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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,287 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York Mafia. It started out as just another late night at Elaine's, where Stone was eating a porterhouse steak and enjoying the company of his friends. But when Herbie Fisher, a notoriously not-so-sharp swindler, walked in, the pleasant atmosphere turned to ice.

Herbie convinces Bill Eggers, the managing partner of Woodman & Weld, to sign him on as a client, with the goal of taking down the infamous Mafia boss Carmine Datilla. And even though Stone doesn't want to have anything to do with Herbie—or the Mafia, for that matter—he is soon coerced into being Herbie’s lawyer.

With the help of his ex-partner, Dino, Stone investigates “Datilla the Hun”, and the rest of the mob family, encountering intrigue and danger at every turn. Will Stone finally take a stand, or will he end up at the bottom of Sheepshead Bay?

With the swift action, razor-sharp characters, and crackling dialogue that are Stuart Woods's hallmarks, Fresh Disasters is Woods at the very height of his storytelling powers.                            

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mark | 2/16/2014

    " Too scattered in focus to be a good read. Women fall for him too easily and too often. For fluff, it is not bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mardel Fehrenbach | 2/13/2014

    " A silly relief following a difficult read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/11/2014

    " My best description of the Stone Barrington series would be a male version of the Stephanie Plum series. These are quick light reads and totaly unrealistic but sometimes that's what I'm in the mood for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Rhee | 2/10/2014

    " "Fresh Disasters" is the first Stuart Woods book I have read, but it is the thirteenth book to feature his detective/lawyer Stone Barrington. Here's what I liked: Woods tells a darn good story, filled with the right amount of suspense and action, tempered with a healthy dose of humor and some snappy dialogue. Woods reminds me of another good mystery writer, the late Robert Parker. Parker's beloved detective, Spenser, was, like Stone, a manly, wise-cracking do-gooder. Here's what I didn't like: Stone is a lawyer. I'm kind of sick of lawyers. Not that I, personally, have come in contact with a lot of lawyers. I just think it's an oversaturated market. There are a ridiculous amount of TV shows about lawyers, as well as numerous authors who have lawyers as their protagonists. Yawn. Also, Stone Barrington suffers from the same malady that Parker's Spenser suffered from in later novels: perfection. There is, from what I could gather, nothing wrong with Stone. He's not an alcoholic. He doesn't have an annoying ex-wife. He doesn't have any children from a previous marriage with which he's struggling to build a relationship. He doesn't have any addictions of any kind (although a case can be made for sex addiction, because he gets laid an awful lot). He doesn't have any morally questionable or dysfunctional personality traits whatsoever. Woods, you gotta gimme something here... I guess I'm not a huge fan of protagonists who have no flaws, tragic or otherwise, unless they're superheroes. Even then, superheroes usually have some fatal flaw. Even Superman had kryptonite. All that being said, "Fresh Disasters" was a good, quick read. I'll probably give Woods another chance. "

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