Night and Day : Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries

  • by John Leslie
  • Narrated by David A. Wood
  • Series: Gideon Lowry Key West Mysteries
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even Ernest himself would probably have fled Key West's Hemingway Days celebration - a week of raucous tourists and swaggering Papa pretenders that send locals into hiding. Thus the low profile assumed by Gideon Lowry, playing his weekly piano gig at a quiet hotel, fighting his daily urge for a drink. That's where Asia - just Asia, like Madonna - finds him. Beret-clad, with lips the color of a plum, she glides into Gideon's world on the breathless end of a classic tune. She's left her aerie at MTV to find her estranged husband, who's lost in the reverie surrounding his obsession: Hemingway. But Asia doesn't want him back, she wants a divorce - and is ready to pay handsomely for it.
As the Hemingway festival builds to its crescendo, mainland violence pays a nasty visit. There's an evil dancing behind the carefree facades of Duval Street, and it will take every sun-bitten ounce of Gideon's Conch resolve to reel it in...

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Needs a Lift AND Has Great Potential

PI Gideon Lowry's former friendly flame is escorted out in a stilted but effective manner. Enter new, younger potential romantic interest with a songbird voice and a big problem, all of which gives N and D some lift without actually putting it into full flight. The new potential flame is tantalizing, alluring, and comes with all the excitements that draw a man to a woman and makes him want more until he realizes she doesn't have much depth, which makes him not care. I had a similar experience with N and D. The story holds super inticing potential without being fully delivered. The characters are stereotyped and barely interesting, and the premise is weakly plausible, both of which rip texture from the plot and-- even with a West Key backdrop and all the references to Earnest Hemingway-- leaves the story feeling a bit worn and lacking a genuine sense of place.

The upshot is that audiobook comes with a pretty enticing preview of the next installment. I must say it hints very strongly of John Leslie upping his skills and stepping more strongly into his craft. I plan to check it out.

Narrator David A. Wood gives a much improved performance from the first installment by pumping more life in both male and female character portrayals without being overly dramatic. I listened to half the tale at 1.5 speed before cranking it up to 2.0 with no problem.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.
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- espanolish

Wonderful Detective Story

What made the experience of listening to Night and Day the most enjoyable?

Gideon Lowry was an enjoyable character to follow and I can see more of his case stories in my future. I love that this was set in the midst of all things Hemingway. John Leslie does a great job of bringing the characters to life and leading you through the clues as Gideon finds them.


What other book might you compare Night and Day to and why?

I have always enjoyed the Jack Reacher novels and the style of this novel is very similar to the Reacher series, but yet individual in style as well.


Have you listened to any of David A. Wood’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the only performance by David Wood that I have listened to so far.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt for the character when he realized that his relationship with Casey had changed to something totally different. I could sense a feeling of loss through the narrator's voice and inflection. David A. Wood does a really nice job of becoming the character.


Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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- Booklover

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2017
  • Publisher: john leslie