First of all, I love Dennis Lehane's books "Shutter Island" and "Mystic River". I did not previously know about the private detective series he wrote..Show More » centering around Kenzie & Gennaro. The city of Boston (working class section) is almost the third character in the story. I really loved both main characters and worried about them throughout the story -- and believe me, it got scary at times. I look forward to reading all of these books in order. So glad that you can count on Audible to carry the full series. Jonathan Davis did a really good job narrating. He was an excellent choice for how I imagined the voice of Kenzie. Read this series in order, but start soon. My time was well spent listening to this audiobook.
One of the best thrillers I've ever read. Amazing depth of characters, twists and turns of the plot – so real, iso enthralling - I literally could not..Show More » stop reading this until I got to the end. GREAT story!!
I've rather enjoyed other novels by Mr. Lehane, intriguing and provocative with varying degrees of the realism necessary for suspending disbelief. ..Show More »r/> This novel, which I hope is an aberration, shows none of the grittiness, suspense or tension between the sexes present in his prior novels. Rather, in "Sacred," Lehane feeds you a successive line of disconnected bulls**t, and asks you to buy the ranch, to boot. Though, if you successfully make it past the many mounds of it, you need not wash the caca from your boots; the most forgettable suspense novels in recent years is, at the least, self-cleaning.
but the subject matter and ending were depressing and dark.
I’ve read three Lehane books. All three of them have horrible things happening t..Show More »o children: a father prostituting his son, pedophiles kidnaping and torturing children, drug addicted mothers ignoring and neglecting children. This book has pedophiles torturing children and disgustingly neglectful mothers.
The mystery was solved, but the end was depressing. The novel is about injustice, the poor, drug users, race and similar problems.
I love Lehane’s writing - the way he describes scenes, people, clothes, emotions, smells, - and his dialogue. I feel like I’m living it. It’s very full writing. I’d probably give it 5 stars if it had a more fulfilling ending.
Patrick and Angie investigate the kidnaping of a little girl with complications along the way. This is intricately plotted - twists and turns I didn’t expect. Bubba is my favorite character. I would have liked a larger role for him, but the story was about other things and was good.
...are an outstanding author and narrator pair. A Drink Before the War is my favorite novel in the Kenzie and Gennaro series, but most earn 5 stars. ..Show More » Prayers for Rain is an outstanding crime novel with strengths in action, suspense and character development. Audible listener Ted of Lancastrr PA in his Audible review does a fabulous job of comparing Lehane to James Lee Burke. I agree that Lehane is better even than the earlier Burke before he went totally political propagandist with his Dave Robicheaux series. Even with the great Will Patton narrating, I have a difficult time tolerating more recent Burke novels.
The books in this series ideally should be listened to in order.
The usually reliable Lehane hit a clunker with this one. A plot line that is so convoluted and unbelivable that listening was pure agony. Patrick, t..Show More »he star of several of his previous novels, spends most of this one moping around thinking about his young daughter and worrying about paying his bills. Perhaps Lehane is having a personal crisis in his life and chose this as his outlet, if so, don't do it again. One had to groan at his repeated moaning about a gas guzzling Hummer...when Patrick was driving a Jeep SUV, not exactly a "green auto." Just when you thought it could not possibly get any worse, he came up with an ending that totally defied logic. Unlike other reviewers, I sorta liked the reader, his rather pleasant voice was the only thing that kept me listening to the end, all be it with a lot of fast forwards.