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    • 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 1,777
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642

    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 New Iberia Blues

    • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • 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 4,956
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,603

    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

    • Black Cherry Blues

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

    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

    • 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 1,855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643

    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

    • 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 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    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

    • Purple Cane Road

    • A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 11
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too bad about narration

    • By Pamela on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • 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 1,356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 936
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930

    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

    • 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 2,387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

    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 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    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

    • 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 1,284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

    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

    • 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 1,158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 921

    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 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 2,952
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

    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

    • 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 1,631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 865

    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

    • Jolie Blon's Bounce

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 840
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry I was wrong

    • By JD. on 08-25-03

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Pegasus Descending

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By Deborah on 07-24-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Feast Day of Fools

    • A Novel
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,364

    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding story with remarkable delivery.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 10-13-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Wayfaring Stranger

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Heartwood

    • A Billy Bob Holland Novel, Book 2
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    Heartwood is a kind of tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather once told him, you do well in life by keeping the roots in a clear stream and not letting anyone taint the water for you. But in Holland's dusty little hometown of Deaf Smith, in the hill country north of Austin, local kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune running roughshod and tainting anyone who stands in his way. Billy Bob has problems with Deitrich and his shamelessly callous demeanor, but can't shake the legacy of his passion for Deitrich's "heartbreak-beautiful" wife, Peggy Jean.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not JLB's best, narrator needs coaching

    • By Ed on 06-25-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • 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 3,367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465

    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

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