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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,259 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Virgil Flowers Series Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781429585712
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Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, “We’ll only give you the hard stuff.”

He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.

In the small town of Bluestem, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its owner, a man named Judd, trapped inside. There are a lot of reasons to hate him, Flowers discovers. In fact, he concludes, you'd probably have to dig around to find a person who doesn't despise Judd.

And that isn't even why Flowers came to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there'd been another murder, two, in fact, a doctor and his wife, the doctor found propped up in his backyard, both eyes shot out. Flowers knows two things: this wasn't a coincidence, and it had to be personal.

But just how personal is something even he doesn't realize, and may not find out until too late. Because the next victim may be himself.                                          

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Whitmarsh malik | 1/20/2014

    " It was ok. Not as good as some of the later Virgil Flowers books but now at least I get where he got his start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 12/31/2013

    " 4-1/2 stars. The book started out a little slow and it was occasionally difficult to keep all the characters straight in my mind, but overall a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Renee Whirley | 12/21/2013

    " Very good read. Love a who-done-it. Definitely a page turner. I want my own Virgil! Ready for book 2 in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Call | 12/18/2013

    " Didn't think I would like anyone as much as Davenport, but that fuckin Flowers is pretty damn good!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/14/2013

    " Just discovered John Sandford. Love his characters and settings...very enjoyable readings. Now on to the Prey series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent Sorensen | 12/10/2013

    " I've enjoyed reading John Sandford's "Prey" series, but didn't find Virgil Flowers to be much of an interesting character with any depth. The plot was decent and imaginative, but fell short of Sandford's other excellent novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 12/2/2013

    " I really enjoy this series. I didn't even start with the first book but could keep up. I enjoy the character of Virgil Flowers and this was a very fast paced thriller. I was never quite sure who was the killer until the very end- just how I like it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 11/26/2013

    " Don't really like Virgil Flowers as much as Lucas Davenport. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Payne | 11/21/2013

    " I was skeptical about whether Sanford could pull off writing Virgil Flowers significantly different from Lucas Davernport but he pulled it off. Story moved at a "tense" pace and I enjoyed it enough to check out the second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delie | 10/29/2013

    " Still like John Sandford -- and like Virgil Flowers books too! Not as much as Lucas....but definitely worth killing some time with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 10/4/2013

    " A change from the Prey series this stand alone tells the story of an investigation into the murder of one of the wealthiest and most hated men in a small town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Arthur Stone | 8/17/2013

    " Thank God Sandford created Virgil Flowers, because Lucas Davenport simply doesn't produce enough material to satiate THIS fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 4/27/2013

    " I always enjoy John Sanford's mysteries-this is not a Davenport story but a new detective Virgil Flowers. pretty good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Lee | 11/8/2012

    " Not as good as his PREY series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 9/27/2012

    " Ready to read # 2 in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midge | 9/8/2012

    " A good John Sanford novel...kept my interest to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Redsteve | 8/19/2012

    " OK, but not as good as the "Prey" books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 6/3/2012

    " John Sandford writes good mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melony | 4/29/2012

    " already read, hummm "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Trujillo | 3/9/2012

    " This is a good read. Virgil Flowers has a good sense of humor; wears rock related T-shirts; and has a way with women. Sandford' plot is tight and there are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The denouement ls unexpected. I plan on following this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 11/21/2011

    " Interesting new character from Sanford, Virgil Flowers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/21/2011

    " fun, fast, but characters got confusing at times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 5/17/2011

    " This is a good read. Detective story. Unfolds nicely. Keeps your interest; good suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/29/2011

    " This one kept me guessing up until the end! Another great read.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/20/2011

    " Love 'that f---ing Flowers'! What a great new character--I'm sure John Sandford enjoys writing him because he's so different from Lucas Davenport. This is a great debut for Virgil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dale | 4/17/2011

    " Really enjoyed the book. This is one of Sandford's Virgil Flowers episodes and I love the wry humor of Virgil & his investigative techniques. Very fast read. Became a little predictible slightly sooner than I hoped, but enjoyed it nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/8/2011

    " Like the author's style of writing. Action takes place in Minnesota. Protagonist: Virgil Flowers. Interesting characters, light humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 4/4/2011

    " Good book, start was a bit slow but about a quarter in it picks up. Suprising amount of shooting, and a good amount of twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 3/7/2011

    " Police procedural. Central character is interesting, writing is lucid, action quick. Entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/18/2011

    " okay - started with audio book and 2nd half read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/13/2011

    " Virgil Flowers played a roll in the Lucas Davenport series. This is the first book in the new Virgil Flowers series. Another great series begun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/10/2011

    " fun, fast, but characters got confusing at times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 2/4/2011

    " ok ..sure better than the last book. At least it kept me turning the page. Sandford books are always a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glennie | 1/29/2011

    " Sandford has an interesting writing style, quite different from the George series that I had currently been reading! But he weaves quite a lot of characters into his work, and enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Nice look at small town life too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 1/16/2011

    " I like these Virgil Flowers books--this one involves the son of woman killed in an accident who comes back for revenge, but no one suspects him, of course because there are several other candidates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/4/2011

    " Just discovered John Sandford. Love his characters and settings...very enjoyable readings. Now on to the Prey series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 1/3/2011

    " Sandford introduces a new character, Virgil Flowers, in this book. Virgil is not nearly as compelling as Lucas Davenport. An ok read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 1/2/2011

    " I love John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series. This one had its main character Virgil Flowers who we first hear of in the prey series. A great read - lots of suspense and twists and turns. Likeable hero, and kept me guessing. I read this in a day - a real page turner. John Sandford rocks! "

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About the Author
Author John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986 and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also won the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of more than thirty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.