The Long Lavender Look

  • by John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in 10 feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, "is this what they call southern hospitality?"

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A swampy problem for McGee

Would you consider the audio edition of The Long Lavender Look to be better than the print version?

It is a hard task to be "better" than Macdonald's original print, but having a skilled reader (the original McGavin or now performed by Robert Petkoff) accomplishes the objective.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Lavender Look?

As with many of the Travis McGee series, the opening sequence of events where McGee narrowly misses running over the girl, then is shot at. To say the writing is skillful would be insulting to how good it is.


Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I recently listened to the entire Travis McGee series as read by Petkoff, and to my mind, he does the occasionally grouch McGee in fine fashion, and captures the caring Meyer perfectly. Great performance.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nearly all of the McGee novels cause introspective thought on the societal commentary contained in them, even now, 30 or 40-odd years later.


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- John Powell III

Robert Petkoff is Travis McGee

This story had many twists and some were really a surprise for me, but I really kept coming back because Trav is a sarcastic joker. He's funny but he does bed most women in these books. Aside from the dollar values given in the book, I was amazed by how similar his 'time' compares to current day.
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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios