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Chosen Prey Audiobook
Chosen Prey
Written by: 
John Sandford
Narrated by: 
Richard Ferrone
Chosen Prey Audiobook

Chosen Prey

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Publisher's Summary

An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he took the hobby a step further and...well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it.

Already faced with a welter of confusion in his personal life, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport decides to take this case himself, hoping that some straightforward police work will clear his head, but as the trail begins to take some unexpected turns, it soon becomes clear that nothing is straightforward about this killer. The man is learning as he goes, Lucas realizes, taking great strides forward with each murder. He is becoming a monster, and Lucas may have no choice but to walk right into his lair.

Filled with the rich characterization and detail that distinguish all of Sandford's work, Chosen Prey is a masterpiece of suspense.

Hear Lucas Davenport on the case in more of John Sandford's Prey novels.

©2001 John Sandford; (P)2001 Putnam Berkely Audio, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc., and Recorded Books, Inc., LLC

What the Critics Say

"Ferrone's light style is perfect for the banter between Minneapolis homicide investigator Lucas Davenport and his colleagues, and he has no problem dialing up creepiness when voicing James Qatar, art teacher by day and remorseless killer, dubbed 'The Gravedigger', by night. Sandford's story, twelfth in his long-running Prey series, is taut and involving, and Ferrone serves it well." (AudioFile)

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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 11-11-04
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 11-11-04
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    "a great Sandford thriller"

    I just never tire of this author -- the suspense always get me. I think "Winter Prey" is the best of the Prey series, but this one leads you an unmerry chase all the way. The reader knows what is going on, but has to watch the great Lucas Davenport put it all together. A bit different from some of the other Prey novels, and another notch in Sandford's belt.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 11-01-04
    Andre Ithaca, NY, United States 11-01-04 Member Since 2006
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    "Realistic presentation of police probllems"

    This is a sad but highly realistic look both at the mind of a serial killer, and at the problems police have in trying to obtain definitive evidence to convict the killer. The murderer in this case is intelligent, meticulous and careful to avoid leaving real clues about his crimes. A very gripping, unhappy tale.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Curt Gagnon 04-03-16
    Curt Gagnon 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome"

    I couldn't stop listening
    it was outstanding
    I just love the prey series books,there are great.can't wait to start next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Not from Gualala Practically Paradise, CA 11-06-11
    Paula Not from Gualala Practically Paradise, CA 11-06-11 Member Since 2008
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    "I like it"

    This is my 2nd Lucas D. book; very entertaining and good story. The baddie is very bad. I like the humanity of the cops and their amusing interactions. Didn't hear any background voices or sounds as one reviewer noted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Reading, PA, USA 03-29-10
    Charles Reading, PA, USA 03-29-10
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    "OK Book terrible audio recording"

    The audio quality is REALLY BAD even in enhanced format.. People are in the backround talking the whole time chairs squeaking ect.. Don't waste the credit !

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Meriden, CT, USA 03-04-05
    Joseph Meriden, CT, USA 03-04-05
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    "dissapointed"

    A friend suggested I listen to the Prey books, and by chance this is my first one. The story is good, but the dialog is often choppy and feels like a characature of what "real" characters would do and say in this situation. I simply can not take these characters seriously!

    Also, the reader is less than impressive. He does try to change his voice to do different characters, but with minor characters especially I find that they sound one way in one part of a scene and then different a little later. He also has killed the pronunciation on several words - so badly that I would not have known what the word was if it were not in context, and at least once referred to a female character as "he". Not to mention, if you listen there is this annoying sound through much of the recording - it could be an echo, but I suspect that someone else was reading something nearby.

    All in all, I MAY give Sandford another try based on the strength of the original recommendation I got, but I don't imagine I would ever try this reader again.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    adry arlington, TX, United States 05-27-16
    adry arlington, TX, United States 05-27-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Amazing story"

    I love Sandford's novels...and Richard Ferrone is the perfect voice. The only problem I had w this audio book was a back voice...really annoying. Somebody has to fix it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 04-27-16
    Patricia 04-27-16
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    Love the Lucas Davenport books and Richard Ferrone narrations but this recording had a lot of background noise like someone was talking in the background during the recording. Disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ethan K Murrow 04-25-16 Member Since 2007
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    "poor recording quality - background voices"
    Would you recommend Chosen Prey to your friends? Why or why not?

    poor recording quality


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    this needs to be remastered. You can hear people speaking in the background. Possible an echo


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danette 09-02-15
    Danette 09-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good series."

    can of slow at the beginning but ended well. love the series so far great

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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