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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)

What Members Say

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    KSmith 05-08-12
    KSmith 05-08-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it!"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this so much that as soon as it ended, I started it over again. Going on to the next in the series now...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E.D. California 05-03-12
    E.D. California 05-03-12 Member Since 2008

    Goldenthreads

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    "A Who Dunnit!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think I would like a little deeper character development.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Sandford? Why or why not?

    Yes, I think I will, I'm intrigued.


    What about Eric Conger???s performance did you like?

    It was a fine performance, a clear narrative style and distinct character voices.


    Could you see Dark of the Moon being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Since it's part of book series, I think it would do better as a movie series. I can't think who I'd like to see play the parts, most of the actors I'd choose would be too old for the parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Marks Ennis Montana 04-09-12
    R. Marks Ennis Montana 04-09-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Keeps you tuned in until the end!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark of the Moon the most enjoyable?

    Virgil is the modern day knight in shining armor who gets the girl and the dragon while also getting the wicked witch of the west.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 02-11-12
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story"

    Good story, complicated and interesting. Good characters. The narrator was good for the most part but he could be just a tinsy wooden at times. Not a lot just a bit now and then. It wasn't enough to stop me from listening to anything else he does.

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    Robert Chicago, IL, United States 12-26-11
    Robert Chicago, IL, United States 12-26-11
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    "Good, but typical, detective story"

    Good characters and plot development. This is a big macho detective and that gets a little much at times. But overall a good listen.

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    Matthew Dresher, PA, United States 09-27-11
    Matthew Dresher, PA, United States 09-27-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Couldn't get past the reader"

    Extreme monotone. Couldn't finish it. Suggest you listen to clip first.
    It might be a good story.

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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 07-05-11
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 07-05-11 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "good listen"

    Some how I don't see these crimes happening to this extent in small town Minnesota. But, it was a good yarn and I plowed right thorugh it.

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    Richard R 06-07-11
    Richard R 06-07-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Eric Conger"

    Prior to listening to Eric Conger read this novel, I didn't think that the reader could have much an impact on my enjoyment of listening to a book. I have heard all the other John Sandford novels (along with hundreds of others), and in my opinion Eric Conger's interpretation ruined the story. His reading was flat, uninspired and boring. Stick with Sandford"s other novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Amarillo, TX, United States 04-07-11
    Sue Amarillo, TX, United States 04-07-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Almost too many twists"

    Enjoyed the book...but there are so many twists in the plot - suspects just keep popping up!

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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 03-27-11
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 03-27-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Listen"

    Virgil Flowers is at it again. If you are a fan of Flowers then this will be one of your favorites. Interesting throughout. A very good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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