Stuart Neville is a very good writer, Gerald Doyle is one of the best narrators, always a bit dark, but moves fast, Stolen Souls moves along at a brisk pace at only 8 hours or so and was hard to stop listening to, always an important aspect when positively reviewing a book.
I have listened to the first two books and I like Cold Dish better than Death Without Company but both I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are fantastic and the narration is spot on. If you like this series you may like R.D. Wingfield's "A Killing Frost", a similar approach to the crime thriller with big characters and an ironic sense of humor, albeit British,, Killing Frost is still one of may favorite audiobooks.
Despite being fairly dark and depressing story the book switches from present to past enough to keep you listening, the writing is not overly descriptive, the story is captivating and the narration is one of the best I have heard. Enjoyed it so much I finished it at 3:30am.
Some of the scenes are hard to listen too in the first two books of this series but it does not take away from a great character and a great story. Some of the most suspenseful books that I have read, you kind of know what is going to happen but it doesn't matter you cannot stop listening. If you like suspense, great narration, root for character, and don't mind some graphic violent scenes you will love this series. I am looking forward to listening to the last installment on vacation with me in the next few weeks
This was my 2nd James Lee Burke Novel and I am now on my 4th one. I like this one, however two out of the other three were almost as good. What I liked about this book was the authors editorial on New Orleans and Louisiana as the background or rather the primer to the story surrounding Katrina and life in Louisiana following that storm. While the author did not pull any punches concerning the nations response he was equally fair in his assessment of the local preparedness and reaction to the devastation. The story's pace was captivating and I have enjoyed "Glass" and "Swan" almost as much as this selection and after 40 audible selections Will Patton definitely stands out as one of the very best narrators.
Cannot wait for the last book in this trilogy.
The most enjoyable listen so far. Yes the subject matter is dark but at the same time funny and suspenseful. The narration was terrific and I could not stop listening. Shocked one minute and howling with laughter the next makes for a great ride.
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