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
Retired human resources professional and manager, who enjoys history and police and law novels (especially series). A USAF veteran of VN.
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
As others have stated, the basic story is good and keeps you listening but overall the characters just weren't well developed and the scenes seemed rushed. But it was the narration that made it hard for me to stick to listening. He read in a stiff, stilted manner with pauses at odd places. It was just a rather monotone sound all the way through and often it was difficult to figure out which character was speaking.
I've listened to all the other books in this series and , for me, this was the weakest....but still worth listening to.
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 -
I liked this one better than the last couple of Virgil Flowers book, though they were good. I thought this one had a better story. I always like when there is at least a bit of Lucas Davenport in it also. I also like when Virgil has a bit of a fling, though Sandford cannot write a sex scene. But the characters have that "true" flavor with conversations that sound like real people. And while there is no mystery, since you know from the start "who-dun-it", there's still the figuring out how to catch them. Eric Conger doesn't do a great range of voices, but you expect him to read the Virgil books, so it's all good.