Voodoo

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 231 ratings

Voodoo Dreams Publisher's Summary

Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her. When Marie becomes a healer, she discovers a supernatural force that can channel the power of her ancestors. But it is a ferocious force driven by both life and death.

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts and is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University.

©1993 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful verbal illustrations...

    • By Melissa on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 2

    • Voodoo Season

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Jewell Parker Rhodes follows up her acclaimed Voodoo Dreams with a present-day mystery surrounding the gifts of an ancestor of the Voodoo Queen. Doctor Marie Levant can't explain why she's drawn to New Orleans, or why it's comforting and unsettling at the same time. And she can't shake her haunting dreams. But when she delivers a dead woman's baby, Marie knows malevolent forces are at work, and it's up to her to stop them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cute story

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Yellow Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The third novel in Jewell Parker Rhodes' acclaimed Voodoo series, Yellow Moon finds New Orleans' preeminent voodoo practitioner hunting an African vampire - a wazimamoto. Marie Levant is tired of seeing corpses drained of blood arrive at the hospital each night, and tired of being haunted by their ghosts. It'll take all her skills to expel the deadly spirit in this.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could not finish this book

    • By M.Word on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 4

    • Hurricane

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Working in the ER, Dr. Marie Lavant sees the darkest side of New Orleans. But the bloody wounds of patients are not the only things that haunt her. As the descendent of a legendary voodoo queen, Marie is cursed with the ability to communicate with spirits of the dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not much new material

    • By M. Eglestone on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.26