Arsonist : Jon Stanton

  • by Victor Methos
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray
  • Series: Jon Stanton
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Please note: The Jon Stanton mysteries are standalone novels and do not need to be listened to in a particular order.
Evil is released onto the streets of San Diego.
A series of deadly fires rages across the cityscape, claiming the lives of entire families. Helpless to stop the fires, the SDPD assigns their most famous detective, Jon Stanton, to the case. The evidence points him to a single arsonist committing the horrendous acts. But with a troubled young girl as his only credible witness, Stanton is running out of time.
The San Diego PD's in-house arson investigator does not believe the fires correspond to the work of an arsonist and impedes the investigation into the murders. Stanton is left on his own to find the deadliest, and most powerful opponent he has ever faced....
Victor Methos is the best-selling author of The White Angel Murder, the number-one mystery book in the United States for over eight weeks. He is a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States. Arsonist is his seventh novel.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Arsonist to be better than the print version?

I've never read the print version so I can't say. Unless the narration's terrible, I'll always prefer audio over print.


Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think I have listened to R.C. Bray before and if I remember correctly he did a really good narrating the previous books I've heard and he did another good job with this book too. I especially liked the voice he gave the antagonist.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Ya, I guess there was but I'm not going to say what it was. Again, I don't like answering this part of the review because it gives part of the story away. Maybe you guys don't mind but it kinda bothers me to find out ahead of time important parts of the book before I've had a chance to hear it first. I don't know, maybe it's just me.


Any additional comments?

This is a brutal, hardcore and very well written suspense thriller that is very hard to put down. This book has one of the most sinister, f**ked up antagonists I've listen to in a long time. I liked this book a lot, it's too bad it wasn't longer. I've never heard of the Writer before(Victor Methos) but after hearing this book I'll be keeping tabs on his new book releases.

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- David

Warning – There are some graphic scenes

First thoughts about the cover of Arsonist? A naked bald person curled up in a fetal huddle? Odd, very odd. Is this a sign of someone needing help? A mental disorder? Someone being tortured? The red fire lettering of the title give the cover an even more ominous feel.

The main character is Jon Stanton. He is a police detective with the San Diego Police Department. He is kind, caring, and determined to stop the arsonist from hurting anymore people. He has to struggle to deal with a lousy partner, police politics, and the arsonist focusing his attention onto him when he gets in the way.

The Narrator is R.C. Bray. He has a very calming voice. I found it to be very soothing with a hint of a deeper rumble in some of the characters’ voices. The Author is Victor Methos. This story is Book Four of the Jon Stanton series. It is six hours and thirty minutes long.

Warning – There are some graphic scenes in this book. I would not recommend this book for a young or teen audience. The usual suspects of blood and sex. It had several good detailed scenes of fires and fire aftermaths. This book left me thinking about the addictions people have and hide from others. About children being warped and broken by their parents and turning into warped broken adults. And about how people have choices to either become the evil they have been shown or face it and become better persons for having known that darkness.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2013
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing