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A Morning for Flamingoes: A Dave Robicheaux Novel | [James Lee Burke]

A Morning for Flamingoes: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh - the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs - a sound he would never forget. It had started out as an ordinary prisoner transfer, then turned into a blood bath when the convicted murderer got hold of a gun.
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Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh: the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs - a sound he would never forget.

It had started out as an ordinary prisoner transfer, then turned into a blood bath when the convicted murderer got hold of a gun. Robicheaux could still hear that contemptible laughter, replacing the horrors from 'Nam he relived every night, echoing in the still of his darkened bedroom.

When Boggs is spotted in New Orleans, Robicheaux follows, joining a DEA sting operation in the Quarter. Poised for revenge, he prepares to face his fears and silence the laughter once and for all. But, in the murky water of the Pearl River, Robicheaux finds that some things are more important than sweet, simple revenge.

More mayhem? Listen to another of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux thrillers.

©1990 James Lee Burke; (P)1993 Recorded Books

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    Denise Raleigh, NC, United States 06-09-11
    Denise Raleigh, NC, United States 06-09-11 Member Since 2008

    Addicted to Audible - I listen to at least three books a month while I'm out walking. I'm a motivational speaker based in North Carolina.

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    I'm only giving this a two because of the terrific writng about New Orleans. The rest was utterly unbelievable. Give me a tough cop anytime, but this one gets the hell beat out of him regularly and then runs 4 miles. More like a cartoon than a developed character. A seemingly sane women falls in love with him after she is almost raped because of him on their first date. Save your money and your time.

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    Ray Newyork, NY, United States 04-29-12
    Ray Newyork, NY, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    Where does A Morning for Flamingoes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the highest rating.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Hammer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    By this same author.He does accents very well,making it easy to get into the story.


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    The main character's loyalty to each other,the dialogue and the narrator's performance are a winning combination for this series.

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    Vickey PATTERSON, CA, United States 05-30-11
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    "Wonderful surprise!"

    This was the 1st Robicheaux I ever read; afterward, I bought the books from Neon Rain up to Flamingos & have read every book since. So I know the story. The surprise was Mark Hammer's performance. (yes, a performance more than a 'reading') I will buy every single Burke audio-book that involves Hammer!

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    Mary Oro Valley, AZ, United States 11-06-08
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    "Such a disappointment"

    The first part of this book is wonderful, but the second part is truly awful. It is as if the author simply ran out of ideas and went for gross or silly resolution to the mystery. Very disappointing.

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    H. Borman Bay Area, CA 09-01-08
    H. Borman Bay Area, CA 09-01-08 Member Since 2005

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    "Best Yet"

    I'm going through all of Burke's books from the beginning. I think this is the best yet. Most of the story takes place out of his usual digs and in New Orleans. The story concerns an undercover assignment and a relationship he has with one of the New Orleans "greaseballs". The plot is gripping, because his life is at risk almost from the start. It is also the story about how he gets together with his 3rd wife Bootsie. The narrator is wonderful and if not from Louisiana, he has an amazing ability to do regional accents.

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