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Swan Peak Audiobook

Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Publisher's Summary

James Lee Burke's new novel, 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.

But the serenity is soon shattered when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcell are staying. They quickly find themselves involved in a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country-music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood.

At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by the ghosts from his past - namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.

In this expertly drawn, gripping story, Burke deftly weaves intricate, engaging plotlines and original, compelling characters with his uniquely graceful prose. He transcends genre yet again in the latest thrilling addition to his New York Times best-selling series.

More mayhem? Listen to more of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux thrillers.

©2008 James Lee Burke; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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    Marybeth Redlands, CA, USA 08-02-08
    Marybeth Redlands, CA, USA 08-02-08
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    "Swan Peak"

    I couldn't stand the monotone voice of the narrator. The book may be good but I had to quit after about an hour of listening to it. Needed more inflection in his voice to make it interesting.

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    M. Anderson Michigan 07-15-08
    M. Anderson Michigan 07-15-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it!"

    I really enjoyed this book; Clete and Dave are getting up in years but still vital, believable characters. This book does get into Clete's head more. I love how he attracts all these women. I also was impressed with the redemption aspect of some of the characters.

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    George 04-13-12
    George 04-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't waste your money"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't think anyone could enjoy this book.I have never written a review, But I feel other readers need to be advised how bad this book is.


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    Dean Anderson, SC, USA 03-01-10
    Dean Anderson, SC, USA 03-01-10 Member Since 2010
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    "WOW,, this is a REALLY, Really, really bad book"

    It was very slow to start, jumped around and was very hard to follow in the beginning. The fact that the author tried to stuff his political and religious, or lack of beliefs down your throat didn't help a lot. I wish I could describe my disdain for this book in more intricate detail but to be honest I think I lost a few brain cells listening to it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wallace M. Hall Northbrook, IL, US 05-08-09
    Wallace M. Hall Northbrook, IL, US 05-08-09 Member Since 2017
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    At times I felt as though the author was being paid by the word. Also, the author should keep his political opinion out of the story line. It added nothing.

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    Amy Flourtown, PA, USA 04-20-09
    Amy Flourtown, PA, USA 04-20-09
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    "Amykaren"

    As usual, great story, exquisite use of the english lanquage, superb narration.

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    Fred Raleigh, NC, United States 01-31-09
    Fred Raleigh, NC, United States 01-31-09 Member Since 2013
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    "A new fan of James Burke"

    This was my first James Burke audio book, but it certainly won't be my last. I loved it! It also introduced me for the first time to the narrator, Will Patton. He has got to be the 'best of the best' as he has the talent of bringing all the characters to life. I now look for other books that he narrates. Download this book . . .you won't regret it.

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    Patty 11-22-08
    Patty 11-22-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth Your Credits!"

    Really enjoyed this book. Good narrator, great story! Worth it! Do it!

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    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 10-30-08
    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 10-30-08 Member Since 2012

    Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!

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    "Worth a Listen"

    I like the whole series, although the dialoge and theme can be a little racial. I enjoy hearing about New Orleans as it is a place I have always wanted to visit and never got the chance. This book has some pretty wicked characters and solves one of the mysteries from an earlier book in this series. Clete Purcel is in the middle and at his worst (best). If you are a Dave Robicheaux fan, you should give this one a listen.

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    DEBORAH G SMITH 08-16-08 Member Since 2016
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    "blah blah blah"

    It was a good story but the excursions into their minds and the plethora of 50 cent words are boring boring boring, and just distracts from what could be a good book, I think

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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