Very simply, one of the most engagingly written and BEAUTIFULLY narrated books of this year for me. I found James Lee Burke's narrative to be beautiful to behold, very reminiscent of the beauty of the written word by Pat Conroy, but the narration by Will Patton was more appropriate for the main character, Det. Robicheaux, than seemed possible. Robicheaux is a tough, gritty, "rough-edges" really decent guy you'd love on your side, and Patton captures, lovingly, all the nuance of the Cajun culture but never hits it too hard.
If you like detective novels, this one should be on your list. This was my first Robicheaux novel, but the others that Audible offers are now on my Dream List.
Enjoys espionage, mystery, police procedurals, science, biographies.
This is a terrific story, with beautiful imagery. Will Patton has surpassed Len Cariou as my favourite reader. He is perfect. His pace, tonality, allow the listener to create a mental picture that is both evocative and fascinating. I have enjoyed Burke's written work before, but this was one of those rare occasions where the audible version allowed for the creation of superlative imagery, a combination of fine storytelling, a sensitivity to the people and culture of the setting and a superb reader.
This is a must listen.
I am a John Sandford fan and have never read (listened to) a book by Burke before. I found the story to be pretty slow with not a lot happening and little intrigue. It never really grabbed me, but it wasn't so bad as to lose my attention--merely ok.
I'm not sure I'll read another book by this author again if this is what they are all like.
A flowing story of a dificult yet intelligent life. Soft and caring, rough and horrendous. The descriptive abilities of the author carried me thruogh hard, dificult,yet some tender times. The splendid description artfully presented made this "read" most satisfying. I'm sorry it's completed.
Once again James Lee Burke has cranked out an entertaining, exciting new chapter in the Dave Robicheaux series. The reader performs wonderfully with great Cajun and 'yat accents. Can't wait for the next one.
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This was the first story from James Lee Burke that I've listened to. I picked it from one of the Audible lists, sounded interesting so I took a chance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and plowed right through it. Now I'm going to have to listen to some of his other stories to see if they are as good and, yes, Will Patton is a good narrator.