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Light of the World Audiobook

Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

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Publisher's Summary

"America’s best novelist" (The Denver Post) and "the reigning champ of nostalgia noir" (The New York Times Book Review) introduces his most evil character yet in the 20th thriller in the best-selling Dave Robicheaux series.

A New York Times best-selling author many times over, James Lee Burke is a two-time Edgar Award-winner whose every book is cause for excitement, especially those in the wildly popular Dave Robicheaux series.

In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom listeners met in Burke’s most recent best seller Creole Belle.

"James Lee Burke remains the heavy weight champ," says New York Times best-seller Michael Connelly, "a great American novelist whose work...is unsurpassed." The master proves it once again with this harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.

©2013 James Lee Burke (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Poconos pocono pines, pa United States 08-13-13
    Poconos pocono pines, pa United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2010

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    What disappointed you about Light of the World?

    I know I should wait until I am finished listening to the book but I am 3/4 of the way through the second part and ready to just give up. Only with Will Patton narrating was I able to even get this far. This story just rambles on and on and on and most of the things the characters are doing are just simply stupid at best! The story line is absurb. Save your money.


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    Kathy S. 02-12-17
    Kathy S. 02-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love James Lee burke"

    A thriller right to the end!!
    Love how he writes n keeps you guessing..cant sit to red the one..

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    Amazon Customer 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "one of his best ever"

    this is a great audiobook enjoyed it from start to finish James Lee Burke is one of the greatest writers I have ever heard of and Will Patton is the best reader of audio books nobody even comes close to him he's the absolute best he has the rare ability to change his voice for each character very few narrators can do that I will listen to this audiobook over and over again it was terrific

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    Troy Stafford 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Hope this isn't the last we'll hear from Dave"

    Enjoyed it as always. Amazing how Dave and Clete hold it together despite the madness around them.

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    Melisa Heckathorn Fallon, Nevada United States 10-12-16
    Melisa Heckathorn Fallon, Nevada United States 10-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Robicheaux as usual!"

    Very visual and moving storyline. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Just as good as all of his work.

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    Sharon United States 10-02-16
    Sharon United States 10-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Guess I'll have to check out the rest!"

    Great book, story held my interest and narration was spot on. I am pretty partial though, I think I could listen to Will Patton read a phone book. Something about his voice and speed is soothing to the soul.

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    Tee Box Culver, IN USA 08-26-16
    Tee Box Culver, IN USA 08-26-16 Member Since 2016

    Trust me.

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    "Wish all audiobooks were this good"

    Can we just have Will Patton read all audiobooks? Please? He's flat-out the best. The book itself is terrific as well. Love the Dave Robicheaux series. If you haven't tried them, start with the first one and enjoy.

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    Mishap Houston, TX 07-06-16
    Mishap Houston, TX 07-06-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Another great narration by Will Patton"
    What made the experience of listening to Light of the World the most enjoyable?

    Will Patton so perfectly voices the characters in this novel you can see them like a hologram in the air before you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved to see Wyatt Dixon make a return and Will Patton voices him beautifully.


    What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely made me sit in the car long after I had reached my destinations just to finish listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the blending in this novel of Dave Robicheau into Holland territory.

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    John 07-03-16
    John 07-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit to long"

    I love JLB. His detail and descriptive writing methods capture every possible detail. I felt this book had just to many side stories making the novel longer than I like. That being said it was another entertaining adventure with many twist and turn in a fight for food over evil.

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    Lili S Rodriguez 05-29-16 Member Since 2002
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    "Gripping Story & Masterful Narration"
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    James Lee Burke spins yet another gripping Dave Robicheaux novel, with more than the usual number of interesting sub-plots. Clete Purcell's daughter plays a fairly large role in this book and I look forward to reading more about her in future Robicheaux stories. If you're a James Lee Burke and/or Dave Robicheaux fan you won't want to miss this latest installment. And Will Patton... what can I say. I could listen to him read the phone book. He was wonderful as always -- I can't imagine a Dave Robicheaux book read by anyone else.

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