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4.00018709073901 out of 54.00018709073901 out of 54.00018709073901 out of 54.00018709073901 out of 54.00018709073901 out of 5 4.00 (5,345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Prey Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781101617106
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In Naked Prey, John Sandford puts Lucas Davenport through some changes. His old boss, Rose Marie Roux, has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special troubleshooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. In addition, Lucas is now married and a new father, both of which are fine with him: he doesn’t mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. For every bit of peace you get, you have to pay—and he’s waiting for the bill.

It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are of a black man and a white woman, and they’re naked. “Lynching” is the word that everybody’s trying not to say—but, as Lucas begins to discover, the murders are not what they appear to be, and they are not the end of the story. There is worse to come—much, much worse.

Filled with the rich characterization and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford’s most suspenseful novel yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This one is vintage Sandford. Publishers Weekly

    "Sandford's best novel yet.

  • All but impossible to put down. Washington Post

  • “All but impossible to put down.”

    Washington Post

  • “Stellar…Vintage Sandford.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “All the author’s usual trademarks are on display—excellent writing, an interesting scenario, and terrific pacing.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This riveting thriller is prime Sandford—smart, funny, hard-boiled, and utterly satisfying.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Sandford’s best novel yet.”

    Library Journal

  • “Suspenseful and cleverly plotted, and the denouement is an exhilarating example of ultimate justice convincingly delivered. Sandford has another bestseller here, and it’s one of the better entries in a fine series.”

    Booklist

  • “By the time a series gets appreciably past its salad days, the signs of writer fatigue are usually unmistakable. Which is what makes this 14th outing from Sandford so remarkable: the brilliant Prey series goes bopping along, taking steps two at a time, acting like your basic spring chicken…Most notable of what Sandford continues to do—better, perhaps, than anyone in crime fiction—is humanize his monsters: that makes for a special kind of creepiness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Williams | 2/13/2014

    " Really Like this John Sanford-- my 14th but Sanford at his best-- Don't miss this one-- it starts Davenport's new State level job-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Snell | 2/12/2014

    " This is the 14th in the Prey series by John Sandford. Lucas Davenport (and his chief Rose Marie, and his partner Del) is now working for the State Police. Lucas is assigned to find out who lynched two people in northern Minnesota. Although that part of the case is resolved on the first day, the added murders, the drug smuggling, and the auto theft make the case a lot more complicated. This book ruined my schedule for today in that I read straight thru to the end. Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 2/10/2014

    " another good read in this series.It never gets stale as he changes things round so it feels like a new series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 1/31/2014

    " Enjoyed. Liked the spunky 12-year old Lettie, but saw where that was going at Davenport and Lettie's first hello. But that's okay... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana | 1/24/2014

    " Vulgar and gorey. Seems like its written for men who are not interested in good writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Renneberg | 1/24/2014

    " It was one of those books that you wanted to cheer for at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/21/2014

    " Better then some of the other John Sanford books. I must have read the part where they figured out who got bit on the arm after I was at the bar for awhile....I don't have a clue who hung the people. "

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

    " This was the first Prey book I read, before I started keeping lists. Since it wasn't on my list, I brought it home again and re-read it. It has one of my favorite fictional characters: an 11 year old girl named Letty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/10/2014

    " this was a pretty good prey book, but again, it gets a little gory, so not for the squemish. it seems like people either really like sandford's books, or they just don't like them very much... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " Naked Prey by John Sandford (2004) "

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

    " I have read most of the John Sandford "Prey" series and loved all of them. I seem to become more paranoid as I age so I have slowed down on reading crime novels, but these are really good if you want a good mystery to solve. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sibylle | 12/7/2013

    " This came highly recommended, but after about 150 pages into it I found the main character completely devoid of any personality and all the other players so appalling that I had no interest in finding out how they would get caught in the end. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/5/2013

    " Lucas is called to Minnesota where two people are found hanging from a tree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dado Ellis | 11/8/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Lucas Davenport and this one is excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 9/29/2013

    " Love John Sanford's mysteries. I think I have read all of the Prey series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Colquhoun | 7/24/2013

    " I would prefer to give this a 3+ but, since +s are not an option, I'm leaning toward the 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Aldergate | 6/14/2013

    " This was my second Lucas Davenport - my first one was wicked prey. This one filled me in on how Letty came to live with Lucas. Very gripping story, good old fashioned evil villains and a satisfying end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Thiede | 5/24/2013

    " I haven't been happy with his last few books so I was pleasantly surprised by this book. He is back to his old self! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmanuelle | 5/22/2013

    " I love every Sandford book I have read. But this is one of my favorites. I love the tough, smart kid Letty and how she unintentionally wriggles her way into detective Lucas Davenport's heart. A gritty and at the same time tender story. Classic Sandford. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renne | 5/7/2013

    " I remember reading this one a while ago. Enjoyed it then and still good the second time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/2/2013

    " I gobbled up these books. Great vacation reads but hard to put down at night. Not too violent and always lots of twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/1/2013

    " Sandford rarely disappoints and this was no exception. The only problem is that his books always read fast and then you have to wait for the next one. I'm waiting....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 1/22/2013

    " Really liked this book. The characters interact well and keep you wanting to read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Boni | 12/17/2012

    " Good story but no written well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/9/2012

    " Another great Lucas Davenport book. If anyone hasn't read any of the "Prey" books by John Sanford - you're really missing out, these books are great! "

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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.