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Worst Fears Realized (Stone Barrington) [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Woods
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

Woods's breezy and irreverent brand of detective fiction, full of mischievous asides, plays especially well as audio drama. He's in top form here, having returned to his popular hero, Stone Barrington, a retired cop-turned-investigator who works in tandem with his ex-partner, Dino Bacchetti. Barrington, a lady-killer, is the ultimate smoothy, while Bacchetti, streetwise and jaded, is a rough diamond. Together, the two track a killer on a wanton Manhattan murder spree. He's left a trail of beautiful women with their throats slashed. What's more, the killer is waging a personal vendetta against the investigators, holding a grudge from a long-ago case they worked. Barrington, ever the flirt, gleans essential knowledge by wooing well-placed ladies along the way: amorous hijinks play against murderous mayhem. Narrating is veteran Broadway actor Roberts (he has read several previous Woods titles for Harper Audio), who spiritedly pushes his characterizations to the hilt. For Barrington, however, Roberts reserves a world-weariness befitting the fatigue of a lifelong dick who has seen all too many murders. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins hardcover. (Aug.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Best-selling author Woods (Dead in the Water) returns with his 19th novel and fifth Stone Barrington adventure. The Manhattan lawyer turned investigator faces an indictment for the murder of a woman he's just met. When other brutal murders quickly pile upAall women connected to him or his best friend, Dino Bacchetti of the 19th PrecinctAStone knows that one of a cop's worst fears has been realized: a con with a grudge is bent on vengeance. While trying to save the lives of the women he cares about, Stone struggles to track down the killer and head off a DA who's out to get him for murder. With sharply drawn characters, a plot that's satisfying to the last dirty deed, and a story that flows with the effortless grace attained only by a master, this seductive novel will have readers twitching with suspense. Highly recommended for all public libraries. [A Mystery Guild main selection and Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club featured alternate selection.]ARonnie H. Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tucso.
-ARonnie H. Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 495 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 006171190X
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (March 17 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC14N0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars CAN HE MAKE WOMAN MORE BORING July 12 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I like the book for only one reason; it's a "fast" read.It's the kind of book I would give to somebody who was going on a plane or trip on a train.Mr. Woods does not give you any material that is going to work the brain or your imagination. His characters do not come alive;they are flat. He gives them no personality; especially the woman.Could he make that Italian woman;Dolce; more sallow?.I think this is the kind of book if you got half way thur and put it down you can start reading it again 3 months later, there not much you can really forget.Since I travel often I would most likey get another Woods book. It's fast- easy reading and is much better than the airline's magazine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stone is Back! Feb. 4 2003
By Megan
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Stone wasn't expecting anything to happen when he is dragged into attending a party by his ex-partner, Dino. All he was looking for was some alchohol to numb the pain of the absence of his former love, Arrington, who was now married to a superstar, and was raising his child. He ends up going home with a assistant DA, but the night ends in horror when she is murdered while he is out getting dinner.
Things go from bad to worse when his secretary is also killed, then his neighbor is brutally slaughtered right in front of him. It seems that someone has a grudge...
And not just for Stone. Dino is also targeted when his wife is attacked. Now, they both come to the conclusion that the killer must be someone they know.
And in the midst of searching, Stone comes back into contact with Arrington, who throws sparks as she comes face-to-face with Stone's latest fling. Dino's sister-in-law, a hot-tempered Italian girl, who's father is a Mob boss. Now, Stone must find the killer before he makes him pay in ways he's never thought possible.
As always, Worst Fears Realized, was a roller coaster ride of a novel. It had plenty of twists that will keep you guessing, and turning pages eagerly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Stone Barrington Novel Jan. 30 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods because it really hits close to home for Stone. People around him start getting murdered, and he never knows who is going to be next. The plot works excellently and moves at a very quick pace. I thought that the book also had a good ending even though I was able to guess what was going to happen. The only thing I didn't like was the new character, Dolce, but that is just my own personal taste. This is definitely a great book (and series) to read if you like something light to pass by the time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What Does Woods Have Against Women? Nov. 11 2002
By Merlin
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I wouldn't pick up a Stuart Woods book as a first choice. I have a considerable daily commute to work, I borrow books-on-CD from the library to make the trip more interesting. "Worst Fears Realized" is the third Stone Barrington novel I have had the misfortune to borrow. At least the anger these books generate in me keeps me awake for the drive.
What does Stuart Woods have against women? All his women characters are stupid, dull, poorly spoken, helpless, passive, trite, and beautiful. And they all fall all over Barrington like he's the last man on earth. They are cardboard victims and sex objects, nothing more. It gets really boring.
I would love to see Stone Barrington encounter Janet Evanovich's flawed heroine, Stephanie Plum. (Heck, I'd like to see Stone Barrington have a flaw!! ) That might make Woods' novels worth reading...but unfortunately, only if Evanovich actually did the writing.
There are a lot of good mystery and detective thriller writers out there, male and female, who can write realistic, well-rounded characters of either gender. Woods is painfully not one of them. Unless you're stuck with the library's small selection of books-on-CD, don't bother with Stuart Woods. Look for someone who can write more realistic characters.
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2.0 out of 5 stars YUCKY Feb. 25 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My name is Cassie and I am 16 years old and I read this book for a school project/presentation. I really didn't think that the book was an absolute page turner, it took much effort to pick it up and continue reading again. To be honest if I wouldn't have had to finish the book for class, I probably would have stopped reading it before I reached the middle. There hardly any details and there is lots of lawyer/cop talk. It would be a great read for an undercover cop, because maybe they could relate, but not a good read for anyone under the age of 18.
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2.0 out of 5 stars YUCKY Feb. 25 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
My name is Cassie and I am 16 years old and I read this book for a school project/presentation. I really didn't think that the book was an absolute page turner, it took much effort to pick it up and continue reading again. To be honest if I wouldn't have had to finish the book for class, I probably would have stopped reading it before I reached the middle. There hardly any details and there is lots of lawyer/cop talk. It would be a great read for an undercover cop, because maybe they could relate, but not a good read for anyone under the age of 18.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pitaful Feb. 14 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book dissapointed me tramendously. It was out of this world rediculous and not at all worth reading. This is by far the worst book by Stuart Woods I believe he should go climb in his mouse hole with Stuart Little after writing this book. The Harper Paper-Back publishing company must of lost a lot of money off this book and should not print any more from this guy becuase they might just wind up with some more nonsense crap. Me myself with my Ph.d shows that I am very intellegent and then I read this book I am not sure anymore I am starting to second guess myself. After I read this book I gave it to a bum and he burned the peice of garbage.
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