I approached the Virgil Flowers series with trepidation. How could anyone be more natural and crafty as Lucas Davenport. Forgive me John Sandford for I was wrong. Virgil is the perfect mix of sexiness, detective work, and great dialog. Eric Conger growls the narrative in a way that is totally believable and character perfect. Long live Virgil and his work in and around "the cities".
He is is my favorite Sandford character and Eric Conger is the perfect voice for him. I loved every moment and was sad when the story was over.
If you like entertainment that lets you think then this book is for you. With Sanford the Flower books are almost always the same - no mystery as to whodunit. But that misses the point. These are wonderful stories of mid-west Americans that for this left coaster hit all the romantic notions of what are the real shades of grey in the world of crime. The same mass culture that produces intelligent detectives has the opposite effect on alienated youth. Nobody does it better or more entertainingly than John Sanford.
Retired book buyer/book manager for wholesale distributor in the 5 largest northeast states. Prolific reader who was inundated with ARCs.
Easily the most driven and interesting of the Virgil Flowers books. As good as the Prey books with Lucas Davenport!
The moments leading up to the bridge part
Eric brings life to this series and the voices he changes are what make the differnence
Oh yeah!,but did it in 2 parts had to get some sleep for work the next day
Want to see more of the flowers series and more of the Lucas D with Virgil
I like the character Flowers and the region of SW Minnesota. He is funny and laid-back. I love the interactions between him and the local authorities, which change from book to book, and those with Lucas Davenport and the other members of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. These characters add some "history" that cares on from story to story.
He talks like the people of Minnesota.
Tell us about yourself!
Nothing i guess that is they way he wrights his books
the very last page
It was all he said this she said this. and say they had to go to the truck. He would say we had to go to the truck so we all walked to the truck and we got in. and so & so on. Ijust could not Listen to it
I have read all of the Lucas Davenport/Virgil Flowers book and anxiously await each new release. This book is right up there with "Bad Blood". Sanford puts you in the backseat and takes you down those country roads looking for those young killers. I would have liked to have seen the secondary plot (about the family of doctors) more developed.
Eric Congers does an excellent job of narration (which can make or break the enjoyment of any audiobook).
Mr Sanford just keeps on writing great books and his characters are the key to the story
We like all of his books this one was just as good as the rest Please keep up the great work
Virgil's prang of conflict about the family of Dr's to go after them or let them go.
What can we say he does a great job on all of his books Listening to him is a pleasure
We are a group of truck drivers who listen 4-5 hours atime A good book is finished as soon as we can This one was a good one Mr Sanford hasn't disappointed us yet
We enjoy the laid back character of Virgil he isn't so much flash just a guy who thinks on his feet
The book hit a slow point early on but the evolution of the story makes it worth it. It is great writing and I loved the story. The narrator is positively C-, but I am now accustomed to his voice as Virgil Flowers, althought I would love to listen to a better performer. Worth the enjoyable time -