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The Neon Rain Audiobook

The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series.

In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

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

©1987 James Lee Burke; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"With its fine local color and driving action, this novel is both chilling and first-rate entertainment." (Publishers Weekly)
"One of Burke's best." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Heather South Bend, IN, USA 01-14-10
    Heather South Bend, IN, USA 01-14-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Glass of Dr. Nut"

    I enjoy the Robicheaux series and this book is early in the chronology. Not everyone will make it through Detective Robicheaux's trip, but it is great to see snap shots of enduring characters. Will Patton is the only voice I can imagine for the Acadian cop. James Lee Burke's writing brings up memories of drinking Dr. Nut with crunchy ice... although I've never tasted the soda.

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    Kathy Fish 01-09-10
    Kathy Fish 01-09-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Really Good"

    Excellent story line.....extraordinary narrator. What a team. Buy it!
    KDF

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen sparta, NJ, United States 10-09-09
    Karen sparta, NJ, United States 10-09-09
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    "Incredible as always !"

    Great story, Will Patton is brilliant - The Burke/Patton team is always worth the listen - moving, lyrical, engrossing. I can't get enough of Dave and Burke/Patton ! Highly recommend.

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    MWarfield 10-08-09
    MWarfield 10-08-09
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    "The Neon Rain"

    I have listened to or read just about ALL of James Lee Burke's books. They are just WONDERFUL as are the movies.

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    Pam S. Donnelly Arkansas 07-03-09
    Pam S. Donnelly Arkansas 07-03-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good Book"

    This was one of James Lee Burkes earliest books and he gets better and better with each one.

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    Dataman 09-11-12
    Dataman 09-11-12

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    "Nice Solid Story"

    My first time with this author and he kept me interested. Good plot and the reader (Will Patton) made it even better.

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    Charlene Seattle, WA, United States 06-21-10
    Charlene Seattle, WA, United States 06-21-10 Member Since 2012
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    "couldn't finish"

    I just couldn't listen. I couldn't care about what was happening. Additionally, I was surprised that an author who writes about Louisiana didn't do any geographical research, because his locations are off with some consistency.

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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA 01-29-17
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "James Lee Burke at his best!"

    Love anything written by James Lee Burke. Now listening to his story... even better!

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    Nancy Loy 10-05-16
    Nancy Loy 10-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't go wrong with Robicheaux"

    We thoroughly enjoy all the James Lee Burke stories of Robicheaux. This is no exception. But Will Patton as the reader is the best.

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    Laura Gardiner 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "only review I have every submitted."

    great story totally out of what I would have chosen. fun dialogue and different atmosphere.

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