The Heat Islands : Doc Ford

  • by Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Doc Ford
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marine biologist and former secret operative Doc Ford is lazily poling his skiff along Southwest Florida's flat copper sea in search of sea anemones when he runs into the body of the most hated man on Sanibel Island: Marvin Rios. And when the Island's simplest and sweetest resident is arrested for the murder, Doc heads straight into the heart of the sunshine state's dark side - to save his friend from being framed, and to save Sanibel Island from a rising tide of land-grab schemes, blood money, and violence.

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What the Critics Say

"Politics and land development are pivotal elements in this taut, suspenseful tale as White makes the lure of the sea understandable to landlubbers and presents a panoramic view of southwest Florida." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

CANNOT finish this one!!

Would you try another book from Randy Wayne White and/or Dick Hill?

No. I can't get through the second one I've tried so will not waste time/money on more.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Something in the Historical Fiction genre - - probably WW-II or something from Bernard Cornwell or, perhaps, Leon Uris.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

As was once said in a parody of the old TV show "Friday", he is guilty of a "409" - OVER-Acting. Corny accents, poorly rendered.


Was The Heat Islands worth the listening time?

NO. I wish I had not invested the time it took me to get half-way through.


Any additional comments?

Wandering main plot (if there, indeed, was one). Too many seemingly unrelated sub-plots. Most characters are pretty shallow and uninteresting. I have NO idea what my wife finds attracting in this author.

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- Peter W.

living in southwest Florida

They story was interesting do me especially since I live in the area. Good ending
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio