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Publisher's Summary

Stuart Woods is in top form…and so is his perennially popular hero, Stone Barrington! When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes…and plan new ones.

©2012 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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Yawn

I always look forward to new Stuart Woods books, particularly Stone Barrington books but lately they have not been as good. This story is not interesting. There are mutiple subplots that do not get woven together. The story is very predictable. Everything works perfectly for the main characters and gets done on a time scale that is impossible. There is no depth of feeling shown by any character and overall it is not very interesting to listen to. Sonte Barrington was almost a side character in the story and had little to add or perform. It's sad when one of your favorite authors and characters begins to wander off track.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Predictable, no plot

What disappointed you about Unnatural Acts?

I agree with the other reviewers. I have read almost every Stuart Woods book, and enjoy the totally unrealistic but delightful stories. There was no plot to this story and Herbie went from being an idiot to the next Warren Buffett. This was a sloppy effort written to make a dollar.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Save your money

Too predictable even for Woods. He not only resurrected Herbie but elevated him to unbelievable heights.....

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • melissa
  • tulsa, OK, United States
  • 07-09-12

not impressed with Stone's story lines anymore....

What disappointed you about Unnatural Acts?

The story is boring and predictible

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

The story is boring and predictible

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

Yes, he is excellent

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Hmmmmmm

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really.

What was most disappointing about Stuart Woods’s story?

Seems to be a set formula now. Needs new twist.

Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

Tony does a very good job of reading. Didn't have a favorite.

Was Unnatural Acts worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

Hope the next one is better

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better editing might have helped.

What could Stuart Woods have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write more cohesively, and listen to the editor.

What about Tony Roberts’s performance did you like?

I like his "Dino" !!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Extreme disappointment. I've read or listened to nearly all of the Stuart Woods books. The more recent ones have become more and more disconnected, and have suffered increasinly from bad editing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Cj
  • West Palm Beach, FL, United States
  • 05-14-12

Weak Story

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not many

Has Unnatural Acts turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Did Tony Roberts do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes

Any additional comments?

First Stuart Woods novel that seemed like he wasn't into the story. More like he just cranked it out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Sweet Friends turn into Nasty Old Men.

What would have made Unnatural Acts better?

Natural acts of love, kindness and a good story. My heros have turned into rich self centered dirty old men.

Has Unnatural Acts turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

Which scene was your favorite?

none

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

When an author runs out of Ideas, leave the stage.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Poor Storyline

What did you like best about Unnatural Acts? What did you like least?

I didn't like the multiple plots that didn't merge at the end of the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stuart Woods again?

Yes

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tony Roberts?

Yes

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

No.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bozidar
  • Apple Valley, MN, USA
  • 04-29-12

Woods Disappoints!

Predictable, rushed, naïve … as if written by a child.
Great narration though, as always.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful