When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can't help it. He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who's still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country - and one from which he hopes to return alive.
©1965 John D. MacDonald Publishing, Inc. Renewal © 1993 Maynard MacDonald (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"[T]he great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." (Stephen King)
"[M]y favorite novelist of all time." (Dean Koontz)
"[W]hat a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again." (Ed McBain)
John D. MacDonald's writing is the ultimate in the craft. He's been my own (writer's) hero since I began reading his work decades ago. Yet now, I can be intimately engaged in his world through the brilliant interpretation of Robert Petkoff. Unbelievable talent - this man has more "accents" than most actors in Hollywood. I'm hooked for good and have bought and listened to many of the books and intend to buy them all, even though I read the print books years ago over and over again.
My favorite aspect of this particular title was the love Travis cultivated for Nora, and the scene painting he accomplished in Mexico.
All of the Travis McGee series are comparable, but there was something even a bit more compelling in this title than the rest. Just so intriguing. So sad in parts. So .... John D. MacDonald! (the master...)
I love his interpretations of female voices. It's truly amazing how he moves from one voice to the other (Trav's is very deep) and seems to flawlessly accomplish this transition. I especially loved his Mexican and Jewish Bronx accents!
Absolutely. I want to listen to all the Travis McGee books.
Thank you, Mr. Petkoff, for bringing us a consistent list of all the books with the SAME narrator's voice. It is soothing and comforting to know ahead of time that you will portray our hero, Travis McGee!
Mr. Petkoff has to be the best narrator in the business. He does full justice to MacDonald's rich characterizations in a lively, if somewhat bloody, adventure.
Poor Travis sure has a hard time keeping his friends alive. But this is another great story. Glad I came across these books!
Robert Petkoff a good narrator generally, but he has too soft an edge to his voice and his reading to pull off Travis McGee. McGee is a man's man, and the audiobook publisher should find a reader that sounds like a tough guy. (And McGee, as the first person narrator, can quote women without doing a female voice.)
Robert Petkoff for sure but not another of the Travis Mcgee series. Each one in the series tells the exact same story - just different colors. Very unrealistic. Too many "dahlings" and "Yes, Dear" comments made by too many weak, dumb, complaining and whining women who all fall into bed with the wonderful Travis McGee who is apparently the only man on the planet who see himself as the best gift in the world to women. Just not a very good listen.
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