We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Mind Prey Audiobook

Mind Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

Regular Price:$22.67
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

John Sandford's acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind. Now Lucas has met his match. His newest nemesis is more intelligent, more deadly, than any he has tracked before: a kidnapper, a violator, and a cruel, wanton killer who knows more about mind games than Lucas himself.

Prey tell: listen to another Lucas Davenport thriller.

©1996 John Sandford (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (1466 )
5 star
 (909)
4 star
 (450)
3 star
 (79)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.6 (1248 )
5 star
 (805)
4 star
 (377)
3 star
 (48)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.6 (1261 )
5 star
 (867)
4 star
 (312)
3 star
 (61)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-15-11
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-15-11 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3330
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    444
    253
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2350
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just as good the second time around"

    This is the second time I've listened to and reviewed Mind Prey. I'll let my first one (created in December 2006) pretty much stand. Audible removed and then added the title back which is why I mistakenly downloaded it a second time. But it was worth another listen. The only difference I noted was the addition of silent pauses in places that didn't make much sense. Probably added a few minutes to the listen. Here's what I had to say five years ago: This is the fifth "Prey" book I've listened to and, so far, I think it's Sandford's best. The author has the talent for creating some pretty evil characters and John Mail is no exception. If profanity and sexual references bother you, then don't listen to this book. But if you can tolerate them as part of the story-telling process, then you must listen to this book. The narration is superb, the story is gripping and you will not want to turn off your iPod. This is one of two "Prey" suspense thrillers recently added to Audible's inventory. My next download will be the other one. Fans of Lucas Davenport will not want to miss "Mind Prey."

    24 of 26 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Floyd Drennon Millbrook, AL, US 08-12-13
    Floyd Drennon Millbrook, AL, US 08-12-13 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Either bad editing or bad performance"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This was either an unusual bad performance, or truly bad editing. There were MANY pauses that totally detracted from a good book.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 05-16-11
    Suzn F Fletcher, VT, US 05-16-11 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3360
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    829
    183
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1133
    24
    Overall
    "A Gentler Davenport"

    Davenport and Sloan are on a mission. A young mother and her two daughters are being held by a madman who enjoys playing games with Davenport. The family is wealthy and thus the politics are challenging for the gang at HQ.
    This story was well paced and kept my interest throughout.
    Personally I did not find the violent acts bothersome, because although the rapes were mentioned, the author avoided description. In fact, it seemed to me that this author was extremely conservative in this regard. He avoided going into any detail with the rapes; so for me, I found that acceptable. Understandably others feel differently.
    Overall, I liked this mystery, I would have given it a 3.5 if I could.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan Iowa City, IA, United States 10-18-13
    Susan Iowa City, IA, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    69
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    246
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    23
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Some of this is hard to listen to"

    As much as I love the Prey series, this is not one of my favorites. If I could give it 3 & 1/2 stars I would.

    The graphic sexual brutality inflicted on Andy Minette, the adult victim, was very hard for me to listen to. I ended up fast-forwarding through much of it. This is not so much a criticism as a heads-up.

    I have read and listened to all the books in the series and am now working my way from beginning to end; so you can see I am a fan.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D. A. Gordon 11-13-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    105
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    263
    76
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of my favorites"

    This is one of my favorite Prey books. Lucas Davenport is in fine style in this novel, frequently touching the ring he has purchased for Weather and has yet to give her. The villian in this novel, John, is quite believable, as are his fantasies about a former psychiatrist. John gets excited about playing the cat and mouse game with Lucas Davenport, the man who has written many role-playing games. John knows Lucas is a good detective, but since John believes he is invincible, he doesn't see Lucas as a real threat. It's a great story, narrated by one of the best, Richard Ferrone. I used to only have the abridged version of the book, but now I have the unabridged version ... that much the better!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brad 05-12-11
    Brad 05-12-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    257
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Too much rape for me"

    Everything about the book was good with the exception of the continual rape. If that does not a concern you will enjoy the book.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-26-15
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-26-15 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4598
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    551
    472
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    339
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "You Like Davenport? This is OK then."

    With Audible we have the power to begin John Sanford's Lucas Davenport from the beginning. I did and recommend you do as well. If you enjoy the series, hey... this is very average. And since it's a satisfying epic, then VERY average is good...Right?

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 05-29-12
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    206
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    231
    225
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thrilling"

    I really enjoy this series but this one was especially good. The suspense of how it would end, who would die and who would live was done really well.

    I think one of the things I like about Lucas is as much as he's a smart cop he still doesn't have all the answers. He and his cohorts always have to work to get them. Sandford doesn't just pull them out of thin air.

    LoL at Lucas playing with Weather's ring...Lucas can be such a hard case with the bad guys and still be such a pussy cat with Weather.

    As always Mr. Ferrone does a fine job narrating these books. I'm glad to see he's the one doing all of the available titles. Now if audible would just fill in the holes....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Callie Pappas 10-11-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best one yet"

    I love the Prey series and am re-reading them from the beginning. This is the best one yet. The narration is awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue wyoming 04-23-17
    Sue wyoming 04-23-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I love John Sanford!"

    This is another great book by John Sanford and I love this orator! He has a great voice for these stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.