Burning Angel

Written by:
James Lee Burke
Narrated by:
Mark Hammer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2012
14 hours 30 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes another brilliant Dave Robicheaux novel—now available in ebook—featuring the Louisiana detective in a race to solve a murder before more blood is shed.

The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry—the girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus—have to do with it?

Marsallus’s secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots. But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before more bodies drop? In James Lee Burke’s intense and powerful crime novel, Robicheaux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana’s past—while confronting a ragtag alliance of local mobsters and a hired assassin.

In the suspenseful series that continues to be both a critical and popular success, Burning Angel will keep you glued to the pages until the ­­­breathtaking finale.
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OK, I like Burke. He's a good solid writer and evokes the West and Southwest beautifully. However, this one's set in New Orleans and while I know he's done his research, he uses terms and words that I, as a well-educated, well-read person, don't have a shred of a clue as to what they mean. The narrator is fine as long as he doesn't have BIG words to try to pronounce or maybe he just has a weird accent, but he intruded on the story for me. The story itself was terribly convoluted with tons of characters and Burke spent so much time describing each one from their hair and the way their necks looked, their clothes -- and these are all long, drawn out, descriptions, full of odd metaphors and funky allusions that you forget what's going on in the story. As I said, I like Burke so I listened to the whole thing twice and there's still a lot I'm confused about. Maybe this is one that shouldn't have been abridged, but I'd give it a wide berth.

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Gordon Goodman

James Lee Burke is one of the greatest southern poetic novelists of our day. The plots are not always the most complex, but the characters and the feeling of the deep south are so richly etched into it's pages that the plot at times becomes secondary. Will Patton, could not have been a better choice as the reader for this series of books.

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