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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stone Barrington Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060842130
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In Swimming to Catalina, ex-cop-turned-Manhattan-attorney and investigator Stone Barrington is back, still smarting from his sudden breakup with brilliant, beautiful magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for help: Arrington has vanished without a trace, and Calder, refusing to call the police, wants Stone to find her. Arriving in L.A. with little to go on, Stone soon finds himself in the deepest kind of trouble as he nearly drowns in a sea of lost leads and empty clues that take him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone must use all his wits to find Arrington and keep his head above water ... without losing it.

Drenched in Hollywood glitz and glamour, and filled with the dizzying plot twists and turns that have made his novels New York Times bestsellers and international sensations, Swimming to Catalina is Stuart Woods' fastest paced, most riveting, and unabashedly fun thriller.

Performed by Tony Roberts

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book will keep you turning the pages…You won’t regreat having stayed for the ride.”

    Washington Post

  • “A heck of a plot, intrigue and cover-up between the first and last page.”

    San Antonio Express News

  • “Stuart Woods is a wonderful storyteller who could teach Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy a thing or two.”

    State (South Carolina)

  • “A highly entertaining read that’s chock-full of slam-bang action, fast cars, beautiful women, fine wine, and tart, tongue-in-cheek humor. Another outstanding effort from this popular author.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/17/2014

    " Stone Barrington is so cliche and cheesy, I love him!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 2/17/2014

    " Stone Barrington # 4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 2/15/2014

    " Stuart Woods books are always fast paced and fearlessly playful! I find it hard to find the right stopping point to continue my daily life! More please... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 2/15/2014

    " Another of the Stone Barrington novels I enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/4/2014

    " Thought it was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 2/4/2014

    " Always good, but never great "

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

    " This was your typical Stuart Woods - a decent amount of suspense with some humor and a little trash mixed in. Great beach read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/13/2014

    " Kindle. Good stuff. Good flow. Is Stone 007? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Palmer | 12/11/2013

    " I like Stone and his wild antics. Really enjoy the mess he finds himself in, usually from his own doings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/7/2013

    " another great book by Woods "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/6/2013

    " If you can get over the stretch to impossible, you'l find a normal flawed human being who becomes a superman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 11/30/2013

    " Stone gets a call from an old girl friend's fiance, star actor Vance Calder. She's missing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie Stevens | 11/25/2013

    " first Stuart Woods book and I enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/20/2013

    " Another entertaining book from the Stone Barrington series. Would have liked a little more to the ending. Overall a satisfying read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Mauk | 9/8/2013

    " I am Stone Barrington fan!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph McEwen | 6/8/2013

    " A very enjoyable fast read. No long descriptions, a lot of action and sex (not overly explicit). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 3/24/2013

    " I love this entire series. A real page turner...and yeah, the main character is way cooler than anyone in real life, but it's just a good time. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Andrews | 2/9/2013

    " excellent kept me turning pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marion | 10/30/2012

    " a few inaccuracies and problems with continuity. a good story but predictable and not enough meat in it. the author could have written this story just as effectively with 50 fewer pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/21/2012

    " This felt like I was reading a movie. I wished there would have been some sort of devious twist, but maybe that's not what Woods writes. The only thing that really irked me was when the name of a company changed from Abalone Fisheries to Albacore Fisheries midway through the book. That was... odd. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chuck | 4/21/2012

    " Stone Barrington is hired by his ex-lover's husband to fly to L.A. and find his wife who is missing. This one is pretty predictable and I've decided I personally don't like Barrington. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/6/2012

    " This is the first Stone Barrington novel I have read. I now am going to read it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/27/2011

    " This was a fun romp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 8/28/2011

    " Entertaining, but not as good as previous Stone Barrington novels. I like the resourcefulness of Stone in these novels, plus he bags all the hot babes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 8/5/2011

    " If you love a great action-packed thriller for an easy read, you'll love Stuart Woods's Stone Barrington series with lots of drama and suspense in each page-turning chapter to get you hooked for the long run, and lots of hints of romance in between, to make you sigh for Stone. This is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Fitzsimons | 6/21/2011

    " This book is part of the Stone Barrington series and is a terrific read. I would rate it a 4.4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 6/13/2011

    " Another Stone Barrington; won't he ever learn? Arrington Carrington Calder turns up in trouble again & Stone needs to keep it hush-hush. A page-turner that's more fun than watching re-runs on TV, even some of the CSI's or Law & Orders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Stephens | 5/2/2011

    " Typical Stuart Woods, who I have always enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/17/2011

    " Kindle. Good stuff. Good flow. Is Stone 007? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/26/2011

    " What can I say? You have to love Stone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/19/2011

    " I am Stone Barrington fan!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 11/15/2010

    " Another entertaining book from the Stone Barrington series. Would have liked a little more to the ending. Overall a satisfying read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 9/26/2010

    " Not-so-great, but finished it anyway...and continued reading Woods, because I like Stone as a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/24/2010

    " It's amazing how Stone Barrington can find so much time to have casual sex, while he is searching for a kidnapped former lover, who may be carrying his baby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/30/2010

    " Far-fetched but an easy easy read - Stone does a little Houdini trick. . .

    Definitely not serious reading . . . I like that.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chuck | 6/25/2010

    " Stone Barrington is hired by his ex-lover's husband to fly to L.A. and find his wife who is missing. This one is pretty predictable and I've decided I personally don't like Barrington.
    "

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

    " Always good, but never great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/8/2010

    " This book is part of the Stone Barrington series and is a terrific read. I would rate it a 4.4 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/11/2010

    " One of the better Wood's book. Certainly not classic literature, but a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/19/2009

    " If you can get over the stretch to impossible, you'l find a normal flawed human being who becomes a superman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/19/2009

    " Stone Barrington is so cliche and cheesy, I love him!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/25/2009

    " Excellent; continuing character: Stone Barrington; Stone goes to California to help actor find his kidnapped wife - Stone's ex-girlfriend.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 7/22/2009

    " Stone gets a call from an old girl friend's fiance, star actor Vance Calder. She's missing. "

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About the Author
Author Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods is a New York Times bestselling author. His first novel, Chiefs, the first of the Will Lee novels, won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was made into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington novels, the Holly Barker novels, the Ed Eagle novels, and a number of standalone works. He has had more than thirty straight New York Times bestsellers on the hardcover list. He was born in Manchester, Georgia, and earned his BA in sociology at the University of Georgia. Aside from being an accomplished novelist, he is also an avid sailor and has sailed in many prestigious races, including the Observer Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) and the Fastnet Race. He wrote an account of his OSTAR race experiences in a memoir called Blue Water, Green Skipper, which was published in 1977.

About the Narrator

Tony Roberts is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has had roles in numerous films, many by Woody Allen, as well as his starring roles on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace; Promises, Promises; and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.