The Voodoo Detective : Detective Byone

  • by Ricardo M. Fleshman
  • Narrated by Nicholas Patrella
  • Series: Detective Byone
  • 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christmas, 1973. One of the young women from La Petite Fleur Rose has mysteriously disappeared. For the last nine months New Orleans Private Detective Moses Byone has worked the cases that have the entire Crescent City donning him the Voodoo Detective. Mose and Armond race against time to protect themselves from the terribly dark and malevolent forces threatening them and the beautiful, seductive women of La Petite Fleur Rose. Gripping to the last, Detective Moses Byone comes face to face with the darkness and evil he has tried so desperately to disprove as he becomes The Voodoo Detective.

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A Good Series: Storyville, French Quarter, N.O.

What made the experience of listening to The Voodoo Detective the most enjoyable?

I have listened to at least four audio books in the Detective Byone Series. I enjoy the New Orleans settings Treme, Storyville, the Quarter. Another aspect is the characters who populate the novels and how real they seem and how complex they are. The cultures and diversity. These are strongly represented in The Voodoo Detective specifically.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Voodoo Detective?

The confrontation and chase through the abandon building. The initial investigation.


What does Nicholas Patrella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Though I'm no expert, my opinion is that Nicholas handles the French pronunciations and dialects very well. He has a clear neutral voice but can add dramatic elements appropriately.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

If you can't do the time,... Voodoo you think you're foolin?


Any additional comments?

Of the handful in the series, so far, that I've heard, this one, "The Voodoo Detective" is my favorite.

Thank you for the chance to listen to and review it.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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- in1ear (John Row)

Another "not so good"

Would you try another book from Ricardo M. Fleshman and/or Nicholas Patrella?

I had started reading from the 3rd book of this series and so far I've read 3rd, 4th, 5th and this 6th book. I had loved the 3rd and 4th book and the 5th book was disappointing. Sadly, this 6th book is also a bit of a disappointment. Looks like the 3rd and 4th book have set such high expectations in my mind that the other books of the series aren't meeting it. I still have hope though, that Ricardo will write something as fabulous some day. So, I will definitely try other books from him.


Has The Voodoo Detective turned you off from other books in this genre?

Canned response - "No. No one book can ever turn off a reader from an entire genre."


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Nicholas Patrella's performance is always good in this series. All 4 books I've listened to have been equally good, where audio performance is concerned.


Could you see The Voodoo Detective being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, the Detective Byone Novels can be turned into a "mystery of the week" tv series.


Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Bikram Agarwal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2016
  • Publisher: Ricardo Fleshman