The Night Crew

Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Best-selling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.- where the Night Crew works. A mobile unit of video freelancers, they prowl the midnight streets to sell to the highest network bidder. Murders. Robberies. High-speed chases. For them, it is an exhilerating life. But tonight, two deaths will change everything.

©1997 John Sandford (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
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Prefer Davenport and Flowers

This is probably the first Sandford novel I've listened to that did not feature Lucas Davenport or Virgil Flowers. I missed them. Richard Ferrone gave his usual good performance but the story lacked a prominent "bad guy" as it developed. Yes there was a villain but we really never got to know him well. And his motives were tenuous. I liked the major characters and feel like Sandford could have done more to develop them. This wasn't one of those "phone it in" novels we sometimes experience from authors who have done much better. But it also wasn't memorable. Maybe Sandford should stick to his two main guys.

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Wasted potential

The set up was good, the characters interesting, but then Sanford flails about until the end. The problem is the range of possible that guys is pretty small, yet our good guys can't hold salient details in their heads long enough to ferret him out. She can't even say for sure if the killer is not her ex-boyfriend even though she encounters the killer in good light, hears his voice and wrestles with him. Mask or no, this is an easy ID. There's no good reason this is a challenging case, thus to spin it out evidence has to be ignored and characters have to be dumb. Disappointing.

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I listened because it was John Sandford

Not a great story, not a bad story, just vaguely unsatisfying. The characters were not particularly well defined or likeable. The plot seemed typical Sandford. Just sort of meh. Not sure I would listen to another one if this set of characters develops into an independent series.

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I was disappointed

I am a fan of of Sanford but to me this one missed the target

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Childish and Dull

Cannot believe it was written by John Sandford. I will not ever read another Sandford book without Virgil Flowers. I am returning this book! I only read the first few chapters.

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Good listen

What made the experience of listening to The Night Crew the most enjoyable?

This was a good book as always. The ending caught me off guard. John Sandford never lets you down. Write more, faster....Love the books love Richard Ferone, he reads very well. Good book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Crew?

The ending

What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything, could not be better.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes it did make me laugh, but was also scary.

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Predictably Good

I have never encountered a John Sandford book that I didn't enjoy. Richard Ferrone always does a good job as narrator to tell the story. A very good combination.

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Save Your Money!

What would have made The Night Crew better?

As usual Richard Ferrone is perfect. I love all of John Sandford's "Prey" books and was excited to find another book by him that I had not listened to. I can't even get past a hour of listening. I quit. This book is bordering of just plain silly! Maybe it gets exciting and starts to make sense further on but I'm way to disappointed and bored to go any further. Going to ask for a refund on this one.

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sandford strikes again, and ferrone tells it well.

he writes like i paint houses, researched great! just as good, maybe even better than that fickin' flowers...

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Sandford is always amazing!

one of my favorite Sandford books that doesn't have Lucas Davenport...I really wish Sandford would do another bok with Anna and the Night Crew. amazing book and narrator. Richard Ferrone is the best in the business...a must listen for anyone who loves gritty suspens/action novels!

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