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I love John D McDonald's books--I remember reading them decades ago when they were first published.
Travis McGee, of course
I love the way characters develop as the story progresses.
The reader is excellent, and the quality of the audio book is great, as usual from Audible.
I've been a fan of John D. MacDonald for years. Happy to hear them from Audible.
This series has been a long time coming. They are like southern comfort food. You never get tired of hearing them....over and over and over.
In some ways the audio version is better. Great way to pass the time on long drives, workouts or downtime when reading a book doesn't work well.
All of the other
No. At least not THIS version. The narrator did a fine job with men...but whenever women character's came about, and there is one woman is is a main character throughout the book, they sounded like Muppets...which was really distracting.
Not so much this one. It is sort of a mystery by the numbers, not a lot of twits or surprises, but MacDonald is a good and descriptive author that the reader is compelled to follow the trail.
As I mentioned earlier...he cannot perform in women's voices without sounding like a animated squirrel or Muppet...which became very distracting for me.
Just the dialogue as written. MacDonald can take the description of a woman's clothed rear end and allow the reader to visualize the character, and does so without becoming pornographic or silly.
The third in the McGee series, really begins to hit its stride after a strong opening and a weak sophomore offering.
Audible has been a lifesaver as I continue to go through the process of physical recovery.
McGee leaves the boats and beaches of Florida for the great Southwest. This book; written in the mid sixties. Thus it contains some jarringly outdated ideas and opinions. McGee's Freudian analysis of Isobel is one such example. the sheriff openly admitting that he will be coming down on McGee if he bothers the rich husband of Travis' client.
However the writing style and abilities of John D. MacDonald are good enough to overcome fifty years of change. In fact I have books of his from the early fifties. In these he displays the "red menace" paranoia common to the era. Combined with the misogynistic belief that smacking the wife around to maintain is something that must be done. Despite these shortcomings I have yet to read a bad MacDonald book. A Purple Place For Dying is one of better offerings among the early Travis McGee series.
I would give this book to friends who enjoy a good story with action and philosophy in equal measure. The characters build with the tempo of the action.
When Trav and Jasper Yeoman come to understand each other.
Improve his use of english.language skills.
Families can surprise you.
yes, depending if they like audio books
I like audio books better personal preferance
plain and simlpe
Always a mans man. It's very easy to get quickly absorbed into these stories. A great escape from reality.
Written in 1964 it's fun to remember how we used to communicate. Actually writing letters...Stopping at a pay phone to make a call...No political correctness. Ahhh the good ole days.
I was born in 1959 and it's fun to remember those simpler times. I read all of these years ago but love to listen to them now to pass the time on the beach or smoking a cigar.