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.
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.
If this is one of the better books in the series, I can only wonder about how poor the others must be. I found it a chore to listen to. The detecting was painfully stupid and the plot line completely uninteresting. The characters that are killed we don't even know. The side characters are better detectives than the detective, so who am I supposed to care about? Useless.
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.
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?).
Not one of John Sandford/Lucas Davenport's best mysteries, but entertaining as always. No real suspense to it, and the characters were a little bit weak.
I like John Ferrone as a narrator except when narrating a woman's role. His voice was kind of 'off-putting' actually.
I hope I can rate the next in the series with 5 stars.
I'd never read or listened to a book by him, so I took a chance. I am so glad I did because it was wonderful. The suspense and flow were what kept my attention and I didn't want to turn the IPOD off!! I would recommend it to anyone... The narrator of this story was great!. His voice brought the character to life. Made me see Lucas Davenport, truly see him as a person!! I went on to get several more books and listen every chance I get....
I liked the plot well enough to give the writer another chance. Actually, the thing that I continually find awkward is the gratuitous use of bad language--not to heighten the drama or express a character's frustration, but just to sound contemporary. A surgeon who isn't even mildly irritated uses bad language, and so do several other characters who are supposedly educated and affluent. So as you are listening, the effect is jarring. Anyone who has ever used a computer will at times be at their wit's end, and probably teenagers would drive you to think one or two of those words, but just for shock value this interrupts the narrative. Where you can skim in reading it yourself, this language pretty much jumps at you while you are listening. But good story; plausible and intriguing, so will try one more by Sandford and see if he was just on a tear or whether he likes this style of writing.