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Audiobook Review: Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane

on April 30, 2011

I picked this up at the library as I was immediately drawn to it since I like Dennis Lehane’s books a lot (e.g. Shutter Island)! It brings back the characters of Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro and picks up the story line from “Gone Baby Gone”. It’s 12 years later and Amanda McCready, the little girl they found in “Gone Baby Gone”, is missing again. Patrick and Angie have felt unsettled over the years in bringing little Amanda back to her drug user mom (taking her from the loving couple that – unfortunately – were kidnappers). Patrick decides he’ll take on the case to find her before he “retires” to a more conventional job.

Read by Jonathan Davis, this audiobook kept me engaged. The plot was a bit complicated – particularly while driving – when the Russian mob got involved, but all in all, it was a good listen. Davis’ narration was just okay for me. The Boston accent is always hard for me to listen to – since I live in the Boston area and am thus always analyzing people’s attempts at a Boston accent – and since the book was narrated from Patrick’s point of view, the Boston accent was used for the narration piece, as well as the speech. I think I would have preferred it just for the characters’ spoken bits.

If you like Lehane, you’ll probably like this book!


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