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Unintended Consequences

A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 26
Narrated by: Tony Roberts
Series: Stone Barrington, Book 26
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in the sensational new thriller by the New York Times best-selling author.

Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes - as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he’s seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a mystery that is, even by his standards, most peculiar. Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle Stone must unravel to learn the truth...a puzzle that will lead him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld...and its only rule is deadly ambition.

©2013 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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I love all things Stone ....but

What made the experience of listening to Unintended Consequences the most enjoyable?

Tony Roberts makes this series. He is the voice of Stone and everyone else.

Would you recommend Unintended Consequences to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I would recommend this to a friend. As usual, this is a light read/listen. I usually listen to this series of books while I sew..

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

He is fabulous in his narration. The characters each have their own personality that you instantly recognize as soon as you hear them "talk". Mr. Roberts is Stone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, this series of books is very light and is not something that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Any additional comments?

I love this series of books, they are easy to listen and characters are great. What made the listening less than a five star review was I got the feeling that the story was written as the author was writing the story. There was thing that popped up, seemed important, and was dropped shortly afterwards with no explanation of why it was included and why it was dropped. That bothered me a great deal.

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exciting! typical Stone

Characters and situations keep readers on edge. Lots of spy stuff and twists in the plot.

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First I enjoy the stories and always look forward to the next adventure. Stone appears to be a less capable 007. That is okay however, in spite of having the best people and groups at his fingertips. The stories tend to make them significantly less than insightful. In this story super armored vehicles were attacked successfully. The CIA and a World renowned Security Company failed to think about the simplest possible actions of the bad people.

Stone spills everything about himself and almost everything about the people and things designed to protect him. As soon as a beautiful woman he doesn’t know asks even if she doesn’t he babbles everything. How can an intelligent person be so stupid.

Now about the advertising, these stories are filled with ads for a lot of products. The stories should be the Knob Creek Mysterious starring Stone Barrington. MB, Porsche, RR, and other cars get frequent plugs. Apple should feature the stories in their ads because they are the official phone of the books. I could name more but that would be pilling on. I don’t know how to fix it but perhaps a few less mentions may be better. Or I need to shut up and read the next book. Bye now next book please.

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  • Josh
  • REED CITY, MI, US
  • 04-06-16

Love it!

The Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods is one of the best series I have ever read.

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Unintended consequences

We enjoy all the Stuart of. woods' stories and will continue to read them on a regular basis.

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  • Michele
  • Pilesgrove, New Jersey, US
  • 08-14-15

Unintended Consequences

I like that his books are light and entertaining but this one was not believable. It was a little over the top with how rich people and the CIA can do things. I like my stories to be more fun believable but I still like the Stone Barrington series.

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Really enjoyed it.

This had to be my favorite SB novel thus far. It was truly a mystery from the first page. In fact, I wondered if I had missed a book with the way it opened. You'll enjoy it.

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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. The usual chase without much plot. Bad guys are like Wile E. Coyote - always getting hit on the head with the Acme anvil

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

NO

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  • BARBARA
  • Columbia, SC, US
  • 06-24-14

Not His Best Work

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book reads as if different people wrote different parts and the parts were put together. Many of the vinettes could be removed and the story wouldn't miss it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Stuart Woods again?

Yes but the next book had better not be as mundane.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

At times, Tony Roberts mixed his voices up. Stone and Dino were the only characters whose voices remained the same through out the book.

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Tony Roberts IS all the characters to perfection!

What did you love best about Unintended Consequences?

I really love Tony Roberts' reading of all Stuart Woods books. The books themselves are amusing, but Roberts reading is fabulous!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dino because Roberts makes him so real!

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

Love all the Woods books by Roberts and this is great as they all are.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No because I like to make the fun last!