Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.
The problem with the book is that it's a whole new cast of characters outside of Minnesota. Not nearly as interesting and compelling.
It also drones on too long.
Overall, pretty stale which is surprising as you would think that the change in venue would switch things up a bit.
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Being immortal is not all it once was. Yes, the 12 Greek gods of Olympus are alive and well in the 21st century, but they are crammed together in a London town house: and are none too happy about it. Even more disturbing, their powers are waning.
This book is so well-written, so clever & witty, I can't believe I just stumbled across it. The author has since published another - Audible, please add it, using the same narrator!
Excellent fit between narrator & material.
Loved it, want more!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It's just before dawn on the South China Sea when three experienced pirates open fire on a small smuggling yacht. Their target: a bag of uncut sapphires worth millions. But when one of them stumbles across an enormous treasure that wasn't on the manifest, everything goes sideways. Within minutes two of them are dead, leaving the third, a coldblooded psychopath, to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious windfall for himself.
Interesting plot, good timing and excellent narration.
Jake Weber is one of the absolute best narrators. Audible should use him much more often.
In AD 664 King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian Churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either Church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction.
Complete waste of money, complete waste of time, totally awful book. Terrible plot, what in writing, awful narrator. Very bad
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About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons.
Don't waste your time with this book. It is poorly plotted and tedious, a typical first try. Not worth the price and absolutely not worth the time.
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The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
probably this was written by a machine. just dreadful.
Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?
hard to tell.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
well, he sure couldn't save a really bad book.
What character would you cut from Field of Prey?
all of 'em.
Any additional comments?
i've been a big sandford fan for decades but the books have been getting more and more violent and sloppy. so disappointing.
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As the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow's plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the 1000-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina - and embroiled in the small Normandy town's ancient feud.
If you could sum up The Ghost Riders of Ordebec in three words, what would they be?
Best mystery this year
Who was your favorite character and why?
All of them
Any additional comments?
PLEASE PLEASE using the same reader, provide all Fred Vargas' books. She is too good to miss and bless the narrator, he does not butcher the French.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful