book. I like more action, banter, romance, complex characters and a supernatural element would be a bonus.
I went into this series hoping to find a good crime, murder mystery series. I was absolutely not disappointed. The conclusion although obvious left me very fulfilled. Worth your credit and I absolutely getting the next installment.
This is a pretty good story but way too much attention paid to Davenport manipulating, and being manipulated by, the media including his girl friend. It got on my nerves by 3 or 4th time he gave a 'tip' to some bimbo TV reporter. Otherwise a good listen.
I've read many and will continue to read them.
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.