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  • 1

    Flood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (70)

    Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements.

    A User says: "This is a great book!"
    This is a great book!

    I love this book; I listened to Straga before I bought this book on sale and must say that it was a much better book then Straga. I'm glad that I gave..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2011 by A User ()
  • 2

    Strega: A Burke Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Andrew Vachss’s implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of his sanity and his life. But between the power of Strega and his own sense of justice, there is no turning back.

    In Strega one of our most acclaimed crime writers gives us a thriller that might have been imagined by Dante. For this is a tour of hell with no stops left out, conducted by a novelist who writes with the authority of the damned.

    “It’s wonderful. The words leap off the page. The plot is fresh. The principal character is original. The style is as clean as a haiku.” — The Washington Post Book World

    Amy says: "Didn't live up to expectations"
    Didn't live up to expectations

    I read reviews of this book on another website b/c there were no reviews for it on Audible. The "publisher's summary" made this book sound so intrigu..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2010 by Amy (clinton, NY, United States)
  • 3

    Blue Belle: A Burke Novel #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    In Andrew Vachss’s tautly engrossing novel, Burke is given a purse full of dirty money to find the infamous Ghost Van that is cutting a lethal swath among the teenage prostitutes in the hood. He also gets help in the form of a stripper named Belle, whose moves on the runway are outclassed only by what she can do in a getaway car.

    Rachel Malcolm says: "not enough story to stay interested"
    not enough story to stay interested

    I purchased this last year and I have been trying to listen to it but keep giving up. It is really soft porn rather than a mystery. I can't even fo..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2014 by Rachel Malcolm (Riverdale Park, MD)
  • 4

    Hard Candy: A Burke Novel #4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    n this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burke - the private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize children - is up against a soft-spoken messiah who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia family, a whore with a heart of cyanide, and a contract killer as implacable as a heart-seeking missile.

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  • 5

    Blossom: A Burke Novel #5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living. But he draws the line at the psychopaths and predators who stalk children. Sometimes he draws that line in blood.

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  • 6

    Sacrifice: A Burke Novel #6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    What — or who — could turn a gifted little boy into a murderous thing that calls itself "Satan’s Child"? In search of an answer, a man named Burke travels from a festering welfare hotel to a neat frame house where a voodoo priestess presides over a congregation of assassins. For this vigilante and unlicensed private eye has made it his business to defend the small victims whom the law has failed — even a child who has been made into a killer.

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  • 7

    Down in the Zero: A Burke Novel #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Investigating an epidemic of apparent suicides among the teenagers of a wealthy suburb, Burke discovers a sinister connection between the anguish of the young and the activities of an elite sadomasochistic underground.

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  • 8

    Footsteps of the Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In Footsteps of the Hawk Burke himself is in danger of becoming a victim. Two rogue cops are stalking him. The coolly seductive Belinda Roberts wants him to free a man charged with a grisly string of rape-murders. The brutal and half-crazy Detective Jorge Morales may be trying to frame Burke for the same crimes.

    Snoodely says: "X-Rated Family"
    X-Rated Family

    In Burke's world, the word "family" means something different from what most of us think of as family. See, Burke never had a biological family -- hi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2014 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 9

    False Allegations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Burke, ex-con, mercenary, and rumored hit man, makes his living by preying on New York’s most vicious predators and occasionally avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss’s mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds himself working the other side of the street, where guilt and innocence are as disposable as the sheets in a Times Square hotel . . . and as dirty. Burke’s new employer is Kite, a fanatical crusader who specializes in debunking “false allegations” of child sexual abuse.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 10

    Safe House: A Burke Novel #10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In Burke, Andrew Vachss gave readers of crime fiction a hero they could believe in, an avenger whose sense of justice was forged behind bars and tempered on New York’s meanest streets. In this blistering thriller, Burke is drawn into his ugliest case yet, one that involves an underground network of abused women and the sleekly ingenious stalkers who’ve marked them as their personal victims. Burke’s client is Crystal Beth, a beautiful outlaw with a tattoo on her face and a mission burned into her heart. She’s trying to shield one of her charges from a vengeful ex with fetishes for Nazism and torture.

    Snoodely says: "Not for Women ..."
    Not for Women ...

    ... unless you enjoy pornography, which I don't. Nonetheless, I am listening to Vachss entire Burke series, in sequence, because it does have some si..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2014 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 11

    Choice of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When his girlfriend, Crystal Beth, is gunned down at a gay rights rally in Central Park, Burke, the underground man-for-hire and expert hunter of predators, vows vengeance. But someone beats him to the task: a shadowy killer who calls himself Homo Erectus and who seems determined to wipe gay bashers from the face of the earth. As the killer’s body count rises, most citizens are horrified, but a few see him as a hero, and they hire Burke to track him down... and help him escape.

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  • 12

    Dead and Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Career criminal Burke’s skill at working the feathery edges of the law are legendary, and this isn’t the first time he’s been hired to trade cash for an abducted kid. But when the meet turns out to be an ambush, Burke’s partner is killed and he’s left for dead. Dumped on the steps of the ER, Burke hovers between life and death. While the police - and whoever wants him dead - are circling closer, biding their time.

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  • 13

    Pain Management: A Burke Novel #13

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Burke is back, but still lurking in the shadows, unable to return home. He is prowling the unfamiliar streets of Portland, Oregon, in search of a runaway teen. By all accounts, Rosebud Carlin is a happy, well-adjusted girl. She doesn’t fit the profile of the runaway kids Burke knows so well... and once was. But there’s something about her father....

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  • 14

    Only Child: A Burke Novel #14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It’s been years since Burke has been home, years since he’s seen his “family” and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty, and his wallet thin, his skills and his crew remain razor sharp. So when he is contacted by a mob boss to investigate the murder of his illegitimate daughter, Vonni, Burke takes the job and begins searching for an unspeakably vicious killer.

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  • 15

    Down Here

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    For years Burke has harbored an outlaw's hard love for Wolfe, the beautiful, driven former sex-crimes prosecutor who was fired for refusing to "go along to get along." So when Wolfe is arrested for the attempted murder of John Anson Wychek, a vicious rapist she once prosecuted, Burke deals himself in. That means putting together a distrustful alliance between his underground "family of choice," Wolfe's private network, and a rogue NYPD detective who has his own stake in the outcome. Burke knows that Wolfe’s alleged "victim," although convicted only once, is actually a serial rapist.

    SANDY says: "Excellent book!"
    Excellent book!

    I love to read but, this audio made me feel like i was part of the book.

    Reviewed on February 04 2013 by SANDY (indianapolis, IN, United States)
  • 16

    Mask Market: A Burke Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By David Joe Wirth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    They meet in a no-name diner. A shadowy man hands Burke a CD dossier of someone he wants found. Minutes later, as Burke watches from an alley, his client is gunned down by a professional hunter-killer team. Burke slips away, unsure if he's been spotted.

    Carl says: "Tough, Raw, Exciting, and with a Great Ending"
    Tough, Raw, Exciting, and with a Great Ending

    Vachss's book Burke novels are always about the dark part of the streets with all its grime, shadows, smells, and bare reality that few novelists have..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 21 2008 by Carl (West Palm Beach, FL, United States)
  • 17

    Terminal: A Burke Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By David Joe Wirth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (6)

    When the former shot-caller of the country's most feared white supremacist prison gang contacts Burke, he comes with references...and the promise of a huge score. Terminally ill, the ex-con needs major cash to gamble on the long-shot possibility of a cure that's available only in Switzerland.

    Kristi says: "What Romance Novels Are to Women..."
    What Romance Novels Are to Women...

    ...this might be to men. This was the first Burke novel I read/listened to (when I downloaded it I didn't realize it was Book 17). The highly unlike..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 06 2009 by Kristi (United States)
  • 18

    Another Life: A Burke Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Andrew Vachss
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    With the Prof clinging to life in an underground hospital facility, a man named Pryce shows up to make Burke an offer: professional care for the Prof and a clean slate for everyone in his family in return for Burke's services. Even though Pryce is a merciless man, never to be completely trusted, Burke knows he has only one choice, so he takes the job.

    C. D Strother says: "really good"
    really good

    Had not read/listened to a Vachss book in quite a while but just did this one and Terminal back to back. Both were great but I would give the edge to..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2009 by C. D Strother (Potomac, MD United States)