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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (958 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Randy Wayne White Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doc Ford Series Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781400186693
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Marine biologist and former secret operative Doc Ford is lazily poling his skiff along Southwest Florida's flat copper sea in search of sea anemones when he runs into the body of the most hated man on Sanibel Island-Marvin Rios. And when the Island's simplest and sweetest resident is arrested for the murder, Doc heads straight into the heart of the sunshine state's dark side-to save his friend from being framed, and to save Sanibel Island from a rising tide of land-grab schemes, blood money, and violence. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[White] continues to portray the world of mangrove swamp, gulf, hummock islands, and tidal inlets with palpable description. The characters are deftly drawn and the villain is someone you’ll love to hate.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • [White] continues to portray the world of mangrove swamp, gulf, hummock islands and tidal inlets with palpable description. The characters are deftly drawn and the villain is someone you'll love to hate." Rocky Mountain News"
  • “Politics and land development are pivotal elements in this taut, suspenseful tale as White makes the lure of the sea understandable to landlubbers and presents a panoramic view of southwest Florida.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie Hood | 2/19/2014

    " As always doc ford amazes and surprises. It shows vigilante justice and I appreciate the character development of Doc in this book. Very good beach read. I love DOC more with every book I read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 2/19/2014

    " Another pleasant Florida mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 2/11/2014

    " I always like to find Doc in different situations and his knowledge od marine life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/11/2014

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars; library book "

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

    " I gave this 4.25 stars. I really enjoy the Doc Ford books. We went to Pine Island and Sanibel Island, Florida, Doc Ford country, so of course I needed to read one while there! It was so interesting to actually see the setting for these books. As you can probably tell, I am a fan of character driven books. These do not disappoint. What a cast of interesting characters! White also includes a damn good mystery, action and suspense. The perfect package. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 12/27/2013

    " Good Brain Candy, short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/27/2013

    " Better than the first. Doc Ford finds a body and one of his friends - and least likely murderer - is arrested for the murder. This book at least stayed in Florida and followed the quirks of West Coast living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Ward | 12/24/2013

    " The Heat Islands (Doc Ford #2) by Randy Wayne White (St. Martin's Press 1992) finds Doc attempting to solve a murder for which a local fishing guide is accused. Doc's relationship with Dewey figure prominently in this story. My rating: 6/10, finished 8/28/12. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Dvorske | 12/21/2013

    " Most hated man on the island winds up dead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/7/2013

    " My husband and I were engaged and married on Sanibel Island, so I love that these books are set there. Very entertaining and super fast reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/4/2013

    " Great book to listen to while exercising or working around the house! It's easy to follow the plot and the characters. Not great literature, but it's entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Schwartz | 11/26/2013

    " A good book, but not up to par with White's later work. In particular, the book ended too abruptly, and the ending was a little unsatisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/25/2013

    " Wonderful descriptions of Florida and always a page-turner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/11/2013

    " Set on and around Sanibel Island, the descriptions of the setting were reason enough to read this mystery. Doc Ford is an interesting character and the mystery was suspenseful and satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finzleft Garner | 3/15/2013

    " Doc Ford and Tomlinson take on the bad guys once again. Great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 7/31/2012

    " I do so enjoy the Doc Ford series! This is another engaging mystery with two professional women tennis players as main characters and a truly skanky violent male and his collaborators who get what they deserve in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/10/2012

    " Doc Ford does it again. Another vacation, another murder mystery solved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 columbialion | 3/6/2012

    " More Sanibel intrigue from White's Doc Ford "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Harju | 12/31/2011

    " Great mystery! Second in the series. He is a good wrist who can describe the area of the story very accurately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 10/24/2011

    " Like a trip to Fla with people you hope you never meet. I would read another book by him again I'm not sure if the Fl he describes is real but it feels real while being populated by charters who are clearly good or bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/29/2011

    " I love this series and would recommend it to Floridians and fisherman. Great characters and humor, mixed with mystery and action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 9/10/2011

    " An enjoyable, quick read. Not a lot of depth, but a great summer (or around the fireplace) read. When not in the mood for "heavy" reading, I really enjoy Randy White. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 4/25/2011

    " I really like the Doc Ford series and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries, and especially if you like good character development. White sets a good stage, describes the environment perfectly, and tells a great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Brady | 3/10/2011

    " all whit's books execlent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/4/2011

    " It's alright, after all was said and done, not much actually happens in this story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Hamilton | 12/2/2010

    " I did not like this one as much as the first book. Still willing to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MM32 | 11/14/2010

    " Audio... Enjoyed the story and characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ron | 10/1/2010

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars; library book "

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About the Author
Author Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White is an author and columnist best known for his Doc Ford series of crime novels. He was a fishing guide on Sanibel Island, Florida, for thirteen years and was also a monthly columnist for Outside Magazine. White is the author of over twenty books, including Gone, Sanibel Flats, and four collections of nonfiction.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.