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The Devil's Serum Audiobook

The Devil's Serum: Detective Byone Novels, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In the sequel to the blockbuster The Dying Dance, Private Detective Moses Byone returns to help the FBI uncover the mystery of who is experimenting on the mentally ill men of New Orleans. Mose must search his memory and his own dark past. Will he discover the truth before he becomes a victim to the strange, enigmatic doctor?

©2014 Ricardo M. Fleshman (P)2016 Ricardo M. Fleshman

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    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 04-23-16
    Jessica Willis Evanston, IL 04-23-16

    I am an avid reader, and love to share my opinion on what I read... be prepared for an honest review, though.

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    "Another Interesting Read"
    Would you try another book from Ricardo Fleshman and/or Nicholas Patrella?

    Yes, I would love to read another book by Ricard Fleshman -especially the first book of the series. It would help to understand the main characters much better.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sort of; the author wrote a great book, and there was plenty of investigation aspects of the story. And I love the fact that someone actually wrote a book -albeit fiction- about mental health combined with the investigation aspect of the book.

    Yet, I don't think that the book kept me totally on edge. And I'm not sure why.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance? While I connected with Nicholas Patrella's voice, I don't quite like the way he kept the pace of the reading... it's just a bit... rushed, I think.

    Otherwise, I like the way Nicholas read the book.


    Could you see The Devil's Serum being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yeah, I could see this book being made into a movie, but not exactly a TV series. There are so many criminal shows out there that this book inspired tv series would just blend into the other shows... but that's just me.

    I'm not sure who I'd pick to play the characters. I just don't.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks to audioboom and audible for a great chance to read the book!
    I was able to read the book for free thanks to audioboom and audible.
    And since I am allowed to give an honest opinion... I can enjoy the book one way or another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    josie Asheville, North Carolina 04-05-16
    josie Asheville, North Carolina 04-05-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "I still like the concept"
    What made the experience of listening to The Devil's Serum the most enjoyable?

    Revisiting New Orleans in my mind. It's been so many years since I've been there but it still holds such a special place in my heart.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the "voodoo" stuff - I don't mean to make light of it - I'm just far enough removed from it to not be scared anymore but I still respect it. I also liked the FBI twist until it just petered out and left me wondering why it was in there to begin with.


    What three words best describe Nicholas Patrella’s performance?

    does not fit. I just crave a deeper voice for Mose. The other 'voices' were okay, even good. Maniacal - bugged me. It's a word that a reader of a thriller should know how to pronounce. It could have been better, and could have been much worse. Had he been reading aloud at a local library I would have been impressed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Voodoo detective saves the world. In comic book graphics it might work.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually enjoyed this book more than the first and still love the story concept. Whereas the first was too meandering and long, this was too abbreviated. I do look forward to more and hope the 3rd one is the charm."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-01-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Mid 60's Male. 9,800 Kindle books, close to 500 Audible books with 200 reviews. Over 1000 Helpful votes for reviews on Amazon.

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    "New Orleans detective series"
    What did you like best about The Devil's Serum? What did you like least?

    I like the New Orleans setting. The characters could be fleshed out a bit. I didn't feel this was a stand alone book. And I haven't read others in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Detective Byone, the main character.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He started by almost speed reading in the early parts. I'm a fast reader and talker, but this was distracting to me. That settled into a more comfortable pace. There were a few odd pronunciations. Accents were strange... just off.


    Could you see The Devil's Serum being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Possibly. Peter Falk, except he passed away.


    Any additional comments?

    I might try other works in this series and even other readings by Nicholas Patrella. But, ... I was disapponted here.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

    I appreciate the opportunity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 04-03-16
    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 04-03-16 Member Since 2010
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    "The Devil's Serum: Detective Byone Novels, Book 2"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."


    I said in my review of the first book in this series, I wouln't continue. I am glad to say I went ahead and tried this one. I liked this book much better.

    The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed. The narrator showed enthusiasm for the readers enjoyment.This is a HUGE improvement over the

    first book.A few words were mispronounced but could overlook them because of the entertainment value.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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