Virgil Flowers
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  • 1
    Dark of the Moon | John Sandford

    Dark of the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff." He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

    Great winding road of a story

    A real treat, this newest of John Sandford, and I've listened to them all. Full of twists and surprises. I finished and immediately replayed it, to li..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2007 by Crystal (Bowie, MD, USA)
  • 2
    Heat Lightning | John Sandford

    Heat Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    (547)
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    Flowers is only in his late 30's, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong. It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one , if you're keeping count ) when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater, two shots to the head, found near a veterans' memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.

    What audio books should be

    Very satisfiying--straight ahead clever plotting, spare prose, wonderful dialogue, and narration that made this book come alive. I've read or listene..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2009 by Brian (Wauwatosa, WI, USA)
  • 3
    Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel | John Sandford

    Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Canger
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    Virgil Flowers heads north to solve a puzzling murder - and finds that the country is very rough indeed. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, Flowers gets a call from Lucas Davenport asking him to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only: a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery and commune with nature. It's also hotbed of jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, and fear.

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    Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel | John Sandford

    Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1155)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
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    Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort.

    Extraordinary Plot Twists

    The 'guy' point of view gets a little tiresome, but the plot is extraordinary yet again. This is the second Virgil Flowers novel for me and I'll get ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 05 2009 by Ruby (Goshen, NS, Canada)
  • 4
    Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel | John Sandford

    Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Overall
    (1987)
    Performance
    (1094)
    Story
    (1089)

    One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

    EXCELLENT!

    I think this is Sanford's best book yet. It is definitely the best Virgil Flowers book I've read. The flow of the story is perfect. Frighteningly, i..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2010 by Bob (North Lauderdale, FL, United States)
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    Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 4 | John Sandford

    Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    On a late autumn Sunday in Southern Minnesota, a farmer is bludgeoned around the head by a teenager wielding a bat. Following the teenager’s apparent suicide, Sheriff Lee Coakley is worried that she is up against a far more complicated case than she first thought, and calls in investigator Virgil Flowers. It doesn't take long for Flowers to uncover a series of crimes so monstrous that the small town can never be the same again.

    bad blood - disappointing

    No. It was too complicated. Mostly it was dialogue rather than action. Totally addicted to the prey series by Sandford. This felt like a different aut..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2012 by rev (EDINBURGH, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Shock Wave | John Sandford

    Shock Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Not the best Virgil ~ but it is still Virgil!

    I am bias! John Sandford is my favorite author and he hit it out of the park in May with his latest Lucas Davenport, Buried Prey. I will forgive him..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2011 by aaron (Ankeny, IA, United States)
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    Shock Wave | John Sandford

    Shock Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it. The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart's headquarters. The second one explodes at the construction site itself. Who's behind the bombs, and how far will they go? It's Virgil Flowers's job to find out... before more people get killed.

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  • 6
    Mad River | John Sandford

    Mad River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

    Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip.

    John Sandford is a terrific writer and the creator of both the Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers mystery series. Both series have given fans some gr..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2012 by Bill (Kailua Kona, HI, United States)
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    Mad River | John Sandford

    Mad River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. As their crime spree cuts a swathe through Minnesota, captured on the killers' cell phones, and sent to a local television station, Investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to catch them. But even he doesn't realise what's about to happen next.

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  • 7
    Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7 | John Sandford

    Storm Front: Virgil Flowers, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
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    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing.

    Still a fan, but...

    I enjoyed the humor and actually LOL'd a few times. But for some reason the baddies just weren't very bad and the chase scene just ran out of gas. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2013 by Debbi (Groveland, IL, United States)
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    Storm Front | John Sandford

    Storm Front

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic - a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Bad men are chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it…

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  • 8
    Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8 | John Sandford

    Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (520)
    Story
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    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    Best in this series

    Loved this installment. A little lighter. I actually laughed out loud twice at some of the dialogue. The story kept me interested throughout, and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2014 by MJ (Catonsville, MD, United States)