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Mangrove Lightning Audiobook

Mangrove Lightning: A Doc Ford Novel, Book 24

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Publisher's Summary

The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in the electrifying new novel in the New York Times best-selling series.

Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases. This may be one of the strangest.

A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part.

Ford doesn't believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse? Or just a crime spree? The answer lies in solving a near-hundred-year-old murder and probing the mind of a madman.

©2017 Randy Wayne White (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Dawn 05-05-17
    Dawn 05-05-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Another great one"

    I always enjoy Doc Ford books, and this one is no exception. You can expect many twists and turns as always. The combo of Randy Wayne White and George Guidall can't be beat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    basketlady 05-10-17
    basketlady 05-10-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Trash"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Its time for Doc Ford to disappear into the sunset. The author has lost his ability to create believable adventures for Doc. I know his feats are super human but not beyond reality like the weird, psycho, unworldly character(s) in the main plot. The secondary plot had possibilities but was not developed.


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

    Mr Guidall is always able to make different characters seem distinct with his voice


    What character would you cut from Mangrove Lightning?

    All the crazy, supernatural degenerates


    Any additional comments?

    I think I have read or listened to all the Doc Ford novels but the last 2 or 3 have not been up to par. I will not be listening to any more Doc Ford adventures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 05-07-17
    Tom 05-07-17
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    "Awful"

    Quite possibly the worst book ever written. Absolutely terrible. Unintelligible. About crazy old stoner with occasional appearances by a confusing spy v spy marine biologist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    barry 04-19-17
    barry 04-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "true to the Doc Ford tradition."

    the only thing better would be a cool one in your hand, sitting next to Mr White at a ballgame. Great story.

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    lso 04-17-17
    lso 04-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "So, so"

    Not as good as last Doc Ford book. Vague and hard to follow. Thought more bootleg history would have been utilized. White seemed in a hurry to write this book. I was disappointed.

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    C. Davis 04-08-17
    C. Davis 04-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Randy, Randy, Randy.."

    Where have your wonderful stories gone? This one is pathetic, overwritten, cheap and my intelligence has been insulted. I miss the old Doc Ford. Your last 5 books have been boring, hard to follow and Doc is barely featured. I tried; I really wanted to like your Doc Ford books again. With grief and disappointment I'm going have to give up on this series. I guess I'll listen to John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Bradenton, FL 04-07-17
    Rob Bradenton, FL 04-07-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Disappointing"

    Stop with the mysticism and go back to real relationships and adventure. You're better than this, Randy.

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    C Gager 03-29-17
    C Gager 03-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not his best, very disjointed"

    I love Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series but this one was very disjointed. The main story of the history of enslaved Chinese immigrants could have been better developed. And the secondary story was interspersed without enough detail. Not his best.

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