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    • The Deep Blue Good-By

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,610
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,219

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

    • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nightmare in Pink

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 739

    Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. Now, she's leading McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trav McGee just gets better

    • By Bonnie on 03-28-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Darker Than Amber

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Travis McGee never shies away from damsels in distress. But this Eurasian beauty was different. When Travis and Meyer rescued her from the water, she had a block of cement wired to her feet, and she wasn't so much grateful as ready to snare them in a murder racket to end all murders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man from the first half of the 20th century

    • By Bonnie on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Deadly Shade of Gold

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 5
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can't help it. He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who's still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country - and one from which he hopes to return alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • J Dickey's prose + I Fleming's narrative flourish

    • By Darwin8u on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Turquoise Lament

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 15
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband, is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But when Pidge and Howie sail away to kiss and make up, McGee has second thoughts. If only he can get to Pidge before he has time for any more thinking.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre McGee

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Purple Place for Dying

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man from the first half of the 20th century

    • By Bonnie on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Quick Red Fox

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 4
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    It was the standard blackmail scheme. For years, sultry Lysa Dean's name on a movie had meant a bonanza at the box office. Now a set of pictures could mean the end of her career.When first approached for help by lovely Dana Holtzer, Lysa's personal secretary, Travis McGee is thoroughly turned off by the tacky details. But being low on cash, and tenderly attracted by the star's intriguingly remote secretary, McGee sets out to locate his suspects -- only to find that they start turning up dead!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good yarn but showing its age

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Empty Copper Sea

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 17
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and clear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened. What McGee finds is that Timber Bay is a tough town to get a break in when you're a stranger asking questions. But what he also finds is that, dead or alive, Hub Lawless is worth a lot of money.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Turned Around 17 Times

    • By Darwin8u on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 10
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful... indisputably rich... incredibly wanton... the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love me my Travis McGee

    • By Bonnie on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Condominium

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 274

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets. Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community - the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run cut... the crackups and marital breakdowns... the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disaster Movie Material with Heart and Substance

    • By Carol on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Bullet for Cinderella

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Winston Tharp
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Her veneer was big city...but one look and you knew Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack from where she came. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my life to find. This was the girl who was going to lead me to a buried fortune in stolen loot. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The missing money

    • By happyjo on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The Dreadful Lemon Sky

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 16
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Hero of The Dreadful Lemon Sky is Travis McGee, a man of universal interest and independent means who lives on an old houseboat he won in a poker game. One evening a young woman shows up with a suitcase full of cash. McGee agrees to be bagman.She tells him what to do if she doesn't return. When she doesn't, McGee is left alone to deal with an intrigue that involves drugs, fear, passion, and death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Florida; Oh Florida

    • By Me & My Girls on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pale Gray for Guilt

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 9
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids - trying to run a small marina on the Florida coast. They also knew he was in the way of a big land development scheme. Once they killed him, they figured they were on easy street. But Tush Bannon was Travis McGee's friend, and McGee could be one tough adversary when protecting a widow and her kids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book In My Favorite Series

    • By Doug on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Tan and Sandy Silence

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 13
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Private eye Travis McGee outwaits and outwits a deranged killer as he searches for a missing wife on a remote Caribbean island, where he also tangles with a baby-faced businessman with a taste for murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't want the job, but doesn't mind the money.

    • By Darwin8u on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Low Tide

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. A college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But when Andy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise - and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that's what it looks like, until the police rule it homicide - with the murder weapon belonging to Andy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Travis McGee, but a great read

    • By Bruce on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dress Her in Indigo

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 11
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daughter's life before she was killed in a car crash in Mexico. It was puzzling. She'd cleaned out her considerable bank account, left Miami and hadn't been heard from again. Travis McGee ventures into the steep hills and strange backwoods of Oaxaca through a bizarre world of dropouts, drug freaks, and kinky rich people - and begins to suspect the beautiful girl's death was no accident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mexico, Hippies and Murder

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cinnamon Skin

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 20
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma and her new husband Evan, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of McGee

    • By Me & My Girls on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Flash of Green

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. A Flash of Green tells the gripping story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back, featuring many of the themes John D. MacDonald explored better than anyone in his legendary career as a leading crime novelist. The opportunists have taken over Palm City. Silent and deadly, like the snakes that infest the nearby swamps, they lay hidden from view, waiting for the right moment to strike. Political subterfuge has already eased the residents toward selling out.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • My least favorite

    • By D. Arkless on 12-04-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Bright Orange for the Shroud

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 6
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344

    Travis things he's in for a quiet summer until a walking zombie of a man, Arthur Wilkinson, stumbles aboard The Busted Flush. He's the latest victim of a fragile-looking blond sexpot who uses the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Gone, suddenly, are the lazy, hazy days of summer as Travis becomes embroiled in one of the most dangerous, dirtiest cases of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, unabridged!

    • By Marilyn on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • One Fearful Yellow Eye

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 8
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that, although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exemplary life, there were those who'd take advantage of one "indiscretion" and bring down the whole family. McGee also discovers he likes a few members of the family far too much to let that happen....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • McGee Does the Second City

    • By Darwin8u on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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