A Delicate Touch

Stone Barrington Series
Narrated by: Tony Roberts
Series: Stone Barrington, Book 48
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (594 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in this exhilarating new adventure from number-one New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods.

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.

With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner...so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

©2018 Stuart Woods (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Suspenseful, twisty...Woods tells a fast, enjoyable crime story seasoned with tantalizing views of the lifestyles of the rich." (Publishers Weekly)

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Did Stuart Woods write this?Stone needs a vacation,as does Stuart Woods

Story is boring.Continued to listen in hopes book would get better.It did not.Story needed a lot less talking and a lot more action.The ending was awful.Believe I will refrain from buying his books till the real author returns.

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Disappointing

Tony Roberts is great as usual. But this storyline is tired and doesn’t flow. I am a very big Stone Barrington fan, and have enjoyed most of Stuart Woods books over the years. But this one just sounded like a contractual obligation fulfilled. Hopefully the next release will be better.

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Rather abrupt

probably one of the worst endings of a Stone Barrington novel I've ever read. No idea why Woods felt the need to cut the story off at it's knees...

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Enjoyable story

This is my first Stone Barrington book. It probably won't be my last. There were times in the book it felt more like it was set 15 years or so ago but with a current reference thrown in. Each of the female voices had such gravelly texture that I could see each of them smoking 4 packs a day and everyone sounded older. Loved the character of Saul. He deserves a repeat visit.

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formulaic, hard to follow

I am so disappointed with this book. the story seems to happen in such a short period of time, too many characters, lines and cantor sounded like all the rest, at times.

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Long time fan continually dissatisfied

I need someone to explain to me why Marianne suddenly has an Italian accent🙄 I mean it makes it very hard to enjoy this story don’t get lazy narrator!

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Fiction or Current Events

Excellent story line. Quite different from most of Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington series. iis it fiction or is it current events? Looking forward to the next Stone Barrington book.

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Too contrived

AS much as we have enjoyed Woods previous works, this one is blah. He is just putting words on a page to get paid. His animus towards Republicans is overbearing. Unless his books are on the free list, we won't waste our money on his drivel in the future.

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Starting to get too political

Stone is leaning so far left while committing crimes (Typical Democrat) that I was hoping he was killed in this book and that ended the series.

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Disappointed

I’m tired of politics. I wish he would leave it out of his books. I love the ones that do not try to push me one way or the other. I listen to books to get away from ALL the Politics on Tv and radio.

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