I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
If you have read James Lee Burke previously, this is his typical combination of culture, history and philosophical narrative to understanding the bayou country of Louisiana, The plot is a little more non realistic than most of the previous Dave Robicheaux Novels. It is worth listening as the narrative flows well, especially read by Will Patton. He has the dialect and the distinctive voice change to pick out the individual characters.
Yes and No; It flowed well but there were some districting interludes that you could of done without.
Yes as noted above
Worth the listen
Yes, because the narrator is so good.
The other James Lee Burke novels. They all are so evocative of the place.
I like Dave Robicheaux because he's a regular guy who stands for what he believes and does what he thinks is right. Add alittle excitement and a few rumbles from Clint & the story comes to lfe!
I think all the Dave Rosbicheaux books easily compare to the Lucas Davenport novels. Easy to read, page turners with just outcomes for most!
Another addition to a very enjoyable series. Will Patton and J L Burke go together like, well like Licorice Spice tea and honey. The only thing i didn't like about this listen, was that it ended. Dave and his friends seem to age like like a fine wine under Mr Burke's guidance. Hope the next one is out soon.
No, Now I want to begin with book one in the series.
Amazing character voice variations which creates more individuality for each character.
Two loveable tough
guys against the system.
I really get hooked on the these loveable characters who have to solve so many internal as well as external conflicts in their lives. So many "What would I do in this situation?" questions.
the story grabs you and keeps you wanting for more
Will Patton does a remarkable job -- his different voices for each character
What a great book. With the words from James Lee Burke and the voice of Will Patton, you can almost feel the atmosphere and ambiance that is New Iberia. By far, one of the best in the Dave Robicheaux series.
I would recommend this book to EVERYBODY! James Lee Burke writes with a depth and a level of insight that is so rare and such a joy to read! Will Patton, (a truly under-appreciated actor and an EXCELLENT ORAL interpreter) brings not only the troubled Dave R. to life (investing him with a dignity and a level of suffering that is not just poignant, but outright cathartic) he also populates the story with an abundance of rich characters JUST BY VIRTUE OF HIS VOICE & PRESENCE! OUTSTANDING WORK! The Cajun/Creole/Louisiana dialects used in the Burke novels are difficult to master and a joy to hear. Patton is the perfect talent to breathe life into the rich and layered characters that only Burke could imagine and create! I love the way that Burke brings these folks to life on the page and the way Will Patton makes them burst to life over my ear buds!I love to listen to my Audible books while I work-out and the daily hour on the treadmill is always a JOY when I have Will Patton doing a James lee Burke story! GENTLEMAN THANK YOU BOTH FOR ENRICHING MY DAYS!Do yourself a favor and listen to CREOLE BELLE! BTW->I have enjoyed EVERYONE of the Burke books-but this is clearly one of the BEST!
Since CREOLE BELLE is part of the Dave R. series and since you have a cast of characters that you come to love->I would recommend ALL of the DAVE R. books->but I also love the Texas Sheriff and the Texas lawyer that Burke created. This story is similar to and I enjoyed it almost as much as BITTEROOT...which not only NAILS modern Missoula, MT->but also tells a story of corruption & intrigue! You cannot go wrong with Will Patton bringing JAMES LEES BURKE to life on your IPOD!
Mr. Patton is so talented that he layers the novel with emotion and empathy and anger all in the proper amounts. He truly is EXCELLENT!
YES. But It was instead enjoyed over a two day period!
I love what Audible provides for me via the work of authors like Burke and great actors like Patton->THANK YOU ALL for an absolutely EXCELLENT entertainment experience!
On a purely personal note-I am living with Cancer and as john Denver used to say: "Some days are diamonds and some days are stones!" But everyday with these great stories makes the workout and the recovery from the big "C" easier and HAPPIER! I really want to thank you ALL for helping me to recover from and live with Cancer. Like my old Methodist Minsiter used to say: "You are doing the Lord's work!" THANKS SO MUCH!
Will Patton is the perfect match for James Lee Burke. No one can do a better job of narrating a Burke novel than Will Patton. Together they are the best!
The story is a page turner and the characters are a fascinating bunch of both good and bad people. It almost felt like the the ending was going to be terrible for the good guys but things work out.
Have listened to 45 books since November. At the top.
Clete Purcel. Such a complicated man and yet easy to understand.