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Download Twelve Bar Blues Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Neate Narrator: Tom Clarke-Hill Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Jazz musician Lick Holden is setting New Orleans on fire with his playing at the beginning of the 20th century. But Lick's passion is to find his lost step-sister. Meanwhile, at the end of the 20th century, Sylvia, an English prostitute, and her companion Jim are in search of Sylvia's past, lost somewhere in the Louisiana bayou. Crossing time and space, this is an epic tale of fate, family, friendship and jazz.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl Butler | 1/6/2014

    " Certainly really enjoyed the style of this book, very fast paced and engaging, particularly the parts based in the early 20th century based on a young Louis Armstrong. *Slight Spoiler Alert* However, I found the ending very inevitable and obvious, somewhat out of character with the rest of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 12/23/2013

    " A reet rollickin' read - a little too heavy with its own self-regard and mythologising but worth a go. The most unconvincing character is the author's avatar the big-heatred white-boy drifter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/19/2013

    " This is a journey over time and distance, from Africa to new Orleans and onto London. It felt like a pure historical novel to start but the supernatural/ spiritual element pulled then disparate parts of the story into a whole. A book that pulled you along and kept you wondering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Kutner-simon | 12/4/2013

    " 3/4s the way through. CRACKING read! Very enjoyable & entertaining read. I'm amazed at the author's skill in creating these characters. Thoroughly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rajendra prabhu k | 11/17/2013

    " truly blue "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reihem | 10/20/2013

    " Sheer perfection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Cowen | 9/28/2013

    " Maybe the best book I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/28/2012

    " goes with musungu jim and the great chief tuloko. this one is a neat read because it weaves together stories across time and continents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shamsher | 9/17/2012

    " Nice nice nice. Super humour, super insight into humour and so many layers. Makes the story move from different angles. Makes you cry a moment and then get you into splits (I mean seriously). Loved it was a bit sad when it all finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/10/2012

    " I love this book because it really takes you into the long lost but fascinating Storyville New Orleans. You can almost feel the city and see little Louis Armstrong running the streets. A New Orleans and jazz lovers must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Hill | 2/9/2012

    " Interesting novel, with polyphonic narrative, but the novel feels a little unsettled as a result. THe history, the music and the characters are fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenji | 1/15/2012

    " Cool storyline weaving it's way through the southern Louisiana music scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/17/2011

    " 18 months to read so I found it quite put-downscale, however, I did enjoy it. "

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