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Rough Country Audiobook

Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel

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Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only, a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and while it didn't start out to be a place mostly for those with Sapphic inclinations, that's pretty much what it is today.

Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer.

©2009 John Sandford; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Robert Stetson 10-09-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Flowers beginning to bloom"

    Although I doubt I'll ever tire of Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers gives John Sandford some fresh canvass to paint a new and interesting protaganist to go with an always interesting cast of characters and another great murder mystery set in the backwoods of northern Minnesota. I also didn't think Richard Ferone could be improved upon as a narrator, but Eric Conger puts in another great peformance, handling the different characters and genders and accents with ease and accuracy. I only wish there were more audio books of this caliber

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 10-30-09
    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 10-30-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Yo Virgil"

    I've read the two previous Virgil Flowers' books and was so happy to see another installment. While not as good as Heat Lightning, it's still better than the re-warmed-over latest Davenport books. I love Virgil's character and philosophy about life. He's funny and quirky (however the T-shirt shtick is enough already) and he's a joy to read. To me, the mystery is less interesting than Virgil's actions, thoughts, and love life. All the Flowers books are good and fun reads, but to really get to know Virg, read them in order.

    Can't wait for the next one!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 11-21-09
    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 11-21-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Break a few rules, have some fun catch the bad guy"

    Another great from John Sandford. A great story with interesting people, some tiwsts when you don't expect them and a cool finish.

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    Rose 10-07-09
    Rose 10-07-09
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    "Nice!"

    Very well done from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Tight plot. Full character development without getting too wordy. Narrator did a professional job with voices and did not overpower the read. Highly recommended!

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    Marty Warrior, Albania 02-06-12
    Marty Warrior, Albania 02-06-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Funny in a sad way"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The author has a odd sense of humor, but is a good writer. Enjoyed it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Conger?

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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Good


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William New York, NY, United States 12-24-10
    William New York, NY, United States 12-24-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Flowers has blossomed"

    Best Virgil Flowers novel so far. Interesting plot and good twists and turns. Very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 11-05-09
    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 11-05-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Another fan of Virgil"

    I never heard of this book but truly enjoyed it. Virgil made the story with his humor. I now plan to go back and read the others.

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    DRH Liberty,MO 01-26-17
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    "If you don't know Flowers you won't forget him!!!"

    Great read(listen) and did not want it to end. That F----en Flowers will keep you smiling and laughing. A real Winner!!!

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    Gayle 01-13-17
    Gayle 01-13-17
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    "Always good"

    Always a dig fan of John Sanford. I followed all of Lucas Davenport, now, Virgil Flowers. Just can't get enough!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Pinon Hills, CA, United States 12-19-16
    Lori Pinon Hills, CA, United States 12-19-16 Member Since 2016

    Busy...busy with daughter, with clients with community service projects

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    "interesting teists"

    great way to spring up surprise endings always a pleasure to listen to Virgil analyze and come up with a plausible solution and just needing proof...

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