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Sudden Prey Audiobook
Sudden Prey
Written by: 
John Sandford
Narrated by: 
Richard Ferrone
Sudden Prey Audiobook

Sudden Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

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Publisher's Summary

John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind.... When Lucas and his team gun down two bank robbers in the middle of a heist, Davenport falls prey to the purest and simplest criminal motivation: revenge.

Prey tell: listen to another Lucas Davenport thriller.

©1997 John Sandford (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 03-15-15
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 03-15-15 Member Since 2015

    retired writer

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    "What a Drag! Near Misses Abound!"

    This is second book that I've listened to in the Prey series. Field of Prey was good. I decided to read more of the Prey series because a good friend recommended them, but I wish that I had not chosen this one... the plot dragged with too many "close calls or near misses" as one reviewer noted. How many times should the writer allow the villain or the good guy to go to a door or to a house to kill someone but only to find that they just missed them. This story had the good and bad guys chasing each other back and forth but to just miss them by some fluke or other. This story bored me and only because I love listening to narrator Ferrone and because I wanted the story to turn around and wow me that I finished reading it. I was not wowed... the story just kept going in circles until Davenport figured out who the "double agent" was working against the police.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-26-14
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    "Too many close calls"
    Any additional comments?

    I am a fan of the Davenport series. I started reading and listening late in the series and decided to start at the beginning and haven't been dissapointed. Although I enjoyed this book, I did not like as much as the others. It seemed to sacrifice a solid story line for constant action, near misses and close calls. I was ready for it to be over about 2 plot twists before the end. I thought the antagonists were inconsistent in their behaviors, and there were some unanswered questions at the end that I can't go into detail about here without spoilers. Maybe they will be resolved in the next book, or maybe they were just loose ends.

    There are some seriously pivotal moments regarding his personal relationships that will probably play out in the next book, so I am guessing that if you skip this one, you will have some missing backfill in the next one, but I have not read that one yet so I am not sure.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pat 06-21-15
    Pat 06-21-15
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    "Another winner"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. It's part of a series that I am enjoying very much.


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

    Yes. Not knowing where the next cop would be attacked, or where, made every moment intense.


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His changing vocal inflection for the different characters is so subtle, yet, distinct, you start to recognize the characters by their conversation.


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

    No. I listen to audiobooks when I go to bed. Depending on how tired I am dictates how many nights it takes to complete a book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really enjoying this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 11-22-13
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2011

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

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    "Least Favorite Davenport So Far"

    I don't know what it was but I really didn't like this Davenport book. I never could quite get into the story, which was not very compelling.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-26-15
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 09-26-15 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "It's What Sanford Does"

    You enjoy Lucas Davenport? You'll enjoy Sudden Prey. The plot's thinner than writing paper, but Sanford knows how to manipulate the tools of the genre to make this thing work. Work? Well yeah, if you, like me, enjoy retreating into a thriller/adventure novel instead of drinking. Besides, it's un-cool to drink in the car, mowing the lawn, or on the treadmill... All places where I turn my mind dow a bunch of notches. I was lucky enough to listen to three hours of "Sudden Prey" in the dentist's chair last week.

    And just using lucky and dentist in the same sentence is a pretty good compliment, huh.

    As always, Richard Ferrone's reading keeps every character distinct and, a lot more importantly, inventive components to the story arc. I really line the way Ferrone has characters say, "huh". If you've heard it, you know what I mean.

    In a couple of months, I'll get the next Lucas Davenport story, which isn't a bad review at all..... Huh.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joel H. Williams Birmingham, Alabama United States 07-01-16
    Joel H. Williams Birmingham, Alabama United States 07-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I slept through the end, literally, and enjoyed it just as much"

    I've given this author/series plenty of chances - I've listened to the series in order up through this one (is this the seventh?). The characters/stories have so much potential, but the books are soooo laborious, I just can't endure another. I will wonder 'how did the characters/story develop", sure, but I can't make myself continue. I don't think I've ever gotten this far into a series and stopped - perhaps I should have stopped sooner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Whittaker 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent read"

    I enjoyed this book a lot. There were some drawn out scenarios that slowed the story down for me. For instance, I thought FINALLY when Lucas caught on to who was the bad cop. Overall, really good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-22-16
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    "Not the best in the series, but a fast listen."

    Subject is all that I have but audible wants twenty words for some reason. A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Abby 01-02-16
    Abby 01-02-16
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    "SUCH A SLOW START"

    That I almost gave up a few times. However, it picked up and I loved it. Narration, as usual, fabulous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jj 10-18-15
    jj 10-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "keeps you enthralled."

    loved this book, Sanford at his best. I can't wait to start the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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