A well crafted story with good characters and an original premise made "Summertide" a great read. This one made the miles go by so painlessly I hate to have to wait for the next segment. Without Audible I'm sure I would have missed this one and I'm very glad that I didn't.
The first half was excellent with flashes of brilliant prose but I could not buy the ending. To say why would be a spoiler and you might not find it as bad as I did.
The ending was very disappointing and did not have the power or pace of the beginning.
I've heard over 1200 audio books and a good reader like MacLeod Andrews brings a lot to a weak tale.
My first James Lee Burke was a Dave Robicheaux novel recommended by a librarian for a drive from NC to New Orleans. What a great way to travel! This latest work is among his best and Will Patton brings it alive. My work requires me to drive over 50,000 miles a year and I can't imagine doing it without Audible.
I have been a serious Audible listener since the very begining and this was one of the best books I have heard. Turow, known for legal thrillers has crafted a touching and thought provoking historical novel. Edward Hermann's talent as a reader coupled with a great story made the mile fly by!
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