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4.0002876456206 out of 54.0002876456206 out of 54.0002876456206 out of 54.0002876456206 out of 54.0002876456206 out of 5 4.00 (6,953 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342781
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John Sandford’s acclaimed Prey novels featuring the brilliant Lucas Davenport have plunged millions of readers into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind. Now Lucas has met his match. His newest nemesis is more intelligent and more deadly than any he has tracked before: a kidnapper, a violator, and a cruel, wanton killer who knows more about mind games than Lucas himself.

“Run for it.”

It was raining when psychiatrist Andi Manette left the parent-teacher conference with her two young daughters, and she was distracted. She barely noticed the red van parked near her, barely noticed the van door slide open as they dashed to the car. The last thing she did notice was the hand reaching out for her and the voice from the past—and the three of them were gone.

Hours later, Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport stood in the parking lot, a bloody shoe in his hand, the ground stained pink around him. He knew, instinctively, that this would be one of the worst cases he’d ever been on.

A man who could steal children…

With an urgency born of dread, Lucas presses the attack, while in an isolated farmhouse, Andi Manette does the same, summoning all her skills to battle an obsessed captor. She knows the man who has taken her and her daughters, knows there is a chink in his armor, if only she can find it. But for both her and Davenport, time is already running out.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delivers twists to the very last sentence.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Sandford expertly ratchets up the suspense from beginning to the brutal finish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sandford's talent for conveying the quotidian horrors, tedium, and heavy-handed humor of urban police procedure is as sure as ever in streetwise hero Lucas Davenport's seventh outing…A shocking but credible climax provides most of the answers, and Davenport ties up the last loose ends in a satisfying postlude. Nonstop action, an offbeat milieu (the wide, weird world of computer gamesters), and a host of three-dimensional characters all make for one of the best Preys yet.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 loveagoodthriller | 5/3/2016

    " Mind Prey is a little different for Lucas, but one of his best puzzles and chases. Time is against him as he races to help a woman and her child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenny | 1/30/2014

    " Good plot but a little gross "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vlad | 1/27/2014

    " The ending was too happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/20/2014

    " can't help loving Lucas Davenport. Trying to catch up on all the past ones so the new ones make more sense, its a cliff hanger! "

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

    " THis book had me hooked from the beginning! Second book by this author that I have read and guaranteed not to be the last! The interaction between the maniac and Davenport is electric! It was a great story. Recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Carlson | 1/14/2014

    " Another memorable Sandford. Details are haunting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.t. | 12/20/2013

    " I love this series and this author. So far every one is a hit to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/18/2013

    " John Sandford doesn't really write bad books...he's too seasoned a storyteller for that. Still, the problem with a book like Mind Prey is it lacks spectacle. As book seven in a series, all the tropes are just a little too familiar and the storyline isn't all that different from what we've seen Lucas go up against in the past. Lucas Davenport, the book's main character, is almost never in danger, and Sandford chooses to use an over-abundance of swearing to make the story seem more exciting than it is. For a book titled Mind Prey, there's really not a whole lot of mind games going on here, and the villian is certainly no match for Lucas. Lucas comes close to nabbing the bad guy several times early on in the book, and it feels like the reason he doesn't is simply because Sandford needs for the book to be longer. The story is saved because Sandford has created a lot of interesting characters to work with, but this is the literary equivalent of a episode of "Without a Trace," not another Silence of the Lambs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorel Anderson | 12/3/2013

    " In this 7th book the storyline was okay. I really liked when the killer's hostages fought back. The dialogue was funny too. The killer was disguising, sick, & coward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin Kemmis | 11/18/2013

    " Amazing! Every page was exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 11/12/2013

    " Fast paced action. A nice continuation of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/11/2013

    " Hmm... definitely liked this one better than the last two. I was especially taken with the creative way the bad guy was dispatched - and no, that's not a spoiler because the bad guy has died in all but one of the Lucas books I've read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Longwisch | 9/22/2013

    " My mom recommended the Lucas Davenport series, and I can't stop reading them! Love them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Sawczyn | 9/12/2013

    " I've not been disappointed with any of the books in this series and this is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess | 9/4/2013

    " Love thus series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/31/2012

    " I don't remember much other than I liked it enough to keep it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/11/2012

    " Sandford just writes a good book. Onto the next one. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 10/15/2012

    " This might be one of my favorite of the Prey books yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 8/6/2012

    " One of his better ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Magnificent | 3/29/2012

    " Not a bad book. Pretty good read and a fast paced ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 3/16/2012

    " I've read every book John Sandford has written. I buy them in hard cover because once I know he has a new one out I cannot wait for the paperback. Davenport, Flowers and Kidd are some of the most memorable antagonists you'll ever meet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 angrykitty | 2/8/2012

    " this one was ok, but it wasn't one of his best if you ask me. for a period in like the late 90s, i think, i just didn't like the prey books as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/3/2012

    " As always, Sandford tells a great story with the right emotions and motivation - even for the crazy guy. Great, barn-burner ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/9/2011

    " In Mind Prey, John Mail kidnapes a women and her two daughters. She is a Dr. who has treated John before for mental depresion. Really a nut. He carrries them to a old farm house. There he begins to rape the mother. The youngest daughter is carried away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbi | 7/24/2011

    " I like this author and his books..captivating and good crime solving stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fthomas | 6/7/2011

    " wellllll, nothing like feeling uncomfortable, well written, however the rest of his books didn't stray too far from the formula. each good in their own eeriness, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 12/8/2010

    " This one was so brutal, but so good - read it in one day! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Conner | 5/10/2010

    " decent vacation read. I guess I'm the kind of person that enjoys more intellectual reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim George | 4/16/2010

    " Lucas Davenport is a cool detective, the series is pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/23/2010

    " brilliant read you will enjoy this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anji | 2/11/2010

    " WARNING: this book would be rated R if it were a movie.

    Awesome, awesome detective series full of murder, mystery, intrigue, sex and good old fashioned blood and guts every where. "

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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’ #1 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.