I love anything by John Sandford. His Virgil Flowers series hooked me from the first book. Never thought I could warm up to another Sandford character the way I did to Davenport, but I was wrong - Virgil Flowers is almost as fascinating and richly drawn as Lucas Davenport.
The narrator, Conger, seemed to be half-heartedly reading the book for the first time. The plot was labored, hard to believe, and uninteresting.
Yes, I have listened to or read all of Sandford's books, and enjoyed them all...until now. Still, I will no doubt buy the next and chalk this one up as a rare miss.
The narrator of the Davenport series or Conger--if he would seem to care, as he has in other Flower's books.
A rare Sandford let down.
I actually didn't find the story particularly interesting. It was the narration.
Yes, I laughed out loud. I like the effin Flowers humor and Eric Conger makes it seem like you are listening to a real conversation or a thought in Virgil's head.
The reason I listen to the Virgil Flowers books is for the throw-away lines and the humor. Eric Conger is Virgil Flowers to me. I can't read these books; I have to listen to Eric Conger read them.
Hard to pinpoint.
Virgil's sense of humor is always something to look forward to.
Ma is awesome.
I am an attorney and author in Jefferson City, MO.
When the Virgil Flowers line of books started he was kind of an unwelcome diversion from the Davenport series. A spinoff that I was not entirely sure I was going to like. The series started slowly, but I've listened to every one of them, and I am liking them more and more. Eric Conger delivers a good reading performance, and I've come to the point that I like Flowers and know pretty much what he's going to do. He's his own man, and a very different man than Davenport. You can almost predict what Davenport will do; not so with Flowers whom Sandford keeps us guessing about most of the time. This is a good listen and worth you time and money.
Even though the premise is time tested Sandford brings the topic to life through that f-ing Flowers!
Setting is perfect contrast .... Middle East v. Minnesota
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
I do think that after so many books Virgil is loosing a little steam. Ma helped generate fresh interest and enjoyment for me. If it were not for Ma, I would not have enjoyed it as much. I hope she is a fixture in future adventures.
I will buy the next installment in this series.
Way above average, in the top 5.
Lots of fun characters, humor and plot twists.
Again above average.
Yes, but of course I don't have such a schedule. I will have it finished in about 3 days.
I was a bit worried that this would just be another Virgil Flowers novel. It may be the best one!
Another great mystery
Virgil Flowers and his relationship with the redneck barn-wood selling female.
I can listen while I do long runs and not get bored.
I always chuckle at certain scenes in the book.
Flowers is fun.