It’s pure luck that places Stone Barrington on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out....
Stone Barrington is pulled along for the ride when a friend pursues a perilous course of vengeance in the newest novel from New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods....
When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide....
Successful movie producer Wolf Willett is stunned when he sees his own death reported in a major newspaper. It says he was a victim in a triple homicide during a sordid tryst with his wife....
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town....
Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with a superior officer, but he soon lands a job other cops only dream about....
When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force - with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally…a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.
From the high-stakes poker tables of Las Vegas to California's lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.
I have always enjoyed this series and this was better than the last two. But it is becoming a little annoying to have everything always perfect. The kids are perfect. The women are perfect. Stone is perfect. Even real rich people aren't this perfect. I'd love to see the old Stone again.....the non rich one on the edge of the society page. Accepted by the beautiful people without actually being one of them. Tony Roberts was excellent as usual. Good to see Teddy back. I always liked that character. But this time even Teddy was perfect!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
One of the better Stuart Woods(Stone Barrington) efforts. He left the bedroom scenes up to our imaginations for which I am grateful. He writes fun ,entertaining detective stories and Tony Roberts is a brilliant narrator. I must admit I would enjoy more New York and more Gino. If some of you were disappointed in the ("hack writing") your words, not mine, I suggest you try a different genre. Perhaps the writings of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. I have enjoyed these authors as well. With Stuart Woods you know in advance you are in for entertaining escapism. No more,no less. Pick your favorite genre and enjoy!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Fool me three times and I'm done. after years of loving this series I gave it one more shot after last two duds. mistake. Either someone else is now writing the books, or someone else SHOULD be. No charm, no point, and embarrassing focus on conspicuous consumption of jets, hangars, luxury goods that made me cringe. Tragic whimper of an end to a once beloved series. Keep your happy memories of early Stone Barrington. (Tony Roberts' narration wonderful as always - is he ageless?? Which just made me sadder) a cynical return to a now-dry well...
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
stone is getting boring in his old age. need to spice it up and bring the old stone back.
loved this story. couldnt stop listening. should be made into a movie. very interesting plot.
Another well told Stone Barrington novel. I like how Woods is beginning to add the kids in so they can maybe take over the series in the future.
Love this Stone Barrington novel. It kept me on the edge from beginning to end.
This is my second favorite in the series. Having Teddy come across Peter was a nice way of bringing Stone and Teddy to work together. This had all the stuff Stuart Woods is good at! Heart pounding, toe curling and screaming "Yes"!!!
Thank you Mr. Woods
So I have seen that some audio readers don't care for the Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington series. So I thought I should explain why I gave it 5 stars. I like the performance as well from Tony Roberts - he's been doing it for so long that if another narrator it wouldn't do the series justice . I give my star ratings based on the other books in the series. I don't rate it against other mysteries by ... say ... John Grisham or Michael Connolly. It is a simple nice fun series. Nothing too serious but enjoyable. This one brings back many characters all at once - and that's why I liked it.
What made the experience of listening to Doing Hard Time the most enjoyable?
The reader makes things flow so easily and keeps you engaged.
Have you listened to any of Tony Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
He's one of the best. I will be looking for others
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wanted to but listen in the car so it's broken up. The author and reader keep you engaged so you can leave and come back.