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The Shiver Men Audiobook

The Shiver Men: Detective Byone, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

In a gripping tale of obsession and betrayal, The Shiver Men delivers Detective Moses Byone at his finest. Forced out of the country on a personal mission, Moses must confront his own demons in one of his greatest cases to date.

Set against the exotic paradise on the island of Trinidad with Armond Fontenot and the mysterious and alluring Lorena Hemingway, it is more than death that threatens the detective, he must also confront his own haunted past. Intriguing to the last, Detective Byone mounts a masterful return!

©2015 Ricardo M Fleshman (P)2016 Ricardo M Fleshman

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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 07-08-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 07-08-16 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,250 helpful votes on Amazon, over 410 helpful votes on Audible, own 650+ Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books!

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    "Trinidad, Byone takes on voodoo"
    What did you like best about The Shiver Men? What did you like least?

    I like the premise of Mose Byone character. I listened to Death on Canal Street a few weeks ago. Shiver Men is darker, in my opinion, that isn't a good thing.


    What could Ricardo Fleshman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Murder on Canal Street took place in New Orleans. Doing a good job portaying the life pulses of the Crescent City and its residents.


    What does Nicholas Patrella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nicholas is a very good narrator, the script of this novel contained material necessitating yelling, screeching by Patrella. That turned me off from listening.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    As a stand alone, NO. I understand that an Amazon series is in the works tentatively titled The Dying Dance of the Detective Byone Series of novels by Ricardo M Fleshman. The series contains The Dying Dance, The Devil's Serum, The Cemetery Paintings, Death on Canal Street, The Shiver Men and The Voodoo Detective. I'll probabaly give it a look when it comes on.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot to like in this series. The Shiver Men just didn't work for me.<br/><br/>This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-25-16
    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-25-16 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Good Short Book"

    Detective Byrone is back, so be sure you're seat belt is on nice and tight because you're in for one ride you won't forget. Once you listening the book flows well. As you listen to the book you will be drawn in and become a part of the story. This time not only does Detective Byone have to solve a crime, he also must confront his own past. Will he be able to confront and face his past? Will this crime be solved? Is Detective Moses Byrone finally back? This was another excellent, suspenseful read for me. I gave it 4 stars because it was a short book.
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review but I enjoyed the book so much I am going to check other books from the author.

    Nicholas Patrella was very good with the delivery of the story

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 06-22-17
    R. MCRACKAN Raleigh, NC 06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Quick Voodoo mystery"
    Any additional comments?

    Having never read any of the previous books in this series, I didn't know what to expect. What a great mystery novel. The short length helped it always feel forward moving and highly suspenseful.<br/><br/>I was especially impressed by the narrator. Holy cow. The voices, the accents, the seamless switching, the horrid yelling. Honestly I could have done without that last one but still, he did it well.<br/><br/>This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 08-20-16
    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 08-20-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "Different from others but good"

    I think this might be my favorite listen so far in the Detective Byone Series which is a little surprising since it was not even set in New Orleans, one of my favorite things about the other books. This book has a big creep factor that really works (and look at that cover art! Awesome!)
    When I started listening to this, I thought I had skipped over a chapter or two by mistake. It literally starts right in the action and you have to hang on - no getting ahead of this one. There is also a tenderness that perhaps is highlighted because of the violent nature of the rest of the book.
    I say in every review that Nicholas Patrella's voice just doesn't quite do it for me. I think Detective Byone should have a deep rich voice and so on. Well that took a back seat in this book. I was stunned at the different voices he came up with for different characters and changed back and forth without disrupting the flow. That can't be easy. And the accents! I was very impressed.
    This is a really good series. I have plans to listen to them all back to back - I think I would get more out of them that way.
    I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Serenity 08-09-16
    Serenity 08-09-16
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    "The Voodoo Detective against evil."

    Second look at this series and it is again a good book. The Voodoo detective continues to hunt down his brother.

    Nicholas Patrella delivers another good performance.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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    Bikram Agarwal 07-12-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Not as good as previous books of the series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had listened to book 3 and 4 of this series, also narrated by Nicholas Patrella. Both of those books were absolutely fabulous. Hence I had high hopes with this book #5 too. But surprisingly, this book took a different path and told a very different kind of story, quite dark and upsetting than the previous ones in this series. I wouldn't say it wasted my time, but I didn't quite like where this story went.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ricardo Fleshman again?

    His previous books of the series are awesome. This one book disappointing me doesn't take those away. I will surely read another book from him.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I had likes Nicholas Patrella's narration in the previous two books. He did a fantastic narration for those 2. Somehow in this installment though, I didn't feel like I'm listening to the same narrator. Something felt missing and I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it was just because of the content of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I voluntarily received a free copy of this book from the author / narrator / publisher and I'm leaving an unbiased review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Norma Miles
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    ""What's next for the Voodoo Detective?""
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    Detective Byone's partner and friend has been kidnapped by Baptiste and dragged into the wildness of Trinidad. Byone is after them and this time it is very, very personal. Travelling right back to his teenage days where it all started, this is a tale even darker than most and one of the best in the series. Whilst a stand alone, like all of the other Byone earlier stories, it is improved by knowledge of the others.<br/>Nicholas Patrella is the narrator again, tackling the unfamiliar phrases wit aplomb As noted before, his text reading style is somewhat strange, fragmented, but his conversation is fluent and very distinctive. And, for this listener, he really has become the voice of these Byone novels.<br/><br/>Another intriguing and curious book. I'm looking forward to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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