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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2000 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
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By Tim on 01-04-13

So Good... and a bonus! Clete is here!

Burke is as good as it gets. Every time I think I could be a novelist, I read ANYTHING of his and realize that he sets the standard and I have far far to go.

The Book

This may be (I HOPE!) a starter novel to see reader reactions. Well, my reaction is EXCELLENT. I say starter as the novel is quite short... about 5 hours. I so wanted it to go on, but Burke resolves all threads and ends it with me wanting more. I doubt Birke reads these reviews but if he is doing so... Write more on Son and Hugh!

Somehow, the publishers summary was pretty correct... something that as we know does not always happen... so if I write much more, it might spoil for others, but just a hint...

We meet Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, come close to Davy Crockett...

Will Patton is so good he is scary. Stealing a comment from another reviewer, he could read the US tax code and make it interesting.

One of our two heroes, Hugh... well... it's Clete from some of Burke's other fine books. I recognized it instantly, but it is not even a minor distraction.

Get the book. I guarantee that the five hours you will spend will only improve your life!

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By Amazon Customer on 04-12-13

One of Burke's best ever.

What made the experience of listening to Two for Texas the most enjoyable?

The historical aspect of this novel was wonderful. Meeting Houston and Bowie were so cool. As a kid I remember these 2 historical figures. Also the humor is off the chart. I kept laughing out loud many times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hugh by far. One of the best and funniest characters Burke has produced. Old, salty, lippy, and one eyed. I fell in love with this character immediately.

Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Every one that is available on Audible. I loved this one. I put this performance near the top.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly visit Texas.

Any additional comments?

Burke is the best living American author.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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