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Summary

Detective Moses Byone is back! With his trusted partner, former antiques dealer Armond Fontenot, they tackle a case that is over one hundred and fifteen years in the making. Investigating chests of gold and silver stolen during the Civil War, Mose and Armond find themselves in the midst of a violent and enigmatic case. When their client Marcel Lavolier comes up murdered, they must solve his questionable and mysterious death if they are to escape the danger alive. With an incredible and astonishing ending, Death on Canal Street delivers the supernatural darkness, intrigue and mystery known for Detective Byone's 1973 New Orleans.

©2015 Ricardo M Fleshman (P)2016 Ricardo M Fleshman

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Brilliant

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Coming after the end of the trilogy, I had my reservations about this novel. But it was brilliant! Detective Moses Byone was as brilliant as he was during the trilogy and the plot itself was good. Fleshman has a talent for smooth story telling, fast pacing and characterisation.

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"A pig with lipstick on it is still a pig."

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Another harrowing case for Detective Moses Byone and his new partner, Armond.Perhaps if they had known their client, Marcel, better they would not have agreed to deliver four heavy chests to his home. When Marcel is murdered, they have to hide the chests and try to find out why and by whom he was killed. The answer to this latter question is totally unexpected.

Set in the often seedy and atmospheric areas of New Orleans, the 'Voodoo' detective gets to meet some rather colourful characters. For anyone yet to start this series, this would be a good place to begin as it is not reliant on any former knowledge from previous books and even Moses reintroduces himself. Nicholas Patrella is, again, the narrator and his is quite a task. Not only does his give smooth and distinctive voice to all of the characters but he also has to tackle phrases in French and Creole, which he does with aplumb, though sometimes with a strange accenting, but perhaps that is how it is spoken there. He also enthusiastically adds laughter and raised voices where called upon to do so in the text. However, he does have an initially disconcerting hesitancy at times when reading between conversations.but ignore this: the effect quickly ceases to intrude. Overall, a good performance.

This is an enjoyable book in an unusual series. The first three stories are best heard in order but this, the fourth, can be safely read without previous knowledge, as mentioned before. I was very fortunate in being gifted my copy of Death on Canal Street by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. My thanks. The more of this series I hear, the better I like it..

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Just couldn't get into it due to the narrator

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Narrators are a very personal issue and for me this particular narrator did not make the book enjoyable. I just couldn't get into the book so I can't really comment on what it is like. Someone else might thoroughly enjoy it.

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-18

Fleshman Brings us Another Great Read

The Voodoo Detective Returns. Returning with Armond Fontenot, His Antique Dealer Friend and now partner, they move on the edge of the dark side as they work to uncover the mysteries surrounding their clients death
Not only is the case layers deep but as always has an unexpected twist as they try to unwind the story.
Patrella’s narration makes the story a great listen.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Note: When selecting books to read or listen to for reviews I try and select authors and stories that interest me. Sometimes I am fortunate and other times not so fortunate. Either way, I try to review the books with integrity.

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  • Reg
  • 01-12-17

Voodoo Mystery

Detective Byone and Armond are on the case after their client turns up dead. This case will be bring everything home to Byone and challenge him in ways he never imagined.

This audiobook was just OK for me. Everything, from the plot to the narration was superficial and lacked very much depth. There was not a lot of character development and I never really cultivated any affinity for the main characters. I have not ready the previous books in the series so that may be why I felt like there were missing pieces to the story. The setting was interesting to me as I am always drawn to the mystery that is New Orleans but this was not played up, either. In the end, I was just waiting for it to end.

I received this book for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Deedra
  • 03-08-17

Death on canal street

I tried to listen to this more than once.The narration was just too over the top for me.I thought the series description sounded good.I was provided this book by the author,narrator ro publisher for review.

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  • Jenniferk
  • 04-05-17

Another cool case for Byone

What made the experience of listening to Death on Canal Street the most enjoyable?

Great narration and characters are all I could have hoped for. I love this series and Byone as the noir detective now has his partner on his cases that only makes it more fun and enjoyable. This story was so good I hoped it would not end. I can't get enough of this series. I highly recommend it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Myztikal
  • 19-04-17

A Thrilling Series

If you could sum up Death on Canal Street in three words, what would they be?

It really delivers!

What other book might you compare Death on Canal Street to and why?

I think the only time I compare books is when they are ranked horribly.This isn't the case and it stands alone, basking in its own power.

Have you listened to any of Nicholas Patrella’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet. I plan to listen to The Cemetery Paintings next though; same author, previous book in the series.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were multiple twists that made me say, "What?! Rewind and listen again!"

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  • Bikram Agarwal
  • 11-04-17

Another good book in the series

Would you listen to Death on Canal Street again? Why?

No. It was a good story but not that good that I will listen to it again.

Any additional comments?

I had received book 3 and book 4 of this series free from the author / narrator / publisher and I'm providing an unbiased review for both the books.

I left a more detailed review on the book #3's page. Don't want to duplicate the entire thing here. In summary though - The books work as stand alone story most of the time. I can easily see both books as an episode of one of the crime thriller shows on tv.

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  • Jan M
  • 03-04-17

Enjoyable Listen

Both the author and narrator were new to me & I enjoyed this book. I found this story to be original. I liked the setting of New Orleans and thought it gave something extra to the book. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • James & Cindy Jackson
  • 04-12-16

A New Orleans adventure

What did you love best about Death on Canal Street?

Detective Moses Byone and sidekick Armand Fontenot

What did you like best about this story?

The atmosphere of New Orleans. The slightly offbeat characters without being cartoonish characterizations

Which scene was your favorite?

When Moses saw Bastiste alive. What a twist.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Heather M Leal
  • 02-08-16

Narration takes away from the story

I really tried to get into this book, but I just couldn't. The narration was just so bad it made it impossible to enjoy it. The character voices were terrible and the way he pronounced certain words grated on my nerves. The premise of the book is intriguing enough that I may try it in print, but I just couldn't get through it as an audio book. I stopped and started this book 3 times in the hopes that something would have changed, but nope, couldn't do it.

I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review via AudioBookBoom.

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  • J. Warren Benton
  • 27-07-16

A New Orleans adventure

Detective Byone has one wild case. Trying to catch a killer who witnesses claim to be the devil with red eyes. Byone weeds through the conductor, the french horn player and a few others before solving the case. Even though he finally identifies the killer he is
unable capture him.