Dave Robicheaux
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(4.1 based on 1097 ratings)
  • 1

    The Neon Rain

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    • By James Lee Burke
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  • 2

    Heaven's Prisoners

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of the Louisiana bayou. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life - and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception and homegrown crime.

    John says: "Weak for Burke"
    Weak for Burke

    I have read Burke and loved his great coloring, his pithy rendering of characters. Having never been on a bayou, I think I would know it if I was by h..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 08 2007 by John (Montrose, PA, USA)
  • 3

    Black Cherry Blues

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    (46)
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    Haunted by the memory of his wife's murder and his father's untimely death, ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux spends his days in a fish-and-tackle business. But when an old friend makes a surprise appearance, Robicheaux finds himself thrust back into the violent world of Mafia goons and wily federal agents. From the Louisiana bayou to Montana's tribal lands, Robicheaux is running from the bottle, a homicide rap, a professional killer and the demons of his past.

    reasonable critic says: "Abridged Version Leaves Gaps, But Worth Listening"
    Abridged Version Leaves Gaps, But Worth Listening

    I suggest reading the book, then listening to this version. The book is amazing, but the abridged audio version leaves out too many of the strands of..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2013 by reasonable critic (United States)
  • 4

    A Morning for Flamingos

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Clutching the shards of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force. While transporting two death-row prisoners, Dave is wounded and his partner killed -- reopening the doors to a past he would have rather kept closed. Now he's trailing a killer into the heart of the Big Easy's underworld. Increasingly possessed by his undercover role, Robicheaux surprisingly forms an intimate bond with a Mafia don.

    Elizabeth says: "Too bad it's not all there."
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  • 5

    A Stained White Radiance: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia -- their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past -- as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou.

    Sandra says: "I hate abridged books, there is no excuse for this"
    I hate abridged books, there is no excuse for this

    I love James Lee Burke. I love Will Patton. I had no idea I was getting an abridged book (my fault) but I could not finish it. DO NOT BUY THIS ABRIDGE..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 23 2012 by Sandra (Cincinnati, OH, United States)
  • 6

    In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic in the steaming mists of the Louisiana bayou, reawakening the ghosts of a past best left undisturbed. The restless specters wait in the shadows for Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux as he hunts a serial butcher who is preying on the less-than-innocent young. For these spirits are the guardians of Robicheaux's darkest torments, and they hold the key to ultimate salvation - or a final, fatal downfall.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Abridged Version - Wish it wasn't"
    Abridged Version - Wish it wasn't

    I loved Crusader's Cross and The Tin Roof Blowdown so I wanted to go back and listen to the Burke/Robichaux series in order.

    I started wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2007 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
  • 7

    Dixie City Jam

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    They're out there, under the salt: the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico. As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors' images. Years later, Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff's office, finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man.

    Daniel says: "Best of the Abridged"
    Best of the Abridged

    Of all the abridged novels by JLB, this one is the best I have listened to so far.

    Of course the issues with this book are the same as th..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2008 by Daniel (Arlington, TX, United States)
  • 8

    Burning Angel

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Detective Dave Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helped raise Dave as a child. They are in danger of losing the land they've lived on for more than a century. As Dave tries to discover who wants the land so badly, he finds himself in increasing peril from a lethal, rag-tag alliance of local mobsters - and a hired assassin with a shady past.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Ok, but Abridged it leaves holes"
    Ok, but Abridged it leaves holes

    Again, after reading Tin Roof Blowdown, which is 5-star, I went back to read these earlier JLB / Robichaux audiobooks.

    Up to this one, th..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 18 2007 by Daniel Mcafee (Texas USA)
  • 9

    Cadillac Jukebox

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    • By James Lee Burke
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  • 10

    Sunset Limited

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    The forty-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Flynn's daughter Megan, a photojournalist drawn to controversial subjects, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's bloodstained past will not stay buried. Megan gives her old friend Dave Robicheaux a tip about a small-time criminal named Cool Breeze Broussard, scarcely suspecting that the seemingly innocuous case will lead Robicheaux and his partner into the midst of deadly conspiracy. Combining brilliant prose, crackling suspense, and an exquisite sense of character and place, Sunset Limited is a wrenching tale of historic violence and soiled redemption that reveals America's finest novelist at his masterful best.

    Alexa says: "Great Read in the Deep South"
    Great Read in the Deep South

    Love this series and this is a good one.

    Reviewed on June 25 2004 by Alexa (Portland, OR, USA)
  • 11

    Purple Cane Road

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Dave Robicheaux has never known what happened to his mother. He is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job. Dave's search for his mother's killer leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son.

    Michael says: "Abridged"
    Abridged

    Abridged - it just doesn't seem like James Lee Burke. I must not have paid attention when buying this abridged version. It's too jumpy, I lost inter..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2010 by Michael (Norristown, PA, United States)
  • 12

    Jolie Blon's Bounce

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  • 13

    Last Car to Elysian Fields

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  • 14

    Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

    Vivian says: "Do not go by the rating"
    Do not go by the rating

    I do not know who the other person was that rated this book, but that person could not have listened. This is the a great Burke book, and I have r..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2005 by Vivian (Bastrop, TX, United States)
  • 15

    Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best friend, a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

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  • 16

    The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

    Jack says: "Most Exciting Mystery Ever"
    Most Exciting Mystery Ever

    The author has woven a wonderfully exciting story into the excitement of hurricane Katrina.
    A heart-stopper.
    Don't miss it!!

    Reviewed on January 07 2013 by Jack (St Petersburg, FL, United States)
  • 17

    Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

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  • 18

    The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit: she is not the kind of hapless and marginalized victim psychopaths usually prey upon.

    Brad L. Sjoblom says: "Excellent Book"
    Excellent Book

    I am looking forward to listening to more of James Lee Burke's book and Will Patton was an excellent narrator.

    Reviewed on December 26 2012 by Brad L. Sjoblom (Torrance, CA, US)
  • 19

    Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    J. says: "Louisiana tale"
    Louisiana tale

    far out

    Reviewed on November 12 2012 by J. (Miami, FL, United States)
  • 20

    Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post) introduces his most evil character yet in the 20th thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux series. In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air.

    Melinda says: "Like Fathers, Like Daughters"
    Like Fathers, Like Daughters

    There is not much to add to the praise that's already been written19 times before for the Dave Robicheaux novels, and the consistency and magnificence..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2013 by Melinda (UT)