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.
I was almost afraid to jump into the series at the 19 th book. But I was able to get into the characters and enjoyed the action. Loved Tom Paxton as the narrator. Very detailed at times I thought it was a little to lenghty. I will be reading his next installment .
The narration in the New Orleans accent made this book special. It's a good story, but too much description of New Orleans and and the environs. too many words, get to the point, tell the story!Not interested in all the flowers, trees, sky...Enuf is enuf.
Robicheaux.. He is sensitive, compassionate and the kind of character you get to like.
The way they speak in N.O. All of the characters had a special voice and way of talking, it made me feel like I was there with them.
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.