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Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from number-one New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

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. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?

Because one thing was for sure: The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day....

©2014 John Sanford (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Top notch Sandford.

One of his 2 or 3 best. Well written, good characters, even Flowers' references. Can't wait for the next one.

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Another Winner

Richard Ferrone does a great job with the character of Lucas Davenport. For me, he is Lucas Davenport. In the last six weeks I have listened to 24 books in this series and loved the character development. I love when Lucas is conflicted and I love Letty and Weather. Can't wait to see where Letty ends up.

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Good Story for Fans of the Series

I have enjoyed all of the books in the series although the endings are somewhat predictable. This book had an interesting twist but, in the end, no real surprises.

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So sad, last Lucas Davenport book!

What made the experience of listening to Field of Prey the most enjoyable?

The crime scene in this one is disturbing, but the chase is really well-done. For the first time in the series Lucas can't figure it out. He resorts to tactics that are out-of-the-ordinary, but ramp up the tension as he races to find the killer before another woman dies.

Any additional comments?

It's really great to see Letty being given more of a role as she gets older. Is there a Letty Davenport series in the works?

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  • Linda
  • Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
  • 10-23-14

Great story!

What did you love best about Field of Prey?

Lucas on the chase!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lucas is the right combination of hard nose detective, with just a little bit of " the end justifies the means", and human foibles thrown in. Also enjoy Lettie; Jenkins & Shrake; Weather; RoseMarie; and the governor. Actually - I love all of Mr Sandford's characters.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

I am not a fan of Mr Ferrone as narrator of Mr Sandford' s books. I prefer Eric Conger's narrations. Mr Conger sounds more like "Minnesota" to me

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoy Lucas being a parent and the added dimensions that gives him

Any additional comments?

Waiting for the next one. Will probably purchase the written book instead of the audiobook if Mr Ferrone is the narrator.

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The Field

I listen to audio books at an insane rate. If a reader of many books is a book worm I must be a "tape worm". There a lot of great authors and narrators. Sometimes they actually come together on the same series. Boy oh boy did they ever in Sandford's the Prey series. This is the last title that audible has in their listing as of 10/14. I enjoyed the complete series and the Field of Prey was no exception. If you are a fan of Sandford's you will love this one. Enjoy.

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A good read worth the $

A good and enjoyable read with a good story line. Typical cop story but well done. Wish the main character was laid out visually more.

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Story drags, Davenport character thin

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A much tighter story line

Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

Yes, because I hope this book was a hiccup

What aspect of Richard Ferrone’s performance would you have changed?

Performance was OK given what he had to work with

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Field of Prey?

Exchanges between Lucas and Flowers seemed very much out of character and extraneous to the story line. The book felt like a movie that was 30-40% longer than it needed to be. Where was the editor?

Any additional comments?

Character of Lucas Davenport felt wooden, shallow, weak and very inconsistent with the Lucas of previous books.

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  • Sandy
  • Lafayette, LA, USA
  • 08-30-14

Always good.

You can never go wrong with a John Sandford novel. I enjoy his unique style of telling who did it in the first chapter then allowing the reader to watch as the brilliant Lucas Davenport solves the crime. Virgil Flowers is also a favorite. If it's written by John Sanford it will be in my library.

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If you could sum up Field of Prey in three words, what would they be?

Stay Alert!

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters were great and played their parts well.

What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the intense feeling of not knowing who was really talking.

Any additional comments?

If you liked the Secret Window or Fight Club then you will love this story! Very Action Packed!