In Eyes of Prey, Bekker, an insane pathologist who experiments with his patients’ pain thresholds, is finally brought down by an unrelenting Lucas Davenport, who brutally maims the doctor’s beautiful face but leaves him alive. “You should have killed me,” were Bekker’s parting and prophetic words.
In this sequel to Eyes of Prey, Bekker endures the indignities and horrors of imprisonment, taking comfort in the fact that it is only a matter of time before he will make Lucas Davenport pay.
©1992 John Sandford (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
This was really good, and inspired me to buy a few more books by the same author and narrator. I kept going back over some parts just for the colorful descriptions.
Devoted audible mystery user. Been using since 2001 - that's a bunch of books. I've enjoyed every one I purchased through my membership.
The story didn't measure up to the usual fare. Having too many things going on meant a lot of ponderous setting up for the plot. The ending is not totally expected. so well worth the long journey in the end.
I tried this book because most of the reviews really made it sound good.
But it was not for me at all...
The story is slow and over detailed where it doesn't need to be. The plot has potential to be interesting but the author fails to deliver. I kept listening waiting for it pick up and really suck me in, but I never could get into it.
The narrator makes it very very confusing to follow the story because all of his voices, for men & women, sound the same.
But the thing that really ruined this book for me...the narrator sounds like he has terrible cotton mouth and smacks after every sentence. A couple times it was so loud it made me squirm hearing that nasty noise right in my ear.
The tone of the protagonist is just to much. Over the top. It might have been good in its day, but it just annoying now.
Great bad guy, horrible everything else.
Nope, sorry. Save the credit for someone that is actually good.
Just save the credits. I have not said this about a book in awhile, but it was just bad. Not sure if the good ratings are fans from when he published these before the internet or what, but this is some dated stuff, and to me I can't get into detective stuff if its written like this.
purchased this because the villain from the last book #3 was to escape. I wanted to see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story had a duel plot. great twists and turns. the conclusion was unpredictable and even believable. I'm enjoying the development of the main character, Davenport too.
Yes, I would enjoy listening and/or reading Silent Prey again in the future. This is the second time I have read/listened to the Lucas Davenport series. Silent Prey is one of the best early books in the series, Sandford is just getting his stride with this book. Character development and involvement in this story is well defined and used to keep the reader/listener interested from beginning to end even if you didn't know this was a follow up book.
Ferrone brings a smooth listening experience to this book and the others he has narrated. He is able to allow the listener just to sit back and listen to the story and thus the story develops independently of struggling to keep up with who is who and who is talking all the time. This is not true of all narrators and Ferrone is one of my favorites.
If you enjoy a book thriller with some background story involvement then you will enjoy any of the Lucas Davenport series, and if you new to listening to books then you can't go wrong listening to Richard Ferrone as one of your first narrators.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
Loved the third book. But this one is gratuitously violent. I have liked books 1-3 better.
Predictable. The narrator is wonderful as always, but the story line and characters, not that good.
Lucus Davanport is someone you seriously don't want to mess with. I couldn't seem to put the book down. The serial killer is absolutely brilliant. Lucus as always is a star. Great read from start to finish. can't wait to read the next book :)
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
To be fair, I love these books (and not just the Davenport series, but the Virgil Flowers series too). I love Richard Ferrone as the narrator. I've recently started going back and listening/reading the very first of his novels (for the first time), and they are just as good as his later novels. If I had one criticism, (and this is a truly lame point) I think the cover art is lousy. Let's be honest, if your biggest criticism of a book is that the cover art is lousy, chances are it's going to be a good book.
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