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Dave Robicheaux
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  • 1

    The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    The perfect combination of author and narrator

    I've listened to all the other Dave Robichaux novels on Audible, and was SO glad to see this early one released. Of COURSE the plot, the characters, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2009 by S. Sand (SC)
  • 2

    Heaven's Prisoners

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    • By James Lee Burke
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  • 3

    Black Cherry Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats.

    Geoff says: "Fantastic"
    Fantastic

    I have been a very keen reader of James Lee Burke's books for quite a long time and have enjoyed them all.I recently listened to The Tin Roof Blowdown..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 15 2008 by Geoff (Napier, New Zealand)
  • 4

    A Morning for Flamingoes: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh - the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs - a sound he would never forget. It had started out as an ordinary prisoner transfer, then turned into a blood bath when the convicted murderer got hold of a gun.

    Ed says: "Burke is an outstanding novelist"
    Burke is an outstanding novelist

    James Lee Burke is in my top five list of talented novelists. He's one of the few that can tell a really good story while using imagery that adds to t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2012 by Ed (Saint Augustine, FL, United States)
  • 5

    A Stained White Radiance: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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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. An assassination attempt and the death of a cop draw Robicheaux into the Sonniers' dangerous web of madness, murder and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own. And they've come out of hiding to destroy the tormented investigator - and the people he holds most dear.

    Mel Topping says: "Burke Never Disappoints"
    Burke Never Disappoints

    I came to Burke and Robicheaux in the middle of the series with The Tin Roof Blowdown the year it was Audible's best book. I was hooked and have neve..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Mel Topping ()
  • 6

    In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    The image of the dead girl's body lingered in detective Dave Robicheaux's mind as he drove home. After seeing the young victim's corpse, the last thing he needed to come across was a drunk driver. But when he saw the Cadillac fishtail across the road, Robicheaux knew the driver was in trouble. What Dave didn't realize, was that by pulling the car over, he was opening his murder case wider than he could imagine. The driver, Elrod Sykes, in New Iberia to star in a movie, leads Dave to the remains of a black man that had washed up in the Atchafalaya swamp.

    Jane says: "Great author"
    Great author

    but I’m not enjoying his subject matter and plot choices.

    I love this author’s writing style, the phrases he uses, his rich and creative desc..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 26 2013 by Jane (Chicago, IL, United States)
  • 7

    Dixie City Jam: A Dave Roubicheaux Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
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    (84)
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    (82)

    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 named Will Buchalter - a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax.

    Dennis says: "Jury out on this one"
    Jury out on this one

    I love the way James Lee Burke writes, and I love the characters in his stories, Cletus Purcell has to be one of the great literary personalities of a..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2013 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
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    Violets are Blue: Alex Cross, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Paul Birchard
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    The seventh novel in the Alex Cross series. The Mastermind is back - and he's hot on detective Alex Cross's trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family's safety. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco - bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires?

    Todd says: "Violets are meh"
    Violets are meh

    Getting Morgan Freeman to narrate would have made this so much better. This is a very biased opinion, but ever since I saw him play Cross in the two m..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2012 by Todd (Orange, Australia)
  • 8

    Burning Angel: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
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    (95)
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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.

    Ted says: "HAUNTING: A Mystical Bayou Cop Story..."
    HAUNTING: A Mystical Bayou Cop Story...

    In one of his best earlier (the sixth) Dave Robicheaux stories, “In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead” James Lee Burke began to explore the thin..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 25 2013 by Ted (Lancaster, PA, United States)
  • 9

    Cadillac Jukebox: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
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    (101)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    When former Klansman and piney-woods outcast Aaron Crown is finally imprisoned for a decades-old murder, it is to Detective Dave Robicheaux that he proclaims his innocence loudest. Crown seems to be a lightning rod for every kind of trouble that the state of Louisiana can unearth. A documentary film writer seeking to prove Crown's innocence is found murdered; a button man for the New Orleans mob accuses Robicheaux of taking a pay-off to ignore Crown.

    But it is when Buford LaRose -- scion of an old Southern family and author of a book on the Crown case -- is elected governor that Dave Robicheaux's involvement with Aaron Crown deepens to a level he can barely fathom. And it is Buford's social-climbing wife, Karyn, with whom Robicheaux had an affair years before, who proves to be his most poisonous adversary.

    Filled with thrilling adventure, lightning-paced action, and street smart realism, Cadillac Jukebox is a brilliant addition to Burke's standout Dave Robicheaux series.

    Ted says: "Good, But Not Burke's Best"
    Good, But Not Burke's Best

    In "Wolfgang" the Emperor criticizes a Mozart performance, "Too many notes!"

    In this book Dave Robicheaux's challenged with too much plot, o..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2014 by Ted (Lancaster, PA, United States)
  • 10

    Sunset Limited: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (115)
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    The 40-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, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's blood-stained 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 a deadly conspiracy.

    Vickey says: "Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?"
    Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?

    Just finished listening to this--and loved it. However, I am totally confused that both of these actors are listed as narrators. It is Mark Hammer onl..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2012 by Vickey (PATTERSON, CA, United States)
  • 11

    Purple Cane Road: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. While helping out an old friend, Dave 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 30 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.

    Dixie says: "Great Story - WRONG Narrator"
    Great Story - WRONG Narrator
    Reviewed on May 18 2013 by Dixie (MOUNT MORRIS, MICHIGAN, United States)
  • 12

    Jolie Blon's Bounce

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Return to James Lee Burke's "timeless, parallel universe" with detective Dave Robicheaux, as he investigates the murders of two women, tries to prove one man's innocence, and faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."

    JD. says: "Sorry I was wrong"
    Sorry I was wrong

    I am sorry to say I did not give this reader much of a chance when I wrote my first review of this book. It was very different that the other James Le..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2003 by JD. (Cherry, IL, United States)
  • 13

    Last Car to Elysian Fields

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (150)
    Story
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    When Dave Robicheaux, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he returns to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially.

    Joseph says: "Another winner."
    Another winner.

    Great, intelligent writing, good story, wonderful narration, a pure pleasure. The "hero" is an imperfect human being but someone you are a better pers..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2003 by Joseph (Overland Park, KS, USA)
  • 14

    Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (846)
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    (330)
    Story
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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.

    Suzn F says: "Another delicious book from JLB"
    Another delicious book from JLB

    While listening to this book, I wanted to go to Cafe Du Monde and eat too many beignet. I heard jazz in the quarter and inhaled the scent and felt the..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2010 by Suzn F (Fletcher, VT, US)
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    Crusader's Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    For Dave Robicheaux, life in Louisiana is filled with haunting memories of the past - images from Vietnam, the violent streets of New Orleans, and his own troubled youth. In Crusader's Cross, a deathbed confession from an old schoolmate resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in Robicheaux's life he has tried to forget. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin. It was back in the innocent days of the 1950s when Robicheaux and his brother, Jimmie, met heron a Galveston beach.

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  • 15

    Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Dave's inability to let things alone gets him involved with two very powerful criminals, both wanting to protect their sons from the trouble they court, and both with the attitude of the privileged and white. When a young black drug dealer gets on the wrong side of the boys, tensions run high and there are more needless deaths - causing Dave to come to blows with the FBI, the DA's office and a thug who has little regard for any life but his own.

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    Pegasus Descending

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend: a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

    Deborah says: "Breathtaking"
    Breathtaking

    I have been a James Lee Burke fan for years, having read every single one of his books once and sometimes twice, or more. This is the first book I ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2006 by Deborah (shallotte, NC, United States)
  • 16

    The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Deborah says: "How Does One Manage?"
    How Does One Manage?

    This is the most horrifying description of post Katrina that I've read to date. The lush description of the beauty of New Orleans and Louisiana bayo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2007 by Deborah (shallotte, NC, United States)
  • 17

    Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Deborah says: "Christmas/Birthday in July"
    Christmas/Birthday in July

    Don't do it Jimmy Dale, don't do it...

    This was a magnificent listen. God bless James Lee Burke and Will Patton. I was a little hesi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2008 by Deborah (shallotte, NC, United States)
  • 18

    The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here 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.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    Best Yet... Almost

    As I listened I thought three things: 1. Best Robicheaux book yet: descriptive, exciting, convoluted. 2. Will Paton is really the only person who sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 03 2010 by Gardner (Palo Alto, CA, United States)
  • 19

    Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Richard Delman says: "Dave Robicheaux lives!"
    Dave Robicheaux lives!

    James Lee Burke created Dave Robicheaux 25 years ago, in The Neon Rain, in 1987. Burke is a brilliant writer. His ability to describe the place of his..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2012 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
  • 20

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

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (963)
    Story
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    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, 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, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz.

    Dave says: "Burke is still the best"
    Burke is still the best

    Listening to Will Patton read "Light of the World" is like sipping a glass of chateauneuf du pape. You want to savor every moment and take your time d..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2013 by Dave (Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada)