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Two for Texas Audiobook

Two for Texas

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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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    Caitriona 01-18-13
    Caitriona 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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    Mike Dawson city, Yukon, Canada 01-17-13
    Mike Dawson city, Yukon, Canada 01-17-13 Member Since 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 01-08-13
    Gary anaheim, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "It was tough, rough, yet entertaining."

    Neat characters.

    The story starts with life in a prison camp. It’s cruel and bad and depressing. Then the two guys escape, and they’re on the run. It’s hard. This is not a fun read. But it was a good story. It turns into some historical fiction with Sam Houston leading the Texans against the Mexicans. The Alamo and the battle at San Jacinto are included.

    I really enjoyed the character Hugh. He was nasty. I wouldn’t want to be him or do what he does, but he makes being an older guy “cool.” I don’t mind being older if I can be like him. (Don’t get me wrong, I hope I am never like him, but ...) His survival instincts were amazing. He was crafty, competent, impressive, cantankerous, ornery, and a good decision maker in desperate circumstances. He was always getting into trouble, couldn’t keep his mouth shut, insulted the wrong people, and not good at keeping a job. I liked Hugh even though I shouldn’t.

    The other main character was Son. What an honorable guy, his honesty kept coming out.

    I loved the narrator Will Patton. He is now one of my favorite narrators.

    Genre: historical fiction, prison fiction

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Hungary 03-08-13
    Bruce Hungary 03-08-13
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    "The Master - James Lee Burke"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Two for Texas to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Two for Texas to and why?

    Any of the "Holland" series by James Lee Burke. He captures western landscapes and characters in a very insightful and artful way. I love the way he handles language.


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

    Yes, he does a great job with Burke's novels. I believe he could do other authors equally well, but I have not personally heard them. There's something about his voice that really captures the mood of the story.


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

    Just loved it - well researched, believable, and well told.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Green Bay, WI, United States 05-27-16
    Maureen Green Bay, WI, United States 05-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A Good Boom"

    Not a favorite, but always enjoy a James Lee Burke story. Will Patton is the best!

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    DAVE 05-22-16
    DAVE 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprised & Honored"

    Another masterful book by JL Burke, simply amazing. How we as readers are led from a Louisiana prison camp following the trail of 2 dubious cons to 2 heroes of one of the most iconic historical battles in American history is what makes reading & listening to a great narrator such as Will Patton tell this marvellously human story of guts & determination seeing it to a rightful end. Wish I could give it 6 stars. Well done all

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    K. Maurer 02-10-16
    K. Maurer 02-10-16

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    "Great story of the Alamo"

    Another enjoyable read by Burke and outstanding narration by Will Patton. At just over 5 hours a relatively short novel compared to Burkes others and was just right for a 6 hour day trip. As always the characters are great, the descriptions vivid, and the learnings of the past interesting.

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    Claudia 12-19-15
    Claudia 12-19-15
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    "Another good listen. Burke and Patton did it again."

    This story is standard Burke fair. This time the protagonist is not a drunk, although his partner is. This one is one of the better books written from a historical aspect. Much of the information is accurate regarding real people and events. I will read/listen to anything Burke writes and Patton narrates. While the violence is there it is not as lurid or pervasive as some of the others he has written. I did like the ending, and the beginning of the Holland family saga.

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    f 11-24-15
    f 11-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great one by James Lee Burke!"

    Love Will Patton's narrations! I love all the different voices he can do! I look for work that he is the narrator.

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