Fifteen years ago, a teenage girl found an ancient gold medallion on a small island off the Florida gulf coast. Soon she was having nightmares and later was found hanging from a tree. Although the death was ruled a suicide, the girl's mother, Della, is now sure there was foul play. Her trailer has been vandalized, and her daughter's coffin raided. When Della comes to Doc for help, the mysterious gold medallion plunges the Florida marine biologist into a perilous search for answers.
Filled with suspense and highly charged atmosphere, Ten Thousand Islands received rave reviews from critics. Ron McLarty's dramatic narration highlights its gripping mixture of ancient ritual and modern evil.
©2000 Randy Wayne White; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"One of the most satisfying thrillers in recent memory." (Chicago Tribune)
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
I love to fish and have enjoyed the Doc Ford stuff, this story has a GREAT ending. Life sucks when you get sea sick. A little slow at the start but, the payoff, at the end, for me was well worth it.
Intrigue, Suspense, Unexpected
The unusual twists and turns of the story, I never could second guess the author.
The descriptions of the Florida terrain and the mystique of the 1000 islands kept my interest and curiosity going strong. The history of the area and the Indians was fascinating. I was completely surprised at the end to hear the author describe the actual case from which he took so much for his story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a story with a different twist.
Excellent story, perfectly orchestrated. I wish the narrator knew how to say some of the place names like we Floridians say them. It's a little jarring to hear them wrongly inflected. Otherwise, he did a great job.
Fast paced, interesting.
When the person told Doc Ford what he had seen on the Island.
I have said before I always feel like Doc Ford himself is telling me a story
Yes and I think it was pretty much a 2-3 day listen.
We have a lot on a little Island off of Marco, and I could swear it was the island in the book.
I love this book, I really do. It's like a better, more substantial version of the tv show The Finder. (Its a spin-off from the show Bones) Seriously, listen and enjoy. I'm pretty sure if I find this book in paperback, I'll buy it and actually read it with my eyeballs.
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