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Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan. A Russian cop flies in from Moscow, Davenport flies in from Minneapolis, law enforcement and press types swarm the crime scene - and, in the middle of it all, there is another murder. Is there a relationship between the two? What is the Russian cop hiding from Davenport? Is she - yes, it's a woman - a cop at all? Why was the man shot with ... fifty-year-old bullets? Before he can find the answers, Davenport will have to follow a trail back to another place, another time, and battle the shadows he discovers there - shadows that turn out to be both very real and very deadly.

©2004 John Sandford (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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Hidden Prey (The Prey Series Book 16 ) - Richard Ferrone

Would you listen to Hidden Prey again? Why?

No, only because I'm not really into the subject matter.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator, Richard Ferrone is wonderful as Lucas and he makes you feel you are right there with the other characters, (he does them so well!)

Which scene was your favorite?

At the end when the girl started a new life.Good for her!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When Carl found out about Burt .

Any additional comments?

Good book, I read it in one night! If you want a narrator that matches the character perfectly GET THIS BOOK!!! It's very important that you read this series in chronological order.You won't be disappointed. John Sandford wrote 23 of the Prey Series and I have yet to be disappointed, and what is really great is Richard Ferrone (if you end up liking him ) narrates all of his books which keeps it consistent.I hope you enjoy this series like I have. I immersion read and I'm on book 17. I love him!

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Two books in one

The story was superb, but the audio recording was terrible. I could always great another book being read in the background.

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was an interesting plot

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

not that good.

What did you like best about this story?

was somewhat confusing and had to go back a little bit a few times..

Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Ferrone?

He isn't all that bad, but I heard background voices which was annoying

Was Hidden Prey worth the listening time?

I like the series..

Any additional comments?

just again to get rid of background voices....

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  • Jonine
  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 06-17-15

Very enjoyable

From about chapter 18 on their was talking in the background, it was a little irritating, lost the story line trying to make out the background voice. Tried 2 different wired headsets and a Bluetooth headset and the background noise was still there.

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Good listen

I enjoy all of John Sandfords books. I've been reading them since I was in high school.

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Didn't quite come together for me.

Maybe I didn't pay close enough attention to some details because I finished the book still wondering why the Russian from the boat was killed at the start of the book.

I was also disappointed that there wasn't more development of the Trey/Annabelle character worked into the storyline.

Overall, entertaining enough for me to listen to the end, but I was left unfulfilled.

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Love the ending

Never met a Davenport I didn't love. Really like the ending with the lady lawyer. Nice to see someone get a fresh start.

As always Richard Ferrone did a wonderful job.

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Love Lucas Davenport!

I love the series, the writing, and the "telling" of the stories. John Sanford and Richard Ferrone are awesome!

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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 09-01-14

If you love this series then this book might be ok

but I was not taken. It dragged.

Maybe it was just a hard-to-work-with-plot and uninteresting characters. Everyone keeps secrets from Lucas - good guys and bad guys. Even Nadia his partner does not tell him things. It was a slow process of puzzle solving. The ending was lackluster. It was not wrapped up well, but I didn’t care much. I was glad it was over.

Main plot:
A group of Russian families has been in the U.S. for decades. They consider themselves spies for Russia even though they rarely have contact with Russia and don’t do much. They kill a Russian. Nadia arrives from Russia to investigate and works with Lucas.

Female characters.
I don’t like the way the author writes women. He makes them weak, incompetent, or not smart in order to make Lucas look good. I don’t require strong smart heroines in everything I read. It’s ok to have weak characters in either sex. But make the main female character quirky, unusual, or something. So far in the three books I’ve read, I come out with an empty feeling about women. They are cardboard.

Here’s an example. Nadia and a guy are in a room. Killer enters and shoots the guy then runs out. Lucas is nearby, hears gunshots, and sees the killer running. Lucas goes to Nadia and sees the guy shot. Lucas calls 911 giving information, tells Nadia to stay with the guy, and then runs off to chase the killer. Lucas is a good runner and gets close to the killer. Why didn’t Nadia do anything? She could have called 911. But no, Lucas has to delay his chase to make the phone call while Nadia stands there and watches. Why couldn’t Nadia chase the killer? Nadia is a Russian agent, not a shrinking violet fragile female. She’s cardboard.

I was eager to read about Letty, a 12-year-old Lucas meets in book #14 (the previous book). She shoots a rifle and traps muskrats. I hoped she would have a bigger role in this book, but she had no role. The only thing said was Lucas was her guardian.

I was impatient with Nadia’s dialogue. She asked too many word meanings which dragged the dialogue. Examples: “The others were tarnished and even had some, I don’t know the English, green coloring on the brass.” “How do you say...” “What’s this ‘upside’?”

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Richard Ferrone was good for general narration and men, but not women. He made them sound weird.

Genre: mystery suspense thriller.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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EXCELLENT LISTEN, AS ALWAYS.

I am partial to the "PREY SERIES", by John Sandford. I have read/listened to them all. They are my favorite. This book is one of many, Sandford books that will not dissapoint, if you like this genre. Well written, and the narrator does a wonderful job. The combination writer, narrator, is the best I have found. Every John Sandford audiobook, is as goodas the last. If you like murder, mystery, suspense, thriller, you will like this series, these books are just plain good, very good. Try one. Start with "Rules of Prey", book one, and work your way down the list. Trust me.