John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind. Now Lucas has met his match. His newest nemesis is more intelligent, more deadly, than any he has tracked before: a kidnapper, a violator, and a cruel, wanton killer who knows more about mind games than Lucas himself.
Prey tell: listen to another Lucas Davenport thriller.
©1996 John Sandford (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.
This is the second time I've listened to and reviewed Mind Prey. I'll let my first one (created in December 2006) pretty much stand. Audible removed and then added the title back which is why I mistakenly downloaded it a second time. But it was worth another listen. The only difference I noted was the addition of silent pauses in places that didn't make much sense. Probably added a few minutes to the listen. Here's what I had to say five years ago: This is the fifth "Prey" book I've listened to and, so far, I think it's Sandford's best. The author has the talent for creating some pretty evil characters and John Mail is no exception. If profanity and sexual references bother you, then don't listen to this book. But if you can tolerate them as part of the story-telling process, then you must listen to this book. The narration is superb, the story is gripping and you will not want to turn off your iPod. This is one of two "Prey" suspense thrillers recently added to Audible's inventory. My next download will be the other one. Fans of Lucas Davenport will not want to miss "Mind Prey."
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
Davenport and Sloan are on a mission. A young mother and her two daughters are being held by a madman who enjoys playing games with Davenport. The family is wealthy and thus the politics are challenging for the gang at HQ.
This story was well paced and kept my interest throughout.
Personally I did not find the violent acts bothersome, because although the rapes were mentioned, the author avoided description. In fact, it seemed to me that this author was extremely conservative in this regard. He avoided going into any detail with the rapes; so for me, I found that acceptable. Understandably others feel differently.
Overall, I liked this mystery, I would have given it a 3.5 if I could.
This is one of my favorite Prey books. Lucas Davenport is in fine style in this novel, frequently touching the ring he has purchased for Weather and has yet to give her. The villian in this novel, John, is quite believable, as are his fantasies about a former psychiatrist. John gets excited about playing the cat and mouse game with Lucas Davenport, the man who has written many role-playing games. John knows Lucas is a good detective, but since John believes he is invincible, he doesn't see Lucas as a real threat. It's a great story, narrated by one of the best, Richard Ferrone. I used to only have the abridged version of the book, but now I have the unabridged version ... that much the better!
This was either an unusual bad performance, or truly bad editing. There were MANY pauses that totally detracted from a good book.
As much as I love the Prey series, this is not one of my favorites. If I could give it 3 & 1/2 stars I would.
The graphic sexual brutality inflicted on Andy Minette, the adult victim, was very hard for me to listen to. I ended up fast-forwarding through much of it. This is not so much a criticism as a heads-up.
I have read and listened to all the books in the series and am now working my way from beginning to end; so you can see I am a fan.
I started listening to them at night to help me sleep. Now I listen to them everywhere I go. I love them and tell everyone I know about them
I found this series very exciting, I found myself caught up in each book that I have read so far.I can't wait till I buy the next one.
when the found the little Genevieve, I almost cried.
His voice makes the books even more exciting.
I don't it would be the same. Some book are ruined by turning them into movies.
I love it......
I really enjoy this series but this one was especially good. The suspense of how it would end, who would die and who would live was done really well.
I think one of the things I like about Lucas is as much as he's a smart cop he still doesn't have all the answers. He and his cohorts always have to work to get them. Sandford doesn't just pull them out of thin air.
LoL at Lucas playing with Weather's ring...Lucas can be such a hard case with the bad guys and still be such a pussy cat with Weather.
As always Mr. Ferrone does a fine job narrating these books. I'm glad to see he's the one doing all of the available titles. Now if audible would just fill in the holes....
This was a great story but the narration was characterized by unexplained and unnecessary pregnant pauses. Sandford creates excellent tension with the story line and the pauses by Ferrone are very irritating. He does improve in subsequent books and in general does a very good job. I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it despite the poor narration.
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