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Two for Texas | [James Lee Burke]

Two for Texas

This James Lee Burke novel, featuring Son Holland - the great-grandfather of Burke's Billy Bob Holland - as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio.
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Publisher's Summary

This James Lee Burke novel, featuring Son Holland - the great-grandfather of Burke's Billy Bob Holland - as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio.

©2000 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-25-13
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2005

    Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.

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    "The battle for Texas, Burke style."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a brutal story about brutal men. Still, there are unforgettable characters and enough of Burke's amazing story telling ability to recommend to most.

    It begins with a descriptive tale of Louisiana prison life in the early 19th century. Not pleasant in the least, but surprisingly familiar to the prison portrayed in Cool Hand Luke. Most of the book revolves around the escape of two men, the main characters.( No spoiler here, all this foretold in the first paragraph.)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hugh Allison is a 19th century version of Clete Purcell.


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    No question it was Allison, Son Holland seemed just to be along for the ride.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was so violent I felt like I was in the midst of it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caitriona BEVERLY HILLS, CA, United States 01-18-13
    Caitriona BEVERLY HILLS, CA, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow"
    Would you listen to Two for Texas again? Why?

    Yes - JLB always stands up to multiple readings. The plot, characters, narrative voice, humour, and depth of emotion in this story make it a very rewarding experience


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two for Texas?

    Anytime Hugh is knocking around. Or Deaf. Will Patton's delivery is brilliant, particularly for these two characters.


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    Hugh or Deaf!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oftentimes both!


    Any additional comments?

    Nobody should ever be permitted to read James Lee Burke other than Will Patton. I'm addicted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P. Minor Indiana/USA 09-22-13
    P. Minor Indiana/USA 09-22-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Forgettable"

    As usual, Will Patton's delivery was perfect and was probably all that kept me listening to this story. Unlike most books I listen to....and I've listened to most of James Lee Burke's....I just couldn't keep my focus on this one. The story just didn't seem to go anywhere or have a point that I could identify with. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood for it but generally, when listening to a really good story, I do not want to stop to do anything else. This time, I was hoping for something to interrupt me so I'd have something more interesting to do. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Dawson city, Yukon, Canada 01-17-13
    Mike Dawson city, Yukon, Canada 01-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This book should be a movie..."
    Any additional comments?

    ... And Will Patton should play Sun Holland.
    Not to sound like a member of the heard, but this story is Amazing ;)
    There is certainly a recognition of characters from prior series, but I think that is part of the magic. The flow of the story blends perfectly with the writers in-depth description of this flawless and surprising tale from the past. Though it is fiction, I found myself googling the main characters to try and see where their story ends.
    To anybody ready to pass on this novel because of its short length, Don't you dare! This is a must hear. A captivating, one- sitting, listen with a satisfying finish.
    Thank you JLB.

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    Sharon GRAND JUNCTION, CO, United States 01-15-13
    Sharon GRAND JUNCTION, CO, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An Historical Surprise"
    Where does Two for Texas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is only my second audio book, and it doesn't compare to the first book with regard to genre and depth.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was enjoyable, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it kept me on the edge of my seat.


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

    It meant everything, since there were so many different characters.


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

    We did, in fact, listen to it in one sitting while travelling.


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    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 01-08-13
    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A western for everyone"

    James Lee Burke is such a skilled writer. His descriptive phrases bring sharp images to the imagination. This is a small book, but the story did not seem small. It moved along briskly. The characters that he created seemed so real, one would almost think he actually knew them and shared firsthand in their real life adventures. The narrator was nothing short of fabulous. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a terrific story and great characters, regardless of how one feels about western genre books. This one is special.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Houston, TX, United States 02-19-13
    Sharon Houston, TX, United States 02-19-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Not a current story"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I did not realize that this book was about thirty years old until I started listening.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    nothing


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Performance was not the issue.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I did not listen past the first few chapters.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Please read reviews and research the book if you are looking for current updated stories

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John Dona Ana, NM, United States 01-30-13
    John Dona Ana, NM, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2008

    Powakee

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    "Burke Needs to Slow Down"

    My overwhelming sense with this book was that it was another Dave Robecheu novel transported back in time. First, I should say that I listened to any book I can find that Will Patton reads. I particularly like the Dave Robecheu novels. Second, I like the 'gum-shoe' cop books that Burke writes. But, Third, this one was simply and only the same two characters of Cleat or Pete and Dave. Unfortunately, I think Will Patton got caught up in the familiarity of the 'voice' of the book and by a quarter the way in he was using the same exact voice of Dave & Cleat.

    In the end, the same voice, the same style, the same characters and just moving it to the Texas independence fight - it just didn't cut it for me. Basically, this book blew chunks.

    Either Burke needs to take a vacation or he needs to try a little harder and create some new characters or . . . he could just write Dave Robecheu novels.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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