The “Prey” novels by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Sandford consistently make the best seller lists, but they are not for the faint of heart. Featuring Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, these thrillers are raw, graphic, and impossible to put down. In Eyes of Prey, a depressed and unfocused Davenport takes on a macabre case, tracking down a serial killer who maims the eyes of his victims after he has murdered them.
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I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
I am a rather avid listener of detective mysteries and have always been a fan of John Sandford. This one has it all, interesting plot, great characters, action packed, weird nemisis. I highly recommend it.
The story is interesting, but the narrator's over-the-top, film noir inflection is both distracting and annoying. Enough already. I've listened to a few other Sandford books and really liked them. I will pay closer attention to the narrator before I get another one.
My hands are always busy--I'm always working on something, all day long. Audiobooks keep my mind happily occupied, thankyou Audible.
I first started listening to the Lucas Davenport series 3 years ago. I got hooked on the alchemy that is John Sandford combined with Richard Ferrone as narrator. Lucas Davenport is older, sexy, and tenacious. Ferrone's narration--I so enjoy this series. Some times a humorous moment, never a dull one.
The villan is very insane and on every drug I've never heard of. Lucas is brilliant but chronically depressed. Even though the book is short on humor the basic storyline gets so out of control that it borders on humorus, if evil makes you smile. The reader is outstanding. Sandford is some fantastic story writer.
Great villains. If I wasn't a dedicated fan before, I am now. Looking forward to reading every book in series
The Lucas Davenport character was portrayed as an immoral borderline dirty cop who made deals with the press for implied sexual favors and slept with as well as discussed case information potential witnesses. He is not the same Davenport I had come to admire in past books.
It could have been more enjoyable if it had read like an intrigue filled mystery thriller instead of a sex starved dishonest cop's pathetic relationship novel. There is more dialogue about Davenports failed and current female love interests then the actual murder mystery, which by the way, isn't a mystery at all since we already know who the killers are. This book lacked excitement and I really wanted to feel that "sitting on the edge of your seat" anticipation.
The narrator was good, but did not seem to have much to work with as far as storyline and characters went. The only thing I felt was off was Davenports voice, it seemed to vary throughout the book.
I would limit the Casey/Davenport scenes and heighten the pursuit of the killers.
Mr. Sanford has always been one of my favorite authors, however this novel did not live up to his usual high standards. The only reason I listened to the entire book was because I paid for it.
Sad, Maddening, dramatic
Lucas is fighting the "Winter Blues" and as the story progresses he starts to heal and get better because of him finding a love interest. But the sad and maddening thing of this story is the loss of this love interest as she becomes one of the murders Davenport has to investigate
Ferrone allows the characters to have their own voices without over doing it. He is able to follow the dramatic twist and turns with his voice over so the listener is never out of touch with the tactile feel of the storyline as it happens. I look forward to continuing this series and hope MR Ferrone continues to narrate this series.
If you enjoy John Sanford then you will enjoy this book and this series.
Only complaint is sometimes Richard said she when it was a he and vice versa. Still love Richard.
Lucas > always interesting.
Yes but I listen while traveling.
The book held my interest the whole way through although I was going to give up at the beginning as it was quite a shocking start but read on folks as it is a GOOD book.
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