The trouble with Lou Fonesca stories is that they end. This is the fourth I've listened to but actually the first in the series.
I love the lo..Show More »cal colour, personality development and reasonably good story lines.
This is my favorite audible detective series.
My favorite read detective series is still Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer.
I won't cross gendres and read Fonesca or listen to Archer as I wouldn't want to choose.
There are similarities. Warm climates, urban deterioration often in the midst of affluence, islands of decent humanity in sea of human corruption, good guys that can be brave and tough without vulgarity.
For this audible listener Fonesca is the winner
Really enjoyed this mystery. Partly because I listened to it while running in Bradenton/Sarasota area while vacationing there in December. That's of c..Show More »ourse where the story is set. A greater reason is the author has crafted an intense semi dark tale of intrigue with southern atmosphere and interesting characters without adding offensive gratuitous profanity and lurid sexuality.
Midnight Pass is the third in the Lew Fonesca series. Lew is a down and out process server living in Sarasota, FL, still trying to move on with life a..Show More »fter the tragic hit and run death of his wife in Chicago. In MIdnight Pass he develops a more solid group of friends, continues his psychotherapy, and has a number of near death experiences. The premise of the book is set in fact, but the story line and character development are what makes this book so enjoyable. Lew is surrounded by a group of borderline psycopathic individuals who give the story depth and character. The ending is not really much of a surprise, but there are many twists and turns along the way, making for a great read. Lew Fonesca joins the ranks of such literary heros as Matthew Scudder, Travis McGee, and Gideon "Bud" Lowry.
I'm a huge fan of Stuart Kaminsky and his Lew Fonesca character, as well as being a member of the crowd of listeners who buy virtually everything Scot..Show More »t Brick reads. This book won't disappoint you, though at times I was a little irritated with the overuse of "he said". However, with Scott Brick reading it, I had no problem getting by that and enjoying a very well written mystery. I found myself pulling for Lew Fonesca's baby steps back into the real world and look forward to many more similar novels. My true rating would have been 4.5 had I been given that option.
I have listened to all of the previous Lew Fenesca books with Scott Brick narrating and loved them. All of them have been in the 1st person with Lew n..Show More »arrating his life, thoughts and motivations. This one was in the 3rd person and was read by the narrator who was as dry as white toast. I don't know why the author changed his format but I was very disappointed, especially since this one gives closure to Lew on the main theme of his wife's death. If you want to follow the story from book to book, don't listen to this one, read it.