After a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is at loose ends, unsure if he wants to stay in New York and continue his work as a partner at Woodman & Weld. It comes as a welcome relief when he's summoned to Washington, D.C., by President Will Lee. The president has a special operation that calls for Stone's unique skill set, and it's a mission that will reunite him with his former partner in crime and in bed, Holly Barker.
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The last few Stone Barrington novels have been interesting because they dealt with family, friends and financial wheeling and dealing. They were not horrible but I missed the good old days of Stone and Dino working together to catch the bad guys.
DC Dead is a great book with all the things that originally drew me to the Stone novels. Stone and Dino are whisked off to DC in order to investigate what may be a suicide but could also be a murder. As the book progresses and the murders pile up we go on a ride that is half murder mystery and half excellent recipes for perfect cocktails.
While I will not mention it here, there is a whole other plot line involving Holly Barker that did not quite seem to make sense so I am assuming it will lead in to the next Stone novel. Hopefully this distraction was not to just fill pages.
If you like the Stone Barrington novels, you will really enjoy this one. As always, Tony Roberts done a fantastic job with all the voices throughout. If they ever change Tony out, I might lose interest, he is that good.
Stuart Woods is my favorite audio author. I keep trying to branch out to others but love the story lines and the narrator!
I love Stone and Holly together in the books.
Of course...but didn't get to...
Yes, but not strongly. I thought the story had several holes in the detective work, and a couple of dumb conclusions on the part of our heroes Stone and Dino. Appeared they were thinking with the wrong head on several occassions. Stuart seems to be fascinated with Teddy Faye who appears yet again. I've about had all of the exposure to him I care for.
Yes. Woods is one of my favorite authors, and everyone has a not so good effort from time to time.
Yes. Stone Barrington et al provide the expected humor, plot twists and suspense that we expect from this Stuart Woods series.
The story line began on the same day that Son of Stone ended! Surprised me but is cool!
His voice is so versatile!
Difficult to say. I love all the Stuart Woods books. Near the top of my ratings.
Guessing who the killer was, before the book had it worked out.
His vocal portrayal of the characters give a visual image of them. I listen in the car. I drive about 10 hours a week. I could never read all the books that I listen to.
No extreme reaction, just a good read (listen?)
Have loved and listend to many (if not all) of the Woods / Roberts team.
That Stone was back to being Stone after the Son of Stone diversion, which I did like.
Equal ... Tony is very consistent.
At less than10 hours, yes.
Was glad to see Stuart Woods back to the Stone of old, however this iteration did seem to drag a bit. Bringing Holly Barker and Teddy Faye back in for a parallel plot served only to continue the viability of their characters beyond DC Dead for possible (indeed probable) future inclusion into the Stone Barrington storyline.
Compared to some I've listened to I'd give it a 4. It didn't seem to have the intensity that some of the other books have had. Some of my favorites are
I always enjoy Tony's performance. Great voice, easy to listen to.
It's not over til it's over.
Have enjoyed all of Stuart Woods' books thus far.
I never tried the print version.
Absolutely-the series is always wonderful.
I would be disappointed if a Barrington book was not narrated by Roberts.
It made me smile as I live in the DC area.
Keep the Stone Barrington series alive and well.
Talk about a bummer, this one was not what I expected. Tony gets thumbs up from me, one of my favorite narrators. He seems to have these characters down pat. I think if I had to listen to this series with any other narrator it wouldn't be the same. As always, not great literature, but always entertaining.
Yes - when I don't have anything meatier to listen to.
Sure - if you have a long commute...this might be fun to listen to in your iPod.
He was OK...his craggy voice is fun to listen to.
I would watch a mini series of this book on TV but not pay to watch it in the theater.
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