Very well done from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Tight plot. Full character development without getting too wordy. Narrator did a professional job with voices and did not overpower the read. Highly recommended!
Another great from John Sandford. A great story with interesting people, some tiwsts when you don't expect them and a cool finish.
I never heard of this book but truly enjoyed it. Virgil made the story with his humor. I now plan to go back and read the others.
I have listened to a Sandford book once before and it was probably a 4 star... This book was very highly reviewed by another member who generally agrees with me on thrillers, so it was a surprise that I didn't really get pulled in. I did not read the first two in the series, so maybe that would have helped however I detected very little character development of the protagonist. I don't really have a sense about who he is or what he's like and I didn't care too much about him, like I had become attached to Jack Reacher in Lee Child's series. In addition, this book was sorely lacking in action. Basically, there is serial killer and Flowers goes around and inquires. At the end there is a twist, that however did not surprise me that much. I finished the book however I'm not eager to buy the next one. Since I didn't strongly dislike it, I would say that this is a 3.5 star listen. Since I'm current with Reacher and looking for something new I'm going to switch over to Sandford's prey series and see if I like that better.
I wish u could comment on other peoples comments, add a new dimension on what people write, some reviews deserve more than a 'yes or no'
The great thing is that Sanford does a great job of creating 2 different characters in Lucas D and Virgil F, I like the Virgil series but they are not all great compared to most of Lucas' stories... Virgil has a specific way of creating unrest that helps him reach his ends & his ultimate goal. I am not always convinced with Virgil's methods, especially against a really solid 'criminal crew', his weakness is so obvious & so easily exploitable if needed to keep real criminals from going back to jail... etc.... BUT his smokescreen & creation of 'chaos' thru talk & untrustworthiness from potential suspect to suspect, so in the types of conditions Lucas inserts Virgil his method works & entertaining
I also like that Virgil has a military background although I don't believe it is used enuff, even though I'm not looking for another Reacher wanna-be minus about 100 pounds & 100 Macroliters of testosterone & fighting ability but it would be more interesting if instead of just being an MP Virgil was Recon, SF, etc... but I'm just going talking nonsense... This book is not the near the best of the 6, the first couple novels are Sanford's best regarding Virgil but I'm convinced he can get back to some more 'grass-root', causing chaos, taking a completely unreadable angle to get that first lead to solve his cases... & not carrying his gun often? I can understand the t-shirts, but its book 6 & he still hasn't learned & don't think he will make book 8 with that kind of attitude esp after making the type of enemies he has plus ones that are in included by proxy for knowing Davenport..... Worth the reading, average in content
Love listening to audiobooks
So far out of the Virgil series, this one is my favorite. Lots of twists that u don't see coming. Love being blindsided by a plot!
Virgil, I love that guy!!!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Okay, y'gotta read Rough Country to get my title up there. But you gotta read it to have a good time too. Eric Conger brings Virgil Flowers to full bloom once again and he squeezes the stitching out of every character and plot twist that John Sandford imagined in this ass kickin' adventure. If you're looking for fun wrapped inside of a nice puzzle... here it be! I'll be reading another Virgil Flowers adventure with murder, wild folks and hot women. Why? Because this one was cool.
OH... BTW... don't start with this Flowers novel. Too many flashbacks to previous stories in this series. And most of them are spoilers if and when you go back to earlier books. So... do read this, but start earlier on with the series. You'll thank me... or John Sandford.
I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME FOLLOWING THE BEGINNING. HAD TO GO BACK AND LISTEN AGAIN. STILL DIFFICULT.
AGAIN, NOT HIS BEST WORK.....
ERIC IS GREAT
NO. MOVE ON.
ALMOST CALLED AND ASKED FOR A REFUND.
Love the development of the character Virgil Flowers, from Sandford's Prey series. Congers laid back style is a perfect match. Story keeps your interest and I'm looking forward to the next Flowers book.
I love the Prey books and now I look forward to the Virgil Flowers novels. Sandford mixes in just enough personal stuff without overdoing it. His descriptive talents bring the scenes alive and, again, without overdoing it. This was hard to put down and Eric Conger's narration is among the best.