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.
"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)
No I don't think so
I have no idea
He was ok
The narrator wasn't half bad I just don't care for John sanders
I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.
Virgil was a funny, serious, caring, character. He was believable.
I hate paying so much for an audible book when I could just as easily read it. This was worth the price. The storyline was great and the narrator was great for this type story.
as i said, it killed time in traffic
a little less "good ole boys" club type attitude.
didn't really have one.
it wasn't a waste....
wouldn't really recommend as an interesting read. couldn't get into the virgil flowers character. will not continue with this series.
This book took me forever to listen to because I kept falling asleep. The narrator was as flat as the State of Kansas. The story was ok, but there was too much down time between action and contemplations. I did not enjoy it.
This is an excellent book. The story is good; the characters are well developed and the plot progresses at a good pace. What really makes this book "a must" is the narration. The narrator's voice is highly "listenable" and he does a superb job of adapting his tone and inflections to differentiate the various characters. Overall, the story keeps the listener engaged and eager for the next chapter.
Male from Pittsburgh, PA.
Virgil Flowers is a laid back version of Lucas Davenport. A little more chill, a little more slick and a much better fisherman. The format is the same as the Davenport books, but the characters are different enough to make it work. Plus, we get more Jenkins and Shrake...
I think I would like a little deeper character development.
Yes, I think I will, I'm intrigued.
It was a fine performance, a clear narrative style and distinct character voices.
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.
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.
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