Searching for a wealthy friend's yacht, Travis McGee puts himself square in the center of the international cocaine trade, and finds himself the target of some of the most ruthless villains he's ever met. Contemplating his own mortality for the first time, Travis McGee discovers amid all the danger the astonishing surprise behind the cat-shaped pipe cleaners someone is leaving at his door. This is vintage McGee in a novel that confirms John D. MacDonald's reputation as one of the greatest suspense writers of all time.
©1985 John D. MacDonald Publishing, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I'm a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and music educator. I've spent the majority of my life wearing headphones . . .
If you are reading this, there's a good chance you've listened to the other twenty titles in the McGee series . . . experienced 20 years of John D MacDonald's McGee magic in just a few, short months and know what an incredible cultural treasure these recordings represent.
Here, now, is the last McGee novel ever, maybe the best McGee novel ever and assuredly the most heartfelt McGee novel ever. Savor this one, because there ain't gonna be any more.
Savor also Robert Petkoff's brilliant characterizations. I had my doubts, at first, but Petkoff has proven himself to be one of the best audiobook narrators ever, taking the listener on a trip back in time . . . to a world peopled by all the wonderfully quirky characters of MacDonald's imagination, bringing them from the written page to life with skill and style.
I got hooked on the Travis McGee books this year and have now gone through all 21. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. This one was a bittersweet experience because I knew it would be the last. As usual, the writing and characterizations were superb, and the plot kept me guessing. The ending was somewhat unexpected, but it was so much better than what I had feared. Yes, without any spoilers, it has a happy ending. If you like the earlier ones, you’ll love this one.
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As good as the first
The end was great and unexpected
Sad there were only 21
Avid listener, former reader. Especially enjoys Audiobooks on long road trips. They help us to stay alert and minimizes arguments.
The surprising twist that takes the Travis McGee series into a whole new chapter.
Trav, of course, as he begins to show his age.
Interesting, semi-ensemble production. Missed Gavin's raspy voice.
Eventually everyone grows up.
Retired book buyer/book manager for wholesale distributor in the 5 largest northeast states. Prolific reader who was inundated with ARCs.
Even though I suggest earlier MacDonald books to savor this master at work The Lonlely Silver Rain can be appreciated by itself. MacDonald is a true master of the crime novel and what is remarkable about him is that there is a timelessness about him. With the exception of the value of the dollar and makes and models of cars the same stories could easily be told in the present day. A master of suspense and an exceptional storyteller this is MacDonald at his finest.
It is one of the top 3 books he has written. Though the performance byPetkoff is Miserable, and DOES take away from the overall audiobook, I'm blind, and have NO CHOICE but to put up with him, IF I want the story. The narrator that was used on the abridged 4 tape audio books, was SO MUCH better, He made the stories WORK! I have ALL of those all 21 Travis Mcghees that is.
When Travis McGhee meets his daughter, and finds out her mother was "Puss", the Jolly Random Redhead.
Lose that LOUSY NARRATOR, Robert Pletkoff! I have Heard worse, but, I cannot remember where.
"Wanted" by a Cartel, usually means DEAD! Live, and you meet the teenage daughter, you NEVER knew you had!
Above all else, PLEASE use another narrator. Try Scott Brick. Another GREAT book by John D. Macdonald, and, it's his LAST! John D. MacDonald is a Great Loss to the world, and I'm sure his loss to those that loved him most, Is SO much greater than his great loss that those of us such as Myself, who loved him through his books feel.
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