This was an enjoyable listen. A good, well developed plot. In the end I was left feeling satisfied. Ferrone, while having a a narrow range with regard to voicing, still maintains a steady pace that does not detract from the story in the end having sort of a neutral influence, which if you aren't enhancing is the next best thing. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen and look forward to the next release.
I have read all of Sandford's novels and -- IMHO -- this is one of his best Lucas Davenport stories.
The writing is fast paced, the plot is credible without being predictable (a big feat these days) and the story flows really well.
I couldn't turn it off, and the ending made that worth it. All of the recurring characters made an appearance, which is always fun.
You could read this as a stand alone novel, but it would probably be more meaningful if you went back half a dozen books in the series.
Narration was excellent, as usual.
John, your editor didn't show up on this one. . .and neither the action and clarity of plot. Two many characters and subplots . . However, the last two chapters were vintage Davenport . . but btw, (spoiler alert) do you really think Letty would have just walked by Sam's room and shut the door with gunman in the house?
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
This book has everything you would want from a Davenport novel. The bad guys with humor, a salty cope we just adore, the salty cop's friends, cop's perfect family and a plot that keeps the reader engaged. Good easy to listen to kinda mystery. I really liked this one.
I've read or listened to them all, and this wasn't among the best. Several parts of the plot just didn't work for me. For example, nobody could figure out how the software company was funneling money, then all of a sudden "oh look, there's a second set of books". The whole money flow thing was a bit weak. And the side plot with Flowers added nothing to the book...you'd have thought he was a real person and the author needed to throw him a bone. The standalone Virgil Flowers books are much better by comparison.
You'll note that I don't generally write reviews, but I couldn't help it after seeing the handful of breathless reviews, complete with exclamation points. I'm starting to think these are bogus plants, but what do I know. Listener beware.
More a thriller than police procedural than previous "Prey" novels. All of the Audible books available for the series are notable and worth a listen. Lucas Davenport could easily have become a protagonist character that a reader/listener couldn't support or bond with over years with this series. But he doesn't. I couldn't imagine another narrator than Richard Ferrone, a personal favorite of mine.
The Lucas Davenport series is one of my favorites. I'll always immediately read or listen to the newest in the series as soon as it came out. If you enjoy the others in the series, you'll enjoy this one for sure.
My only nit to pick was the narrator. He sounds very gritty and sinister, and while these books are gritty, they're not necessarily sinister. He's an excellent narrator, but I think he was a bad fit for this title, and it took away from my listening enjoyment.
Self-admitted lazy reader who delights in listening to audiobooks!
I have been a fan of this series by Sanford from the beginning. The story he has woven here is one of his best. Unlike many authors who have created a long lasting series, Sanford hasn't lost his passion for these characters.
I seriously doubt it. I felt like he was reading this book for a film noir performance of some 1940's hard boiled detective tale. It just didn't fit. It was a struggle for me to overcome my annoyance with the narrator to actually focus on the story
This was a great listen from start to finish. Lucas Davenport and the BCA are back, as are Weather, Lucie and the younger children, Sam and Gabrielle. Lots of action and an excellent performance by Richard Ferrone. Highly recommended.
This is one of the best and most interesting of the prey series that I've listen to. It's more a combination of thriller and police procedural story. The plot held my attention throughout. The pace and momentum of tension and suspense kept me listening at every opportunity.
Lucas and Weather have three children - Letty (adopted), Sam and a new baby girl. I've liked Letty (she has spunk) from the first novel that I listen to, and she plays a very important role in this story.
This story hits the ground running with fast paced action and with dialogue that is snappy and witty. Lucas is his typical macho self and has a personal code of ethics and morals.
It all begins with a random crime against Lucas followed by an especially gruesome murder scene. In this small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters and even a dog. The murder scene reminds Lucas of the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings, but the husband was an executive vice president at a large bank. Something kept needling Lucas's cop instincts. Nothing fits.
The murders involve a cruel and vicious gang from Mexico. The gang is unknowingly set in motion by a relatively harmless group, but as the title suggests, the murders are all about getting something back that has been stolen.
Richard Ferrone is the voice of the prey series and his performance as always was excellent.