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Camino Winds

Camino, Book 2
Written by: John Grisham
Narrated by: Michael Beck
Series: Camino Island, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"In American icon John Grisham's new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane - the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham's readers love." (Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

John Grisham, number-one best-selling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem. With Camino Winds, America's favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape.   

Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen - even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime....

Just as Bruce Cable's Bay Books is preparing for the return of best-selling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida's governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm.

The hurricane is devastating: Homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce's and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson's injuries suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head.

Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson's novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson's computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there - in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists - and far more dangerous.

Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach listen - number one best-selling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.

©2020 John Grisham (P)2020 Random House Audio

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draggy

probably wouldn't have finished if reading instead of listening. Draggy storyline. Not a usual John Grisham novel. You couldn't put down one of his old novels!

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It was ok

It was ok. Not as good as Camino Island. Did not care fir reader's voice

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Okay but not great

I used to be a huge John Grisham fan back in the day - so I thought I’d give this book a look. It was good but not what I remember Grisham’s writing being from the old days. Takes a loooooong time to get anywhere with characters introduced that really don’t impact the plot. Narration was good (at times I was reminded of Tootsie from the film when it came to the female voices lol). All in all it was what I probably expected - a summer read and for that it filled the spot.

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What will Buford bring?

this is a great sequel. I like the characters and was glad to get to know them more. it took me a bit to adapt to the reader but enjoyed the performance once I did.

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Multi focal story

Plots and sub plots . Develops slowly into an intriguing story. Somewhat far fetched and a lot Of characters to keep track of. Comes together in the end. A change from the courtroom Grisham MO.

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review for Camino Winds

Different story that I usually listen to. I might try this author again sometime. lots of detail interesting sounding scenery.

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Is this really Grisham? Disappointed

I can hardly imagine that this is the same John Grisham that wrote some of the best books I’ve read over the years! I was extremely disappointed and only made it about an hour into this and couldn’t stand the book anymore and requested a refund. Honestly this is so far from his usual calibre of writing. Problem is after the first 20 minutes (the sample seemed promising which is why I bought it) it starts to lag and then takes a turn for boring and repetitive (yes, just an hour in!) I’d honestly recommend looking for another book and skipping this one. The Grisham of yesteryear would write tales that grabbed you and kept you captivated all the way through. Sadly he just does it write like he used to.

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2020-04-29

Another Thrilling Mystery

#1 New York Times Best-selling and Award-winning author John Grisham returns to his fictional Camino Island in this new thrilling mystery. The action of Camino Winds follows Bruce Cable, a respected book store owner, lover of stories and true friend to all authors. When one of his friends is found dead in mysterious circumstances after a devastating hurricane ravages the island paradise, Bruce starts his own investigation and soon he finds signs that things may not be as black and white as they seem. Actor Michael Beck returns once again as the narrator of choice for Mr. Grisham's novels. He delivers another excellent performance, switching seamlessly and with ease between the characters, bringing each one of them to life with all kind of authentic voices and accents. Camino Winds is not your regular legal thriller from the author who made them popular, but it's a great page-turner, a superb Summer read and it would have been perfect to experience it on a beach, with the Sun shining down on us.... If you are in the mood for a quick and enthralling mystery filled with dark secrets, gossip and danger, this is the story you need to read. If you liked this review please vote Helpful below and find more of them here and on theAudiobookBlog. I also post honest reviews at the author, narrator or publisher's request, you can get in touch with me for more details. Thank you & stay safe, Victor

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  • Wayne
  • 2020-04-28

Pretty good suspense thriller

CAMINO WINDS is Book 2 in John Grisham's Camino Island thriller series. The protagonist is Bruce Cable a book seller on fictional Camino Island a barrier island off the north Florida Atlantic coast. The plot of this novel is about the murder of an author during a major hurricane. The book the murdered author had recently finished concerned a large nursing home chain that was keeping dementia patients alive but blinded for many years using an unapproved drug. The setup is creative and interesting. This novel and this series is not what one would expect of John Grisham. The story is not exactly compelling. I cannot recommend Camino Winds when there are so many much better suspense novels available from other authors.

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  • donald h smith
  • 2020-05-01

how is this book so highly rated?

I found the story weak and not at all suspenseful. Very disappointed in this purchase

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  • Justin Martinez
  • 2020-05-03

Disappointing with inaccurate facts about Medicare

As a life long Grisham fan, I was unfortunately disappointed in his lack of factual research regarding Medicare payments to nursing homes for long term patients. Grisham writes that the premise behind the drug that keeps patients alive is to get more money from Medicare. The problem with this is that Medicare doesn’t pay for room and board for long term patients, only short term “skilled” patients. Longer term patients room and board are either covered by their family out of pocket or medicaid. Medicaid on the other hand does cover room and board. Surprised and again disappointed that this wasn’t researched/caught prior to print as it is the main motive in the story line. Maybe Grisham should stick to what he knows best- especially if he isn’t going to take the time to research topics he has little knowledge of.

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  • Bikada
  • 2020-05-02

Nothing to listen to here

I’m 1 hour and 10 minutes into this story and it’s nothing more than a report on a hurricane and a meeting of book authors. It’s well written and narrated but my mind keeps wandering off to more interesting things....like my grocery list. I’m going to be 63 in August and I don’t have precious time to waste finding out if there’s a there there.

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  • Eddie's mom
  • 2020-05-03

Somewhat interesting

I think it was a mediocre effort with an almost banal ending. What really made matters worse was the author’s cheap shot of criticism regarding President Trump in a late chapter. I wish Grisham would have brought up his unwelcome political biases earlier in the story so I could have saved myself the waste of time. Never again.

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  • Joanne1953
  • 2020-05-11

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I'm listening to the last hour of this novel. The only reason I made it this far in the book is because I kept expecting a twist or some action or SOMETHING interesting to happen. This is John Grisham of A Time to Kill and The Runaway Jury? Unbelievable. This novel is even worse than Gray Mountain. Grisham is either paying someone to write for him or is simply churning out books to meet a contract. Yes, he still knows how to write, but his plot line lacks any hook to grab one's attention. This novel lacks mystery much less suspense. It is even repetitive, almost as bad as Rachel Maddow on a bad day. I could go on, but, as a reader of thousands of mystery novels and as a retired librarian, take my advice and skip this one if you want the Grisham of his early years. Oh yes, and you also get to be depressed about the state of nursing homes in America as Grisham details the poor care given in many of them. I ended up as depressed as when I read Gray Mountain and his endless descriptions of the depredations of coal companies in Appalachia. If I wanted to read a Silent Spring kind of book, I'd look for non-fiction. I don't want my escapist mystery novels to educate me about all the wrongs in the world.

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  • Gregory Dristiliaris
  • 2020-04-29

Wonderful Book

John Grisham never disappoints. Camino Winds is a great day or weekend read and is a great addition to Camino Island. I hope we get to hear more stories for there in the future.

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  • Rikki
  • 2020-05-01

Less than ideal narration

The book was a little slow. Liked the first one much better. Also the narrator changed the voices as the story continued. The main character was suppose to be a fortyish handsome man and the voice made him sound 80. Rather distracting.

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  • David S Stanley Jr.
  • 2020-05-01

A Saturday Night Live Parody????

Started out pretty good, then I thought perhaps it was a Saturday Night Live parody of a combination of the keystone cops & Abbott and Costello... The narrator was excellent and did a great job telling this tale about a clutch of self important writers. It was so ridiculous it was almost entertaining.

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