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Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel

Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Woods
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Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 863 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (20 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054TVOFC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Woods' latest really stinks 12 Jan 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Stone's 16 year old son is a genius, his girlfriend is a genius, Stone's wife is a genius...are you catching my drift? Woods' books have sucked for many a year but this is truly UNBELIEVABLE, absolute rot, just glad I didn't pay for my copy otherwise I'd be truly depressed
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! 24 Dec 2012
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A book that takes you out of yourself and into a world you never thought you could enter! I Loved it!
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1.0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment 7 Oct 2012
By Piglet
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For years Woods has been one of my favourite writers but with Son of Stone he has literally "lost the plot ". It is a shallow story full of implausible events - a 16 year old boy who has made a film so brilliant that a major film studio has bought the rights for a huge sum ; an 18 year old schoolgirl who has written the music score for this film, again with great financial reward; the former ne'er-do-well Herbie Fisher studies law and in a very short time becomes qualified; and when a much loved family member is killed there seems to be very little grief . Throughout it all Stone Barrington incredibly keeps acquiring millions of dollars. I shall be reluctant to read the next novel.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not so good 26 Mar 2012
I usually like Woods's books but this one was a disappointment. There wasn't much of a plot and all the characters seemed a bit numb. I hope the next one is better!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Stuart Woods needs to hang up his pen 23 Sep 2011
By Kathleen A. Petruska - Published on
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I have been reading the Stone Barrington series since the first one was published. I have accepted them for what they are which is a quick, light weight read good for a day at the pool. Unfortunately this latest attempt does not belong at the pool but more like in the pool. This does not even qualify as a "mystery" as there is no mystery about the identity or motive behind the murder that occurs. In addition the murder occurs more than half way through the book. THe story line (such as it is) revolves around Stone getting to know the son that he fathered with Arrington Calder 16 years before. And what a son he is! Perfection in every way! Smart, innovative, well-mannered, polite, a budding genius who has filmed and edited his first film at age 16. Peter (the son) is so perfect that he made me want to reach for a barf bag.

There is however one major fault with both Peter and Stone and that is there absolute lack of any real human emotion from either one of them. When the murder occurs neither one of them seems to spend any time at all grieving for the deceased. They just pick themselves off, dust themselves off and get along with the important matters such as the reading of the will and getting Peter accepted into the Yale Drama School.

If this is what Mr. Woods is turning out nowadays and calling it writing then perhaps he needs to consider retirement as his next option. Mr. Woods and his editor and publisher need to hang their collective heads in shame over this one.
149 of 151 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Huge disappointment! 22 Sep 2011
By S. Harmon - Published on
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This seemed to be just a narration of a month or so in the life of the super, super rich where dad can spend any amount of money and change legal documents, get his son into Yale for the right price, etc. There was no plot to speak of, no snappy dialog with Dino, no nothing. I always look forward to the next installment of Stone Barrington's life but this is just boring and a total waste of money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Only Because 1/2 Star was not an Option 28 Sep 2011
By Maynard L. Smith - Published on
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As an avid reader of Stuart Woods since "Chiefs" in 1981, I was very disappointed in this book. It was complete garbage from the start. Rich parents, spoiled kid, everthing available, no parental compassion, etc. My disappointment also extends to Amazon for not offering this as a $.99 kindle special, although even that would have been an overcharge. I can only wait to see if Woods' next book resumes to the quality that we expect from him.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars really one bad read 30 Sep 2011
By A. Causanschi - Published on
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seriously - this is such a poorly written book - zero emotion from the main character when his wife is murdered - not a tear shed. same emotion throughout the book - not one of the characters showed ANY emotion - a son not to shed tears when his mother is murdered - life may go on, but on the next page?????? So sorry i bought it and it will make me think hard before buying another Stuart Woods book - and i had loved all his others. REALLY bad!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One of his worst! 28 Sep 2011
By bfschief - Published on
Lazy writing...shallow characters...Woods is just cashing a check with this book. Without giving away a part of the story, Stone's reaction to the tragedies that occur are not developed well nor are his reactions credible. His son's character is too good to be true. I truly doubt the blatantly illegal maneuvers surrounding the change of age would befit Stone's character. Very disappointed.
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