What a treat! Thus far, I've read the entire Davenport series in hard copy. Having Richard Ferrone tell me this tale made all the difference. His voice and delivery are just right for the gritty story.
In my book, this ranks as one of the best Prey stories to date. Davenport is working with his usual cast of characters plus a couple of sheriff departments to catch a truly deranged killer. There's lots of action and suspense, and enough plot twists and red herrings to keep a process junkie like me happy. I literally did not stop listening for the last two hours unless I absolutely had to. Highly recommended for Sandford regulars as well as those new to the author.
I really liked the first books in this series, but it seems to be going downhill. Instead of good plot and character development, Sandford resorts to gratuitous swearing (f**ing this and f**ing that). I actually talk like that myself and hearing it used every other line in this book is making me realize how stupid it sounds.
Also, there's no possible way the reader could "get it" right up to the end. Don't know about the rest of you, but I prefer it when I don't get it, but the clues were there all along.
It's been taking me too long to finish listening to Broken Prey because of the narrator's voice. His voice is so garrulous it is so painful to listen to him. Otherwise, I know that this book is excellent as I have read all past "Prey" books by John Sandford
This was nowhere as exciting to me as the earlier books. The reviews when spot on with the narrator It was so slow I had no idea what was going on. I don't care for the person reading at all. Maybe other books but not this. All the characters sounded the same. Mostly the story was disgusting I doubt I get any more Davenport with this narrator
John Sandford and Lucas Davenport are favorites of mine. The villains in this piece seemed darker and the violence more immediate than normal. I won't read it again.
Story is very strong, this book in the series is extra dark, raw, even a bit morbid. Loved it.
Normally, I REALLY like Ferrone's use of silence and pauses between sequences and even within suspenseful sequences in the Davenport series. But I think the audio editing in this one is a bit off. I think it's an audible problem, not Ferrone or Sanford. There is no or little pause between chapters and Ferrone seems to be speaking at a faster rate. I didn't like it. Hopefully it's an editing problem that can be fixed.
I would recommend this book highly. As always following Davenport was an adventure and the plot was fast paced and very entertaining. Richard Ferrone brings the characters to life like no one else can. I'm a forever fan for Sandford and Ferrone.
Supremebear John Sandford is a beast. I just enjoy the MN storylines. Richard Ferrone told the story great. Would like the hear a females voice for the female parts. More diversity
honestly--the reader. I'd listen to a phone book read by this guy! However, the story is great too, and rather fast-paced.