JLB is a new author to me, and I was very delighted to find that not only is his writing and character development very engaging, but audible has almost all of his books! I plan to get them. This is a very well written story. It took me a while to get used to Mr. Hammer's voice as narrator, (he sounded too old for the character of Dave to me) but, I toughed it out (it took two books) and found myself not minding it so much. I highly recommend this book.
If you are like me and enjoy following series, these are some of my favorite detective story authors: Karin Slaughter - (Will Trent), Greg Iles, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, J D Robb, C J Sansom, and John Sandford.
I love James Lee Burke books but I find it very difficult to get through this one with this reading. I don't think I've ever heard a more boring delivery. If Will Patton isn't narrating, just read it yourself.
Author of The Madison Picker and the Serapis Fraktur
Yes, not only is this a terrific detective mystery novel, but it is an artistic masterpiece, probably Burke's finest work. It won the Edgar, it was that good. I've read it twice and listened to it three times.
Yes, like a raptor ready to pounce!
No, this was my first. He is excellent.
The beginning when...just read it. You'll see.
This is situated in Louisiana and the characters are grass roots, down-home, grits, root beer, heat lightening over the salt flats humid with color and flavor. If you want to experience a cornucopia of sensations, read Burke. Or listen.
One of my favourite authors. Burke's description is so good scenes come alive like magic. Dave Robicheaux is one of the good guys, the underdog who ties to do the right thing.
The Sounds editing was poor
Not really, these plots are not like that.
The sound editing in this recording was poor. Most other audio books i have listened to, are seemless between breaks. on this one you would hear the breaks. Sometimes the breaks were so long and so obvious, that i had to look at phone to see if i was getting a call or if it just stopped playing.
I started the series with book 4 so I went back to the beginning to catch the history. I'm glad I got the history but I prefer the narrator in the subsequent books plus the story was a bit slow.
This was a "catch up" book so I can continue the series. I enjoy the character detail immensely in all his books.
The narrator did a good job with the characters. I am not a big fan of this narration but it was okay.
I downloaded the next three books in the series that I did not have. I will continue to listen to the entire series.
The narrator. Will Patton brings life to Burke's books that is simply not harnessed by Hammer.
Not unless they have already read the books narrated by Patton.
It was ok.
No. I wouldn't have read any other books in the series if I hadn't already fallen in love with the characters through other books.
Engaging. Satisfying. Easy.
I don't know about the edge of my seat, but I wanted to keep listening. I had already listened to more recent Dave Robicheaux stories, so I enjoyed getting some of the background.
As mentioned before, I had listened to more recent Dave Robicheaux stories with Will Patten as the narrator and I was use to hearing him as the voice of Dave. It was odd at first, but I thought Mark Hammer still did a good job. His Cajun accent was great.
I didn't know what had happened to annie prior to this book. I felt for Dave when he dreamt of her and his dad.
The book was very good, but where was Will Patton? I really do not like it when there is a different reader reading one of my favorite author's books. Mark Hammer's accent is just off.