Once more the Poet Laureate of New Iberia gives us nasty people doing heinus deeds in beautiful southern Louisiana.And who better to tell the tale than Dave Robicheaux himself, Will Patton.
Over the road truck Driver listen to books to make the miles go by.
Will Patton is Dave. I've only listenend to one of Burke's books read by someone else and he did not do it justice.
While the prose can be beautifully lyrical at times, there are quite a few 'cut and paste' moments where you feel that you've heard this just a few chapters before. Granted there is quite a bit of violence, but this isn't as disconcerting as the missing pieces of plot. Often, the reader feels as though they've missed something. The narrator does a good job with the Southern accents and is very consistent with the character voices. I've heard excellent things about the rest of the series and if not absolutely necessary, I likely wouldn't read this novel before starting the rest.
This is second Dave Robicheau Novel I have tried and I have not liked either one. Normally I like this genre but apparently not James Lee Burke.
Mr. Patton's Cajun accent slurs to the point of incomprehension his
The story is somewhat fanciful at times, but it certainly keeps the listener on their toes! The fast quips of police/detective talk are occasionally hard to follow as a layperson. Love Will Patton, though, he does the story justice
The narrator's voice brings depth and movement to a story that lies in the shadows of the mossy covered trees of the deep south. Hot and sticky like an August night.
I bought this book on a $5 sale because this author and narrator combo receive such high praises.
I have 3 hours left and can't find anything I care enough about in this story to finish it. I did not enjoy the narrartor- And don't get me started on the tedious flash backs that go on and on and on and on.
After I get the bad taste of this book out of my mouth maybe I will give one of this authors more recent books another try... But it will probably take a while for the taste to go away.
I have really enjoyed other Dave Robicheaux novels, but this one was a bit too scattered. The plot was unrealistic - cops that off the reservation wouldn't keep their jobs or be given one back. Dissappointed.
First I loved Will Patton, the voices he used for all the characters were brilliant. The story moved along well and not at one time did I wish it were over or go faster. On the other hand, I don't need to know what exactly he is eating. I did want a Lime Cherry coke when I was done though.