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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Randy Wayne White Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doc Ford Series Release Date:
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Randy Wayne White is a journalist, veteran fishing guide, and author of several nonfiction collections. He also creates superb, bestselling suspense fiction. His novels have received the highest praise from Library Journal and Booklist, and from authors like Carl Hiassen, who says, “Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer could hope to find.” Marine biologist Doc Ford is spending two easy weeks on luxurious Guava Key compiling data. But when two young women at the resort are attacked, Doc comes to their rescue. In an instant, he is pulled into an international plan of revenge that becomes more deadly with each passing hour. Now, Doc isn’t counting fish—he’s adding up his chances for survival. Shark River’s eye-popping chases, eccentric characters, and taut suspense are all seasoned with a rich, dark humor that heightens the irony of Doc’s predicament. From its astonishing first sentence to the final punchline, this book is sure to grab every listener in its powerful grip. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the nation’s most accomplished wordsmiths at the top of his game.” Tampa Tribune
  • “Maintains an edgy sense of adventure…White’s strong sense of place and people keep us wanting to return to Florida’s west coast.”

    Albany Times Union

  • “The story doesn’t move in a single forward direction. Rather it is woven knot by knot, the work of a master net maker. Tense action scenes, skillful character development and an unerring eye for local flora and fauna make White a match for any Florida storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A nicely written thriller with clever, convincing dialogue…Narrator McLarty serviceably pulls out the tough-guy persona he uses so often on tape, giving us a clear, clean rendition.”

    AudioFile

  • “Comes together in a rousing finale…in a tropical island version of the OK Corral. Ford remains the most consistently entertaining of the latter-day Travis McGees, as White continues to mix action and introspection in just the right proportions.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Johnson | 2/11/2014

    " Great story with interesting characters that you grow to love. Quick and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 2/3/2014

    " I love it when White gets it right with his Doc Ford novels and he definitely does with this one. Many of Doc's secrest are finally exposed and great ction to boot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol Nasby | 1/27/2014

    " Chris and I are reading some Florida authors these days, and like White for his surprise factor, and his sense of humor. He has a very funny side kick in his Doc Ford mystrey series. And we love the sense of place in his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jrobertus | 1/18/2014

    " In this thriller, Doc Ford is a marine biologist with a black past. He was an off the books, outside the law, super duper trained government killer charged with keeping America safe by any means necessary. Get it pilgrim? The writing is good, and the characters pretty well developed,especially his Bahamian half cousine Ransome, and his pal Thomlinson. However, the pace of the book is too slow with way too much internal narrative, too much psychology, and too much description of his temporary girl friends private parts. Like a lot of these tough guy books, this is really a kind of romance novel for men who may want to identify with a super tough super stud. "

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