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    • Think of a Number

    • A Novel
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 861
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 863

    Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration: “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh and Frightening!

    • By Kelley on 08-22-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • A Novel
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if, one day, there wasn’t?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent read

    • By Andi on 08-13-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Wolf Lake

    • A Novel
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one gets a little gruesome!

    • By shelley on 10-01-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Peter Pan Must Die

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband - who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy at his own mother's funeral. Peeling back the layers, Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the previous John Verdon's

    • By cristina on 09-03-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Pack David Gurney [Spanish Edition]

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Pau Ferrer
    • Length: 42 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    "Deseemos larga vida a Verdon". Justo Navarro, Babelia, El País "Verdon da otra vuelta de tuerca a la novela policíaca de suspenso: es único a la hora de mantener en vilo al oyente." Luis Alberto de Cuenca "Uno de los mejores thrillers que he leído en años. Es inteligente, sólido, compulsivo y lleno de giros brillantes." John Katzenbach, autor de El psicoanalista.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for Language Comprehension Practice

    • By a consumer on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • White River Burning

    • Dave Gurney
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. But when he zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders that follow, his involvement is suddenly terminated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Layers upon layers...

    • By shelley on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Pack David Gurney (Narración en Castellano) [Castilian Spanish Editon]

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Josema Soler
    • Length: 48 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "Verdon da otra vuelta de tuerca a la novela policíaca de suspenso: es único a la hora de mantener en vilo al oyente." (Luis Alberto de Cuenca) "Uno de los mejores thrillers que he leído en años. Es inteligente, sólido, compulsivo y lleno de giros brillantes." (John Katzenbach, autor de El Psicoanalista)

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Let the Devil Sleep

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    >The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story is really 3 1/2 stars

    • By cristina on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Think of a Number

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First in a great new series from John Verdon

    • By Mark on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $21.10

    • Arderás en la tormenta [You Will Burn in the Storm]

    • By: John Verdon, Santiago del Rey - translator
    • Narrated by: Carles Sianes
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    La tensión ha ido en aumento en White River. El inminente primer aniversario de la muerte de un motorista negro por el disparo de un policía local inquieta a una población económicamente deprimida y racialmente polarizada. Se han pronunciado discursos incendiarios. Han empezado manifestaciones airadas. Ha habido casos aislados de incendios y saqueos. En medio de toda esta agitación, un francotirador mata a un agente de policía y la situación se descontrola. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lleno de intrigas....Muy bien como siempre!

    • By DVD GT on 04-13-19

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Controlaré tus sueños [I Will Control Your Dreams]

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: David Ordina
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Cuatro personas que no se han visto nunca, que viven en distintas partes del país y que no parecen tener nada en común explican que han tenido el mismo sueño: una pesadilla recurrente cuyo elemento más inquietante es un cuchillo ensangrentado con la cabeza tallada de un lobo en la empuñadura. Todos los hombres son hallados muertos posteriormente: las muñecas cortadas por un puñaL, en aparentes casos de suicidio. La policía enseguida descubre que las víctimas tenían dos hechos significativos en común.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • No abras los ojos [Shut Your Eyes]

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Pau Ferrer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    David Gurney se sentía casi invencible, hasta que se topó con el asesino más inteligente con quien jamás había tenido que enfrentarse. Ha pasado un año desde que el ex detective de la policía de Nueva York consiguió atrapar al asesino de los números y, aunque es su intención retirarse definitivamente junto a su esposa Madeleine, un nuevo caso se le presenta de forma imprevista.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Deja en paz al diablo [Let the Devil Sleep] (Narración en Castellano)

    • David Gurney Serie [David Gurney Series]
    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Josema Soler
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Nada es nunca lo que parece. Y menos si David Gurney está involucrado. Han pasado seis meses. David Gurney apenas ha conseguido reincorporarse a una cierta normalidad después de haberse encontrado al borde de la muerte tras resolver el caso más peligroso al que se había enfrentado. Madeleine, su esposa, está preocupada; Gurney ha sido diagnosticado con síndrome de estrés post traumático y nada parece alegrarle. Días después el ex detective recibe una llamada. Connie Clark, la periodista que creó la leyenda de Súperpoli y lo catapultó a la fama, quiere pedirle ayuda.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Peter Pan Must Die

    • Dave Gurney, Book 4
    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The daunting task that confronts Gurney, once the NYPD's top homicide cop: determining the guilt or innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician husband. Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose childlike appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.

    Regular price: $28.46

    • Sé lo que estás pensando [Think of a Number]

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Pau Ferrer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Un hombre recibe una carta que le urge a pensar en un número, cualquiera. Cuando abre el pequeño sobre que acompaña al texto, siguiendo las instrucciones que figuran en la propia carta, se da cuenta de que el número allí escrito es exactamente en el que había pensado.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Let the Devil Sleep

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney, is trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which 10 years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3.5 Stars This Book Not As Good As The First Two

    • By Lia on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Deja en paz al diablo [Let the Devil Sleep]

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Pau Ferrer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Nada es nunca lo que parece. Y menos si David Gurney está involucrado. Han pasado seis meses. David Gurney apenas ha conseguido reincorporarse a una cierta normalidad después de haberse encontrado al borde de la muerte tras resolver el caso más peligroso al que se había enfrentado. Madeleine, su esposa, está preocupada; Gurney ha sido diagnosticado con síndrome de estrés post traumático y nada parece alegrarle. Días después el ex detective recibe una llamada.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sé lo que estás pensando [Think of a Number] (Narración en Castellano)

    • By: John Verdon, Javier Guerrero - translator
    • Narrated by: Josema Soler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Un hombre recibe una carta que le urge a pensar en un número, cualquiera. Cuando abre el pequeño sobre que acompaña al texto, siguiendo las instrucciones que figuran en la propia carta, se da cuenta de que el número allí escrito es exactamente en el que había pensado. David Gurney, un policía que después de 25 años de servicio se ha retirado al norte del Estado de Nueva York con su esposa, se verá involucrado en el caso cuando un conocido, el que ha recibido la carta, le pide ayuda para encontrar a su autor con urgencia. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shut Your Eyes Tight

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn't?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Puzzler

    • By Lia on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $22.38

    • No abras los ojos [Shut Your Eyes] (Narración en Castellano)

    • By: John Verdon
    • Narrated by: Josema Soler
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    David Gurney se sentía casi invencible, hasta que se topó con el asesino más inteligente con quien jamás había tenido que enfrentarse. Ha pasado un año desde que el ex detective de la policía de Nueva York consiguió atrapar al asesino de los números y, aunque es su intención retirarse definitivamente junto a su esposa Madeleine, un nuevo caso se le presenta de forma imprevista. Una novia es asesinada de manera brutal durante el banquete de bodas, con cientos de invitados en el jardín y ese es un reto al cual es imposible resistirse. 

    Regular price: $29.95

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