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Voodoo Dreams Audiobook

Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

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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.

©1993 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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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    Rachel 20/09/2015
    Rachel 20/09/2015
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Melissa
    Dayton, OH, United States
    03/03/11
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    "Colorful verbal illustrations..."

    Excellent character development I truly enjoyed the tone and pace if this story. This is a colorful legend and the author did wonderful job with the verbal illustrations that translated effortlessly into the tapestry of all the story entails. The narration was sublime as well. I highly recommend this title to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with fare, a little raunch and a whole lot of soul.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Turiello
    Overland Park, KS USA
    12/10/13
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    "A bit course, but interesting."
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    This is one of those listens that is a great story, but not always an enjoyable read. There are many course and caustic characters and events that make it a rough story to enjoy at times. Overall, though, I enjoyed learning and experiencing this story and would love to read more on both the topic and by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • desley
    shalimar, fl, United States
    19/12/12
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    "Great read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Voodoo Dreams the most enjoyable?

    Just returned from a trip to new Orleans and I think to book captured the feel and history of this unique city.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed witnessing Marie grow in her personal strength.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Madison, NJ, United States
    03/01/13
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    "Horrid. Shame. "

    I've tried 3 times with this book. This last time I tried for hours & hours. The subject matter held promise. But this was horridly awful. Just awful. There's was this constant promise of mystery and intrigue. But nothing has been delivered after hours and hours of endless hours of dribble. Shame.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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