The Tin Roof Blowdown

James Lee Burke, Author, Will Patton, Read by , read by Will Patton. Simon & Schuster Audio $49.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-6751-0

The pain, dismay and anger brought on by the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina explodes from the pages of this new Dave Robicheaux novel. For nearly a quarter of a century, Burke has used this series, despite their dark subject matter, to show his obvious love of the land, the people and the cultures of the South and specifically New Orleans. There is a mystery for Robicheaux to solve, but it's the destruction of Burke's beloved New Orleans that resonates like thunder throughout the book. Will Patton, who has come to embody the heart and soul of Burke's weary, Southern knight, matches the author's prose in all its intensity and pain. Adept as he is at portraying the eccentric, the evil and the endearing characters found in Burke's books, it is the actor's reading of Burke's descriptive passages, whether it be a storm forming off the Louisiana coast or the shock of blood escaping from a gunshot wound, that creates a fully realized world for the listener. Patton's insightful interpretation of Burke's darkly expressive imagery makes for a rich literary experience rarely achieved in crime fiction today. Simultaneous release with the S&S hardcover (Reviews, May 21). (July)

Reviewed on: 08/27/2007
Release date: 07/01/2007
Show other formats
FORMATS
Compact Disc - 978-0-7435-8297-1
Hardcover - 373 pages - 978-1-4165-4848-5
Mass Market Paperbound - 498 pages
Hardcover - 638 pages - 978-1-59722-484-0
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-1-4165-5988-7
Paperback - 638 pages - 978-1-59413-287-2
Compact Disc - 978-0-7435-6749-7
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4561-0129-9
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7435-6750-3
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7435-6752-7
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.