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 Sasha, Stacy and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and being the best of company during my recovery.
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
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.
No. I love the McGee books but this one was somewhat implausible.
I think that the villains seemed too 'restrained' to be plausible.
His voice and style seem to fit the character/genre.
Meh. Out of curiosity...
Some reviewers seem to not grasp that this book was written in 1964.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
A crazy story and McGee, the ever chivalrous male, is completely satisfied sexually. Ever wonder how people can see such a different view of themselves? Here is the classic example of what is in the soul is not what the self sees in the mirror reflection.
Too weird to listen to again.