Have listened to 45 books since November. At the top.
Clete Purcel. Such a complicated man and yet easy to understand.
I am an audiobook junkie and listen to at least three to four books per month.
Faster paced writing.
no - he was okay but I think the book was so slow I lost interest. This is hard to believe since I am from New Orleans and love New Orleans history.
When New Orleans history was mentioned it grabbed my attention but there wasn't enough of it to satisfy me.
No matter the gritty subject, Burkes beautiful prose gets the reader through to the next visceral assault . Robicheaux ard Purcell are the kind of guys I want on my team. Integrity and guts, strength and compassion dictate their actions. These aging tough guys still get the job done when they'd rather be fishing. Will Patton is a master, and the only one who could do these characters justice. Makes me sad to think that after 19 episodes- even these 2 are not immortal.
I always prefer audio James Lee Burke because of the reader Will Patton. Will has all the characters down perfectly. He has a great Louisianna, Creole and Cajun accents.
The James Lee Burke books are getting more philosophical and more interesting. Dave and Cleat are slowly getting over Viet Nam. I love all of his Dave and Cleat stories.
Cleat Purcell. He always sounds hassled and harried. He usually is.
Dave to Cleat "This is another mess you got us in"
The colorful, descriptive and emotional way that James Lee Burke writes makes this book a winner for me. The language can be coarse and the book contains a lot of violence. If you do not care for these things then this book is not for you. Burke's depiction of life in Louisiana is very interesting. His characters have a lot of depth and the plot is intricate.
Yes, because his writing is so descriptive and has a lot of depth to the story line and the characters.
I feel closer to Dave and Clete than ever before. In the book it says Clete looks like John Goodman, which is exactly how I always pictured him. Your gonna love it "Big Man".
The "best" Southern voice in all audio books, he could read a phone book and I'd be captivated.
You have to love the characters of Clete and Dave, they are like old friends. Love them. They seem so real.
Will Patton his voice fits the book so well.
I just started listen to them.
I started with Creole Belle, now I'am going to start at the very first one.
living life and happy about it
I have been mildly disappointed in the last couple Dave R books. This one is back on track.
I would highly recommend this book. It's characters are simply endearing, beloved and well-developed. This is truly my favorite Dave Robicheaux tale out of all of the 19 books.
The dialog is natural and true to these characters. Nothing seems forced or contrived.
I am a huge Clete fan, however Will Patton IS Robicheaux. I have tried to go back to the earlier books but without Patton it's not the same.