A fairly 'by-the-numbers' detective mystery - from the hero picking up the best looking woman in town within minutes, to the religious nuts and their dark secret - the characters conform to well-known stereotypes. Entertainment if nothing too demanding is required.
I found the narrator's voice somewhat monotone; sometimes finding it difficult to distinguish between some of the characters.
There appears to be an editing error in part two where the narrator mis-reads a line and re-reads it that has been left un-edited. Otherwise audio quality is good.
I was burnt out on the graphic stuff and thought I would never again read Sanford even though I really enjoy the tempo and mystery of his writings. Flowers is great. Keep 'em comin -
Think you'll miss Davenport as the main good guy? Think Again. Flowers is an entertaining, complex Hero! Listen and Love!
Then this is the next best thing. Lucas even makes a few cameo appearances, albeit over the phone. The narrator takes some getting used to, but once you're into the book you won't even notice. Typical Sandford novel at his best. An excellent thriller.
This was another great read from Sandford only wish there were more of his novals on-line. Great Author loved the book!
Was afraid I'd be disappointed in a Sanford novel without Lucas Davenport - not!! The way I judge a really good book is if I get to work in the am and want to sit in the car (at the risk of being late!) and keep listening. I suspected but didn't 'figure it out' until almost the end. I highly recommend.
Love Virgil Flowers character and the book. John Sandford has done it again. Just as I wait anxiously for the next "Prey" book, I'll be looking forward to the next VF installment.
This story is told from the perspective of Virgil Flowers, a minor character in the Lucas Davenport series. The book was good, not great and I have to say the same thing about the audio version.
In my opinion, the reason for this is that Richard Ferrone reads the majority (if not all) of the Lucas Davenport books and doesn't read this new entry - probably since they didn't want to confuse the listener. Richard Ferrone adds depth and vibrance to the other 'Prey' novels and this reader, while fair, adds neither the dry humor of John Sanford nor the understanding of how monotonous good police work can be.
This is a good listen but you may be disappointed if you have ever listened to the other John Sanford books.