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Author: Randy Wayne White Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Doc Ford Series Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781101029589
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So terrifying it'll leave readers breathless...

When a Minnesota teen is kidnapped, Doc Ford is given an unthinkable ultimatum, and only 36 hours to act on it. But there's something unusual about the boy that his captors don't even know, twisting this deadly game out of control in ways no one can imagine.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 2/14/2014

    " Doc Ford is a wonderful but complicated character. Can't wait to get my hands on another one of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/12/2014

    " Better than average White with a different plot and setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/6/2014

    " I was turned on to South Florida mysteries years ago by John D. MacDonald...Randy Wayne White continues this traditional genre...a lot of elements of MacDonald emerge in the Doc Ford series like Tomlinson as a Meyer-like aid-de-camp etc...this one is continuation of Ford and his past work for the US government and spying in Cuba...a possible introduction of characters on par with his late Joseph Egret and the eccentric Tucker Gatrell...I'm wondering where he will go with them? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/28/2014

    " Another excellent read from Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford is a complex character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/21/2014

    " One of his best!!! Loved the whole book..a real page turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/19/2014

    " This is a nail biter and a good story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 1/15/2014

    " gotta get ahold of a good one! Mr Randy Wayne is resting on his laurels. sure, the book's compelling, but there's some violence that does nothing to advance the plot, he's channeling DeMille and Child and a couple other people, and the spook stuff has never been where he's best. I still adore Tomlinson, but there's not enough of him. But, there's a kid in the book (now channelling Hiaasen) who's great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rob | 1/14/2014

    " Every so often I give another swing to a book by Randy Wayne White. Each time I walk away disappointed. There are a number of reasons why I know that happens. One is the embracing of illegal drugs. To me this makes the characters dirty and I immediately don't like them. In this book practically all the "good" guys are involved in illegal drugs of some sort. This puts me in an odd position with the bad guys who don't use drugs. I found myself rooting for them at times. Since the book's intent is to have some kind of good guy stop the bad guy, I'm obviously having trouble with the intent. This all pointing to White's pointed political viewpoints being intertwined with the characters so that it is often difficult to say one is bad or good. If that is his intent then his books really stink because it leaves him with the option of killing off even the reoccurring characters. I mean, what the Hey, if he doesn't know who is after who or if they even should be, just knock off the Tomlinson character, which I think would be a step in the right direction. About the story: Kidnapping, Senators, Castro, secret papers, horses makeup the core of this story. If that sound confusing, the book doesn't help. All of it is convoluted and way too much coincidentally happens in one area. There's a whole thing about Castro papers that really doesn't matter to the plot except as a MacGuffin. There is waaaaay too much about the kidnap victim that really bogs things down. All in all, as much as I dislike White books, this one also gets a thumbs down due to the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 1/8/2014

    " Audio Book. Doc Ford is an interesting character. I have trouble figuring out how old he is. He seems old but, some of the things he does make him seem like he can't be more than 40. Overall this was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/6/2014

    " Great story. A bit predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 12/30/2013

    " Very exciting story. Doc Ford can be deadly!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/30/2013

    " Not sure what happened with this book but I didn't like it. Choppy writing, story seemed out of the blue. I hop RWW isn't going to stay with this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 11/24/2013

    " I really like this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 11/14/2013

    " Probably should have read some of the earlier Doc Ford books before this one; yet, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/28/2013

    " Don't want to give the plot away - let's just say that I kept holding my breath! Good story - couldn't put it down - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this I don't know if it is the strength of the character, the tie to Fort Myers or what - it just worked for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/26/2013

    " Fast paced. Fun! And what an imagination!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/16/2013

    " Pretty good. I do like the Doc Ford stuff, but for some reason the non-Florida stuff leaves me a bit cold. Good characters, and one stretch in the plot I did not care for. Good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viccy | 9/7/2013

    " Tomlinson and Doc Ford are always entertaining. This time their wits are matched by Will, rodeo rider and juvenile delinquent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/25/2013

    " Then again, I always enjoy RWW's Doc Ford books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 7/25/2013

    " Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White (G.P. Putnam's Sons 2009)(fiction - mystery) finds Doc Ford searching for a teenaged boy who has been buried alive by Cuban terrorists. My rating: 5/10,finished 8/22/12. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 6/23/2013

    " Excellent plotting -- moves the story along. Doc Ford is off finding a young man that reminds him of himself who is buried alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 6/20/2013

    " good - really liked Will and his resourcefulness. Doc Ford matches wits with a insane sadistic interrogator. A little to coincidental that wills foster father has a connection with the madman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 5/17/2013

    " Did not enjoy as much as his other novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 5/13/2013

    " Love the Doc Ford character and will even eat at his restaurant in FL...sad, but true! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 jean | 2/19/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Randy Wayne White's books and had, as they say, eagerly awaited his newest ... and then gave up by Chapter 5. I did sleep a lot while the first four chapters ran on (I 'read' Talking Books for the Blind these days). Please send Doc Ford back to his lab; I miss his watery adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 9/16/2012

    " Randy Wayne White does it again. Doc Ford improvess with each book. I really enjoyed (that may not be the right way to frase it) Will's view of everything that was going on. I cant wait for the next novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 7/27/2012

    " Doc Ford is always a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/12/2012

    " Picked it up as a book for vacation. So far better than I expected apart from some schmaltz. I think I'll continue to read White's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 7/5/2011

    " Plenty here for any action fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/6/2011

    " This is a continuation of characters from Black Widow and I really am enjoying this. Wow, this one is very, very good and very violent. It was difficult to keep going because of the extreme violence. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 5/24/2011

    " Eh, another Randy White book that I didn't finish. This one got boring and predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Doc Ford is an interesting character. I have trouble figuring out how old he is. He seems old but, some of the things he does make him seem like he can't be more than 40. Overall this was a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christian | 1/30/2011

    " One of the most dissapointing Doc Ford novels I've read sofar. Doc si trying to be reemployed by the government, he acts most of the time as a ruthless killer, in fact he just kills Berne Heller to be rid of him. RWW can clearly do better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/18/2010

    " Did not enjoy as much as his other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajaxwriter | 10/10/2010

    " Want to feel like you've had a trip to the real Florida with political intrigue thrown in for fun? Read Randy Wayne White. This is the first book I've read by him, and I really liked it. I'll be reading more.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 8/24/2010

    " I listened to this book over the weekend -- luv the library. Story of a boy taken for ransom by Cubans and 1 scientist quest to save the boy. So- so "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyanemi | 8/16/2010

    " I really liked this one. There was very little Tomlinson which was a drag but there was enough action and intrigue to keep me interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whikmn | 7/20/2010

    " Doc Ford is a wonderful but complicated character. Can't wait to get my hands on another one of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/9/2010

    " This is a nail biter and a good story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/27/2010

    " I really love this series. A nice mix of mystery, local flavor and adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 3/9/2010

    " Doc Ford is always a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 3/8/2010

    " Biologist living on a houseboat that solves mysteries and takes care of brutes who commit rape and get away with it. Good dialogue and plot. The hero is a bit like Ross MacDonald's Travis McGee--without the detailed gore. "

About the Author

Author Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White has written twenty-five books in the Doc Ford series and several novels in the Hannah Smith series as well as nonfiction. Several of the Doc Ford novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Four collections of his columns for Outside magazine have been published elsewhere. In 2002, a one-hour documentary film called The Gift of the Game, about his trip to Cuba to find the remnants of the Little League teams founded by Ernest Hemingway in the days before Castro, won the “Best of the Fest” award from the 2002 Woods Hole Film Festival and then was broadcast by PBS in 2003. A veteran fishing guide who at one time had his own local PBS show, he lives in an old house on an Indian mound in Pineland, Florida.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.