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Another great book by James Lee Burke

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

After listening to several Dave Robicheaux novels by Burke, I gave this one a listen and was not disappointed!

Rain Gods has compelling characters; a real good guy with problems of his own and a really bad bad guy. The story was complex and detailed and plays out in a nice pace that isn't too fast and not too slow either.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Didnt feel like the end of the trilogy

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-09

I have been waiting for this book since the second I finished The Dark River. I even called to complain to Audible when it wasn't available the day that the book was published.

All that being said, I wasn't too impressed by The Golden City, Some of the plot points were resolved to easily and it felt jumpy. I even had to verify TWICE that I was listening to the unabridged version.

I wasn't really thrilled with how the book ended. For the FINAL book, I expected things to resolve, but there are a things left hanging out there. I know they can't all be fairy tale endings, but I was left unsatisfied at the end.

I would still recommend the entire series to friends and family.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Malibu Nights is sooo much better

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-09

One of Those Malibu Nights was such a great listen that I couldn't wait for my credits to get this one. I PAID CASH!

The story took forever to get started and once it has I'm not very intrigued. A few of the characters are interesting, most are annoying.

The dilemma that I'm faced with is this... Do I waste my money and stop listening or waste my time and continue?

I just want it to be over.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

A beautifully written book on an ugly subject

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-08

My daughter found this book and while she is reading it, I listened to the audiobook. This was an amazing story, crafted beautifully and I think the audiobook version adds something extra with the dual character voices.

This story is also a great way to connect with my teenage daughter and keep those lines of communication open and honest. This book deals with lots of ugly issues many of which you never want to discuss with your kids and that is the reason that you have to. To be able to use this book as a parenting tool has just been a bonus.

I highly recommend this to parents and their teens to read together or individually for discussion.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

a great 1 hour story told in 14 hours

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-06

Wow was this a long drawn out piece of ________. I only gave it 1 star becuase that is the minimum, it deserves half a star.

It could be a good short story, but 14 hours? This was not thrilling, most of it was obvious. Nothing really happened. I don't want to go into any spoilers, but they spent hours explaining the smallest details. And ultimately the book went nowhere.

I wasted a credit and 14 hours of my life.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Some good stories with HORRIBLE Narration

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-05

There are some good stories here, but the narration is seriously horrible. I skipped half the stories because I could not stand the narrators.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful