A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!
©1964 John D. MacDonald Publishing, Inc. Renewal © 1992 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)
My Mystery Lovers Friends I would Tell Them to Get all of the Travis McGee Books - And they Did
Sometimes I Think McGee Has Too Big of Heart - But I can't do without Travis in my Life
Up among the top!
I love John D McDonald's books--I remember reading them decades ago when they were first published.
Travis McGee, of course
I love the way characters develop as the story progresses.
The reader is excellent, and the quality of the audio book is great, as usual from Audible.
I've been a fan of John D. MacDonald for years. Happy to hear them from Audible.
This series has been a long time coming. They are like southern comfort food. You never get tired of hearing them....over and over and over.
In some ways the audio version is better. Great way to pass the time on long drives, workouts or downtime when reading a book doesn't work well.
All of the other
MacDonald created a character in McGee that speaks through the ages. I like the philosophical bits as much as the derring-do of the stories. Once past the arrogance of McGee as Ultimate Sexual Healer, which is a hoot, these novels still shine with wit and sadness. This one is worth the listen just to hear him talk about how corporate America and the educational system creates the robots that too many of us have become and how death alone can bring rest to those harried souls. Fair to good story, great observations about the modern man and woman's search for identity.
No. At least not THIS version. The narrator did a fine job with men...but whenever women character's came about, and there is one woman is is a main character throughout the book, they sounded like Muppets...which was really distracting.
Not so much this one. It is sort of a mystery by the numbers, not a lot of twits or surprises, but MacDonald is a good and descriptive author that the reader is compelled to follow the trail.
As I mentioned earlier...he cannot perform in women's voices without sounding like a animated squirrel or Muppet...which became very distracting for me.
Just the dialogue as written. MacDonald can take the description of a woman's clothed rear end and allow the reader to visualize the character, and does so without becoming pornographic or silly.
The third in the McGee series, really begins to hit its stride after a strong opening and a weak sophomore offering.
I would give this book to friends who enjoy a good story with action and philosophy in equal measure. The characters build with the tempo of the action.
When Trav and Jasper Yeoman come to understand each other.
Improve his use of english.language skills.
Families can surprise you.
yes, depending if they like audio books
I like audio books better personal preferance
plain and simlpe
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