Burning Moon: A Wil Hardesty Novel Audiobook, by Richard Barre Play Audiobook Sample

Burning Moon: A Wil Hardesty Novel Audiobook

Burning Moon: A Wil Hardesty Novel Audiobook, by Richard Barre Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Wil Hardesty Novels Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481580069

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Longest Chapter Length:

14:48 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:30 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

08:13 minutes

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Publisher Description

Off California’s San Miguel Island, a fishing boat struggles in the battering-ram seas and blinding rain of a sudden squall.

On the beach near his home, private investigator Wil Hardesty is approached by a Vietnamese fisherman. Vinh Tien is not convinced that the disappearance at sea of his only son was the accident it was ruled. Wil, a Vietnam vet, resisting the ghosts of a past war, decides to help Vinh Tien because Wil, too, lost a son to the ocean.

What Wil discovers brings him into a shadowy world of Asian gangs and corruption played out against the exotic background of the Vietnamese culture. Wil must discover the truth within a web of violence and secrecy before a ghost-killer finds him.

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“Shamus Award winner Barre is a direct descendant of the world-weary Ross McDonald school of detective fiction…A lyrical, melancholy glimpse into the soul of a man who attempts to solve others’ burdens even as he succumbs to his own.”

— Booklist 


  • “One of the true blue masters of crime fiction.”

    — Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island and Mystic River
  • “Burning Moon has the smack and tang of a cold, fresh wave across the face.”

    — Chicago Tribune
  • “Barre’s vivid but economical prose and strong character development eventually make this Moon shine.”

    — Amazon.com, editorial review

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About Richard Barre

Ricard Barre was born in Los Angeles and raised in California. Prior to writing crime fiction and short stories, he wrote travel articles and was a copywriter and creative director at his own advertising agency. He is the author of The Innocents, winner of the Shamus Award for best first detective novel. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Susan.

About Patrick Lawlor

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.