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Author: John Sandford Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Series:The Virgil Flowers Series Release Date: October 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101523391

Publisher Description

Unabridged, 8 CDs, 9 hours

Read by Eric Conger

The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

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Quotes

  • “Flowers works with gruff charm and Spenser-like efficiency, a winning combination.”

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • [Sandford]’s a thorough professional who knows exactly what he’s doing. Whether you’re new to Sandford or not, whether you’ve ever read a Virgil Flowers novel or not, once you start Shock Wave, you’ll read it straight through, quickly, compulsively, happy the whole time to be in such good hands.

    - The Washington Post
  • Wry humor, a fully realized lead, and tense atmospherics...Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date.

    - Publishers Weekly
  • If Shock Wave is any indication, Flowers has a better than even chance of equaling if not surpassing Davenport in the hearts and minds of Sandford’s legion of readers.

    - Bookreporter
  • “Flowers is smart and honest, with a healthy supply of cynicism [in] a thoroughly engaging, suspenseful, satisfying story.”

    - Associated Press
  • “[Sandford is] a thorough professional who knows exactly what he’s doing. Whether you’re new to Sandford or not, whether you’ve ever read a Virgil Flowers novel or not, once you start Shock Wave, you’ll read it straight through, quickly, compulsively, happy the whole time to be in such good hands.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Smart, sexy, with a wicked sense of humor, Flowers is fast becoming one of my favorite series characters.”

    - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • “Sandford’s fifth Flowers novel is thoroughly entertaining…better than most thrillers out there.”

    - Booklist
  • “The Flowers series is…formed from the same elements that make the Davenport books such a joy to read: sharp characterization, witty dialogue, and, at heart, a gritty, often puzzling mystery. If Shock Wave is any indication, Flowers has a better than even chance of equaling if not surpassing Davenport in the hearts and minds of Sandford’s legion of readers.”

    - BookReporter.com
  • “Bestselling New York Times author Sandford, who’s given us the long-running Prey series, here offers the fifth in his winning new series starring Virgil Flowers.”

    - Library Journal
  • “The mystification and detection are authentic and the solution surprisingly clever.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Eric Conger capably portrays Virgil’s placid exterior, the intensity and focus he’s more than able to dredge up when called for, and the drama generated by the bombings themselves. Conger also makes the most of the quirky small-town personalities that pepper the story and the attendant humor they generate. Sandford’s easygoing yet immersive crime story is well served by Conger.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Wry humor, a fully realized lead, and tense atmospherics lift Sandford’s suspenseful fifth novel featuring Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers…Coupling a thoroughly modern investigative approach with old-fashioned logical deduction, Virgil narrows in on his target. Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " "That fucking Flowers" is at the top of his game in this novel from the Virgil Flowers series by John Sanford. It's hard not to like Virgil, he jumps off the page as a real person. IMHO this is the best Flowers novel yet. "

    - Larry, 10/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first Virgil Flowers book and really liked it. "

    - Kevin, 9/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " was the best virgil flowers book yet "

    - Ray, 6/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoy reading books set in MN and I get a kick out of "that f*cking Flowers"! "

    - Sue, 1/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't grab me as strongly as many of Sanford's novels. Not bad. Enjoyable and fast storytelling, just wasn't as compelling of a supporting cast, if you'll forgive the analogy. "

    - Ben, 2/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not flashy but good, solid mystery/procedural. And I have a little bit of a crush on Virgil Flowers. "

    - Pris, 2/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Story of a bomber trying to stall development in a small town. Virgil flowers is the protagonist. His girlfriend, not so much of one, is in LA. An attempt is made on his life "

    - Edward, 12/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Typical Sandford...absolutely brilliant. I never thought I'd take a shine to Flowers and always wanted more Davenport but he's growing on me more and more.I read this in one sitting...started at 10:30 pm and was done by 2 in the morning. Yep, one sitting, it's that good. "

    - Nick, 11/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " can't go wrong with Virgil Flowers... "

    - Helen, 11/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was good. Just not my type of book generally. Held my interest but I had the bomber figured out long before it ended. "

    - Katie, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just love Virgil! Sanford develops great characters and plots. The story moves along at a good pace. Virgil is easy going and a good cop. Just a good read! "

    - Lisa, 10/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Enjoyed this one. Some good twists. "

    - Glennie, 10/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like this author and this one was a good story, but not as good as the last in my opinion. I will give it 3 1/2 stars on my blog when I do a more comprehensive review. "

    - Book, 10/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The writing is as good as ever, and I love Virgil, but I find bombs really boring. "

    - Nette, 10/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Once again need option to add half stars. Better than average. I like Virgil and Sandford always move his stories nicely along. "

    - Vsw1952, 10/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great read from Sandford. Complex and believable with a great story line and characters. "

    - Bob, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sandford is always an entertaining read. "

    - Gail, 10/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " John Sandford never disappoints whether it is the Virgil Flowers or Lucas Davenport series.... "

    - Kristen, 10/24/2011

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-nine Prey novels; four Kidd novels; twelve Virgil Flowers novels; three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.