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I actually enjoyed the book. It was classic Connolly, with maybe even a bit of Dave Robicheaux's South Louisiana tossed in, for good measure. Not great literature, but a much better than average detective novel.
The real problem was with the narrator. Yes, I know that he made no real attempt to add a serious Louisiana accent, and I can deal with that, since some accents are very tough to get right. Or, in the case of a Scottish accent, if you get it right, the narration is totally unintelligible. The problem is that there were 1/2 dozen words that he completely mispronounced. Since some of them were place names and not just N'Awleans, but when he mispronounces Metarie, Ponchartrain, etc. and they are words/place names that come up repeatedly, it's like fingernails on a chalk board. It should have been basic research to check on those names.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
I know the beach is RE-ho-bith! NOT RE-hee-buth!! And Katherine Demitter is pronounced DeMeter!! THERE ARE SO MANY MIS-pronunciations you should give back the payment!!! It totally detracted from the story! I cant count how many words you mispronounced. It screws uo the audible experience. Shame on the people who paid you!
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