I really enjoyed this audiobook. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks and for me the reader is as important as the author, John Sanford's storyline. Eric Conger, an award winning reader, really brought this book to life. As a crime novel, this one is better than most. It is more plot than character driven though the protagonist is quite well developed and believable. Virgil Flowers, in his obvious role as a law enforcement officer, has the right levels of sardonic humor, empathy intelligence and cunning for someone in that role. If you like the crime novel genre, I think you'll really get into this audiobook.