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Dark of the Moon Audiobook

Dark of the Moon

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Publisher's Summary

Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff."

He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside. There are a lot of reasons to hate him, Flowers discovers. In fact, he concludes, you'd probably have to dig around to find a person who doesn't despise Judd.

And that isn't even why Flowers came to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there'd been another murder, two, in fact, a doctor and his wife, the doctor found propped up in his backyard, both eyes shot out. Flowers knows two things: this wasn't a coincidence, and it had to be personal.

But just how personal is something even he doesn't realize, and may not find out until too late. Because the next victim may be himself.

©2007 John Sandford; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Sandford keeps the reader guessing and the pages turning while Flowers displays the kind of cool and folksy charm that might force Davenport to share the spotlight more often." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Craig Richmond, VA, USA 01-17-09
    Craig Richmond, VA, USA 01-17-09
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    "The Butler Did It"

    A fairly 'by-the-numbers' detective mystery - from the hero picking up the best looking woman in town within minutes, to the religious nuts and their dark secret - the characters conform to well-known stereotypes. Entertainment if nothing too demanding is required.

    I found the narrator's voice somewhat monotone; sometimes finding it difficult to distinguish between some of the characters.

    There appears to be an editing error in part two where the narrator mis-reads a line and re-reads it that has been left un-edited. Otherwise audio quality is good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Riverdale Park, MD, United States 11-07-07
    Rachel Riverdale Park, MD, United States 11-07-07 Member Since 2016
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    "I like this new direction"

    I was burnt out on the graphic stuff and thought I would never again read Sanford even though I really enjoy the tempo and mystery of his writings. Flowers is great. Keep 'em comin -

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tessa 11-07-07
    Tessa 11-07-07
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    "Dark of the Moon"

    Think you'll miss Davenport as the main good guy? Think Again. Flowers is an entertaining, complex Hero! Listen and Love!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kurt Bainbridge, NY, USA 10-26-07
    Kurt Bainbridge, NY, USA 10-26-07
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    "If you like the Prey series ..."

    Then this is the next best thing. Lucas even makes a few cameo appearances, albeit over the phone. The narrator takes some getting used to, but once you're into the book you won't even notice. Typical Sandford novel at his best. An excellent thriller.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Cherry Hill, NJ, USA 10-10-07
    Joel Cherry Hill, NJ, USA 10-10-07
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    "Welcome Back John Sandford"

    I am a big fan of the author and really liked this book as it reminded me of his older stuff. The story was very interesting as were the charachters. The narration could have been better. Richard Ferrone usually narrates Sandford and he's better than Conger. Overall, it was an enjoyable audiobook.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 11-23-07
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 11-23-07
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    "He's Back!"

    Awh, I was so bummed when the good writer Sandford wigged out in the middle of his "Prey" series and the whole thing went downhill..........

    But I'm here to say that the good writer Sandford is back! With blood, gore, evilness, thrills and chills and.............is there any sex in this one? Read it and find out:-)

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kirk STILLWATER, MN, United States 11-05-07
    Kirk STILLWATER, MN, United States 11-05-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Read"

    This was another great read from Sandford only wish there were more of his novals on-line. Great Author loved the book!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Joellen L. Worley 01-30-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Love this new guy!"

    Was afraid I'd be disappointed in a Sanford novel without Lucas Davenport - not!! The way I judge a really good book is if I get to work in the am and want to sit in the car (at the risk of being late!) and keep listening. I suspected but didn't 'figure it out' until almost the end. I highly recommend.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. A. Katz 12-02-13
    J. A. Katz 12-02-13 Member Since 2006

    Avid listener of mysteries, thrillers, a little sci fi. Also enjoy self improvement titles. Mom, wife, Social Media Coordinator for biz.

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    "Like a wheel of fortune of suspects"
    If you could sum up Dark of the Moon in three words, what would they be?

    small town suspects


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

    Not quite the edge of my seat as there was not enough action to warrant that until certain parts of the book. However, the character development and flow of the plot was good. I liked the dialogue and thought it was realistic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed learning how the main character put all the clues together.


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

    It used to be a quiet little town.


    Any additional comments?

    I am willing to listen to another in the series. I did like the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 10-28-13
    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!

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    "A great sleeping aide!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A deaf person


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

    I love John Sandford. It was the narrator I couldn't handle. He is sooooo monotone I couldn't get through the book. I tried twice.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A new narrator would make all the difference!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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