Stuart Woods is in top form…and so is his perennially popular hero, Stone Barrington! When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes…and plan new ones.
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Author, rabid Audible listener.
If I were reading Unnatural Acts, rather than listening to them, I might have been less interested. It is Tony Roberts who brings the characters to life and makes the story highly enjoyable.
I read a number of reviews and disagree. This was an enjoyable Stone Barrington outing with all the things I like about this series. My favorite part was there is little to do with Stone's way-to-perfect son and a lot to do with juggling many plots.
The primary story in this book is about a very wealthy man that needs to control his son. Herbie Fisher takes center stage in this one as a lawyer at Woodman & Weld which leaves Stone and Dino to deal with a number of either subplots throughout the book.
I am hoping the next books will tie together many drawn-out plots and hope there is a bit more substance to them then the thin layer of paint on this book but I still enjoyed it.
Always enjoy being told a good story.
A very good read of the book.
I always enjoy the way Woods progresses the time line. I have been a Stone Barrington fan from the start and continue to be so.
Say something about yourself!
The same cast of characters with Herbie now a lawyer in Stone's firm
Roberts is a superb reader
I might listen to it again. It's good and easy for road trips. But not something I'm dying to or MUST listen to again.
Same as usual Stone Barrington
Not really. I use books to make my commute easier. This filled that job well.
I've followed the entire Stone Barrington series for years- from rags to riches - so I read them all, mediocre or thrilling. It would be impossible just to skip one book. And they do lightly build upon the previous novel.
This one seemed noticeably different to me: much less exclusively from Stone's perspective. Long parts of the story focus on Dino or Herbie Fisher- and are told from their perspective, not Stone's. This always occurred to some extent in other books (especially the Teddy Faye novels) but this seemed different to me- refreshing almost. I sometimes tire of life always being rosey for Stone these days, mega rich and full partner now. The Herbie Fisher transformation has been a fun one to follow from his character in earlier books.
I always thoroughly enjoy a Tony Roberts book. I really can't imagine Stone Barrington read by anyone else now!
As always, I enjoy the series and hope it continues. Stone and Dino are like old friends- I was actually kinda sad to read of Elaine's death! Some of the books are page-turners while others are awful mediocre, but that comes with the any series of frequent novels.
I knew Elain's had closed so I wondered how it would be handled in a book. Stuart did a bang up job on that side of the story.
Stone and Dino are up to their ole tricks. I'm glad to see Herbie Fisher as a new addition to the cast of players.
This is a great book, great narrating, great story - as usual.
It was a little shorter than normal but still a great book.
I'm looking forward to the next Stuart Woods.
Herbie grows up
How Woods is exploring characters that have been introduced in the past
When Shelley Bach was killed
Although the mystery element was not as pronounced as in past stories, it kept my interest even as Stone was a secondary character. I would like to see a series based on Herbie Fisher but prefer when listed as a Stone Barrington novel, that he be the prominent character in the story. I wished that Woods would had elaborated more on the closing of Elaine's, perhaps weaving it into the mystery of the story. I liked that Dino's character was explored a bit and would like to see that occur more in future novels.
I always look forward to the next Stone Barrington book. This one is no different. Great listen, Stone never disappoints.
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