I've read, or now listened to, all of the Virgil Flowers novels. They're quirky and fun, and good for an exciting read. This one takes the character away from his greatest strengths and drops him in an international thriller. It's good, but it's a bit of a miss for me.
It works pretty well. The bases are covered, and I think I was as surprised as Virgil was. Sandford is usually good for a plot that will take a twist at the end and surprise you. This one is no exception.
And I have to say, I'll probably never buy another book narrated by Eric Conger. He sounds like one of those recordings where they take individually recorded words and paste them together with a computer. It has all the personality of a telephone answering system.
Maybe, but it couldn't be the first in the series. I wouldn't come back to it if it were. There's not enough that I would feel would hold my interest. No casting suggestions are springing right to mind, though.
I drive 50000+ miles a year and spend most, when not on the phone, listening to audio books. Local flare, Stone, Sean, King and Maxwell.
everything about these novels and characters is outstanding. The locations are in my back yard.
I like John Sanford as a writer but I noticed throughout his books he has to throw out some of his liberal agenda. At the end of this book he had to take a shot at Fox News, kind of sad that a writer has to do that in a good police novel, come on John, like MSNBC isn't a hand of the Dems, oh yeah that's ok because they share your beliefs.
Yes I would, Sanford is one of my favorite authors, always up for one of his books.
Less harping about the Stella. I was ready to pull my ears off. JS was reaching on this one.
Disappointed for the first time.
EC is always at the top of his game. He made this mediocre story somewhat interesting.
There is always humor to lighten a tense story in the Virgil Flowers series. Eric Conger has every character nailed. Can't wait to read the next one.
Good, fun read. I enjoy Virgil. I also like that we get some of the characters from Lucas's stories, like Shrake and Jenkin plus the early morning calls to Lucas.
I'm 55y.o. and i've been an avid reader since i was 10.I read like i eat pretzels..can't put them down till they're gone if they're good.Audiobooks have added an additional level of sheer enjoyment.
Best Virgil Ever
Virgil hooking up with Ma
Eric Conger brings it all to life.He now knows the characters better than they know themselves
Just this.If like me you are a big fan of the series where Flowers and not Davenport is charged with solving the mystery....LISTEN TO THIS ONE NEXT.
No. I am a big fan of John Sanford's "Prey" series and was hoping the Virgil Flowers series would be equally as good. Unfortunately, it is not. The performance by Eric Conger is adequate but not in the same league as Richard Ferrone. Sanford's character development is also lacking, with the Flowers character being uninteresting and dull. All in all, not what I have come to expect from this writer. This will be my last Virgil Flowers series book.
Yes. The "Prey" series as read by Richard Ferrone is highly engaging with great character development and plot lines