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Mississippi Blood: A Novel by Greg Iles

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The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.



  • The narrator did a solid job, given the material he had to deliver. Unfortunately, the plot failed to captivate my interest, and the characters didn't resonate with me. I can't help but feel a bit let down by myself for investing countless hours into this monotonous and uninspiring tale.
  • I have never come across an audiobook that desperately needed some serious editing. It feels like every other sentence, the author is constantly exclaiming things like "I had a sudden realization" or "my heart stopped." The exaggerated emotions are never-ending and as a result, they lose all their impact. The writer relies heavily on telling instead of showing, constantly repeating themselves and everything is meant to be awe-inspiring and remarkable which ultimately makes it all meaningless. I was uncertain how to rate the performer because they were limited by the material they were given. It's rare for me to listen to a book and wonder what's happening, questioning if the writer is simply trying to increase the word count. This could have been a much more refined, articulate, and impactful book if an editor had taken a massive red pen to it, slashing away half of it, and ensuring that 95% of the exaggerated statements were removed.
  • In "Mississippi Blood: A Novel," Penn Cage seemed to have a certain spark in the previous books, "Turning Angel" and "Bone Tree." However, in this installment, it feels like he misplaced that special something.
  • I have to admit, I was quite disappointed with Mississippi Blood, especially considering how much I enjoyed the previous novels in the Penn Cage series. It felt like Greg Iles was grasping at straws, as the courtroom drama seemed forced and dragged on for far too long. I found it frustrating how easily Penn Cage would get freaked out by seemingly insignificant details, such as the erased "tapes of Viola's murder!" and Mr. Avery's passive demeanor at the start of the trial. It was as if Cage's emotions were on a constant rollercoaster ride, making it hard to fully invest in the story. And don't even get me started on the so-called "breathtaking" final statement by the D.A. It was anything but. I found myself rolling my eyes and wanting to fast forward through the repetitive moments.