The Empty Copper Sea audiobook – Travis McGee, Book 17

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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: John D. MacDonald
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Series: Travis McGee
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Updated: 19/01/2024
Listening Time: Unknown
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The Empty Copper Sea Audiobook: Navigating the Murky Waters of Mystery with Travis McGee

As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting a fiery backdrop against my small apartment’s window, I settled into my favorite armchair, the one that has heard more stories than most people do in a lifetime. The room was silent, save for the soft hum of city life outside – perfect for diving into an audiobook that promised to be as intriguing as it was suspenseful. It was just me and the voice of Robert Petkoff filling the space, as we embarked on yet another journey with Travis McGee in John D. MacDonald’s The Empty Copper Sea Audiobook.

I’ve always been captivated by mysteries – the unexplained intrigues me, and there’s nothing quite like a good thriller to make you forget about your own reality for a while. This particular evening, I found myself enmeshed in a tale where reputations are tarnished, motives are murky, and everyone seems to have something to hide.

From its opening lines, The Empty Copper Sea gripped me with its promise of high stakes and shadowy figures. Van Harder’s plight resonated deeply; a man whose past mistakes painted him guilty in the eyes of his peers now seeks redemption and truth. His desperation led him to none other than Travis McGee – a knight errant in boat shoes who makes his living reclaiming what is lost.

Robert Petkoff’s narration breathed life into MacDonald’s words with an effortless grace that made each character distinct and memorable. His portrayal of McGee carried just enough grit mixed with a philosophical touch – a reminder of why this character has stood the test of time as an iconic figure in detective fiction.

As I listened through my headphones – the world around me faded away – I couldn’t help but admire MacDonald’s skill at crafting such complex characters and weaving them into a plot that never loosened its grip on my attention. Timber Bay became more than just a setting; it felt like an entity itself, holding secrets beneath its deceptively calm surface.

The story unfolded with impeccable pacing; every chapter brought new revelations that challenged my assumptions about who could be trusted. The deeper McGee dug into Hub Lawless’ disappearance, the more I found myself pondering the lengths people go to secure their fortune or cover their tracks.

What struck me most about The Empty Copper Sea wasn’t just its masterful storytelling but also how it delved into themes that resonate beyond its pages – redemption, identity, and the price one pays for truth. It reminded me why I fell in love with writing before becoming a blogger: books have this profound ability to connect us to universal human experiences.

For those who find themselves enticed by this review, you’ll be pleased to know that this enriching audiobook experience is available for free download and listening from – an opportunity not to be missed by any fan of mystery or suspense.

Reflecting on my time spent traversing Timber Bay alongside McGee and Petkoff’s compelling narration left me feeling both satisfied and contemplative. The Empty Copper Sea not only met but exceeded expectations – it was a return to form for MacDonald after some believed he had hit a lull in his series.

In closing this chapter on Travis McGee’s latest adventure (at least until I press play on another), I’m left eagerly anticipating our next narrative escapade through worlds crafted by words spoken aloud into existence. Until then…

Happy listening,



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