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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 Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivy | 2/17/2014

    " this book starts off pretty good, gets you hooked pretty fast, but then it slows down...and it takes you a while to get through the middle of it to get towards the end where all the excitement is.....though i didn't feel a real connection with the characters, they weren't in depth enough, but all in all its a decent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/1/2014

    " First Virgil Flowers novel. Entertaining read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/30/2014

    " Overall not a bad mystery. Probably more 3.5 stars than a full four but I do like Virgil as a character and would definitely read another book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Lane | 1/20/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 1/16/2014

    " This was a really good twisty story. I think I may be hooked on Virgil Flowers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/12/2014

    " This is a good murder mystery. The main character, Virgil Flowers, is a new one for Sandford. Every once in a while, I enjoy reading a paperback thriller...this one will keep you guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/8/2014

    " That fuckin' Flowers, he's awesome!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charly | 1/1/2014

    " This was a good mystery piece with ever unfolding twists. I found Sandford's approach and his development of the Virgil Flowers character were well done and will revisit his work. Not a run out and get it book but fairly entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 1/1/2014

    " Sandford changed things up a bit on this one. His star of the Prey books, Lucas Daveport, is but a minor character in this one. This stars Virgil Flowers and moves out of the usual Twin Cities area. It is a little slower than his usual thrill-a-minute killer/chiller books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 12/19/2013

    " Good mystery, based in Minnesota! It's the first in a series. I liked that it also made me laugh at times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 12/1/2013

    " First in Virgil Flowers series...good, but they get better as the series continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 11/23/2013

    " different main character from his prey books,kept my interest with look for more books with this character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharron | 10/27/2013

    " I like this new series and I like the narrator but just not as much as I like Lucas Davenport "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/11/2013

    " Eh. Not nearly as compelling as the prey novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 12/29/2012

    " Virgil Flowers is a state criminal investigator sent to a small town to help solve a series of murders. The character's ability to uncover clues is fun to follow and it proved to be an enjoyable audio book with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virgil | 10/31/2012

    " i think its an interesting series and its the same as my first and last name. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erick Lehman | 10/17/2012

    " Pretty good story, not great as an audiobook "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Glenn | 9/11/2012

    " I enjoyed the suspense of this book. Sometimes, it freaked me out a little, but in the end, it all came clear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fganley | 8/19/2012

    " Took forever to finish. Just ok "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stunatra | 6/14/2012

    " Sandford is one of those authors that rarely, if ever, disappoint. You know when you pick up one of his books that you're in good hands. No exception here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 5/16/2012

    " Great story, good characters and fun to read. Almost like being with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Climer | 1/8/2012

    " This is the first in the Virgil Flowers spinoff of the Prey series. I liked it and will probably continue the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 12/27/2011

    " I love all of his books!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent Sorensen | 6/28/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvis | 5/27/2011

    " Beware of the Man in the Moon "

  • 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.