Voodoo Dreams : Voodoo

  • by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • Series: Voodoo
  • 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"All the ingredients of a bewitching read - atmosphere, adventure, mystery, and romance - as well as enough intellectual substance to give it a satisfying heft." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Colorful verbal illustrations...

Excellent character development I truly enjoyed the tone and pace if this story. This is a colorful legend and the author did wonderful job with the verbal illustrations that translated effortlessly into the tapestry of all the story entails. The narration was sublime as well. I highly recommend this title to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with fare, a little raunch and a whole lot of soul.
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- Melissa

A bit course, but interesting.

Any additional comments?

This is one of those listens that is a great story, but not always an enjoyable read. There are many course and caustic characters and events that make it a rough story to enjoy at times. Overall, though, I enjoyed learning and experiencing this story and would love to read more on both the topic and by this author.

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- Heather Turiello

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books