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    • Condominium

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets. Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community - the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run cut... the crackups and marital breakdowns... the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A storming triumph of a novel.

    • By S. Coakley-Evans on 04-02-17

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Dead Low Tide

    • A Novel
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. A college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But when Andy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise - and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that's what it looks like, until the police rule it homicide - with the murder weapon belonging to Andy.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • A Tan and Sandy Silence

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 13
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Private eye Travis McGee outwaits and outwits a deranged killer as he searches for a missing wife on a remote Caribbean island, where he also tangles with a baby-faced businessman with a taste for murder.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Deep Blue Good-By

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Start to a Great Series!

    • By Adam J Wright on 11-03-14

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Nightmare in Pink

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle. Now, she's leading McGee on a wild and tortuous chase into the decadent world of high society, the ruthless world of big money, and the weird world of hallucinatory drugs.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Purple Place for Dying

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe. McGee becomes a pawn between a wealthy Southwestern patriarch, the law, and a mysterious gang bent on insurance fraud. Just the kind of thing McGee revels in!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of those books you can't put down

    • By John L. on 06-09-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Cape Fear (aka The Executioners)

    • By: John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Dean Koontz (introduction)
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them. For 14 years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free - free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars. Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind - and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling

    • By Leo on 12-08-15

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Green Ripper

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 18
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches; strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart - and had been around too long - for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had discovered the key to McGee - to all of him - and now he had something to hope for. Then, terribly, unexpectedly, she was dead. From a mysterious illness, or so they said. But McGee knew the truth; that Gretel had been murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story..Typical of JDM..

    • By Victor Muthu on 27-09-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Turquoise Lament

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 15
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. Once an ordinary math teacher, Omar Krepps developed a knack for gambling, amassed a fabulous fortune, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world and giving away his millions. Upon his death, however, Krepps bequeaths nothing to his nephew and only living blood relative, Kirby Winter - nothing, that is, except an antique watch and a sealed letter to be opened after one year. But Kirby has much more in his possession than he realizes. The watch has the power to manipulate time.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Dress Her in Indigo

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 11
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daughter's life before she was killed in a car crash in Mexico. It was puzzling. She'd cleaned out her considerable bank account, left Miami and hadn't been heard from again. Travis McGee ventures into the steep hills and strange backwoods of Oaxaca through a bizarre world of dropouts, drug freaks, and kinky rich people - and begins to suspect the beautiful girl's death was no accident.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Deadly Shade of Gold

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 5
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can't help it. He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who's still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country - and one from which he hopes to return alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not McGee's best

    • By John L. on 20-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Free Fall in Crimson

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 19
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This time out, McGee comes close to losing his status as a living legend when he agrees to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renews an unfinished adventure with a famous - and oversexed - Hollywood actress, who leads him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And McGee relearns the old lesson - that only when he comes close to the edge of death does he feel he completely alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love the character of Travis McGee

    • By lucy costelloe on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • One Fearful Yellow Eye

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 8
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that, although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exemplary life, there were those who'd take advantage of one "indiscretion" and bring down the whole family. McGee also discovers he likes a few members of the family far too much to let that happen....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it. on to the next Travis novel

    • By Bill Sperco on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Quick Red Fox

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 4
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It was the standard blackmail scheme. For years, sultry Lysa Dean's name on a movie had meant a bonanza at the box office. Now a set of pictures could mean the end of her career.When first approached for help by lovely Dana Holtzer, Lysa's personal secretary, Travis McGee is thoroughly turned off by the tacky details. But being low on cash, and tenderly attracted by the star's intriguingly remote secretary, McGee sets out to locate his suspects -- only to find that they start turning up dead!

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment

    • And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Horace McCoy, Julius Long, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Tinapp, Eric Conger, Jeff Woodman, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by the magazine.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Long Lavender Look

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 12
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in 10 feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, "is this what they call southern hospitality?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A satisfying, solid entry into the series. Top 5

    • By Mr. C. G. Moore on 30-05-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Darker Than Amber

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Travis McGee never shies away from damsels in distress. But this Eurasian beauty was different. When Travis and Meyer rescued her from the water, she had a block of cement wired to her feet, and she wasn't so much grateful as ready to snare them in a murder racket to end all murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book

    • By John L. on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 10
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful... indisputably rich... incredibly wanton... the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A rare misfire

    • By Mr. C. G. Moore on 31-08-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Pale Gray for Guilt

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 9
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids - trying to run a small marina on the Florida coast. They also knew he was in the way of a big land development scheme. Once they killed him, they figured they were on easy street. But Tush Bannon was Travis McGee's friend, and McGee could be one tough adversary when protecting a widow and her kids.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tight story well read

    • By Robert on 21-04-18

    Regular price: £19.39

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