I loved all James Lee Burke previous books but I found this extremely difficult to listen too. I found it very difficult to follow burke seemed to think adding more plot twists was a good thing. Where actually it just started to become absurd. Generally I can get through an audio book in a week, I was so unimpressed and unexcited to listen to it took a month. I can't believe most people gave this a good review?
James Burke writes using wonderful descriptions, adjectives and a complete and vast expanse of vocabulary.
One of the best of the series from James Lee Burke. Will Patton only gets better in the way He weaves the words and gives forth the Vibrant description of the story He's telling. I only wish I could have been in Big Easy country while enjoying this tale.
Excellent read,very exciting.
Love the characters who all fight their own demons.
Love the New Orleans accent.
I couldn't get away from this book. I kept going to work out so I could listen.
Another good Dave Robicheaux story....the star of this one though has to be Dave's pal Clete. His one-liners are laugh out loud funny, all within such a serious storyline. Kudos to Will Patton. Can't imagine anyone else voicing these two characters....
Great story line. Typical James Lee Burke "Dave Robichaux" novel. Author knows the area of the setting and the people.
Yes, but Mr. Patton needs some instruction on the local pronunciation of words like "Lafayette", "pecan", and many other words. It is obvious that he has had some guidance as he pronounces several Cajun words correctly.
Dave Robichaux tackles corruption on the bayou.
James Lee Burke's phenomenal ability to describe cuts through all trivialities and takes the reader straight to the depth of emotion that is raw and riveting.
James Lee's plots always keep me eager to turn the page while afraid to find out what level of human depravity he'll expose next. Twelve reads later, and I"m still never sure if one of the key players will live through the current novel.
Dave and Clete equally.
There were many; of note, Molly's support of Dave even when unsure of his touch on reality and the depth of Clete's feelings for his daughter despite her history.
James Lee's books leave me fearful of the human condition, yet the ability of Dave and Clete to love each other and carry on amidst all that corruption and psychosis gives me hope.
If you're familiar with James Lee Burke's novels, then I have only to say that it is another in the same line and tradition. Will Patton does an admirable job of reading; I can't imagine anyone doing better for the characters...and I grew up in South Louisiana. In my view, this is one of his best novels, right after Tin Roof Blowdown.
the great description of the environment and people
great as always
no I always want to spread out the grand experience which can be difficult some times
Liked the story line, was easy to follow, not a lot of twists and turns.
Mr. Burke's stories are becoming more and more political.