Voodoo Dreams : Voodoo

  • by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • Series: Voodoo
  • 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans' history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her. When Marie becomes a healer, she discovers a supernatural force that can channel the power of her ancestors. But it is a ferocious force driven by both life and death.
Author Jewell Parker Rhodes has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts and is a professor of American literature and creative writing at Arizona State University.

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What the Critics Say

"All the ingredients of a bewitching read - atmosphere, adventure, mystery, and romance - as well as enough intellectual substance to give it a satisfying heft." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Voodoo Dreams

I really loved this book. Just after listening to it for the second time. So little is really known about Marie, but walking through the French Quarter I realized New Orleans is a place where Marie would have belonged. Whoever she was, New Orleans certainly remembers her. If you are interested in historical fiction about the south and particularly New Orleans you will really enjoy this book.
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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books