Shark River

Narrated by: Ron McLarty
Series: Doc Ford, Book 8
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (244 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Randy Wayne White is a journalist, veteran fishing guide, and author of several nonfiction collections. He also creates superb, best-selling suspense fiction. His novels have received the highest praise from Library Journal and Booklist, and from authors like Carl Hiassen, who says, "Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer could hope to find."

Marine biologist Doc Ford is spending two easy weeks on luxurious Guava Key compiling data. But when two young women at the resort are attacked, Doc comes to their rescue. In an instant, he is pulled into an international plan of revenge that becomes more deadly with each passing hour. Now, Doc isn’t counting fish--he’s adding up his chances for survival. Shark River’s eye-popping chases, eccentric characters, and taut suspense are all seasoned with a rich, dark humor that heightens the irony of Doc’s predicament. From its astonishing first sentence to the final punchline, this book is sure to grab every listener in its powerful grip.

©2001 Randy Wayne White (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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Good book

Ron McLarty is a good story teller keeps the story interesting and moving a long

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Doc Ford revealed.

This is an extremely entertaining story. It's the 6th or 7th in the series. It answers all questions pertaining to Doc Ford's cryptic past. This is a great book to read to get to know the series.

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best yet

have been listening to the series at first from the middle and then from the start. this is the best one yet, but don't start here. go to book 1

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One of his best

I am rereading or listening to the series. This is one of his best. Like most books I enjoy, Doc Ford was recommended by friends or family. So to anyone reading this review, please take a chance. You will not be disappointed.

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Shark River as a gateway

I read Shark River when it was first released. It was the first book by Randy Wayne White I’d read. I immediately went back to the first in the series and have read every one since. I’ve also given Shark River to many friends and colleagues and have seen it have the same affect on them. It has proven to be a powerful gateway to the work of Randy Wayne White!

The story in Shark River is compelling, the writing style is endlessly entertaining and the characters and setting extremely well developed.

I’ve wanted to get an Audible book for some time. I finally downloaded my first. And true to form, it had to be Shark River. Listening to the performance of the book was as much fun as I’d hoped it would be. I will now start to build an Audible library. Once again, Shark River has shown its gateway properties.

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entertaining, fast

good, fun story. I will listen to more books by Randy - a cross between Robert Ludlum and Get Shorty