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Download Middle of Nowhere: A Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews Mystery #7 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The blue flu has struck the Seattle Police Force, and the majority of officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job no matter what. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

With the help of Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make slow progress cracking the case and their work leads them to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal. Boldt and Daphne come to realize that the robberies, assaults, and strike are somehow connected - and that his life is now in very real danger.

Filled with the fast-paced, spiraling action that has made his novels irresistible (The Los Angeles Times Book Review) works of suspense that grip the imagination (People), this offering from the best thriller writer alive (Booklist) is certain to win Ridley Pearson an even more enthusiastic audience. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 2/19/2014

    " An action packed story. Well done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/5/2014

    " Not the best in this series, but still enjoyable. Lou and Daphne deal with the "blue flu ", a cop beaten nearly to death, a string of burglaries, and personal issues. A lot is going on at once, and I found myself wondering how all of it would eventually come together. Some explanations were too far flung for me at times, but you have to expect that in thrillers sometimes. I like Ridley Pearson a lot . I wasn't disappointed, but to me, this wasn't one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 1/3/2014

    " Another Lou Boldt/Daphne Matthews page turner. Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Lane | 1/2/2014

    " Engaging, strong characterization, two track plot that was entwined in such a way the reader is uncertain to very near the end who is doing what to whom. Good police procedural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig Faustus Buck | 12/26/2013

    " This procedural thriller starts out with a bang and moves nicely with some intriguing blue flu issues to shake things up. Unfortunately, the ending is all one protracted unsurprising action scene. Cinematic, perhaps, but a shootout with an inevitable ending doesn't make for great reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil Mullen | 12/25/2013

    " Nice Lou Boldt piece, interesting 2ndary characters, bit of the old written-to-formula as regards the plot. Found myself skipping passages, which I always feel sad about choosing to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bremser | 12/21/2013

    " I must get back and read more of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesly | 12/12/2013

    " Decent but felt long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maya | 12/12/2013

    " I felt like I was watching a police drama on TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwain Anderson | 6/25/2013

    " Good ol Seattle PD. This is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 5/19/2013

    " I really like Pearson's writing. I am thinking of reading his books in the YA section as well. He keeps you on the edge of your seat with characters you can easily warm up to. I plan on reading more as I get the chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Canary | 5/15/2013

    " Lou Boldt & Co.... Good read, but grows in improbability to a unbelievable end. (Fast Moving Police Procedural.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 3/16/2013

    " Another good Lou Boldt mystery. This time he and Daphne must go after a sociopathic burglar and a group of cops who try to murder one of their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Barbarito | 3/7/2013

    " Good. Read more Ridley Pearson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Cornish | 2/12/2013

    " this book was so sad. i don't even know why but one minute i would be crying and the next i would be laughing my head off. definitely worth reading again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magic Mary Austin | 2/3/2013

    " IN all fairness, Im just not into this genre. Im certain that I finished the book, but I cant remember what happens. I keep snatching up Ridley Pearson books because the book jackets say the book is suspenseful but not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/25/2012

    " good. gritty police drama with fallible characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/6/2012

    " A Lou Boldt novel, is it cop against cop as the Blue Flu hits Seattle and the cops who are still working are getting beaten up,Boldt must get to the bottom of this and a series of robberies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vfields needs to be happy! | 6/22/2012

    " I found the protagonist to be a good cop but a bit too emotional for me. Everything hurt his heart, put a lump in his throat or brought a tear to his eye. Someone tell me...How is a kiss an affair? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 5/20/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Det. Lou Boldt; a burglar preying on women is chased by a police force crippled by "Blue Flu"; and the striking members are looking to cause some havoc of their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 4/28/2012

    " Good police whodunit; also deals with the difficulty of having to choose between one's job responsibilities and the wishes of one's union when they conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/4/2012

    " Lots of surprises, suspense & intense, excellent character development; this novel would make a good screen play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 7/20/2011

    " Better than his Sun Valley books. Less personal or saccharine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki | 5/24/2011

    " Bolt & Mathews team up for another winner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 5/15/2011

    " Nice Lou Boldt piece, interesting 2ndary characters, bit of the old written-to-formula as regards the plot. Found myself skipping passages, which I always feel sad about choosing to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 4/27/2011

    " I really like Pearson's writing. I am thinking of reading his books in the YA section as well. He keeps you on the edge of your seat with characters you can easily warm up to. I plan on reading more as I get the chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 4/20/2011

    " Lou Boldt & Co.... Good read, but grows in improbability to a unbelievable end. (Fast Moving Police Procedural.) "

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

    " I felt like I was watching a police drama on TV. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magic Mary | 10/18/2010

    " IN all fairness, Im just not into this genre. Im certain that I finished the book, but I cant remember what happens. I keep snatching up Ridley Pearson books because the book jackets say the book is suspenseful but not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 8/12/2010

    " Better than his Sun Valley books. Less personal or saccharine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. | 6/4/2010

    " This was a very good read by Ridley Pearson and Lou Boldt is the main character. Mystery readers will enjoy it.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/26/2010

    " good. gritty police drama with fallible characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 3/30/2010

    " Good police whodunit; also deals with the difficulty of having to choose between one's job responsibilities and the wishes of one's union when they conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Det. Lou Boldt; a burglar preying on women is chased by a police force crippled by "Blue Flu"; and the striking members are looking to cause some havoc of their own.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwain | 7/25/2009

    " Good ol Seattle PD. This is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/24/2009

    " Always page-turners, Pearson's Seattle mysteries also have engaging, three-dimensional characters in Lou Boldt and Daphne Matthews, as well as the supporting cast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/13/2008

    " A Lou Boldt novel, is it cop against cop as the Blue Flu hits Seattle and the cops who are still working are getting beaten up,Boldt must get to the bottom of this and a series of robberies.
    "

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About the Author
Author Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including The Red Room, Choke Point, and The Risk Agent, as well as the Walt Fleming and Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his family, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.