Secret Prey : Lucas Davenport

  • by John Sandford
  • Narrated by Stephen Lang
  • Series: Lucas Davenport
  • 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The company chairman lay on the cold ground of the woods, his eyes unseeing, his orange hunting jacket punctured by a rifle bullet at close range. Around him stood the four executives with whom he had been hunting, each with his or her own complicated agenda, each with a reason not to be sorrowful about the man's death.There were currents running through this group, hints and whispers of something much greater than the murder of a single man. Lucas Davenport had felt this way not long before, sensed the curling of an indefinable evil, and not only had it nearly gotten him killed, it had lost him his fiance, who'd never been able to recover from the violence of the encounter. Sometime soon, unless he could stop it, there would be another death, and then still another, and Davenport couldn't help but wonder if maybe this time, the final death might not be his own.

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What the Critics Say

"Full of smart suspense and deduction as well as explosive action." (Publishers Weekly)
"A good plot, a great villain, and a realistic, flawed hero, combined with a great reading by Lang, all make this a very entertaining 'listen.'" (Library Journal)
"Sandford has sustained his "prey" thrillers by varying the premise with imaginative plotting; shifting points of view; a subtle, melancholy protagonist; and most of all, great villains. The ninth prey novel may well be the best, and that's high praise in the context of such a consistently entertaining body of work." (Booklist)

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Another winner for Sandford

How does he do it? Sandford, I mean. He has turned out so many of these "Prey" novels, yet they are all different (even if related in some ways) and spectacular in terms of being true crime thrillers.

The reader is excellent. As I said, another winner for Sandford
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- Nina

Sometimes change is good...sometimes not

One of the things about listening to an audio series, or reading one for that matter, is that you begin to understand who the main character is that you are following through all these books. You may like that person, you may not, but the point is you have grown to understand and find some sort of comfort in the consistency of that. Richard Ferrone was the narrator for the previous Prey series and had developed the character of Lucas Davenport in a specific way. Over time the reader could distinguish between vocal tones, knowing what type of response Lucas was giving. With the switch to this new narrator, Lucas Davenport became a COMPLETELY different person. The narrator tried to hard to give emotion to a man who isn't supposed to express all that much emotion to begin with. His attemps at female voices are terrible and it completely takes away from the stories. Over the years I have become a BIG fan of the Prey series but I was unable to even get through this one. I highly recommend skipping this one and looking to see who is narrating. I didn't think it would make a big difference but the difference was actually huge.
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- Rachael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2004
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio