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The Turquoise Lament

A Travis McGee Novel, Book 15
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Series: Travis McGee, Book 15
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband, is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But when Pidge and Howie sail away to kiss and make up, McGee has second thoughts. If only he can get to Pidge before he has time for any more thinking.

©1973 John D. MacDonald (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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A change of pace but builds with tension

So there's a Lolita element that feels unsavoury and Trav's morals and promiscuity seems uncharacteristically ignoble, which he admits. This is perhaps a slow burner or slow starter if you were uncharitable. But the plot unfolds at a measured pace. Less action and more tension than usual. Characters are very well observed and Trav's soliloquies are great as always. I can see a couple of untasteful elements but it is a solid entry and actually a slight side step to a well worn formula. Not just for completists

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 03-09-15

Mediocre McGee

The early seventies were evidently tough on the author because this book as well as the two that preceded it were, in my opinion, the worst three books of the series. As usual McGee does a great deal about all that is wrong with the world and the individuals that inhabit it. That and an overly long and poorly written climax drop the storyline to four stars and the narration drops the book another notch in my rating. Meyer's time in the hospital and the investigation into the new husband's background are strong points in the book and as always MacDonald's writing is top notch. There isn't a Travis McGee novel that I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Lawrence Diaz
  • 23-01-15

Another great McGee!

Great story, again. Kept me on edge the entire time. You have to ask is Travis missing a step or two as he get older? He still has the reader rooting the entire time. Fun stuff.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-12

Travis Goes to Pago Pago

At least he didn't get shot this time! This one was tough on our hero. Very personal involvments and a lot of back-story. As usual the characters are all fullly fleshed out and the overall story was great. But I never thought I'd hear Travis singing the praises of a Pulsar LED digital watche!!! Perhaps the next one will mention what a stupid idea they were.....

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  • eclectic reader
  • 14-02-20

Travis is getting older and mellower

Many of the plot elements Are standard: girl in danger, Travis investigating a bad guy, etc. enough uniqueness to keep the suspense mounted. Trav’s style of investigation continues to set him apart.

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  • RobLow
  • 08-01-19

The Worst One

I have been going through the great series but on this one MacDonald Laid A Big Yellow Egg. The story is implausible and at the end he just gave up and put in some words so Travis could get out of a commitment. Maybe Travis is now brain injured He is hit in the head most times to the point unconsciousness at least one time per book. as this is the fifteenth book he has past NFL type damage

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  • Matthew
  • 11-09-13

Classic MacDonald

What made the experience of listening to The Turquoise Lament the most enjoyable?

The narrator is spot on. Petkoff's ability to portray the characters in the stories makes the books even more enjoyable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Travis, because he is Travis.

What does Robert Petkoff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Petkoff is now the voice in my head of McGee

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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  • Margeret Harris
  • 23-11-12

Good TRavis McGee book

Would you listen to The Turquoise Lament again? Why?

No, It was story oriented..

What other book might you compare The Turquoise Lament to and why?

Most MacDonalds seem similar.. very restful..

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

He seems like he IS Travis

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

No