• Class Act

  • A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 58
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (409 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington takes down old and new enemies in the latest thriller from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods.

After a rocky jaunt in Maine, Stone Barrington is settling back in New York City when an old client reaches out for help with a delicate matter. A feud they thought was put to rest long ago has reemerged with a vengeance, and reputations - and money - are now on the line.

As Stone sets out to unravel a tangled web of crime and secrets, his mission becomes even more complicated when he makes an irresistible new acquaintance. In both the underbelly and upper echelons of New York, everyone has something to hide - and if Stone has learned anything, it’s that history has a way of repeating itself....

©2021 Stuart Woods (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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You ruined Stone and Dino!

I have read all of Stuart Woods books and enjoyed them. I do not know why Mr. Woods would turn Stone into a murderer and worst include his best friend, Dino. In other novels they defend themselves against others outright. I know Stone has an insane sex drive but to go to bed when he knows she is trying to kill him is insane. Mr. Woods should put Stone on the shelf for awhile and write more fresher Teddy Fay books.

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Just ok

I have read all of the Stone Barrington books. I have to say this was my least favorite. I didn’t like that he was a criminal in this book!! Before, he avoided it ! Now he’s posting people to kill! Disappointed…

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Not a novel, a joke

Woods' "Class Act" is not a novel; it is a joke. The characters are cartoon figures, mostly male and mysogynist. There is no plot, just a series of ludicrous happenings to the one-dimensional figures. The narrator does his best. But it is like trying to give life to the phone book. The whole thing is a sham, Stay away or, better, read a superman comic; that will offer a lot more entertainment.

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Disappointed

Too unrealistic... women too easy, killing without conscience. Other Barrington books not this over the top with those things.

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Fun Story but…..narration below par

Narrator Tony Roberts has a voice more suited to novels of the western genre or 1930-1960 era. It is too raspy, his attempts at Dinos voice makes Dino sound as if he was on his deathbed. The female voices are equally pathetic.
Conclusion I was unable yo finish listening

I am trying to return.

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Last Few Chapters Rewarding

Overall, there was too much repetition with restaurant and bar scenes interspersed about every other chapter to keep the plot f!owing. This became tedious and unimaginative to me. I'm a fan of books with more action and ongoing plot twists. Stone Barrington has become little more than an exceedingly rich womanizer. That foundation has definitely lost its appeal. Woods does write beautifully and I have loved a number of his books. i do wish the author would create a new main character than wasn't based on 1960 ideals!

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Another excellent story by Stuart Woods!

Loved it! Never disappointed with a Stone Barrington book and the narrator, Tony Roberts! Enjoyed every minute of it.

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Great Book

I’ve been reading Woods’ books for many years and have seldom been disappointed. This was no exception. Keep them coming.

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Not something I cared for

Depending upon what you can stomach from your heroes. This is an interesting twist but for me there must have been a better way to get Stone out of this mess. And Stone is left with few choices but not something I cared for. The involvement of Dino in this mess is not good. The sole reason for my not giving this story a high rating is the situation Stone and company is in.

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The worst!!

I have read many previous books by Stuart Woods, and until this one, enjoyed the Stone Barrington series. This was the worst EVER! Having Stone Barrington and his friend, Dino, become involved with the mob and murder was just plain dumb. Sadly, this is probably the last Stuart Woods book I will attempt.