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The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver's massive best seller The Bone Collector (now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington), Stone Monkey is a "simply outstanding" (San Jose Mercury News) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series!

First introduced in the spine-chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled listeners with unparalleled forensic sleuthing - all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains - and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who "walks the grid" for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver's best-selling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair.

Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in Stone Monkey. Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as "the Ghost". But when the Ghost's capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City's Chinatown.

©2003 Jeffery Deaver (P)2003 Simon & Schuster

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Stick with One Narrator, PLEASE!

I love Jeffrey Deaver but wish he could stick with one narrator. Mr. Dufris does a good job but his pronounciation of Ron Stiletto's name grinds on me each time he says it.. I think all other narrators say STILEETO, not like the knife. Otherwise, good job by author & narrator!
Thanks!

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Great Story👍

Well done. Extremely well read. It holds your attention. Numerous twists and turns in the storyline. Well worth the time.

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Deaver did not disappoint. First rate as always.

Narrator did an excellent job. He gave the story an added depth to both the characters and outstanding plot.

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In love with the way Lincoln thinks!

Every character is so well thought out. Amazing author! Can't put it down, except to sleep.

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Want Lincoln's voice back

What did you love best about Stone Monkey?

Narrator did a pretty good job, but I really missed the old Narrator, since to me that voice what the voice of Lincoln Rhyme! Story was awesome as usual since I love jeffery Deaver novels!

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  • A Blake
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • 06-15-17

Juvenile writing.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not the best, but what else can one do with such poor vocabulary and writing.

Any additional comments?

It's been a few years since I read a Deaver novel. The writing now seemed juvenile compared to the competition.

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Narration Check

I'm a big fan of Lincoln & Amelia and have listened to or read many of the books in the series. I listened to this one out of order and cringed every time the narrator mispronounced "Sellitto". He dud an excellent job work the Chinese words and names, but should have checked the proper pronunciation if Lon Sellitto. I confess one of my pet peeves is narrators not learning how to properly pronounce names, places and other elements central to a book.
I also found it hearing listening to the way Sunny's character was voiced. This is one book is recommend that Audible go back and re-record.

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  • Kelly
  • Colorado Springs
  • 04-08-17

Lincoln Rhyme is smart & dogged & I like him!

Of late I am reading some of the world's best books; immersing myself in the beauty of the classics. These books are ones which are consistently referred to as the books you must read before you die. I say this because I feel as though a five star rating for mysteries is different than a five star rating for a book that is superbly written and which has been taught for 50 years. This 4 star rating is 4 stars when compared to the world of mystery novels. It would not stand up to the classics.

Having said all of that ... this is a good book and a good series. Lincoln Rhymes is an intriguing and compelling protagonist. He is different from any other detective I have encountered in the world of fiction. He is smart and dogged in his pursuit of the antagonist. And in this book he actually travelled across the world do solve the mystery... sort of! I loved the storyline about China and Chinese immigrants. I loved the time the author spent in educating me about some of the cultural differences that Lincoln encountered when solving the crime involving those immigrants. I love that it feels like Lincoln travels to the crime scenes and that he is not homebound. His disability is so extensive -- and yet he seems to be a better detective now than he probably was before. His new friend, Lee, told him something of that sort and I agree completely.

I like this series a lot and will continue reading these books.

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  • Sharon
  • United States
  • 10-13-16

Terrible Narration! Awful!

I enjoy the Lincoln Rhyme series, which is why I bought this book. Also why I listened as long as I could, but it was just too painfully annoying to finish. Dufris' version of Rhyme sounds like a cartoon character. I kept visualizing Archer from the FX series instead of Denzel Washington. Such a dissapointment!

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Good characters

Liked the Chinese cop. Drawn out story but kept the suspense and pace. Good listen.