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- A Dave Robicheaux Novel
- By: James Lee Burke
- Narrated by: Will Patton
- Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
Dave's inability to let things alone gets him involved with two very powerful criminals, both wanting to protect their sons from the trouble they court, and both with the attitude of the privileged and white. When a young black drug dealer gets on the wrong side of the boys, tensions run high and there are more needless deaths - causing Dave to come to blows with the FBI, the DA's office and a thug who has little regard for any life but his own.
Gritty insight into life in southern USA
- By B Higson on 12-10-14
Cracking plot, brilliantly read.
Would you listen to Pegasus Descending again? Why?
No. Too many other books to read and listen to.
Who was your favorite character and why?
As always, Tripod - obviously the master mind behind it all.
Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have listened to several. I would not wish to rank them - all excellent.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
- By: George Eliot
- Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
- Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.
- By Caro on 27-04-11
Juliet Stevenson makes the reading magnificent.
Would you listen to Middlemarch again? Why?
Not again - this is probably a once in a lifetime listen, but not to be missed.
What did you like best about this story?
The slow progression, as the characters in Middlemarch are introduced, developed, and inter-act.
Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
At over 30 hours, I think not.
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