Old Broad with Keyboard
Travis McGee is such an old fashioned boy - hey, I know it's from the 60s but I was there & men weren't as old fashioned as McGee. Why do bad things happen to such a decent guy??
McGee. He always has to rescue the wounded bird & fix the broken wings. But, I guess that's what the whole series was about in the end. Our hero. The man who tilts at windmills. And takes on lost causes. Good thing he usually gets paid - somehow.
He's a good 'Voice' for the book.
Yes, but I'm not going to spoil this one for anybody else. McGee really gets himself in a 'bind' in this one.
I read the whole series w-a-a-a-a-a-y back but am enjoying them tremendously in audio.
Special thanks to my girls Stacy, Sash and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and for being there during my multiple recoveries
This time McGee's army buddy Mike Gibson calls to ask for a favor. His baby sister Nina's fiancee has been killed; then exposed as a thief and she's been changed by the events and not for the better. He asks McGee to look into it; find out what to him and help Nina regain her optimism and belief in others. McGee uses a strange method in the implementation of this objective. He picks a fight; the two of them exchange slaps and of course jump directly into bed. Their relationship is intensely passionate and McGee's investigation into her fiancee's death is moving forward when he's drugged and placed into a mental facility. The facility has traded it's integrity for money and allowed itself to be used as a repository for people who've gotten in the way of a corporate swindle. McGee is blackmailed into writing letters to all concerned; both in New York and Florida that he's going walkabout.
This is one of the weaker McGee stories. The only portion of it that redeemed the book was his escape from the institution. If you're someone who's new to the Travis McGee series don't begin your exploration with this one.
I probably would not listen again. I rarely listen to books a second time. But it was a very good book. Very thought provoking.
First encountered McGee years ago and I'm enjoying the series just as much the second time around.
Johd D. MacDonald deffinatly created a true "champion for the underdog"
I was captivated by the first book, The Deep Goodbye, and intend working my way through the Travis McGee series because this, the second book, did not disappoint in any way.
Listened while riding my Goldwing
I'm a Travis McGee fan from WAY back.
He brings the characters to life
Did not like the overall content of the book. Really reached way out there in the dark world of drugs and fantasies. First book in the series was good. I have been disappointed since. I will try one more.
I haven't read the print version but the way the book was performed by Robert Petkoff, it would be hard to believe reading this myself would be better. Petkoff is as professional as they come and he delivers well on "Pink".
It's a unique storyline and MacDonald weaves intricate pieces together as well as anybody in the 20th century. Travis McGee is a multi-dimensional character that has flaws and imperfections that don't detract but rather enhance his character.
The way Petkoff transitions to the female voices like Nina is brilliant to listen to. He is consistent throughout and provides a unique dimension to each character as he delivers the lines like a pro.
No. I listened to bit and pieces whenever I had a spare moment.
Better story, how much of a self serving hero can you stand?
No more Magee, I'm out of high school.
I've always had a soft spot for Travis McGee. Yes, he's a chauvinist but considering when the book was written it seems natural, if not desirable.
This is a good simple series. It may be nostalgia, but I'm enjoying it just the same.