Salt River

A Doc Ford Novel, Book 26
Narrated by: George Guidall
Series: Doc Ford, Book 26
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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The sins of the past come back to haunt Doc Ford and his old friend Tomlinson in this thrilling new novel from New York Times best-selling author Randy Wayne White.

Marine biologist and former government agent Doc Ford is sure he's beyond the point of being surprised by his longtime pal Tomlinson's madcap tales of his misspent youth. But he's stunned anew when avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals that as a younger man strapped for cash, he'd unwittingly fathered multiple children via for-profit sperm bank donations. Thanks to genealogy websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots...but Doc quickly grows suspicious that one of them might be planning something far more nefarious than a family reunion. 

With recent history on his mind, Doc is unsurprised when his own dicey past is called into question. Months ago, he'd quietly "liberated" a cache of precious Spanish coins from a felonious treasure hunter, and now a number of unsavory individuals, including a disgraced IRS investigator and a corrupt Bahamian customs agent, are after their cut. Caught between watching his own back and Tomlinson's, Doc has no choice but to get creative - before rash past decisions escalate to deadly present-day dangers.

©2020 Randy Wayne White (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Doc Ford delivers ... again!

Randy Wayne White crafts another highly entertaining adventure with collision of contemporary issues with intriguing fictional characters both old and new with all the human drama and pathos from such a mix. I highly recommend reading this latest addition to the Doc Ford series.

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Another Great Doc Ford Read

I usually wait to read Doc Ford books until I am on a beach on Captiva, but given that it has been a long wait for this book, I caved in and listened to it right away. After so many years and books I still love Doc, his friends and crazy situations. But I also love the Floridian history and education. Having been on the islands during and after the horrid red tide it is nice to realize that nature will rebound. The ending caught me by surprise and I can’t wait for the next Doc Ford or Hannah Smith novel.

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Best Doc Ford book yet!

Ok, I admit I like most all the Doc Ford books... Over the years some of the story lines were really out there... This book was several things, the most important to me was it was believable and everyone is acting like the people who we have grown to know in Doc Ford's world. I am glad that Randy decided he had another book in the world of Doc Ford...

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Great read

another page Turner by Randy Wayne White,Doc Ford is a classic good guy but tough

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Perfect for a devotee

This book is exactly what you expect from a RWW book and I enjoyed it a lot. His books are rather like Arizona or coconut...you either like them a lot or not so much. I think though that it’s time for him to settle down before he is just a shallow man-whore. And I think he can lighten up on the self abasement. It would be okay for him relax and enjoy the wisdom he has gained. At his age unless he gets less conflicted he’ll begin to sound like a real dodo... or not. Oh...and I really like him

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Another great book!

Thank you Randy for the wonderful books in the Doc Ford series. I also appreciate George Guidall's narration to the point that three of my four favorite authors use George as their narrator. I look forward to character development as this book ended on a high point. Thank you again!

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Doc Ford fans .... wow

As a Doc Ford fan, this is an
expertly woven story. Filled with human regret, but final redemption.
In its blindsiding ending, good triumphs over evil . A "must reccomend" book from this Master author and Golden voiced narrator.
I will probably listen to Salt River again.
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Not bad, but not his best

Storyline kind of weird. I was a little disappointed after such a long wait.

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Wow

Wow, no really I mean wow. The combo of Randy Wayne White and George Guidall never disappoint, and this one is no different. The storyline has the usual twists, and Doc is his usual calm self as he works to find the answers. I highly recommend this
book/audiobook to anyone who enjoys mysteries.

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Unlistenable Will have to read it.

The narrator is almost unintelligible. The cadence, unusual pauses, and overall read leads me to believe that English is not the narrator’s first language. it is so distracting that I could not enjoy the story at all. Kept hitting the rewind key to determine what the narrator was saying. Emotionless and indistinct as two separate characters. I am a tremendous Randy Wayne White fan and have read all his books. I guess I will just have to be a Randy Wayne White reader and not a listener.