Jesus Out to Sea
- Stories (Unabridged Selections)
- Narrated by: Ron McLarty
- Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-31-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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"Whether the lead characters are abused children or prostitutes trying to escape the life, Burke always makes us see both the near certainty of tragedy to come and the smoldering embers of possibility in the ashes of blighted lives." ( Booklist)
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By Daniel McAfee on 03-18-08
Change of Pace
If ever there was a JLB work that was made for Mark Hammer's narration, this was it!
As far as JLB fans, most I see/hear prefer Will Patton to Mark Hammer, but this collection was absolutely MADE for Hammer. I can't believe they missed the boat on this one!!
However, the reader was good and did not detract from the stories.
I prefer JLB novels to the short stories. The short stories just didn't have the punch I was expecting.
Overall, the collection was a nice change of pace and I recommend!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
By dee on 12-16-12
ok not one of Burke's best
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
At times the switch between stories was very abrupt
Has Jesus Out to Sea turned you off from other books in this genre?
not at all I love JLB However this particular book felt like a lot of rehash from other books. Having said that I have not read his non NOLA series and am now more interested in those
What didn’t you like about Ron McLarty’s performance?
Ron McLarty is perfect and definitely the voice of Dave Robicheaux
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I felt somewhat disappointed when I discover several stories with strong links and at times identical to other written work. While the back stories went further than what was told in the novel it did not really contribute to my enjoyment of the novels