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While the overall message of the book was quite interesting, I feel like the same point was made repeatedly throughout the book. Being a native New Orleanian myself, I am well-aware that there was an economic gain to be had by practicing Voodoo, but there is so much more that could have been addressed. I wanted more history. I wanted more articles describing eye-witness accounts. Being it is about politics as well as religion, I wanted more court cases or police reports. I also wanted a more intimate look at Marie Laveau.
Also, the narration was a disappointment. Although I can hear an authentic New Orleans dialect when he would read most passages, every time he quoted someone there would be this awkward pause in between words. He also seemed to change his dialect when quoting to perhaps "dumb it down" a bit. Although the grammar is believable when he did this, the pronunciations were very off. And the pauses eventually became like nails on a chalkboard.
Overall, although the information and story had a good foundation, I ultimately found it lacking.