Everett, WA, United States | Member Since 2002
I first read this book back in college when it was an assigned reading. I liked it then but in my youth had not yet had the life experiences which made me love it as I did this time with Will Patton's evocative narrative. Since downloading it, I've listened to it twice through and every time I glean new insights on the human condition. The characters still live for me. Great job, Audible!
Will Patton's masterful narration drips with the languid grace of hot, steamy days on the bayous of Louisiana. Burke's well tuned prose continues to be a joy. I listened to parts of this book again and again just to catch all the nuances of these finely crafted scenes.
The Light in August by William Faulkner because it gives you such a sense of place and personality.
It is hard for me to think of a Dave Robicheaux novel and not think of Will Patton as the narrator--a perfect fit!
The Shack was one of those books that was engaging enough, but the plot manipulations were too obvious and contrived.
It needed more realistic characters and characterizations. In general, I could not believe in the characters.
Stephen King, stand aside, the true story of the CIA gave me many more nighmares than your wonderful horror fiction. Truth is stranger than fiction as well as way more frightening!
I have been a Ken Follett fan since the first time I picked up one of his thrillers and Pillars of the Earth has been one of my favorites. Now I have a new favorite. The richness of the characters as well as the historical detail have me hooked. I am almost done listening and will listen again just to enjoy all the nuances of the richly developed characters.
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