Sunset Limited : Dave Robicheaux

  • by James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by Mark Hammer
  • Series: Dave Robicheaux
  • 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to center stage in an incendiary new novel by James Lee Burke. A gripping tale of racial violence, class warfare, and the sometimes cruel legacy of Southern history, Sunset Limited is a stunning achievement, confirming Burke's place as one of America's premier stylists as well as master storytellers.
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, a photojournalist drawn to controversial subjects, 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.
Combining brilliant prose, crackling suspense, and an exquisite sense of character and place, Sunset Limited is a wrenching tale of historic violence and soiled redemption that reveals one of America's finest novelists at his masterful best.


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Narrated by Mark Hammer AND Will Patton?

Just finished listening to this--and loved it. However, I am totally confused that both of these actors are listed as narrators. It is Mark Hammer only. What gives? When I read the reviews of this series, I see that very few folks are either/or about these two--some really do NOT like Hammer's accents or pronunciations, so much so that it ruins the book for them. If they purchase this thinking that at some point Will Patton is going to be reading, they will be sorely misled. I hope this will get corrected.

I also hope that will release more of this series in unabridged form. I never fail to enjoy the stories or characters and Mr. Burke's inestimable prose--with only one misstep in narrators (Nick Sullivan)--which is a pretty good record, over all.
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- Mer

YAWN or just Aok

I love JLB, he is one of my favorite authors. But this one became tiresome for some reason. The characters lacked the typical depth given by the author, the plot seemed too familiar; just nothing new seemed to happen in this story. OH I wish it had been better.
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- Suzn F "I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio