Heaven's Prisoners : Dave Robicheaux

  • by James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by Will Patton
  • Series: Dave Robicheaux
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal hood he's known since childhood, Rocque's hungry Cajun wife, and a Federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all.

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What the Critics Say

"Heaven's Prisoners never loses tension-strongly recommended." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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Weak for Burke

I have read Burke and loved his great coloring, his pithy rendering of characters. Having never been on a bayou, I think I would know it if I was by his descriptions, even the smell of the place.
Now comes the real challenge> getting someone to read the work, someone who will not run the whole thing into a ditch. But, here comes Will Patton and not only are Burke's words NOT sinking beneath the lily pads, but they actually soar to new heights. So infused is Will's voice in my mind now, I cannot read Burke any longer without hearing it in Will's voice and inflection.

A rare conjunction of two wonderful talents! Crush some more mint into that Mint Julep and enjoy the trip!
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- John

I hate abridged books!!

I read this ONLY because no one had an unabridged audio version and was developing an interest in this writer and character. I failed to look at the rest of Audible's Burke books. I just noticed that almost ALL the Robicheaux books are abridged. I had been looking forward to finding another detective series to read, but having them all be abridged is not only ridiculous on Audible's part, but now I have no intention of reading this series in this format. And considering how long this series has been available, I have to wonder--if it hasn't been made available YET in unabridged versions, then why would it happen now?
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- Pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio