I love Burke/Patton so was eager to sample a different venue. I was disappointed. I like Robicheaux thrillers so much I've bought several Apple Shuffles and distributed them among my friends. I won't be adding this one.
No. I would recommend some of the many other Burke/Patton stories first.
Nothing stands out
I hope Burke continues to try different venues. I know I'll buy them, just wasn't as captivated with this theme as I have been with his past works. I download books Will Patton narrates because of his incredible soothing yet passionate voice. I wonder if he can mimic a Downeaster's dialect!
Under all the monologue there was a good story...........too much monologue, it went on and on and on and on and on and on
Yes - from this author
No...could have been a good story if cut in half.
Too drawn out........hopelessly frustrated listening to every thought the main character had and always hoping it would advance faster.
Both the prologue and the book's narrators were remedial at best. Surprised at Pat Conroy's stumbled prologue delivery. Dick Hill was brutal. Reminded me of a third grader reciting the adventures of Dick, Jane and Sally. Too bad. It was disappointing as I was eager to hear Pat Conroy's newest book. Plan to read it as soon as I can erase Dick Hill's voice from my memory.
Selected Will Patten to read it - including the prologue.
No, the beginning was good and then it spiraled downhill. It was hard to listen to the narrator portray the whiny child Lauren and any/all women characters. The most irritating parts of the book were Lauren's continuing questioning and Nathans continuing indulgence.
No. I am not planning to listen to any more Nathan McBride novels and will avoid anything read by Dick Hill.
No, absolutely not. I did not enjoy his portrayal of any of the characters, especially women's voices. He also spoke slowly as if telling parts of the story to a mentally challenged person. Those parts created for me more frustration than creating suspense. Overall, I plan to avoid this narrator and will opt to read the book myself.
Too many good books and great narrators like Will Patton and Grover Gardner to listen to.
Absolutely...Will Patton is by far a master in the art of capturing the personality of every character. I've ordered books because Will Patton was narrating. Check out "The Son", Patton is great.
Yes. Every vignette leaves you wanting more. I totally enjoyed having Gretchen Horowitz return. James Lee Burke is one of my favorite authors and I have never been disappointed with a Dave Robicheaux story. This one had so many unexpected twists, you couldn't help but be on the edge of your seat. Don't hesitate to order this book.
As I mentioned earlier, Will Patton is by far my favorite narrator. If you've never listened to him before, you are in for a treat. I get a charge out of his Clete Purcell interpretation and swoon over his Louisiana drawl in his Dave Robicheaux portrayal.
Absolutely. Will Patton breathes personality into each character. I could listen to his drawl all day long...and often do!
Yes, in typical James Lee Burke style you never know what to expect.
Any James Lee Burke book will interest you, Will Patton will grab you and not let go till it's over.
You never know where it will take you and you never want it to end.
He makes it come alive. Perfect balance.
I am eager for the next sequel. I would encourage readers to start with the first book.
When Janet Evanovich first began the Stephanie Plum mysteries I could not tout her unique characters enough. She was my favorite author. I laughed so often that I began buying her books for friends. My daughter took me to a book signing in Portland Maine. I was a devoted fan. By book Fourteen the stories had become too predictable so I let a couple slide by. I picked up Eighteen and although a few years had passed since I'd read a Stephanie Plum mystery I found the dilemmas and reactions hadn't changed. I gave it three stars because although it was entertaining it just didn't have any surprises.
I can't recall anything outstanding
It was okay
I wasn't excited enough to recommend it to any one else.
It was like listening to two separate stories, both interesting.
The Runaway Quilt is a good title, I'd keep that.
I have recommended this book to several friends and family members. I bought a copy for someone who prefers to read.
Ruby Dee could read the phone book and make it come to life!
Janie, the main character. Ruby Dee gives her life and makes you feel Janie's joy and sob for her sorrows.
Excellent as usual...when Ruby Dee narrates she makes the story come alive.
I felt joy, panic and sorrow.
it was a good story with a great narration. I am recommending it to my family and friends. I could have listened to another 10 hours.
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