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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 3,459
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,071
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,075

    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 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 692

    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

    • 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 508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 444

    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

    • 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 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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

    • 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 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • The Scarlet Ruse

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 14
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Travis McGee is too busy with his houseboat to pay attention to the little old man with the missing postage stamps. Except these are no ordinary stamps. They are rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars worth of rare. And if McGee doesn't recognize their value, perhaps Mary Alice McDermit, a six-foot knockout who knows all the ways to a boat bum's heart, will. Only it's not McGee's heart that's in danger. Because a syndicate killer has put a contract on McGee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Is Not Great Literature, BUT..........

    • By FRITZ STOOP on 06-04-12

    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 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    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

    • 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 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • The Long Lavender Look

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 12
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in 10 feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, "is this what they call southern hospitality?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A swampy problem for McGee

    • By John Powell III on 06-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Free Fall in Crimson

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 19
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    This time out, McGee comes close to losing his status as a living legend when he agrees to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renews an unfinished adventure with a famous - and oversexed - Hollywood actress, who leads him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And McGee relearns the old lesson - that only when he comes close to the edge of death does he feel he completely alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Writer; outdated attitudes.

    • By Me & My Girls on 03-22-14

    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 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of John D's best.

    • By Me & My Girls on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lonely Silver Rain

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 21
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Searching for a wealthy friend's yacht, Travis McGee puts himself square in the center of the international cocaine trade, and finds himself the target of some of the most ruthless villains he's ever met. Contemplating his own mortality for the first time, Travis McGee discovers amid all the danger the astonishing surprise behind the cat-shaped pipe cleaners someone is leaving at his door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best For Last

    • By Philip on 05-23-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Turquoise Lament

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 15
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • 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 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    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

    • 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 465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    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

    • 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 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    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

    • 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 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    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

    • The Green Ripper

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 18
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches; strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart - and had been around too long - for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had discovered the key to McGee - to all of him - and now he had something to hope for. Then, terribly, unexpectedly, she was dead. From a mysterious illness, or so they said. But McGee knew the truth; that Gretel had been murdered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vengeance Road

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Slam the Big Door

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist still grieving the loss of his wife, pays his old war buddy Troy Jamison a long overdue visit in Florida, he’s shocked at what he finds. Behind the indulgent exterior of Troy’s lush beach life - the parties, the year-round suntans, the shapely women, the infectious devil-may-care attitude of Troy and his friends - Mike senses inevitable disaster. Troy surrendered his life to drink once before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early Florida

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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