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Publisher's Summary

So terrifying it'll leave listeners breathless...  

When a Minnesota teen is kidnapped, Doc Ford is given an unthinkable ultimatum, and only 36 hours to act on it. But there's something unusual about the boy that his captors don't even know, twisting this deadly game out of control in ways no one can imagine. 

©2009 Randy Wayne White (P)2009 Penguin Audio

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Doc without Sanibel

I have loved this series, but "Dead Silence" is not the equal of most of the early books. It's got action aplenty, and I liked the new young character, but "Doc" just isn't at his best away from Sanibel, his lab, and the recurring local cast. Prime entries of this series rely on a wonderful sense of the author's love/hate relationship with modern Florida. Perhaps Randy Wayne White is not as enthusiastic as he once was.
Anyway, don't let this be your first experience of Doc Ford. Go back to the earlier books of the series.

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Like a DOC out of water

Story was OK but Doc belongs in Florida. Only thing entertaining about the story was the Kid. Want to hear more about him and relationship to Doc. Needed Tomlinson and the Dinkin's Bay crew to put the humor in the story-sadly missed. Sure hope his next is better and more like the rest of the series.

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Loved the Narrator as much as the book

Another great book from Randy White. I got the book mainly because of the narrator. I had listen to him on another White book and loved him as much as the book. The characters were different, but fit exactly the part that White and me want them to. Try this book and you will not be disappointed.

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My favorite Doc book. More modern spy than b4

I did not read all the early books but picked these because George reads them. I was very pleased with this one and liked that we are seeing some of Doc's skills from his first life.
I prefer a spy novel to a detective novel and this was in the middle more than the other ones.
I have three in the series now and will listen to almost anything George reads except American Gods.

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A bit different then others in the series

I was very pleased with the book. I laughed in parts as I listened to it. I thought it was well written and the book moved along nicely. I think the way all the various characters were brought together at the end in a great way. I was surpised at some of the connections.

Doc was Doc in the book.. with his glasses held with fishing line . Enjoy the book for what it is.
Good old fashion fun and a place to escape!

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Distracting Reader

I am a big fan of Randy Wayne White and have read all his previous books. Perhaps because I could never imagine the voice of the reader belonging to Doc Ford, I found his reading style distracting. I stopped listening, bought the book and finished it the same day. It is a great story, just not when performed by this reader.

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Randy gets it wrong

Randy Wayne White likes to explore subjects. He has Doc work through a subject and explain it in detail. I love it when it has to do with biology. Sometimes he goes down a rabbit hole and gets it wrong. Steroid rage is a popular myth. It’s not documented. It’s pop-psychology. In fact studies have shown there is no marked aggression from taking PEDs. I’m not advocating it’s use. There is plenty of harm caused by using them.

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It's too far out for me.

I thought the story was confusing and at times it was hard to tell who was who......narration is not good and he's done a lot of these books too. Perhaps spoiled by Dick Hill but that's how it seems to me.

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RWW out of gas??

Just didn’t work for me. Hopefully his next book will not be so predictable. Hooked early on, look forward to the next one.

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Always fun

I love Doc Ford and his crazy sidekick. The characters and story are always entertaining. I never worry about spending credits on a book by Randy Wayne White: I know that I will love it.