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Publisher's Summary

This James Lee Burke novel, featuring Son Holland - the great-grandfather of Burke's Billy Bob Holland - as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio.

©2000 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • 11-24-15

Another great one by James Lee Burke!

Love Will Patton's narrations! I love all the different voices he can do! I look for work that he is the narrator.

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JAMES BURKE IS OUTSTANDING !

Book was nice reading..
Will Patton, outstanding!
Love all of Burke s books.

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TEXAS NATIVE - LOVES THIS BOOK

Where does Two for Texas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Will Patton is by far the BEST narrator for any and all James Lee Burke books. I couldn't take my earbuds out - started this book at night and stayed up all night. One of my very favorite Burke books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

"Son" - he was believable, vulnerable, honest and made me proud to be a Texan.

What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I have NEVER been disappointed in any of the narratives by this performer. His portrayal of any of the characters developed by Burke makes each one individual and SO EASY to follow - as far as I'm concerned, he would never have to say the "he said, she said" etc., because his narration is so concise that one knows each character without identification.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Alamo Revisited

Any additional comments?

LOVE THIS BOOK

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  • Sharon
  • GRAND JUNCTION, CO, United States
  • 01-15-13

An Historical Surprise

Where does Two for Texas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is only my second audio book, and it doesn't compare to the first book with regard to genre and depth.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was enjoyable, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it kept me on the edge of my seat.

What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It meant everything, since there were so many different characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

We did, in fact, listen to it in one sitting while travelling.

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Burke Needs to Slow Down

My overwhelming sense with this book was that it was another Dave Robecheu novel transported back in time. First, I should say that I listened to any book I can find that Will Patton reads. I particularly like the Dave Robecheu novels. Second, I like the 'gum-shoe' cop books that Burke writes. But, Third, this one was simply and only the same two characters of Cleat or Pete and Dave. Unfortunately, I think Will Patton got caught up in the familiarity of the 'voice' of the book and by a quarter the way in he was using the same exact voice of Dave & Cleat.

In the end, the same voice, the same style, the same characters and just moving it to the Texas independence fight - it just didn't cut it for me. Basically, this book blew chunks.

Either Burke needs to take a vacation or he needs to try a little harder and create some new characters or . . . he could just write Dave Robecheu novels.

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  • Sharon
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-19-13

Not a current story

What did you like about this audiobook?

I did not realize that this book was about thirty years old until I started listening.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

nothing

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Performance was not the issue.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

I did not listen past the first few chapters.

Do you have any additional comments?

Please read reviews and research the book if you are looking for current updated stories

0 of 1 people found this review helpful