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Bad Blood Audiobook

Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The brilliant new Virgil Flowers thriller from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author.

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident". Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell.

Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multigeneration, multifamily conspiracy - a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it...and in figuring out what to do next.

Stemming crime: listen to another Virgil Flowers novel.

©2010 John Sandford (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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    RevDisaster Iowa City, Iowa United States 10-08-10
    RevDisaster Iowa City, Iowa United States 10-08-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Sandford does it again!"

    This is easily the best Virgil Flowers novel to date. Great characters, lots of good detective work and loads of pulse pounding action. I just finished it on a 300 mile straight through drive - I couldn't halt the non-stop action for a break.

    "That f___ing Flowers" lives up to his reputation in spades - as a cop, as a lover, and as a quality human being with real insights into the human character. Ranks right up there with the best of police procedurals.

    Don't miss this one - it has me waiting with great expectation for the next Virgil Flowers thriller. As a former police chaplain who has spent years working with law enforcement, I can tell you that this is the real deal!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer 10-05-10
    jennifer 10-05-10
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    "BadBlood John Sanford"

    Great! Stayed up till 4:00AM to finish this book. I love his books and this was the best yet.

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    Reader 09-13-16
    Reader 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Series Fans will LOVE it and New Readers"

    I am not new to the series or the Davenport series but this book was a standout. If you like stand alone books get it. If you like series get it.
    Sanford has a writing style that gives the POV of the hunter and hunted. While doing that you lose some of the Who done it factor but his story telling is strong enough you don't miss it. the same style holds in this book but the tension created with events you couldn't see coming made my heart literally race. I was so invested I felt panic and fear for the characters. I enjoyed the moment of justice so much. It's layered and complex. It's shocking and gritty at times. I can not recommend it enough.

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    Rhonda Heller, D 08-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovers it!"

    John Sandford enforme . Dialogue rings authentic. Virgil Flowers still smart and naive at one time.

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    Linda 07-25-16
    Linda 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story well performed"

    Interesting story, good hero. Evil cult story, but doesn't denigrate all religion. Some very exciting violent scenes and scary justice scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzy Reader 05-25-16
    Suzy Reader 05-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVED IT!"

    One of Sandford's best. I could not put it down! I just started reading his Virgil Flowers novels and I am hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bokworm 02-25-16
    Bokworm 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Action from Start to Finish"
    If you could sum up Bad Blood in three words, what would they be?

    Fast. Interesting. Virgil.


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

    It was interesting...with periods of on the edge of my seat and periods of okay, let's get moving.


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    Sharon & Dan indiana 02-03-16
    Sharon & Dan indiana 02-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not for young ears"
    What disappointed you about Bad Blood?

    Too graphic my granddaughter was in the car sections of it were soft porn


    What could John Sandford have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    If I had known sexual topics were going to be covered in such detail I would never have chosen this book. I am no prude but this book is inappropriate for the 12-15 year old audiance


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Conger’s performances?

    It would depend on the book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    embarassment


    Any additional comments?

    I will be a little more selective of the author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Don T. San Jose, CA USA 12-07-15
    Don T. San Jose, CA USA 12-07-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Read all the Davenport books, now on to Flowers"
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Blood the most enjoyable?

    Took three books before I started getting into the Flowers series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Virgil, he is a mix of a cop and a normal guy.


    What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It seriously took three books before I am getting use to his style of narration.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Religion gone wrong.


    Any additional comments?

    I am now looking forward to the rest of the Flowers series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert B Kandell 08-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!!"

    I live Virgil and this was a great one. My favorite one yet. I am excited to see the best one.

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