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Heartwood | [James Lee Burke]

Heartwood

In this story of haves vs. have-nots, past vs. present, justice vs. the justice system, Texas defense attorney Billy Bob Holland has his work cut out for him.
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In this story of haves vs. have-nots, past vs. present, justice vs. the justice system, Texas defense attorney Billy Bob Holland has his work cut out for him. According to Billy Bob's grandfather, you do well in life by keeping your roots in a clear stream and not letting anyone taint the water for you. But in Billy Bob's dusty little hometown of Deaf Smith, local kingpin Earl Deitrich has made his fortune running roughshod and tainting anyone who stands in his way. Now Billy Bob finds himself fighting Deitrich in court and fighting his own desire for the kingpin's beautiful wife, Peggy Jean.

©1999 James Lee Burke, All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Cecil Beaumont, TX, USA 07-26-04
    Cecil Beaumont, TX, USA 07-26-04 Member Since 2002
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    "Not Burke's best, but a good listen."

    Will Patton's strong narration helps carry the book. Perhaps the unabridged version is better. Still, it's a Burke book, and his less than best is still pretty good. A lot of action, a quick pace, mean characters with just enough humanity so that a reader can feel some remorse for their passing, wonderful dialog, which Burke know how to end on deft note, all the good things Burke regularly delivers are here. So buy it; you'll not be sorry you did.

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    Willis driftwood, TX, USA 05-31-06
    Willis driftwood, TX, USA 05-31-06 Member Since 2006
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    "heartwood"

    A standard Burke novel.Enjoyable, and fast paced. Great dialog and dynamic villans.Hardnosed heros and venomous vixons. Burkes books always hit close to home with anyone from the Big Sky state or The South, especially Texas or Louisiana and this is no exception. If you are a long time Burke reader than of corse you must read this one. If not I would suggest starting off with one of the Robicheux books.Its not that this book is bad but Burke has done much better.Audible should also think about offering Burke's award winning novel, Black Cherry Blues.I would recomend Burke to anyone who is a fan crime stories in fact I would shove them in his direction.He may be the best in the business.

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    Max KANSAS CITY, MO, United States 09-16-11
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    "Overproduced and Overabridged"

    There is little left of substance after the abridgement. Insipid blues guitar pieces separate the set pieces, as well as overwrought, inconsistently used sound effect, give this an incredibly amateurish feel. This is particularly tragic given the excellence of Burke's writing and Patton's narration. The producer and editor should have been horsewhipped.

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