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  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1 | John D. MacDonald

    The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1887)
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    (1629)
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    (1643)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
  • Nightmare in Pink: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2 | John D. MacDonald

    Nightmare in Pink: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. Now, she's leading McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

    Bonnie says: "Trav McGee just gets better"
  • Condominium: A Novel | John D. MacDonald

    Condominium: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets. Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community - the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run cut... the crackups and marital breakdowns... the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane...

    Carol says: "Disaster Movie Material with Heart and Substance"
  • A Tan and Sandy Silence: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 13 | John D. MacDonald

    A Tan and Sandy Silence: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (150)
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    (127)
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    Private eye Travis McGee outwaits and outwits a deranged killer as he searches for a missing wife on a remote Caribbean island, where he also tangles with a baby-faced businessman with a taste for murder.

    Darwin8u says: "Doesn't want the job, but doesn't mind the money."
  • Pale Gray for Guilt: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 9 | John D. MacDonald

    Pale Gray for Guilt: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (189)
    Story
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    The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids - trying to run a small marina on the Florida coast. They also knew he was in the way of a big land development scheme. Once they killed him, they figured they were on easy street. But Tush Bannon was Travis McGee's friend, and McGee could be one tough adversary when protecting a widow and her kids.

    Doug says: "My Favorite Book In My Favorite Series"
  • A Deadly Shade of Gold: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 5 | John D. MacDonald

    A Deadly Shade of Gold: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (314)

    When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can't help it. He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who's still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country - and one from which he hopes to return alive.

    Darwin8u says: "J Dickey's prose + I Fleming's narrative flourish"
  • Free Fall in Crimson: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 19 | John D. MacDonald

    Free Fall in Crimson: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (95)
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    This time out, McGee comes close to losing his status as a living legend when he agrees to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renews an unfinished adventure with a famous - and oversexed - Hollywood actress, who leads him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And McGee relearns the old lesson - that only when he comes close to the edge of death does he feel he completely alive.

    Darwin8u says: "Not enough tickle and torque."
  • The Quick Red Fox: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 4 | John D. MacDonald

    The Quick Red Fox: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    (355)
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    (352)

    It was the standard blackmail scheme. For years, sultry Lysa Dean's name on a movie had meant a bonanza at the box office. Now a set of pictures could mean the end of her career.When first approached for help by lovely Dana Holtzer, Lysa's personal secretary, Travis McGee is thoroughly turned off by the tacky details. But being low on cash, and tenderly attracted by the star's intriguingly remote secretary, McGee sets out to locate his suspects -- only to find that they start turning up dead!

    Grace says: "stark hollywood"
  • Darker Than Amber: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7 | John D. MacDonald

    Darker Than Amber: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Travis McGee never shies away from damsels in distress. But this Eurasian beauty was different. When Travis and Meyer rescued her from the water, she had a block of cement wired to her feet, and she wasn't so much grateful as ready to snare them in a murder racket to end all murders.

    Anne says: "At last, but hoping for a better Meyer"
  • The Dreadful Lemon Sky: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 16 | John D. MacDonald

    The Dreadful Lemon Sky: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hero of The Dreadful Lemon Sky is Travis McGee, a man of universal interest and independent means who lives on an old houseboat he won in a poker game. One evening a young woman shows up with a suitcase full of cash. McGee agrees to be bagman.She tells him what to do if she doesn't return. When she doesn't, McGee is left alone to deal with an intrigue that involves drugs, fear, passion, and death.

    Me & My Girls says: "Florida; Oh Florida"
  • The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 21 | John D. MacDonald

    The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (174)
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    (156)
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    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.

    Philip says: "The Best For Last"
  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 10 | John D. MacDonald

    The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful... indisputably rich... incredibly wanton... the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place.

    Bonnie says: "Love me my Travis McGee"
  • Bright Orange for the Shroud: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 6 | John D. MacDonald

    Bright Orange for the Shroud: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (230)
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    Travis things he's in for a quiet summer until a walking zombie of a man, Arthur Wilkinson, stumbles aboard The Busted Flush. He's the latest victim of a fragile-looking blond sexpot who uses the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Gone, suddenly, are the lazy, hazy days of summer as Travis becomes embroiled in one of the most dangerous, dirtiest cases of his career.

    Marilyn says: "Finally, unabridged!"
  • Cinnamon Skin: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 20 | John D. MacDonald

    Cinnamon Skin: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (141)
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    (127)
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    When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma and her new husband Evan, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed.

    Me & My Girls says: "The best of McGee"
  • The Empty Copper Sea: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 17 | John D. MacDonald

    The Empty Copper Sea: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and clear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened. What McGee finds is that Timber Bay is a tough town to get a break in when you're a stranger asking questions. But what he also finds is that, dead or alive, Hub Lawless is worth a lot of money.

    Amazon Customer says: "A haunting story"
  • A Flash of Green: A Novel | John D. MacDonald

    A Flash of Green: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    (27)
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    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. A Flash of Green tells the gripping story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back, featuring many of the themes John D. MacDonald explored better than anyone in his legendary career as a leading crime novelist. The opportunists have taken over Palm City. Silent and deadly, like the snakes that infest the nearby swamps, they lay hidden from view, waiting for the right moment to strike. Political subterfuge has already eased the residents toward selling out.

    D. Arkless says: "My least favorite"
  • One Fearful Yellow Eye: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 8 | John D. MacDonald

    One Fearful Yellow Eye: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (244)
    Story
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    How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that, although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exemplary life, there were those who'd take advantage of one "indiscretion" and bring down the whole family. McGee also discovers he likes a few members of the family far too much to let that happen....

    Constance says: "It seems over but then it gets REALLY interesting!"
  • A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3 | John D. MacDonald

    A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    (393)
    Story
    (388)

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

    Bonnie says: "A man from the first half of the 20th century"
  • The Long Lavender Look: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 12 | John D. MacDonald

    The Long Lavender Look: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (139)

    A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in 10 feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, "is this what they call southern hospitality?"

    John Powell III says: "A swampy problem for McGee"
  • Dress Her in Indigo: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 11 | John D. MacDonald

    Dress Her in Indigo: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daughter's life before she was killed in a car crash in Mexico. It was puzzling. She'd cleaned out her considerable bank account, left Miami and hadn't been heard from again. Travis McGee ventures into the steep hills and strange backwoods of Oaxaca through a bizarre world of dropouts, drug freaks, and kinky rich people - and begins to suspect the beautiful girl's death was no accident.

    Me & My Girls says: "Mexico, Hippies and Murder"
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