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Sam

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  • Back to Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (449)

    As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

    Richard Delman says: "Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much."
    "Tops in Narration."
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    What did you love best about Back to Blood?

    It's by Tom Wolfe.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    John Smith was a scream. Will there be a series? Least interesting--the police stuff was pretty dull and drawn out.


    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not too much to choose from.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Giselaine's family and lineage.


    Any additional comments?

    An adeptly narrated multicultural fairytale and police procedural, written it feels on scraps torn from Wolfe’s breathless, young alter ego’s notepad. Each chapter opens with a tango, rap, salsa, balalaika fanfare, etc. I give it an "advanced" PG-13 (occasional attempts at hardcore as seen through the eyes of its innocents and always accompanied by an anti-porn or abstinence message) and a “no irony” warning for the adults.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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