Very intriguing side step from he Lucas Davenport series of mysteries. Virgil Flowers is on his own investigating an increasingly deadly series of killings. Virgil is a bit of a nut and an interesting character. If you follow up this book with "Invisible Prey", some the references to Virgil are even funnier.
I didn't want to miss any of the story and listening in the car, my attention would leave the story for a few moments at a time and with SO MANY CHARACTERS I ended up getting the book from the library to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. I think if I had it to do over again I would just prefer to do this one with the pages in my hand so I can keep all the people straight....Maybe I shouldn't listen and drive at the same time!
I was looking forward to this book by John Sandford and while I think the writing is up to his standard, the narration is terrible. The main character who had a small, but well-formed part in "Invisible Prey" is flat and uninteresting in this effort as a result of the narration.
This edition is painful to listen to.
I seem to be a verb.
No Lucas Davenport this time, but the same great writing and character development. A peripheral character in the Prey series, Virgil Flowers is developed as a savey and persistent detective in this latest contribution from Sandford.
By having Virgil as the protagonist, Sandford gets to add some sexual tension. He is a bachelor so he gets to do more than flirt. But can Virgil trust his instincts?
I am having the toughest time getting into this book, despite really enjoying the story. The narrator doesn't even try to make any of the characters sound different, female voices, big guys, little guys all sound exactly the same. Conger is just reading the book to you; I have never had this much trouble figuring out who was talking.
Another great book with Virgil Flowers as the "man".
This book grabbed me right at the start and kept me interested to the end, with one event after another. As in his other books about Virgil Flowers, John Sandford uses his humor through out the book and sometimes had me laughing out loud at things that Virgil would say. Eric Conger did a great job narrating as well, he had just the right tone in his voice to fit the situation or person.
A pretty good book, but very verbose and repetitive. Hope Sanford is not getting lazy and just putting in minimal effort.