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Billy Bob Holland
Books in series5
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  • 1

    Cimarron Rose: A Billy Bob Holland Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (113)

    Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets. Among them is Vernon Smother's son, Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom few know the truth - Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son. When Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob must confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. Billy Bob knows the propensity of the town, Deaf Smith, Texas, to make scapegoats out of the innocent and to exploit and sexually use the powerless.

    Think about this says: "Don't miss out on this story"
    Don't miss out on this story

    This is my first listen from James Lee Burke, and definitely not the last. It's one of those stories that keeps you listening when you know you should..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2013 by Think about this (IL, United States)
  • 2

    Heartwood: A Billy Bob Holland Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Heartwood is a kind of tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather once told him, you do well in life by keeping the roots in a clear stream and not letting anyone taint the water for you. But in Holland's dusty little hometown of Deaf Smith, in the hill country north of Austin, local kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune running roughshod and tainting anyone who stands in his way. Billy Bob has problems with Deitrich and his shamelessly callous demeanor, but can't shake the legacy of his passion for Deitrich's "heartbreak-beautiful" wife, Peggy Jean.

    Ed says: "Not JLB's best, narrator needs coaching"
    Not JLB's best, narrator needs coaching

    Definitely a better narrator. It's hard to tell how much the narration is affecting my enjoyment of the book, but it doesn't seem to be one of his be..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2013 by Ed (SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States)
  • 3

    Bitterroot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Billy Bob Holland's friend, Doc Voss, has been battling against a local mining company whose operations would severely threaten the area's economy. Despite Voss's best efforts, the mining interests make it clear that they will resort to any means to see that Voss backs off. What Billy Bob doesn't know is that one member of the pro-mining faction is Wyatt Dixon, a recent prison parolee intent on exacting revenge for his imprisonment and his sister's death, both events he believes were Billy Bob's doing.

    Craig says: "Vacuous Characters in an Absence of Poetry"
    Vacuous Characters in an Absence of Poetry

    Two of the most colorful characters in audio fiction are Dave Robicheaux and Cletus Purcel of James Lee Burke's Iberia Parrish. Contrast them with thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2012 by Craig (Seattle, WA, United States)
  • 4

    In the Moon of Red Ponies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In a thrilling combination of haunting suspense and captivating villains, James Lee Burke treats readers to another Billy Bob Holland novel, set in beautiful and mysterious Montana. In the Moon of Red Ponies is Burke at his best - a novel defined by plot twists, breathtaking suspense, and a colourful cast of the unforgettable villains which have earned Burke critical praise and a bestselling readership.

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    In the Moon of Red Ponies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    In In the Moon of Red Ponies, Billy Bob Holland discovers that jail cells have revolving doors and the bad guys are back and aching for revenge.

    Ann Weathersby says: "Billy Bob Moves to Montana"
    Billy Bob Moves to Montana

    James Lee Burke gets better with age. While I still prefer the trashy underworld and Cajun swamps of Dave Robicheaux, the move to Montana for Billy B..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2004 by Ann Weathersby ()