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A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3 | [John D. MacDonald]

A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3

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!
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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.

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    Anton B. Cipri 07-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Travis is THE MAN!"

    Always a mans man. It's very easy to get quickly absorbed into these stories. A great escape from reality.

    Written in 1964 it's fun to remember how we used to communicate. Actually writing letters...Stopping at a pay phone to make a call...No political correctness. Ahhh the good ole days.

    I was born in 1959 and it's fun to remember those simpler times. I read all of these years ago but love to listen to them now to pass the time on the beach or smoking a cigar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela E. Kelber St. Augustine, FL 06-30-13
    Pamela E. Kelber St. Augustine, FL 06-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding performance"
    Where does A Purple Place for Dying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in my top 5


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Excellent plot development if you are a Travis McGee fan


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Would rather not give anything away.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Great ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James orland park, IL, United States 04-16-12
    James orland park, IL, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Dated but servicable"
    What did you like best about A Purple Place for Dying? What did you like least?

    It is a walk down memory lane for Travis MCGee fans. The story does not translate well 40 years later.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was a bit bland.


    Was A Purple Place for Dying worth the listening time?

    Yes , for those who like walking down memory lane.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sanford, FL United States 06-18-12
    Amazon Customer Sanford, FL United States 06-18-12
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    "You reader really matters!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I read all the Travis McGee books many many years ago when I was in college. I looked forward to hearing them, but I have to admit that these audio books are difficult for me to continue past a few "pages" because the reader, Robert Petkoff, has a delivery that just isn't "Travis." His voice is fairly monotonic, there's no feeling in his voice, and his voice doesn't change much to match different characters. He sounds extremely bored with what he's reading.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Robert Petkoff’s performances?

    I went ahead and purchased three of the John D. MacDonald books because I loved reading the Travis McGee series so much. But I'm not sure I'll listen to the second two because listening to the first one has not been pleasant.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 06-20-12
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    "A Purple Place for BORING"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A Purple Place for BORING would be ok if the reader were not so bad!


    Would you be willing to try another book from John D. MacDonald? Why or why not?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Petkoff?

    Yes...


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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