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.
Will Patton is an amazingly appropriate voice for the Dave Robicheaux books. Even though I know his work as an actor ... and he has done a lot of work on some pretty important series -- he's so authentic to my ears as the the narrator since Mark Hammer passed away that I never see the actual Will Patton in my mind, only the images formed by the words of the author. This is, in my opinion, exactly the way it should be. The narrator is the vehicle, not the star. That's a great deal harder than it sounds.
I love this series. I recognize that Dave and Clete are getting pretty long in the tooth, but the author also recognizes it, acknowledge it. I had thought the last one might be the end of the series, but it was good to have the guys back. It was also very interesting to get a look at the world from Clete's point of view, surprisingly different from that of Dave. His very different life experiences and childhood changed the picture and I very much enjoyed it, making this the best of the series in a while ... maybe three or four books.
I sense that the boys are going to have to pack it up and pack it in pretty soon. The Bobbsey Twins from Homocide are getting tired and I suspect that the author is getting a little tired of them. It's been a long and excellent run. I hope there will be a couple more books to come, but regardless, James Lee Burke is a fine author and if it isn't Dave and Clete, it'll be someone else.
And that will be good, too.
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.