Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-5569-0940-5 $92.75 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-7036-0 $123.75 Eleven CDs
James Lee Burke’s entertaining 1990 novel is made even better by Mark Hammer’s measured Southern drawl, which allows the listener to savor every moment. At the heart of the action is detective Dave Robicheaux, who is shot by Jimmie Lee Boggs during a prison transfer gone bad. From there, Robicheaux leaves his small town and travels to New Orleans, beginning a journey that involves the DEA and a host of memorable characters. Burke's dialogue is superb, and Hammer provides each character with a distinct persona while pacing the story appropriately. Hammer’s narration allows listeners to enjoy every moment of the novel, especially its thoroughly satisfying conclusion. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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