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The Heat Islands Audiobook

The Heat Islands: Doc Ford #2

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Publisher's Summary

Marine biologist and former secret operative Doc Ford is lazily poling his skiff along Southwest Florida's flat copper sea in search of sea anemones when he runs into the body of the most hated man on Sanibel Island: Marvin Rios. And when the Island's simplest and sweetest resident is arrested for the murder, Doc heads straight into the heart of the sunshine state's dark side - to save his friend from being framed, and to save Sanibel Island from a rising tide of land-grab schemes, blood money, and violence.

The doctor is in: listen to more of our Doc Ford thrillers.

©1992 Randy Wayne White (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Politics and land development are pivotal elements in this taut, suspenseful tale as White makes the lure of the sea understandable to landlubbers and presents a panoramic view of southwest Florida." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Peter W. 12-30-16
    Peter W. 12-30-16

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    "CANNOT finish this one!!"
    Would you try another book from Randy Wayne White and/or Dick Hill?

    No. I can't get through the second one I've tried so will not waste time/money on more.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something in the Historical Fiction genre - - probably WW-II or something from Bernard Cornwell or, perhaps, Leon Uris.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As was once said in a parody of the old TV show "Friday", he is guilty of a "409" - OVER-Acting. Corny accents, poorly rendered.


    Was The Heat Islands worth the listening time?

    NO. I wish I had not invested the time it took me to get half-way through.


    Any additional comments?

    Wandering main plot (if there, indeed, was one). Too many seemingly unrelated sub-plots. Most characters are pretty shallow and uninteresting. I have NO idea what my wife finds attracting in this author.

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    Mary 06-16-17
    Mary 06-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "living in southwest Florida"

    They story was interesting do me especially since I live in the area. Good ending

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    "The Heat Islands"

    This is first time to read from this series - will definitely look for more!

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 11-23-16
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 11-23-16 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "Doc is a pretty cool guy"

    What a character, the story and narrator were fun and enjoyable listen. Doc is quite the guy to have around. The nerdier version of Jack Reacher?

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    Floyd L. Rheinheimer 05-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable listen."

    Enjoyed the reader, like the fact that it makes me smile while listening. Kept my attention.

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    JoNise 05-03-15
    JoNise 05-03-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "My first Ford"

    It's actually my second but everyone felt new. There were too many characters to keep up with. I had to repeat some parts of the story to remember why they were there. Not sure if I know who actually did it.....in this whodunit ,I might have to revisit Heat Islands again. On to the next one in the series.

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    Patrick 06-22-11
    Patrick 06-22-11
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    "entertaining"

    Randy Waybe Write brings a sophisticated twist to nefarious doings in the waters off Florida. Narrated creatively by Dick Hill.

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