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French Quarter Vendetta is an old fashioned whodunit. Set in historic, fun loving New Orleans, the plot untangles a tale of murder, mystery, betrayal and jealousy. Follow along as Lieutenant James "Gator" McNeal and his team wade through a list of suspects that include a union president, a state senator's wife, a jealous mistress, a spoiled stepson, an ambitious assistant, a union thug and even a street kid and two-bit drug dealer. Along the way you'll run into a strange, cryptic vision, the power of a gris-gris bag and even a voodoo curse. You won't be able to put it down until the very end when Gator brings everyone together and reveals the murderer.

©2014 Gary Graybill (P)2016 Gary Graybill

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A good Mystery

French Quarter Vendetta was a well written and well narrated audio book with great sound quality. What really pulled me into to the story was the author's ability to bring the french quarter life in this audio book as someone who has vacationed there I can say that the author really did keep the scene accurate and realistic. I loved the mystery elements and I was surprised by the ending!

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An entertaining southern mystery!

French Quarter Vendetta is a suspenseful thriller that is intriguing and well written. There are many twists and turns that form a believable plot. There is a lot of action and suspense to keep your interest piqued. The characters have good southern characteristics that fit right in with someone that lives in the south. Several different crimes happen throughout which in the end come together. It does seem to get a little confusing at times but overall it is a good and entertaining story.

Theo Holland does a good job with the narration. He has a clear and crisp voice that is easy to follow. I think he did a good job with lending the southern charm to the voices.

This is the first book that I have read by Gary Graybill and will certainly not be my last. I recommend French Quarter Vendetta to anyone that enjoys reading a suspense/thriller that will keep you entertained and guessing to the very end.

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Great Book! Excellent Narration!

Would you consider the audio edition of French Quarter Vendetta to be better than the print version?

Yes

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

Yes. You never knew what was coming. Fast paced. Action packed.

What about Theo Holland’s performance did you like?

His versatility is great. Bringing all of the characters to life no matter the local, sex or ethnicity.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. When the younger cop thought he had been cursed was very funny.

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The Big Easy Cops Rule!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Keeps you guessing whodunnit until the very end.

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

Yes. Keeps you guessing whodunnit until the very end.

Which scene was your favorite?

Mambo Martyl's prophecy.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. I enjoyed it a lot, but it didn't evoke that kind of reaction.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to the next "Gator" McNeal mystery.

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Old school noir with great sense of place

Old school, hard boiled detective novel set in New Orleans. Well written and true to the genre.

Well plotted, well written. I enjoyed the ambiance and descriptions of the setting, as well as the main characters.

I enjoyed the narrator. His voice was a very good match for he main character for me and the performance was well paced.

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  • Mary
  • Centerville, OH, United States
  • 10-16-17

Murders Big Easy Style

The series has promise however it also needs some fine tuning.

I found this book to be a bit muddled and confusing as there were multiple crimes and perpetrates. It was hard to keep everyone straight. Also the ancillary crimes were at best only loosely connected to the major murder mystery.

The primary perpetrator of the primary murder was very easy, in fact too easy to ascertain.

The narration was okay, however it could also use some polishing. At times it sounded like a kid reading to a classroom.

In addition I found the dialogue to be trite, cheesy and stereotypical.

All in all it was an okay listen.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.