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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

One of the best of the series

This book is brutal, but it is one of the very best in the Lucas Davenport series. Mind Prey is mind blowing. I have never pulled for characters to survive as much as I pulled for the mother and children who were kidnapped. Lucas is having a devil of a time trying to rescue them from the evil cruel kidnapper, and Mom is fighting with all she has to get free. She goes through hell from this cruel man and I hurt for her so much. Lucas and his team are frustrated and desperate to find and free her. It is just an amazing edge of the seat, nail biting experience and I was totally absorbed in the story. Sandford is a master story teller - and that is a rare talent. He is also great at creating characters and dialog.

As usual, Richard Ferrone gives an excellent narration. I don't think I could enjoy any other narrator at this point because Ferrone is the voice of the Lucas Davenport series and helps to bring the story and characters to life. This is one of the best series on Audible. Love it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

John Sandford is a fantastic writer

I am going back to the beginning of the Lucas Davenport "Prey" series, written by John Sandford and narrated by Richard Feronne . I am listening to them again and this time I am writing a review of each. This has been fun thing to do while I wait for the next Prey book. As of 2018 I have read or listened to every one of the Prey books and the Virgil Flowers books. They are two of my top five series. In Rules of Prey Lucas is much younger than in the most recent book of the series and much more vigorous and dangerous. He is unmarried but dating around with several woman, and in particular with a television news presenter. Rules of Prey is about an evil serial killer called Mad Dog. He leave a note on each victim stating one of his Rules for being a serial killer, such as "never kill someone you know". Lucas is very wealthy because he started a successful company that develops computer games or simulations. He dresses extremely well and drives an expensive sports car. He has cultivated many informants from the streets that help him gather clues and information regarding crimes in the city, which is Minneapolis, MN. I have learned a lot about MN from reading Sandford's books. The state and its inhabitants are interesting. Sandford is a great writer. He has a special knack for storytelling. His books are extremely interesting and entertaining. Rules of Prey is fast paced and exciting. I was not bored for a single minute. His characters are vivid and the dialog is snappy and witty. I just love his style of writing.

Icing on the cake is that Richard Ferrone is an amazing narrator. He is the voice of Lucas and the Prey characters. As soon as I hear his voice I know that I am in for a treat. If you have not listened to a Lucas Davenport book, I highly recommend you start with Rules of Prey and go forward. At a certain point you will be introduced to agent Virgil Flowers in the Prey series and shortly after that the separate Virgil Flowers series begins. I think it is best to wait until you read/listen to more about Virgil in the Prey series before you embark on the Virgil Flowers series. Both Prey and Flowers series are fantastic.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Slow

This was okay, but very slow. I listened to the first 17 chapters but it was dragging so slowly that I skipped to chapter 46, where the villain is revealed and the story concludes itself. The plot centers around a missing girl, named Anna and all the possible people who could be responsible for her disappearance. Several of the characters have secrets and I really did not know who could have taken Anna. When the person was revealed I was surprised because there was nothing that pointed to that person. All in all, the story was contrived and had too many tangents involved.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Good finale to the series

I enjoyed this book about the mysterious "Chase" who played a role in the first three books. I recommend you read this series in order to get the maximum enjoyment.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Good, but not one of Heyer's best

Georgette Heyer is one of the best authors ever. She was a prolific writer, but I wish she had written many more novels than the ones that exist. I particularly love her Regency romances; however, Charity Girl is not one of her best. I believe it is because I did not like the girl Cherry, who was the Charity Girl. I loved all the other characters and the story is interesting - the writing is excellent, and the narration is good. The book just missed being great. Other of Heyer's book are much better. Try "The Grand Sophy", "The Talisman Ring", "The Unknown Ajax", "Lady of Quality", and "Venetia". There are also many others which are excellent. If you have never read or listened to a Georgette Heyer novel, I recommend you try one immediately - just not this one right now. Save Charity Girl for when you have read/listened to all her others.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Georgette Heyer is AMAZING

Heyer is one of my all time favorite authors - I place her right up there with Jane Austen. I have read and listened to all of Heyer's novels. My favorite are are her Regency novels, but her mysteries set in the early 1900s are also good. The Foundling, a Regency era novel, is one of her better books. It is the story of a young Lord nicknamed "Gilly". He has no parents but has been coddled all his life by relatives and his well meaning servants. They all love him dearly and want to keep him safe and in good health. He was a very unwell and weak baby and child and they are all afraid he cannot be exposed to the rough and tumble of a normal childhood. Now, as a young man, Gilly finally rebels against all the coddling and strikes out on an adventure to help his cousin. Gilly and his caretakers find out he is tougher than anyone ever imagined. This is just a great story with great characters. You can never go wrong with a Gerogette Heyer novel.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Wonderful - Excellent

Peter Clines is a master storyteller and writer. He has a real talent for creating unforgettable characters, writing great dialog and drawing the reader/listener into the story. The premise of the "machine" blew my mind trying to wrap my head around the consequences of the person going in and the person coming out. Truly mind-blowing!! What made the book even better was the tie in with Clines novel "14" which is one of my all time favorite books ever. I have listened to it several times and am sure that I will listen to it again several more times in the future.

The narration is excellent - but it is Ray Porter after all. He is always excellent.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Don't miss this series!

I throughly enjoyed all the books in this series - and I also loved the narration. I highly recommend the entire series. It is fun, entertaining and made me feel good.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Fun series

I enjoyed all the books in this series - probably because I love dogs and they are a big deal in the story line. I also like the male lead character. He is sweet and smart.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Pretty good but not amazing

Just a nice easy listen. It did not grab my interest enough for me to choose to pursue the series.

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