This is a typical James Lee Burke story with all of the usual cast of amusing and entertaining characters
This is a very good Dave Robichaux story with all of the expected twists and turns. The presentation is lacking. The speaker's attempts at emulating the accents of the characters and the speech patterns especially of the women in the story is poor enough to be distracting.
I haven't read the print version but the audio is very difficult to understand and therefore I imagine the print version would be better.
A combination of the Norwegian words and the fact that the reader spoke softly and seemed to slur made understanding difficult. So difficult in fact that I gave up and didn't finish the book.
this book came highly recommended. a ny times reviewer exclaimed, "the great american novel". i made it through the first hour of the second section of the audible edition only because i had paid for it and felt compelled. this book creates a new paradigm for absolute boredom. i resent the time i wasted listening to it but am redeemed by the fact that at the same time i was exercising. a one star review is generous. don't buy it.
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