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Invisible Prey

Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Series: Lucas Davenport, Book 17
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,574 ratings)

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“A crackling addition to [the] Prey series” (Entertainment Weekly) from number one New York Times best-selling author John Sandford.

In a wealthy Minneapolis neighborhood, two elderly women are bludgeoned to death. They are apparent victims of a random robbery, though nothing of value appears to have been stolen. But when Lucas Davenport looks deeper, he fears that the victims weren’t so random, and the items stolen were far from invaluable. As a pattern emerges it leads Lucas to...certainly not where he expected. Which is too bad, because the killers are expecting him. And that’s only the first surprise….

©2007 John Sandford (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"As always for Sandford, entertaining and intelligent reading." (Booklist)

"Interesting and unusual supporting characters, good and bad guys alike, enhance an intriguing puzzle." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great read

As always another great prey book. I was afraid I was not going to see another new Lucas Davenport thriller. Great plot, believeable and yet tricky.

25 of 25 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Great Summer Read

I really enjoyed this current addition to the "Prey" series. The focus was really on the crimes and included several twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. The overall production was slick and the flow was great. I recommend this as a great summer beach read or for a long road trip. I found myself not wanting to turn the story off.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Invisible Prey

Very well thought out plot line as are all of the "Prey" series. Very colorful characters, especially the bad guys in this one! The narrator does an outstanding job, with many various accents (no problem distinguishing between characters. Great surprise ending. I have enjoyed all of the Lucas Davenport books and this is one of the best.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Laura
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • 06-27-07

Fun but not enthralling

I have read every Lucas Davenport book as soon as it was published and this was my first "listen" in the series. I have to say that the narrator did not capture my interest. He portrays Lucas a bit differently than I have imagined him over the years and I can't hold him accountable for that. I just found it difficult to distinguish between the characters. An earlier review says just the opposite so I guess this is a draw. Decide for yourself.

Regarding the story, you know who the killers are early on. The story focuses upon Lucas and other characters as they unravel the mystery little by little, with some twists and surprises along the way. It's intelligently done and the quilting backdrop is interesting. But I found myself wishing for the more enthralling, heart-pumping hunt for the seriel murderer plots of the earlier Davenport series. This is still a great book and worth the read. After all, you just have to keep up with Lucas Davenport. I just couldn't give it higher than a four. As an earlier reviewer says, it's a good beach book and will certainly entertain you.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Carla
  • Duarte, CA, United States
  • 05-25-07

One of the best Davenport books

This is one of the best Lucas Davenport tales. I just hate it when the last line is spoken because now I have to wait for another book. Great book with a lot of complexities as usual.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Lucas Davenport .......

This one was a little thin....but very good. There are points where the killers are obvious....but the story is drawn out....assuming that we can't figure it out. Big and little....come on John. I did like the effort though.....however I think Flowers will replace Davenport.....hmmmmmm.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • Hinesville, GA, United States
  • 08-07-07

The Sandford Touch

This novel really follows up on what we expect from John Sandford. The twists and turns of this one does not disappoint. It really gets into the mind of the criminal and the cop as the desperate criminals try to figure the next move to cover their crimes, and the cop struggles with just enough information to keep him going, and questioning why this is happening. Great listen!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Invisible Prey

Another excellent installment in the Lucas Davenport series. An excellent plot with with some truly odious yuppy villains. Also has some nice subplots abour antiques, and quilts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

Lighter but still fun

I am a huge "prey" fan and found this one to be less dark and psychological than the others. Still, its Lucas Davenport and company and still a fun listen. Expect it to be lighter than the previous thrillers. There is a small quilting angle for those quilters out there!

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • Larry
  • Soquel, CA, USA
  • 07-01-07

Not a fan I guess.

If this is one of the better books in the series, I can only wonder about how poor the others must be. I found it a chore to listen to. The detecting was painfully stupid and the plot line completely uninteresting. The characters that are killed we don't even know. The side characters are better detectives than the detective, so who am I supposed to care about? Useless.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful