Hackberry Holland
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  • 1
    Lay Down My Sword and Shield | James Lee Burke

    Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney Hackberry Holland yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat - and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers.

    The Publisher's Summary is Anemic

    The Publisher's summary reads like a romance novel when this is is classic James Lee Burke: Intellent story telling based on deep introspection and hu..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2010 by Cat F. (Denver, CO)
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    Lay Down My Sword and Shield | James Lee Burke

    Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors. When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past....

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  • 2
    Rain Gods: A Novel | James Lee Burke

    Rain Gods: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily.

    Dynamic Duo

    The best writer teams up with the best narrator for an enjoyable audio book. This book is similar to No Country For Old Men. Just similar but a very d..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2009 by Richard (Pembroke Pines, FL, United States)
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    Feast Day of Fools: A Novel | James Lee Burke

    Feast Day of Fools: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    Burke Redeemed

    "Lay Down My Sword & Shield," the book that introduced me to Hackberry Holland, was disappointing to this fan of the Dave Robicheaux series. "Feast Da..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by Eva Gannon (Chicago, Illinois, US)
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    Feast Day of Fools | James Lee Burke

    Feast Day of Fools

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.

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    House of the Rising Sun: A Novel | James Lee Burke

    House of the Rising Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army.

    Okay…I'll Say It

    Hackberry Holland = Dave Robicheaux. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed this story to some extent, however, my favorite author (James Lee Burke) used his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2015 by Craig (Seattle, WA, United States)