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    • The New Iberia Blues

    • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Robicheaux

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678

    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

    • Sunset Limited

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 10
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 296

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?

    • By Mer on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • 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 4,973
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,614

    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

    • A Stained White Radiance

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 5
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    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 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

    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

    • Heaven's Prisoners

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where is the unabridged version?

    • By Richard J. Strasma on 01-03-16

    Regular price: $13.27

    • 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 1,359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933

    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

    • Crusader's Cross

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another delicious book from JLB

    • By Suzn F on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Glass Rainbow

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

    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 M. Smith on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    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

    • 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 1,865
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651

    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

    • The Tin Roof Blowdown

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    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

    • 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 2,396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

    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

    • 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 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    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

    • Cadillac Jukebox

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 9
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, But Not Burke's Best

    • By Ted on 01-03-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • 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 1,210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

    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

    • 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 313
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    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

    • Two for Texas

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good... and a bonus! Clete is here!

    • By Tim on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 925

    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

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