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An unusual mystery thriller which, though set in fairly recent times, has the feel of the Victorian era. It is very atmospheric and descriptive of the surroundings be it inside or out, which helps to heighten the feeling of uneasy suspense which runs through the story. The plot, too, is convoluted, moving from suspect to suspect but still leaving the detective, and the readerr, guessing to the end. All of the main protagonists are characters in their own right and well drawn. As, too is Mose, the so called Voodoo Detective himself, but I suspect that there is much more about him still to tell.
The whole is narrated by Nicholas Patrella. His voice is pleasant and feels right to be the mouthpiece for Mose. He mostly reads rather than performs the storyline, with not much differentiation in the dialogue although he makes it obvious who everyone is. But there are occasions when acting out seems appropriate and then he fulfill!s this admirably. However, he pauses very frequently, with every comma, which I initially found distracting, losing the fluency of the text. After a few chapters, though, either I adjusted or the quantity of pauses decreassed and it ceased to be a problem.
My thanks to the publisher, author or narrator who sent me a copy of The Voodoo Detective, via Audiobook Boom, to provide an unbiased review. This I have done.
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
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This story was a rare find in that it was short but complete, not lacking in any area at all. I was engaged from start to finish. This is a must read for all thriller fans. Nicholas Patrella did a good job as narrator with easy to understand and distinguishable character voices. I look forward to more from this Author and narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.