The Night Crew

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Sandford
Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Suspense
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: June 2008
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Sandford has justly earned his reputation as master of the thriller genre with his eight best-selling Prey books. Now he takes his listeners to even greater heights of suspense with a new cast of characters and more harrowing plot twists than ever before.

Anna Batory may be a small, shy farm girl from Wisconsin, but on the streets of Los Angeles she's tough, very tough. She runs a night crew of video free-lancers who roam the city shooting footage of accidents, robberies, and demonstrations to sell to the TV networks or local stations. After her crew films a suicide in progress, she suddenly finds herself the target of a deadly stalker, and her life becomes more dark and dangerous than any news story she's ever encountered.

The juxtaposition of narrator Richard Ferrone's expressive gruffness with John Sandford's masterful story-telling creates an audiobook that sizzles and crackles with energy. Listeners will find it hard to stop listening up to the last suspenseful moment.

Author Details

Author Details

Sandford, John

John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.