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Field of Prey Audiobook

Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

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Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.

By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?

Because one thing was for sure: The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day....

©2014 John Sanford (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    Linda Grand Island, Nebraska, United States 10-23-14
    Linda Grand Island, Nebraska, United States 10-23-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story!"
    What did you love best about Field of Prey?

    Lucas on the chase!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas is the right combination of hard nose detective, with just a little bit of " the end justifies the means", and human foibles thrown in. Also enjoy Lettie; Jenkins & Shrake; Weather; RoseMarie; and the governor. Actually - I love all of Mr Sandford's characters.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    I am not a fan of Mr Ferrone as narrator of Mr Sandford' s books. I prefer Eric Conger's narrations. Mr Conger sounds more like "Minnesota" to me


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoy Lucas being a parent and the added dimensions that gives him


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting for the next one. Will probably purchase the written book instead of the audiobook if Mr Ferrone is the narrator.

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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 10-20-14
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 10-20-14 Member Since 2008
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    "The Field"

    I listen to audio books at an insane rate. If a reader of many books is a book worm I must be a "tape worm". There a lot of great authors and narrators. Sometimes they actually come together on the same series. Boy oh boy did they ever in Sandford's the Prey series. This is the last title that audible has in their listing as of 10/14. I enjoyed the complete series and the Field of Prey was no exception. If you are a fan of Sandford's you will love this one. Enjoy.

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    Brad 10-12-14
    Brad 10-12-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A good read worth the $"

    A good and enjoyable read with a good story line. Typical cop story but well done. Wish the main character was laid out visually more.

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    Sylvia 09-18-14
    Sylvia 09-18-14
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    "Story drags, Davenport character thin"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A much tighter story line


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

    Yes, because I hope this book was a hiccup


    What aspect of Richard Ferrone’s performance would you have changed?

    Performance was OK given what he had to work with


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Field of Prey?

    Exchanges between Lucas and Flowers seemed very much out of character and extraneous to the story line. The book felt like a movie that was 30-40% longer than it needed to be. Where was the editor?


    Any additional comments?

    Character of Lucas Davenport felt wooden, shallow, weak and very inconsistent with the Lucas of previous books.

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    Sandy Lafayette, LA, USA 08-30-14
    Sandy Lafayette, LA, USA 08-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Always good."

    You can never go wrong with a John Sandford novel. I enjoy his unique style of telling who did it in the first chapter then allowing the reader to watch as the brilliant Lucas Davenport solves the crime. Virgil Flowers is also a favorite. If it's written by John Sanford it will be in my library.

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    samantha anderson Twin Falls, Idaho 08-28-14
    samantha anderson Twin Falls, Idaho 08-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty Good"
    If you could sum up Field of Prey in three words, what would they be?

    Stay Alert!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters were great and played their parts well.


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the intense feeling of not knowing who was really talking.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked the Secret Window or Fight Club then you will love this story! Very Action Packed!

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    Loy 08-11-14
    Loy 08-11-14

    Born to read

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    "Sandford again"

    I have listened to all of Sandford's books -- love them all a few more than others.
    this one I took a star away because of the graphic acts against the kidnapped women


    Very hard to listen .
    I started it and stopped. I finished it because I wanted to read about all the regular characters - Flowers. Del. Letty Weather. Jenkins. Etc.

    the disturbing part with the killer and his victims It was almost more than I could take

    BUT I Love Sandford. And will continue to read his stuff.- Maybe it is just the Davenport books than will be too much -- Flowers is the best

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    Karen D. King 08-08-14
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    "Enjoyed the book"
    Where does Field of Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is not at the top of my list. But above average. I will definitely read other John Sandford books.


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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 08-06-14
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 08-06-14
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    "It's about time"

    The last several Sandford books I've read and listened to have been a disappointment to me. This one sounds like someone lit a fire under Sandford and it's the best I've heard from him in a while. I enjoy the Virgil Flowers books, some more than others of course but they just don't have the Davenport kick. Hope this lasts.

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    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 07-31-14
    Kelli REDDING, CA, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2015

    spa wench

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    "better than average installment"

    the evil-doers are well done in this installment, and I like the introduction of the small town sheriff. I like that Lucas reverts to some of his old-school habits, which is why DearReader falls in love with the character. He's gotten a tad stodgey lately. better story than a couple of the previous books. a solid addition to a familiar series.

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