Wake of the Bloody Angel

Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Series: Eddie LaCrosse, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (225 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery, one that has just fallen into the lap of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse.

For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina’s tavern, so when Angelina herself asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart years ago, he can hardly say no—even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, The Bloody Angel, went to bottom of the sea, taking with it a king’s ransom in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag with a crew of the damned.

To find the truth, and earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a sexy former pirate queen in search of the infamous Tew—and his even more legendary treasure.

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland. He’s been a reporter, editor, photographer, and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He has published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen, and country musicians. He has two sons and lives in Wisconsin.

©2012 Alex Bledsoe (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A grand Pirate Adventure, and a bit with a dog!

Well maybe not a dog, but there are a couple of giant lizards and sea monsters. Eddy Lacrosse ventures out to solve a mystery for landlady Angelina, which turns into a classic pirate adventure, with enough originality to still be interesting. By no means am I an enthusiast for seafaring / pirate adventures, and I still enjoyed this story - it's solidly enjoyable, and could be enjoyed even if you haven't read any of the earlier ones in the series (although I do recommend listening to all of them). While there aren't many new learnings about lead character Eddy, we do learn a great deal about Angelina's dark past.

I've listened to a lot of Rudnicki's work, and he's always a good narrator in my book, hmm, no pun intended, but I'll leave that in.

Another worthy adventure in the Eddy Lacrosse series!

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Goes beyond its initial gimmick.

Before listening or reading this book, do yourself a favor and listen to the song, "Brandy," by Looking Glass. It's on YouTube but worth buying a copy. Since the song came out in '72, many of you may not have heard it, even though it was the number one song of the year.

Anyway, Eddie's client is the Brandy from the song. It sounds cheesy but it works. This isn't like Red Shirts where the gimmick is the whole story. Bledsoe makes this book as good as any in the series, which means that it's way above average. There's the mystery, some fighting and a couple of old favorite characters. Definitely worth it.

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Brilliant combination of story and narrator

It isn't often that the fourth book in a series is even better than the previous three. Bledsoe spins a tale of pirates, gold and tropical isles.

Eddie, in taking a case 20 years cold as a favor to a friend has to sail across oceans, track down other pirates and face some rather nasty truths about himself. With well developed characters and non-stop action, this book is more of a thriller and less of a character driven detective story than previous books. The plot is well thought out and developed.

Once again Rudnicki's deep voice is the perfect match for the story. The editing is excellent with nary a mispronunciation, hesitation or duplication in the entire recorded book.

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Wow.

I was curious what type of adventure this would be going to a almost a different genre with a SEA BOAT EXPLORATION. And.. well, this is better than some of those in that genre all together. I have a weakness for Eddie Lacrosse, but I thought this one was amazing. It had everything you want from fights, monsters, lost gold, teamwork, and mystery. Obviously there is a touch of fantasy again to do some heavy lifting on more fun aspects, such as the timing of things happening at the right time, monsters, supernatural forces.. but it's not extremely heavy and used well in my opinion. I read this once, and can almost tell you everything that happened again because of how much it got me to immerse myself.

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Pirate twist of good and evil

Like the story, like the narration, didn't like the foul language, doesn't improve the story.

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Let Stefan Rudnicki tell you a story...

Eddie LaCrosse is a totally affable guy, albeit a very deadly guy in a sword fight, and for 25 bucks a day you can buy his special kind of investigative service... he seems to have a nose for trouble, and a propensity to uncover unbelievable situations! In this case, Eddie is hired by his best friend to find her old love, a sailor turned pirate, and missing for the past 20 years! To say it would be hard, would be an understatement, more likely it'll be nigh impossible... but Eddie would, for friendship sake, make an attempt to follow this cold trail! But it's Eddie, remember? and the unfathomable is always lying in wait! If he hadn't been among a ship full of sailors his story of what they found would never have been believed! So grab this audio book, and let the very talented Stefan Rudnicki, tell you a story about Pirates... and treasure!

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Loads of rollicking fun!

All around fun listen. Great pirate-sea monster-sword fighting story. Narration was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Eddie LaCross series just gets better

What other book might you compare Wake of the Bloody Angel to and why?

I never ever heard of a pirate story like this one. Alex Bledsoe really knows how to draw you into the characters and the story.

What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

Stefan Rudniki is a great narrator, I've listened to several series where he narrates and he doesn't disappoint ever

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

SPOILER..........When Eddie confronts Angie with the truth.

Any additional comments?

I love this series, there are always great moments some funny some scary, but always action packed. I hope there will be more in this series than five books and I hope Stefan Rudnicki continues to narrate.

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Another solid book!

If you are already into the world of Eddie Lacrosse then sit back and enjoy another great story. I love the way his world is unfolding book by book. The time spend on the water in this book is a lot of fun for those of us who enjoy a good pirate tale as well.

All around good book, keep them coming Alex!

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  • 11-30-16

still quite enjoyable to read

despite the change in scenery it is still the same as the other books, nice and enjoyable.