I am there again. Is there anyone that can listen to Patton read Burke's latest without feeling the heat and all the emotions they thought they left behind? This story was alive and the ending was so great. Exactly right.
I have enjoyed all Burke's books and Robicheaux in particular, but this one was over the top. I understand these words (perhaps can't spell them) but putting them in New Iberia, ipistomalagical,syberetic, recidivest, lunatical vacuity, come on - and then a mythological ending.
I listen to Dave stories the first day they come out and the performance by Will Patton is excellent. The foreboding in this one started early and is continuous. These 2 60+ guys have about played out their string and need to shop for a rocking chair, or a Paddle Riverboat. Thanks for the good times Jim.
Right when I think that his descriptions of textures and colors and the pacing of his conversations were getting too thick or florid I would end the chapter amazed at the genius. Mr. Burke may be best writer living. I know that sounds a little over the top, but in my opinion, this book proves it. Will Patton is, in every way the perfect reader. Mark Hammer was a hard act to top as the reader of James Lee Burke, but Mr Patton has surpassed even him.
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Absolutley! Will Patton takes Burkes words and sets the scenes and characters perfectly.
You can immerse yourself in these stories. Try to set aside time not to be interrupted when you take an audio trip with Dave and Cletes.
Creole Belle. The author takes us on the hunt for the killer of a young girl.
Again, the ending.
Perfect partners.....Burke and Patton.
James Lee Burke is an amazing talent. Will Patton is one of my favorite narrators. but this will be the last Burke novel i buy. i am just sick to death of the left wing politics. i can get this progressive drivel anytime i want on MSNBC.
Burke is a great writer, but Will Patton.... In my humble opinion, by far the best narrator on audible(or anywhere else for that matter). the story is another great one from Burke. Love the Dave Robicheaux series, and this one doesn't dissapoint. Keep 'em coming. :)
This was my first Dave Robicheaux novel and will not be my last. You will also enjoy the narration of Will Patton. If a your a Jack Reacher fan, these novels will be right up your alley.
It is likely I have read or listened to all of Burke's books. In my opinion this is not his finest moment, but still better than many other in the genre. It would not deter me from reading another.
Burkes books work so well on Audio because he's a good writer and Will Patton reads with a Cajun accent that makes you feel like you're right there in Louisanna with the action. Once in a while the author gets a little long winded when he ponders some situations, but generally that not too big of a distraction. All in all this is a pretty good dective mystery that will keep you guessing what the actual motive for the killings were throughout the book. A good listen going down the road.