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    • Robicheaux

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

    During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one that involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern Day Master Work

    • By Margaret on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Neon Rain

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,511

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect combination of author and narrator

    • By S. Sand on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Light of the World

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is still the best

    • By Dave on 08-08-13

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

    It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a bullseye

    • By Alan on 08-01-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Creole Belle

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon

    • By Mel on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Heaven's Prisoners

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weak for Burke

    • By John on 06-08-07

    Regular price: $13.27

    • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 6
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is awesome again, Hammer is really good.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Tin Roof Blowdown

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How Does One Manage?

    • By Deborah on 07-20-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • A Stained White Radiance

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 5
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poetry!

    • By Ted on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Black Cherry Blues

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Geoff on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $32.87

    • A Morning for Flamingoes

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 906
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Burke is an outstanding novelist

    • By Ed on 02-22-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Burning Angel

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 8
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HAUNTING: A Mystical Bayou Cop Story...

    • By Ted on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Last Car to Elysian Fields

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me listening, narrator perfect for the book.

    • By Cecil on 06-06-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Glass Rainbow

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,926
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • God help me if I outlive James Lee Burke

    • By John on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Swan Peak

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,747
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas/Birthday in July

    • By Deborah on 07-10-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Rain Gods

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divided Loyalties and Sultry Prose

    • By Catherine on 07-25-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Cimarron Rose

    • A Billy Bob Holland Novel, Book 1
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets. Among them is Vernon Smother's son, Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom few know the truth - Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son. When Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob must confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. Billy Bob knows the propensity of the town, Deaf Smith, Texas, to make scapegoats out of the innocent and to exploit and sexually use the powerless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Burke delivers withanother great mystery/hero!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 08-10-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • House of the Rising Sun

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

    From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay…I'll Say It

    • By Craig on 12-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 898

    Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney Hackberry Holland yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat - and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sets the stage for all of JLB's books

    • By Stevon on 08-12-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Jealous Kind

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

    On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the "haves" and the "have-nots" as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what "traditional America" means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An engaging , well written book , but.....

    • By antonio on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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