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James Lee Burke is in my top five list of talented novelists. He's one of the few that can tell a really good story while using imagery that adds to the experience instead of simply subscribing to the theory that the more metaphors, the better. This was a marvelous story with several well-developed and interesting characters. Occasionally the narrator made it difficult to discern who was speaking but he did an otherwise exceptional job. I really can't say anything bad about this novel and picked it because of previous good listens by the author. I will listen to another.
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I loved the plot, love Dave, loved the book ... but the mispronunciation of so many South Louisiana words - particularly names of places - was terribly distracting. Except for this single but distracting problem, Hammer, the reader, does a fine job with the local dialect. But Mark - PLEASE call someone who lives in the area, and learn to pronounce unfamiliar terms before you do a day's work in the reading room.
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