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Shadow Prey Audiobook

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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    Kimberly C High 06-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "I am HOOKED!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It starts off by gripping my interest and not letting go! I definitely recommend this book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Prey?

    The climax - the final showdown between good and evil - blew my mind. I was so nervous for Lucas and his family! I could barely breathe! Thank goodness for the safe!!


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

    Lucas - he has a cool, alpha male "swag" about him, and I can feel it through Richard Ferrone's voice.


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

    The beginning of the book was heartbreaking. Without giving away much, my heart ached for the poor girl. She was a human being...somebody's daughter. All I could think to myself is 'She will never be the same.'


    Any additional comments?

    I have purchased the next two books in this series! I love the Prey series thus far and plan to listen to each and every book!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M.R. Thomsen Beerpiece, Denmark 05-24-14
    M.R. Thomsen Beerpiece, Denmark 05-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "So happy to "stumble" across this series."
    If you could sum up Shadow Prey in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, captivating and enthralling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was exciting and felt very plausible. It was a fresh breath that you followed both the police and the killers thoughts. The Main character Lucas Davenport, he's clever, intelligent, tough and a ladies man, but also a man who has has flaws and is hard to figure out. Well written characters that are not one dimensional.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    Richard Ferrone has a very cool dry voice, he makes the book come to life. I really enjoyed listening to him tell the story.


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

    Some of the things that made me go woah, didn't see that one comming.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hooked to this series, only greif is that some of the books aren't available in my country.

    1 of 1 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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Constance 01-27-13
    Constance 01-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not impressed."
    Any additional comments?

    Although not exclusively, I do read a lot of crime novels and I am perplexed by the good ratings this one received. There are a lot of good crime fiction authors out there but this is not one. I do make allowances for a novel considering the fact that it is entertainment and does not need to be completely realistic. But this Novel was just bad. The characters are improbable and inconsistent. The dialog is unrealistic and cheesy. The actions of the characters are erratic. The overall idea of the story is good; the rest is just not good. I can imagine that if you are a male seeking a fantasy fulfilling story of a rich tough guy that can have his cake and eat it too and do not care much about the literature value, this is a story for you.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 10-30-12
    Ann 10-30-12
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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!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    robert Stroudsburg, PA, United States 07-01-12
    robert Stroudsburg, PA, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Winner"

    Good story and great narrator. I hope the author and the narrator keep this up!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    R. Klein Rocketville, Maryland - USA 05-01-16
    R. Klein Rocketville, Maryland - USA 05-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Zzzzzz"

    I've listened to a good number of John Sanford's books in the "Prey" series. This is apparently an early one, and had it been the first I'd listened to, it would certainly have been the last.

    From the start, I kept waiting for something interesting to happen.
    SPOILER ALERT: Nothing interesting does.

    Right from the beginning, I found the story (and frankly, the narration) to be excessively slow. Ferrone reads the Indian voices at such a slow pace that I just wanted to shake him and get him to read like he wasn't drugged, or trying to make the characters sound stupid. HIs tempo is faster in the second part of the download, but by then, it's too late for redemption.

    At the end of the audiobook is a disclaimer from the author, explaining that this book was an early work, and practically apologizing for the fact that it just doesn't work. In the printed version, this is a preface. It should have been left at the beginning, rather than shifted to the end, so that listeners would be forewarned that even the author realizes that the work bombs.

    The story shifts between the action of Native Americans seeking retribution against an oppressive white majority that exploits and abuses their community, and a sexual affair between the hero (?) Lucas Davenport and a woman cop from NY, Lilly. The book would have been a lot tighter without any of the romantic detours and digressions. The long, rambling sections left me saying to myself "well, he sure could have left all of that out." It didn't add to the story, but rather detracted from the continuity of the book. The sudden and sometimes inexplicable change of mood between them at times made me wonder if I'd missed part of the book. An interchange between them on a practice firing range was bordering on torture, though I suppose it could be said to justify their shooting abilities later in the story. But it was just one example of some overly long and tedious diversions from the main plot.

    And don't expect a nicely wrapped ending as your reward for sticking it out to the bitter end.

    This book is best left in the shadows. If you've never read a "Prey" book, DON'T make this your first. If you have read and liked them, don't waste your time on this one.

    2 of 3 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


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    brenda hubbard 07-08-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.

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    "mildly entertaining but hokey"

    I have loved John Sandford but this one was pretty lame. Predictable romance that was very melodramatic and a convoluted story that I really didn't find compelling.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Highland Park, IL, United States 12-19-12
    Doug Highland Park, IL, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

    Author of the Reno McCarthy and Harry Cork Series

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    "Lucas Davenport Continues to Thrive"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow Prey to be better than the print version?

    One of the best in the Prey series. Subtle yet compelling and with a suspenseful plot. Richard Ferrone is a forceful and very listenable narrator.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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