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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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    Theresa 01-29-13
    Theresa 01-29-13
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    "not for me"
    Would you try another book from John Sandford and/or Eric Conger?

    No I don't think so


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

    I have no idea


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He was ok


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator wasn't half bad I just don't care for John sanders


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Dewitt 01-07-13
    M. Dewitt 01-07-13

    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.

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    "Great"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark of the Moon to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Virgil was a funny, serious, caring, character. He was believable.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Conger – was your favorite?

    Stryker


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

    Suspenseful


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Bell 11-28-12
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    "it was ok...killed time in traffic"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    as i said, it killed time in traffic


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    a little less "good ole boys" club type attitude.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    didn't really have one.


    Was Dark of the Moon worth the listening time?

    it wasn't a waste....


    Any additional comments?

    wouldn't really recommend as an interesting read. couldn't get into the virgil flowers character. will not continue with this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 10-09-12
    Cynthia Normal, IL, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very slow"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 10-03-12
    Carol 10-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Most Enjoyable"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RMD Pittsburgh, PA United States 09-17-12
    RMD Pittsburgh, PA United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2008

    Male from Pittsburgh, PA.

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    "The start of a great series"

    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...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Clyde 07-08-12
    Mr Clyde 07-08-12
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    "Good Read"

    What can I say. Typical John Sandford fare.Good read..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    zmountainman

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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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