It’s pure luck that places Stone Barrington on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out....
Successful movie producer Wolf Willett is stunned when he sees his own death reported in a major newspaper. It says he was a victim in a triple homicide during a sordid tryst with his wife....
When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide....
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town....
Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with a superior officer, but he soon lands a job other cops only dream about....
In 1919, Delano, Georgia appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear....
A new addition to the New York Times best-selling Stone Barrington series.
After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone... including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
This is by far the worst Stuart Woods book to date. Same old characters in the same old places would be ok if there was a plot. But there is no plot, instead there is just a description of the son who is a completely improbable character.
The narration is only acceptable, Tony Roberts representation of female and italian characters is truly awful.
I have enjoyed the light reading of previous Stuart Woods books, but this one was a complete waste of money.
20 of 23 people found this review helpful
I'm not sure what to make of this Stone Barringtion book. While everyone must grow up, the joy of fiction is characters can be suspended in time. In this foray is all about wonderful rich people and there wonderful rich life. Stone makes lots of money as partner in firm, he gets close to his kid, his kid is smart, he finally marries Arrington, he looks nice in riding pants. There is no twist of government intrigue, no beautiful smart femme fatale, no car chase, no flash of Stone's hard edge ... in a nutshell no mystery or drama. All the things that have made Stone a favorite are missing. I kept waiting for the changed birth certificate to cause a problem. For the villian to actually be connected in some way to the premise of the kid's movie. For Herbie, Joan or Dino to get capped by mistake. Nada. What did happen was predictable. Tony Roberts did a good job, but this was my first real disappointment with the series.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I have listened to most of the Stone Barrington books. They do not require much concentration and the plots usually have some interesting elements. They work well when I am weeding or driving. But, this book just doesn't do anything. It is swarmy and pedantic, made worse by the tone of the narrator who exaggerates his speech to sound snobby and elitist. The conversations between characters are too contrived and unrealistic and smack of a "Leave It To Beaver" or "Father Knows Best" triteness. Stuart Woods can do better.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
AS usual, Tony Roberts is a fantastic narrator. It just doesn't get any better. He uses different accents for each character, but he keeps up with them all throughout the book.
The story was well written. Stone Barrington must be Mr. Woods' favorite character because he writes about him with an exciting spirit. I wonder if his fingers (typing) have trouble keeping up with his inspirations?
I cannot give away the story line, but has some really heart-wrenching sad parts as well as joyous happy parts. I will tell you it looks like we have another Barrington character to look forward to.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
There may be a plot. But the story wanders all over and left me wondering why I was still listening. I kept waiting for it to come together. But it is more like a series of plot wannabees strung together. The performance was good. The characters flat.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the book very much. I did find that the son seemed too good to be true, but he was the ideal of what every parent dreams of and he was smart enough to pull it off. Tony Roberts did a very good job of narration. If you like Stone B, you should like this book.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Great book for finding out a lot of questions on Stone's relationship with Arrington. Too bad it didn't last again. No real story other than them hooking up with the aftermath. I guess we will be hearing lots more about Peter. Liked it, didn't love it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was one of the better Stone Barrington stories, surprises along the way with a strong finish. If you like Stuart Woods you will love this one.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this as usual. Tony Roberts does such a good job narrating. This series of books are not complicated books...just good easy listening. I always look forward to the next chapter in Stone Barrington's life and those associated with him. There were no surprises in this, the most recent book in the series, which is what I want. I usually listen to my audio books either in my car or in my sewing room so it is nice not to have too complicated of a plot.
11 of 16 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I've read the first few and then listened to the rest during my daily commutes. This is the first one I keep talking back to, as in "are you kidding me" and not in a good way. The story line is unbelievable as well as predictable, everything just falls right into place. Woods cannot write in young adult voices, no matter how refined/educated/naive they are intended to be. The story line has gotten elitist and boring. I hope Woods is just setting the stage for something better with these characters, they're not very compelling in this work.
Would you ever listen to anything by Stuart Woods again?
Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?
Stone Barrington. His female voices and Dino's are just adequate
Could you see Son of Stone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Not one I would watch
4 of 6 people found this review helpful