John Sandford is one of my favorite authors. He could write the user manual to my microwave and I would still be enthralled by him. Love the series and I have a huge crush on Lucas Davenport! Can't wait for more.
Loved it--it was my introduction to Lucas Devenport and Sandford's works. Since this one I have read or listened to the entire Devenport series. Well plotted with interesting lead characters. Good stories with excellent local color and description provided.
Apparently, if you like the Lucas Davenport series, you would love this; and I can see why, it certainly wasn't boring and it was fun to hear. But for the love of God, could there please be some sort of surprise to this?? It was more like reading a book for a second time--a fun and brainless. I really don't see how anyone could have not foreseen the plot by scores of chapters. I don't even consider it a mystery because the narrator made us privy to the plot like we were his father confessor. Do you want a mindlessly entertaining story? Great. If you want to work out something for yourself, move on.
While some authors seem to lose their edge or focus, John Sanford continues to get better and better with a continuing character. His main character, Lucas Davenport, continues to evolve and define with each book. I found "Invisible Prey" somehow funnier than some of the other Prey novels. The conversations between characters is believable and often very witty. Sanford includes all the favorite supporting characters who keep Lucas informed and in line.
I would highly recommend this book and I am already looking forward to the next book in the series.
This story may be one of the best stories in the Lucas Davenport series. The Armstrong Quilts played a central role as the mystery was unraveled little bit by little bit but, was there a real curse? Maybe or maybe not.
Although the listener knows who the killers are early on, this mystery has so many twists and turns that my attention was held throughout the telling of the story. I was captivated and wondering right up to the end how Sandford would tie all the threads together in the end.
This story has a good plot and Sandford did a wonderful job bringing all the threads together in a reasonable and believable way. I found this story to be entertaining without too much blood and guts, although there were some, of course, but not the heart-pumping, edge of your seat suspense that I've experienced in other prey novels. The pace and tempo of the story moved at a much slower pace than the previous stories while LD investigated and hunted for the serial murderers.
In my opinion, narrator Richard Ferrone is Lucas Davenport, and I agree he does not create believable female voices, but I can tolerate them. Ferrone performed very well.
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
But not as much as I love Virgil Flowers. This LD novel is good...I really enjoyed the antagonists in this book.
While the narrator was fine, the book was a meanderaing, boring mess. The bad guys are identtified early and it's downhill from there. This is the first audible book I have not finished. Tried to, but it seemed more like a chore than the pleasure I usually feel when listening to a good book. Don't waste your time or money.
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
I'm pretty hard to please with who-dunnits and all, but this worked. The twists are not huge, but still it wasn't a detective coming of retirement one last time or anything. a pretty solid plot with some really unlikable killers. Held my interest.
The narrator excellent,separated male/female speech well. Good Lucas story although I was conscious of more gutter language(was this because I was listening instead of glancing over the stuff?).
The beginning was confusing. So much so, I had to listen to again just to make sure I had the plot right. Yup, I did...well sort of. The facts were presented but the detective really did not solve the mystery. It just happened. At the end when all should be revealed or in this case connected, it left me with the overriding question, “Why did the author bother, and why did I bother to read it?” I guess you have to be a fan.