I tried to listen to this book many times, and it was so hard to follow I kept falling asleep. After about two hours of listening I stopped.
I got this book because Audible recommended it and I love New Orleans. I was very disapppointed. Its not a bad story, but I just couldn't get into it and really didn't care about the charicters.
Will Patton is a great narrator. The story line held up and I think I might have enjoyed this book if I was a lefty. As the story progressed the author would go into numerous 5 minute rants about how the federal government (namely Bush) did nothing. The federal government had nothing to do with where these people built their city. The federal government had nothing to do with the years of corruption on a state and local level that led to nothing being done about the inadequate sea walls. Responsibility for public safety first lies on a local level, then state. Anyway if you are politically ignorant, liberal or part of the "Blame America 1st Crowd" (by the way all three are synonymous) then by all means, you will enjoy all aspects of this book.
always looking for my next 'driveway' book
I really looked forward to this listen but I was somewhat disillusioned with the irritating reader and the unrelateable characters. I think fans of Stephen King's 'Duma Key' would probably love this book.
This is a very good crime/detective novel on one level but it's also much more. The Tin Roof blowdown captures the perspective, insight, feel and flavor of interesting and frightening characters. Maybe above all, the narration takes you to New Orleans and deep into the story.
Say something about yourself!
I hear audible books during my conmuting time. This is god, specially because of the narrator.
This is a book in which the main character is New Orleans. Aside from the mystery and well-known characters, the people of the city, the hurricane, and the events afterward are the main attractions. I recommended this book to several friends, and we all agreed it is a book of the times.