I've listened to them all and loved most, but something about the clarity of this one and the great humorous give and take from Cleet made this my favorite JLBurke of them all.
A tropical setting, lush writing and expressive reading combine to the point that one could forget he was listening to a narration and actually "see" the story unfold in his mind's eye.
I believe most these reviews are planted by the publisher. 5 stars......really? The plot becomes so poor and flawed you feel dumb just for continuing to listen. The abridged version would be entertaining, yet not waste 4 hours of your life with unnecessary twists and implausible violence. I wish I had the credit back.
I am always thrilled when this author writes a new book and eagerly await its arrival on Audible. This one was worth the wait. A compelling story line and for the first time a hint of the supernatural at least in Dave's mind. You won't be disappointed if you are a fan of James Lee Burke. Keep writing JLB!
Rich character development, bringing out deep flaws as well as tremendous strength combined with building tension make this a captivating listen. It brings out the strengths as well as the tests of friendships. I highly recommend this book.
Another great book - kept you wondering until the end. Will Patton Rocks!!!! Whether it is acting, narrating PBS documentaries or audiobooks - his skill is solid! Keep the Streak and Clete adventures coming! Unbelievably descriptive writing - you can feel the heat and fog and and even feel you need to swat the bugs.
It's a Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke. It's perfect. No one writes like him. Period...........Enough said....
This was the best work to date from this pair! The coupling of JLB and Will Patton is superb to say the least. How could it get any better? Even when it got a little over the top w/ Alf, it pulled it out w/o going Jack Bauer. I particularly liked the image of the paddle wheeler coming up the river and how it tied into the tempest w/ in Dave. Great imagery and character portraits. I am only sorry that I don't think I will find another book this good. Six stars for sure (and I am critical). Thanks for the great read!!!!! Chuck
While I'm not a die-hard Burke fan I enjoyed this book. Can't beat Patton for the narration and what he brings to the experience in listening to it.
One thing that sort of bugs me is that if you do the math the ages of Robicheaux and Purcel have got to be close to 80. The actions and attributes of these guys are often those you'd associate with people half their age. I don't know any 80-yr old men that can carry 500-lbs above their head or disarm/beat up guys who are in their prime. I get the history here and it's not uncommon for authors to create main characters who are close to their own age but if you've followed Burke from his first Robicheaux novel it's really not realistic to keep this series going... unless a murder takes place in a retirement village.