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Murder in Belleville

By: Cara Black
Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand
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Tension runs high in this working-class neighborhood as a hunger strike to protest strict immigration laws escalates among the Algerian immigrants. Aimée barely escapes death in a car bombing in this tale of terrorism and greed in the shadows of Paris.

©2000 Cara Black (P)2011 Recorded Books

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Pretty bad

It seems the narrator of this book was picked for her ability to over-emote French words, locations and names, not for her narrative abilities. I found listening to her grating.

Regarding the story, it was too confusing trying to keep track of all the Muslim factions swirling around an immigrant standoff in a church, combined with the double-dealing between relatives of an activist cleric and corrupt politicians.

And finally, somehow the author thinks the heroine's weakness for bad boys isn't a hackneyed plot device? I mean, even in tense situations, when the heroine's cell phone rings, her first thought is - Can it be Yves? And this is a guy who she apparently doesn't know very well, hadn't seen in quite awhile, yet has a key to her apartment and comes and goes whenever he pleases? Really?

Overall, I really wanted to like this series given its premise of a private detective living and working in Paris. I was sadly disappointed.

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Very political, but still great Cara Black

I love all books by Cara Black. I learn so much more about the nuances of my favorite city in the world, Paris.

Written by an American married to a Frenchman, and someone who learned to live as the French, Black provides us with an "insider's view" of what it is like to be French. I stay in Paris about 2 months a year, and have for many years, but I never fail to learn more about the city and the French from her books.

Aimee LeDuc epitomizes the spirit of the self-reliant Parisian, with some deep wounds and clouded memories. The French have all suffered.

So, as usual, it was a good listen. However, this book gets extremely political, which is a bit less interesting for me. I expect it from Gabriel Alon, but not Aimee LeDuc. I prefer her madcap mysteries. Still a great listen, though!

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very entertaining. The story gets more intense.

The story starys oit a little slowly, or at least I thought so. But it develops with several twists and turns. The narration wad also quite strong, with eaach of the characters voices very distinct.