My name is Mark and I love Audible!!
James Lee Burke is the best writer of American fiction in the country today. No one strikes a better prose. The only thing that I can comment on is that I have to wait another year or so until the next Dave Robicheaux novel. If your a fan of the series make sure to add this one, if this is your first exposure to the series you can start with this one. Thanks Mr. Burke!!!!
Couldnt stop listening to this book. Not knowing if Alafair would wind up in Asa's clutches was keeping me on edge!
As always Clete Purcel is my favorite character. Will Patton is the best in the biz today. He bring's Clete to life!
Good vs evil, the light vs the dark, finally Dave and Clete meet a true modern master of evil!
Guitarist with The Prudes
Another great adventure, the kids are nearly as badass as the parents now. I look forward to the next installment. I hope we get back to New Orleans and more sedate cerebral mystery.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Absolutely without hesitation
The whole book from beginning to end was interesting, intriguing, fast paced, mysterious, & a few dozen other good words.
All of them!!!!!!
No but I stayed with it until it was done. That made me feel lkie a rodeo rider.
Man what a book!!! I even looked up the author & narrator on the Internet to see what they looked like & that was fun.
Narration, excellent discriptive prose, story, characters, management of suspense. Always holds attention. As usual, this narrator is excellent.
Hart to say. All good.
Yes. All Will Patton's performance have been excellent on the Dave Robicheaux novels.
Reissue some of the early novels narrated by other than Patton -- and reissue with Patton as narrator. You will sell a lot of the old novels. The narrator makes a huge, huge difference.
James Lee Burke and Will Patton combine their incredible talents to once again deliver a story of timeless passion, wisdom, and the struggle of good vs. evil. While not the best of the Robicheaux novels, this book is still a masterpiece. James Lee Burke is the best American novelist alive today and Will Patton is a star performer. Buy the book. Download the audio.
Had the characters not stayed mad at themselves and each other, all the time, not engaged in self absorbed internal metaphysical dialogue. persistent misunderstanding of each other, saying stuff lke "I think you're a nice person", the book would have been better.
amazing and over done.
I am tired of all of them.
Every time I listen to one of these, I swear never again. This time I mean it.
I agree that JLB is probably the best American fiction writer alive today. And after I read Creole Belle, the book that preceded this one, I did not think that the series could get any better. Unfortunately, for me, it didn't.
While listening to an audio book, I find it difficult to separate the writing from the narrator. Will Patton is one of my favorite narrators, and I just finished his masterful performance of Alas, Babylon. So I was surprised to find (as other reviewers have mentioned) that his performance in this book is somewhat lackluster. I agree that his rendering of Gretchen is so poor as to be distracting. And he seems to lose his place from time to time, carrying over in one character's voice into another's, or the narration. I was tempted to simply give up and purchase the print version, and I probably eventually will.
In the top 5%.
Yes. The story-telling is linear without many flashbacks, and there is an incredible array of richly-drawn characters. Halfway through the book my mind is exploding with various threads, leading towards the whole cloth.
As other reviewers have said, Will Patton IS Dave Robicheaux. He's one of the very best narrators in the business. Offhand I can't think of anyone better.
No idea. I'm not very good at this sort of thing.
I don’t write reviews often, and only if the book is remarkable in some special way. “Light Of The World” is one such book. Over the last three years I have bought over 300 books from Audible, so I have a reasonably wide experience of writers and narrators.
James Lee Burke is one of my favorite authors, and I have listened to all of his available audiobooks, twice and occasionally three times to each of the previous Dave Robicheaux novels. I am only hallway through this latest one but I definitely rate it as one of the best – and offhand I can’t think of another that stands out equally well. They are all outstanding but this one is special: a wonderful sense of place, rich character descriptions and a taut, complex and detailed plot.
The other standout is the narration by Will Patton. Suffice it to say that, among the literally hundreds of narrators I’ve had the pleasure of listening to, Will Patton is the best.
I love JLB's writing and the Dave Robicheaux series. The Light of the World seemed heavier to me than past Robicheaux books and I had to stop listening at certain times. Overall book and story line excellent. Will Patton is my favorite narrator of all time.
Twisted, provocative, Redeeming
Clete, I love Dave and without him their would be no sanity, but Clete is so raw and honest and the balance that keeps the story real. I would love to see this book made into a movie and find out who would be cast as Clete.
Will Patton has the ability to be so many characters. I wish that all the Dave Robicheaux novels were narrated by Will. There are books in the series that I can't listen to because of the narrator. Will has a clear voice with just the right accents. He varies his voice for the individual characters and paints such a picture that I can see the landscape and people as if I was there.
Evil wins....or does it?
I cant wait for the next book, I know it takes Burke a long time to write one novel and me only days to swallow it up barely digesting it before I am ready for the next.