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Silken Prey Audiobook

Silken Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 23

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Publisher's Summary

Murder, scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport’s going to be lucky to get out of this one alive....

Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he’s breathing." And another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that’s the last thing he knows.

Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make it happen.

©2013 John Sandford (P)2013 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"If you haven’t read Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time." (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly)

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    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 09-23-13
    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Another predictable Gem"

    Love Sandford and enjoy his writings to the point of not caring about the depth of the storyline.

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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 09-19-13
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Silken Prey - Enjoyed"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - Richard Ferrone gives you a seamless narration from character to character. Enjoyed listening to him.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first Lucas Davenport book, I'm a Virgil Flowers fan. I'll have to say that I will stick with Virgil. This was a good book and I enjoyed the plot and the outcome, but I like the antics of Virgil better.

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    Felton Denton, TX 08-29-13
    Felton Denton, TX 08-29-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely Marvelous Book"
    What did you love best about Silken Prey?

    A new twist for the Prey books in that it featured more intrigue rather than the normal chop em up/cut em up storylines.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely. This was definitely a "can't stop listening" book.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ferrone is one of the best. He seamlessly shifts between characters and makes each entertaining.


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

    I think discovering that Kidd and Lauren were not what they appeared to be.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best by John Sandford. I have always thought the Prey books were just so so and enjoyed the Virgil Flowers books much more. This book however, has made we impatient for the next Prey book.

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    Carole P. Bronico Harleysville, Pa 08-22-13
    Carole P. Bronico Harleysville, Pa 08-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Vintage Prey"
    What made the experience of listening to Silken Prey the most enjoyable?

    It's a great new Lucas Davenport story. The kind of story you can wrap yourself in a blanket, curl up on the couch and listen to to the very end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    You know you won't be disappointed when the story line follows Virgil Flowers or Lucas Davenport.

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    MM 08-17-13
    MM 08-17-13
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    "That #$(^*%$ Davenport"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's John Sandford, Lucas Davenport, and Richard Ferrone. This combination has NEVER missed - IMO. I love this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas Davenport - sexy, street smart, and has no qualms about getting a little dirty in the name of justice.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Richard Ferrone is an EXCELLENT narrator. The quality of his narration remains consistent, so I'd have to say this ranks up there with the rest.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


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    A. L. DeWitt Jefferson City, MO United States 08-14-13
    A. L. DeWitt Jefferson City, MO United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "23 and going strong"

    Lucas Davenport is an engaging character, and the police procedurals featuring his character are among the best. The only thing that has become a bit trite is the "feel" of the novels. They all feel about the same. This pervasive feel has even begun to infect some of Sandford's other work.
    While I am sure the city of Minneapolis loves it that Davenport is "their character" it might be nice to freshen things up a bit with a trip out of state, a vacation, or something that takes Lucas out of his comfort zone, and makes him live on his wits and guile. But, hey, that's just me whispering into the mythical John Sandford's ear.
    I enjoyed the book (although it clearly sets up a sequel). It also merges characters from Sandford's Kidd series. I liked that a lot too.
    Other than needing a fresh coat of paint, this old house is still fun to dwell in.

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    Elliott 08-03-13
    Elliott 08-03-13
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    "Classic Prey"
    Any additional comments?

    As other reviewers have noted - this is classic Prey: well told, well written, and well read. And the level of language is delightful; it might send some scurrying to their dictionaries. When did you last read of micturation instead of pissing? The banter, the humor, the humanity - all top drawer. Thank you John Sandford and Richard Ferrone.

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    SpeterS 07-28-13
    SpeterS 07-28-13
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    "Not up to usual Prey series standards"
    Would you try another book from John Sandford and/or Richard Ferrone?

    Absolutely. I have read and/or listened to the entire Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series as well. John Sandford is an excellent writer and I've really enjoy all the locations as I've been to most of them having grown up there. This one, however, was out of place. Mostly political, little intrigue, little danger and the name doesn't fit. What's the silken prey?


    If you’ve listened to books by John Sandford before, how does this one compare?

    Richard Ferrone predictably does an outstanding job - except for his trouble with some pronunciations. Many Minnesota cities and counties have Native American names. The city of Shakopee is pronounced "shock-a-pea", not "shack-a-pea" and he really slaughtered Kandiyohi, (the gem, the 'Star of Kandiyohi') which is pronounced "candy-oh-high". If you're not from the area you wouldn't notice, but knowing the correct pronunciation and hearing it wrong is a big speed bump in the listening experience.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The banter between Lucas & Virgil. And, of course, this bit: "They were all now dear friends, Annie and Letty and Virgie." Virgie! Cracked me up.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not this one, no. Too political. Too tame. Boring.


    Any additional comments?

    Dump the politics and bring back more action.

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    rebecca 07-11-13
    rebecca 07-11-13
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    "I could listen to Ferrone read the phone book"

    I love Lucas, John Sandford and Richard Ferrone. Another great story. Loved it, well worth the listen.

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    D. A. Gordon 07-04-13
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    "Wonderful!"

    If John Sandford could write a Lucas Davenport book every month, I'd buy it and devour it with glee. Sandford is always good. His previous book, Buried Prey, was awesome, and yet Silken Prey is just as exciting and satisfying. Richard Ferrone is THE voice of Lucas Davenport - couldn't imagine these books being read by anyone else.

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