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Storm Prey Audiobook

Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author.

"Sandford's track record as a best-selling author is amazing, but it's not an accident," wrote Booklist of Wicked Prey. "His plotting is sharp, his villains are extraordinarily layered, and his good guys are always evolving.

And this time, there's a storm brewing...Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

Did she see enough? Can she identify them? Gnawing it over later, it seems to them there is only one thing they can do: Find out who she is, and eliminate the only possible witness.

©2010 John Sandford (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Sharply drawn characters, intricate plotting, and smooth dialogue make this a sure-fire winner." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Justin Messer 01-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Very enjoyable"

    A good story with an interesting subplot that resolves to a satisfying conclusion. This is one of Lucas Davenport's "lighter" adventures, with only a few innocent people meeting tragic endings. Only drawback with the performance was the French/Lebanese accented characters were a bit overdone. Still, a good narration and well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 03-02-14
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.

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    "One of My Favorite LD Books"

    All I have to say is...this one is twisted. The two "bad guys" are the most hilarious duo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Taylorsville, UT, United States 07-31-10
    Donna Taylorsville, UT, United States 07-31-10 Member Since 2015
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    "John Sandford rules"

    Like many John Sandford fans, I've read or listened to (or both) all of the Prey books. I love the story lines, and Richard Ferrone IS Lukas Davenport - no one else could read these books as well. Storm Prey is right up there with the best. Now I have to wait another year for another Lukas Davenport novel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Crownsville, MD, United States 06-13-10
    Kevin Crownsville, MD, United States 06-13-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Still a fun read!"

    In this episode of the "Prey" novel series. Lucas Davenport plays a lesser role than I've become accustomed to. The author instead brings in a supporting cast to flesh out the story. Including Virgil Flowers and other characters from earlier books. I found this story entertaining and satisfying. Perhaps I suppose, because I'm a big Sandford fan and I've grown fond of the storyline. However I get the feeling that it's getting a bit tired, and running on momentum instead of forging ahead. Still a worthwhile read though!

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    The Big Al 06-11-10
    The Big Al 06-11-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Davenport Back in Action"

    By now, those of us who listen to Sandford's Prey series know what we're going to get: wicked predators who like to kill and a lantern-jawed cop who's not alive unless he's hunting a perp. In this one, his wife Weather is in danger because she's a witness to a hospital burglary that results in a murder. Sandford also pads this one with the description of a long, delicate surgical process to separate two babies joined at the skull: Weather is a vital part of the surgical team. It's disappointing that Sandford enlists his other series hero, Virgil Flowers, as Weather's bodyguard but gives him almost nothing to do. The best thing about the audio is Richard Ferrone, who has performed every Prey book I've heard and who has the perfect throaty voice for a hardboiled plot-driven story. I listen to these books while exercising, and they're great page-turners if you don't mind lots of graphic violence and cops who prefer revenge to justice. Sometimes the simplistic and sadistic villains are unintentionally comic, and there's a bit of sexism built into the series that's almost tongue in cheek, but if you can turn off your higher frequencies and listen with your reptile brain, you'll enjoy the vicarious thrill of being Lucas Davenport, a man's man who always gets his man.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 05-30-10
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 05-30-10
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    "One of the best of the Prey series"

    I really enjoyed this one. It didn't turn into a page turner until over half way through but then I couldn't put it down. Having Lucas, Weather, and Virgil all together again as the main characters made it even more interesting. The story was predictable but it didn't make it any less interesting. In some cases, it even enhanced it. It's definitely a great read. I highly recommend it.

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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 08-27-10
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 08-27-10 Listener Since 2006

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.

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    "The evil Dr. Barakat"

    The characters in this book were great. Dr. Barakat is dripping with evil. Cappy is void of any redeeming social values. The Mack brothers were bad guys but occasionally would show a hint of decency, especially Joe. To the rescue comes Lucas Davenport, ably assisted by another Sandford protagonist, Virgil Flowers. And then there's narrator Richard Ferrone. The voice he uses when bad guys say dumb things made me laugh out loud. If you don't mind graphic violence (remember folks, it's fiction) and you like a thriller with interesting characters read by a talented narrator, then download this book. It's one of the best in the Prey series and I think I've listened to them all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Moyle 10-07-16
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    "Please ban the musical interludes in all audiobooks"

    I've listened to all the previous prey novels and now feel like all the characters even the minor ones are my good friends :) They are all so well written and it's the major reason I keep coming back for more just to see what the Davenport gang will get up to next.

    The only reason I downgraded the performance on this book was the annoying random musical piano throughout the novel. I expect to hear this in older audiobooks but not modern ones I don't recall it appearing in the previous books and truly hope it's not in the next.

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    C 05-03-16
    C 05-03-16
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    "Almost perfect, but not quite."

    I am a really big fan of the Prey Series. I don't understand why they choose to add some muzac for when you would have to change the cd, but they did and it distracts from the novel.

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    Scott Avery Holland Seattle Wa. 04-28-16
    Scott Avery Holland Seattle Wa. 04-28-16 Member Since 2014

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    "One hell of a ride"

    Very good! Once again John Sanford proves why he's the master! I've read or listened to just about everything he's written and this is one hell of a ride! I love his Davenport stories!

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