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.
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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.
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
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.
I've read most of these novels by John Sandford, it is one of my favorite series. However, this abridged version sounds as though it has been artificially speeded up to fit into some sort of time criteria. Much of the dialogue is delivered without much inflection, and music and sound effects are added here and there - not improving the performance much. this is the first audio book I've purchased in this series that has been "abridged", I won't buy another abridged performance. A couple of truisms I've learned listening to audiobooks, the first is NEVER buy an audio performance delivered by the AUTHOR, now I'm thinking about these abridged versions. The UNABRIDGED versions are done well in this series.
I am a major fan of Sandford's "Prey" series, so I admit a bias here. I love them all. I have listened to Sudden Prey a few times in the abridged version (I have it on cassette). But finally here is an unabridged version, which is even better. Richard Ferrone is an excellent narrator - to me, he IS the voice of Lucas Davenport.
I read all series books, when I find a character I love I can't stand not to know what happens to them next.
I love all of John Sandford's Davenport Books, this one took a little time to get going but it was a good read.
This series keeps getting better - the writing tight, the action non-stop, the characters developing. Love it. And it's wonderful to have the same reader.
I love Lucas Davenport. Unfortunately the first book I listened to was Sandfords latest Prey edition. I liked it and decided to start at the beginning. I think this one is the 6th or 7th in the series. The earlier ones were good but this one was simply awesome. It had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to end. I couldn't wait to buy the next one. Fantastic voice and so realistic.
Yes all the way through til the end.
When the sniper shoot Lachez at the end. I knew it was coming but it was more powerful than I expected especially Weathers reaction.
The whole thing
This was very good. You never knew if Davenport or one of his cops was going to take a bullet. Nothing worse than crazy bad guys bent on revenge. Scary plot, tense, and the characters were all great.
Richard Ferrone does a great job narrating. I really like the way he does this series.
I've probably listened to at least 10 of the Lucas Davenport books -- and plan to read them all. This seems be an awful lot of killing for Minneapolis, even in Lucas's world. The streets must have been running red with blood, the air black with lead powder from all the shooting. How many types of firearms must be deployed, how many magazines must be loaded, how many rounds must be discharged before the bad guys meet their violent end?
I do listen to a lot of books and this one just seemed to drag on. I listened for about 8 hours hoping it would it would pick up but for me, it just did not. I have listened to other John Sandford books and I found Sudden Prey to come up a bit short.
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