My advice is to read Wendy Spero and Bill Bryson instead.
I've always liked Will Patton's interpretation of men's voices, especially Clete's. His reading has made some less-interesting books tolerable.
Tthe Bone Season
Will Patton can do a passable version of Alafair, but absolutely flunks doing the voice of Gretchen. Please hire a woman to help him out.
Sorry, I couldn't finish.
The second part of the trilogy is wonderfully compelling. The musical interludes between chapters are terrible -- ear piercing interrruptions to an otherwise great dramatization.
The excellent narration almost makes up for the flaws in the narrative. I missed the bits of humor in JLB's previous book "Crusader's Crossing" and got tired of Dave's self-rightousness.
However, I look forward to what JLB will do in Iberia Parish in the wake of Katrina.
Will Patton's narration of this book was wonderful. I listened to it during a long trip and found myself sorry when the book ended before the drive.
I bought the book to listen to during a long drive. It made the trip interminable -- plodding, repetitive, dreary in all respects.
No need to review the action or lack thereof. I hope this is an anomaly.
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