This is the first James Lee Burke book I've listened to and loved the melodic and visual flow of his writing. I am now looking fforward to hearing other Dave Robicheaux novels
Storyline, performance and overall superb command of the english language is more than you can usually get from an audible book, thank you so much for the opportunity to hear it.
haven't found one yet
his finding a true undying love when he needed it the most
I did it in one sitting or should I say lying
James Lee Burke is a truly rich writer and is superb in narrative, eloquent in detail and knows his New Orleans and his police culture. This is solid not only as crime fiction but as art. I am sorry I did not find him sooner.
If you like John Sanford's Prey series try James Lee Burke. Except be ready for much deeper and richer characters and backdrop.
The descriptions of New Orleans seedy bar with the Circus people
Will Patton's reading really nails it. I look forward to listening to him again.
I loved it
I want to listen to more of James Lee Burkes work.
Burke is a fantastic writer. The story is thrilling and the description makes you feel like you are right there! The narration is also first rate! I intend to get all of the Robicheax novels.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries, poetry, Tennessee Williams, and the south, and a lot of others too. Having it read by someone in a southern accent, a gravelly voice and a sense of poetry was wonderful.
Robicheaux is a great character, but one of those you'd like to give a good slap sometimes. He has a drinking problem which leads him to feel sorry for himself sometimes. This adds a realism to the character. He's a great detective and a good man, but has this problem and all the problems that go with it. that makes him more real.
He has, or uses a marvelous accent that really captures the atmosphere of the story. I mean, I felt like Blanche Dubois listening to this story! People from the deep and humid south tend to have a poetic love of their part of the country, and you feel that. His gravelly voice sounds older than the character, but it wasn't a problem.
There was more than one. Some were situations and sometimes it was the descriptions of the country side. The author captured the feeling of it in a few lyrical words at the most unexpected moments.
A very good read!
As good as any I have read and better then many.
Hard to turn off. Good mix of characters and sub-plots.
I have listened to many of Patton's reading. He is perfect for the Burke characters.
Yes, but I couldn't. It is easy to shut off and pick up again.
Burke and Patton always a great combination.
This is classic James Lee Burke. It is an older book which is fresh and raw. Good story, great performance.
Prefer alittle faster pace, but the plot line was enjoyable. Peeked my interest in his other books.
Yes but the accent was alittle strained
It had a nice twist at the end.
The narrator was very good at dialogue, making each person distinguishable, and fitting their personalities, but overall I did not enjoy it because it was just too violent and pointless for my taste.
Dealing with the crooked Sheriff Deputy
His hard boiled accent wasn't quite convincing, got a bit annoying sometimes, but overall it was okay.