I am a huge fan of the Prey novels and I have read them all! I'm patiently waiting for the next one to be released and decided to give some of the other series a listen to keep me occupied until the next prey book comes out. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Now I'm hooked on Lucas AND Virgil!!
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I am rereading the entire prey series and decided to parallel read the Virgil Flowers series as soon as Mr flowers was introduced in Invisible Prey. Maybe the most significant thing that I've noticed after just completing this first in the Flowers series is that I would really have liked it better in both series if Eric Unger head read the Virgil Flowers speaking parts in both series and Richard Ferrone would have read Lucas Davenport speaking parts. This story was good but lacked just a little bit of the intensity of the prey books. Still looking forward to following both series to their conclusion now
Probably - I have only read one John Sandford book in the printed version - once I discovered how great they are to listen to I only do them that way.
Oh yes! Lots of suspense and characters I really like.
Virgil Flowers - I really like that guy.
No, I was just intrigued up until the very end.
I don't know how John Sandford can keep writing these books without them seeming formulaic like most best sellers - but he does.
There was nothing really great about this book. The main character, Virgil Flowers, is not really developed enough for me to like him or care about him, or want to find out what his future would be in the next book.
I also hated the way that Virgil Flowers was trying to be a writer on the side in the plot. It was ridiculous how Virgil would work on his story every couple of chapters and you'd have to read the segment he'd written. Stupid. Who cares? I thought it was also ridiculous the rock band t-shirts that the author described him wearing every day that he changed clothes. It added nothing to the character development.
Narrator, Eric Conger, did a great job narrating.
I really enjoy John Sanford's other characters so I was looking forward to getting into the Virgil Flowers series. This is the premier book. Hopefully the series got better after this one. I think there is a good story line in there someplace but it was so full of useless characters and sub plots that I really don't know. In addition the narrator was very dead pan, almost boring. I found my mind wandering off every time I tuned into this novel, something that doesn't usually happen. Being the first of the series perhaps there was a lot of character profiles going on and the series will get better. I'll try again with another novel and take it from there.
When listening to the sample and reading the audible summary of the book, there is no indication of all the bible and religious "language" .I think those references slow down the story. If books that have this interlacing were noted, I'm sure there is a big audience that would love it. For me, remove the religious aspect in the book.
No and yes. Almost every "scene" of the book has a religious reference. A certain segment of the "reader" population would really like this book.
It seems very choppy. I can tell when there is a period....but then the reader almost comes to a full stop on commas.
Haven't been able to get into the book that far to tell.
There should be a way to be able to know which books have religious overtones before purchasing the book. At least with a hard copy, a person can glance thru the book instead of being giving a 5 minute, interesting snippet .
I usually like John Sanford, but this one was quite a disappointment. Weak story line and very predictable.
The story line was great, but the narrator was the poorest (too slow and not enough emphasis. My favorite is Scott Brick as a narrator.
Review would have been awesome if Scott Brick would have been the narrator. It was evident who the suspect was early on.