I have purchased and downloaded more than 200 audio books from audible.com and Swan Peak is clearly one of my favorites. The main characters (Dave Robicheaux and his buddy Clete Purcel) are arguably some of the darkest, complex and disturbing gents you will ever meet. Every time I thought I'd figured out this complex plot I was thrown another curve by Mr. Burke. This is without a doubt a real keeper.
Too much of the authors philosphy of bleed. If you thought the author's book on New Orleans contained a lot of bleeding political philosophy, you will find this book may set a new record.
Not a bad read once you get past the political commentary.
I've read or listened to all the Dave Robicheaux novels and this may be the best. A great cast of characters, a great storyline and the narration by Will Patton is superb, as usual. I can't wait for the next one!!!
I couldn't stand the monotone voice of the narrator. The book may be good but I had to quit after about an hour of listening to it. Needed more inflection in his voice to make it interesting.
I really enjoyed this book; Clete and Dave are getting up in years but still vital, believable characters. This book does get into Clete's head more. I love how he attracts all these women. I also was impressed with the redemption aspect of some of the characters.
I don't think anyone could enjoy this book.I have never written a review, But I feel other readers need to be advised how bad this book is.
It was very slow to start, jumped around and was very hard to follow in the beginning. The fact that the author tried to stuff his political and religious, or lack of beliefs down your throat didn't help a lot. I wish I could describe my disdain for this book in more intricate detail but to be honest I think I lost a few brain cells listening to it.
At times I felt as though the author was being paid by the word. Also, the author should keep his political opinion out of the story line. It added nothing.
This was my first James Burke audio book, but it certainly won't be my last. I loved it! It also introduced me for the first time to the narrator, Will Patton. He has got to be the 'best of the best' as he has the talent of bringing all the characters to life. I now look for other books that he narrates. Download this book . . .you won't regret it.