This book was a good story which is narrated very well. I could listen to this one over and over. The fact that the setting is New Orleans is a bonus because the storyline edges along the superstitious nature of modern times and the dark voodoo from the past.
The way all the characters speak in that beautiful southern semi-poetic way is wonderful. The author is very capable of describing things in the most descriptive way, and knows when and where to do it, as opposed to those authors who bog you down describing everything.
The grandmother - the way she spoke
Since I never read any James Lee Burke and have only listened to the first three in this series, I can't answer that question but I can say this is a pretty good story. It keeps you listening and going back to make sure you got it all. I like Burke's writing.
Dave, Dave, Dave!! Everything about his is compelling. Love the way he is written. Great guy with a few flaws. Good dad. Sensitive man.
Only the first three books of this series. The character is growing. I like it. Nice voice, expressive.
Because this was so early in this series, I really didn't expect much. But I was surprised. This is a very good book and a classic Robicheaux novel. I highly recommend it.
It is all about bringing together the title with the story line and it was well executed.
I really like Will Patton and didn't think I would like Mark Hammer because nobody is Dave like Will Patton and throughout the catalog there have been other narrators that did not do as good a job. But I thought Hammer did an excellent job here.
Not really. I think this is more about the intrigue and the way Burke paints and has always painted a vivid picture.
There is a little more description in this book than many of those in the series. Burke is careful to describe, for instance, the apparel certain characters are wearing. While many authors take this to the extreme, here it helps identify the personality of the characters. I don't remember seeing that much in future books.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
As usual James Burke delivers a fantastic story woven throughout Louisiana. There is mystery drugs cops and plenty of picturesque bayou storyline.
Characters: the characters are what keeps the plot moving in this book. I find with this series and John Sandford's "Prey" books, it's the character/s that keep me coming back, even if the storyline is lacking. Moody: Dave has emotional baggage and it plays out in his decisions. Louisiana: great backdrop.
No, not on the edge of my seat, but found it interesting and entertaining.
I have liked Mark Hammer's performance in other books. I guess this performance was a little flat and I prefer Will Patton narrating this series.
No, this book is not a page turner.
Love the Dave Robicheaux series overall.
The story is pure James Lee Burke, which is to say a gutsy, well written story with a tempo that keeps you interested till the end.
The narrator, Mark Hammer, however, is a complete foreigner to the geographical and cultural base of the story. His pronunciations of names from this region and overall performance, sometimes jar a reader familiar with S. Louisiana loose from the story.
The story itself does draw you back. If you know nothing of this area and culture, you will not notice the shortcomings of the narrator.
Yes I would change the reader
Yes as long as the reader is Will Patton.
I couldn't make through 5 minutes with this reader.
I'm sure the book is great but I will to read it myself.
I would listen to this book again because I love this series. Dave Robicheaux is such a likeable character that I almost think of him as real.
Dave's best friend Cleet is great. He is funny and helps move the story along in a way only cleet could do.
In the very beginning when Dave got shot was so interesting I found myself driving home the long way just so I could listen longer.
No it took me a couple of days to listen to this book. Not for lack of trying though.
Good book, great series