Dave Guerney
Books in series8
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 1317 ratings)
  • 1
    Think of a Number: A Novel | John Verdon

    Think of a Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (725)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (571)

    Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

    Was on it's way to a Five - But it's a good Four!

    I like the smart way it was written. I also love the way it was read. I read a bunch of reviews and there are two I don't understand. One is the perso..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2012 by John (tallevast, FL, United States)
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    Think of a Number | John Verdon

    Think of a Number

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense.

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  • 2
    Shut Your Eyes Tight: Dave Gurney, Book 2 | John Verdon

    Shut Your Eyes Tight: Dave Gurney, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (276)

    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if, one day, there wasn’t?

    An excellent read

    The author managed to write an entertaining doozy of a story while still being plausible. Psychological insights were deep and characters fascinating..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2011 by Andi (Torrance, CA, United States)
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    Shut Your Eyes Tight | John Verdon

    Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn't?

    Never Shut Your Eyes

    This book had me from the start, the narration was fantastic. Dave is a retired NYPD cop with a history and one bad case where I presume he was nearly..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2014 by Chris (United States)
  • 3
    Let the Devil Sleep | John Verdon

    Let the Devil Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    >The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd.

    Ending disappoints, but....

    I came across John Verdon's second book first, "Shut Your Eyes". Half way through, it was so good I headed to the computer to find a copy of the firs..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2013 by karen (United States)
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    Let the Devil Sleep | John Verdon

    Let the Devil Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney, is trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which 10 years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

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  • 4
    Peter Pan Must Die | John Verdon

    Peter Pan Must Die

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband - who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother's funeral. Peeling back the layers, Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.

    Not up to the previous John Verdon's

    If you have never read a John Verdon novel, you're in for a treat...BUT not with this one. Read one of his earlier novels instead (the first two are m..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2014 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)
  • 5
    Wolf Lake: A Novel | John Verdon

    Wolf Lake: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Verdon
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.

    John Verdon is back!

    Loved the first two in this series but had been a tad disappointed with the last one (Peter Pan). So glad to see Mr. Verdon is back in this one. With ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2016 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)