Listening to Burke’s Robicheaux series means walking into the dark, damp swamps of New Iberia, Louisiana, and the pain-ridden, tortured swamps of Robicheaux’s mind. Narrator Will Patton’s portrayal of the detective snares the listener in the rich descriptions and philosophizing woven through the action. Patton’s rendition of Smiley Wimple, the psychotic, childlike murderer on a mission, is creepily on target. His voice for Robicheaux’s friend Clete Purcell, however, is pinched and seems wrong for this big, generous hero. This audiobook is a continuation of Burke’s series featuring Robicheaux. There is sufficient backstory, however, so the new listener can follow the narrative. Listeners will be kept thoroughly engaged as they view time, death, and good and evil through Robicheaux’s fractured prism. E.Q. 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781508266686 $39.99 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781508266693 $24.99
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