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Shadow Prey | [John Sandford]

Shadow Prey

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Publisher's Summary

In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities Sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD Lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer, known only as Shadow Love. Among the victims are a Minneapolis slumlord, a judge from Oklahoma City, and a Manhattan politician. The murder weapon is a Native American ceremonial knife.

©1990 John Sandford (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    dan 03-29-14
    dan 03-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Is there a point?"
    What disappointed you about Shadow Prey?

    Lack of focused story line.


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

    Better character development, improve flow of story line.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Ferrone?

    yes


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

    Is there a point here or is the author being paid by the word?


    Any additional comments?

    This book has an interesting story to tell, but that is the end of what's good about this book.The storyline wanders in and around without really developing characters and never seems to get to the point. Never ending meaningless dialogue and a disjointed storyline made this book tedious and no worth finishing.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 11-09-13
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 11-09-13 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "Social Commentary or Thriller?"

    As I listened to this book I was struck by the moral ambiguity running through the main story line. The good guys did some pretty bad stuff and the bad guys had a theme of righteous vindication. In the meantime the thrills, and sometime chills, came frequently. This book has pace and action worked together very skillfully.

    The characters are outlined clearly enough that you know what they're about and understand their actions and reactions. They are, however, without much depth. The narrator can be hard to get used to as you start the book but pretty quickly becomes the spirit and appropriate characterization for all the nuances contained in this story.

    The author's final comments at the end of the story made it all clear (at least to me). This was his 2nd book and the 2nd in an intended series. As he wrote it he became torn between writing a thriller vs writing a social commentary. The commentary is based in large part on the victimization of native Americans over time in this country. A plight that is still quite relevant today. Once he finished the book he realized that he couldn't have it both ways, tore it apart, and rewrote it to be a thriller. From this listener's perspective the social commentary theme is still in the underlying tone of the story. Therefore my sense of moral ambiguity.

    I'm thoroughly enjoying this series and would love to give this book 5 stars across the board. My 4 stars on the story are strictly based on the unresolved ambiguity...no neat bows were offered to wrap it all up. That's ok by me, I'm on to the next story in the series.

    If you like cop/detective thrillers, then this series is for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna L. Pierce 02-20-13
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    "ALWAYS GREAT"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes; the writing is wonderful, stories are intricate, plausible, and a little humor never hurts.


    What other book might you compare Shadow Prey to and why?

    All of the John Sanford books are great; I look forward to each new one as it comes out,. My favorite author, right along with Michael Connelly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None in particular. All are good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I made myself savor it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 10-30-12
    Ann 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another winner!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very entertaining and exciting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lucas taking no prisoners at the end!


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    One of my favorite readers. Great job as usual!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 09-11-12
    Duncan Strathmore, Australia 09-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - unusual storyline and it kept me interested due to the mix of characters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas Davenport - non-conformist


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    All ok


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

    no - found it mostly enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Westminster, MD, United States 09-10-12
    Katherine Westminster, MD, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Book"
    Where does Shadow Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, like all the books in the Prey series


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Richard Ferrone is the best one out there, I look for others that he's done


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff LA CROSSE, WI, United States 08-06-12
    Jeff LA CROSSE, WI, United States 08-06-12
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    "Prey series is awesome"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow Prey the most enjoyable?

    I like the whole series and was only able to find an abridged version of this book until I found your website. Richard Ferrone is one of the best author/reader out there, along with Scott Brick.


    What other book might you compare Shadow Prey to and why?

    The whole series is good.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    Lucas Davenport


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erik North Branch, MN, United States 07-29-12
    Erik North Branch, MN, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2015

    Old Man Borg

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    "Another great Prey book"

    As usual, a great crime novel, and great characters.
    Captivating dialogue, performed brilliantly by Richard Ferrone.
    Can't wait to listen to the next one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Carrollton, TX, United States 07-12-12
    John Carrollton, TX, United States 07-12-12

    I'm a crippeled old warrior with difficulty typing/writing etc. I used to love reading books, and have read many. I now love audio books.

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    "Good story, but needed to use my hearing aids."

    I'm no expert qualified to make intelligent comments about any writers work. I just offer the personal opinions of an old country boy. Good story, but needed to use my hearing aids to hear and understand the very soft voice of R. Ferrone. I had to rerun a line or two several times to understand what he said. I'm sure I'd do much better if I wore my hearing aids.
    Over all this was a good tail and worth listening to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Great Cacapon, WV, United States 08-21-14
    Helen Great Cacapon, WV, United States 08-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm done with the series"

    I was ready to settle into a new series starring Lucas Davenport. I liked Rules of Prey a lot. But this one was a put-off on several levels. I felt like the author wrote about native Americans without knowing very much about them. (Contrast this with the Tony Hillerman books) However, he included all of the "no good" stereotypes. We had drunken, drugged, miserable Indian characters in this tale, not one of whom inspired any real interest or worth for the plot. But it was the Lucas character that left me disgusted....the way he uses women with no regret. He just goes on about how he loves women, can't help it, and...implied...."take it or leave it." He's now a father...but that changes nothing. I felt sympathy for the New York lady cop who fell into step with this character and cries and begs at the end. Not fun to read. I'm not easily put off by personality flaws. So many great characters in other action novels are deeply flawed....Like Jo Nesbo's Harry....but this Lucas guy just bugs me!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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