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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,699 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date: September 1994 ISBN: 9780743561440
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A FORGOTTEN NAZI SUB BRINGS OLD HATREDS TO THE SURFACE

They're out there, under the salt -- the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico.

As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors' images; then, as a young college student, he'd discovered one of their sunken subs while scuba diving. Years later, in a New Orleans populated by desperate hustlers and millennium - watchers of all stripes, Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff's office, finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man named Will Buchalter -- a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax.

A masterpiece of suspense, Dixie City Jam takes listeners deep into the human heart of darkness. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A standout in the diverting supporting cast is doom-predicting Brother Oswald, who employs a maddeningly roundabout manner of discourse.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Patton magnificently portrays the evil of the characters, with every word or description echoing the menace of their lives. He lets the violence roll through the story just as part of every day. His slow drawl, his slang and numerous accents come easily. The abridgment is a fair compromise of descriptive language and action, but is heavy on the violence.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Burke keeps it all fresh by never losing sight of the soft edges around his hard characters and by somehow being able to crank out a little extra lyricism at just the right moment.”

    Booklist

  • “[Burke] produces his darkest, densest novel yet.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Torrey | 2/13/2014

    " This is the first book I've read by Burke, but it's damn good. As far as steering clear of cliche, writing an original story that digresses with skill without turning into a pointless meander, and keeping the reader turning pages it excels. I've always held it to be true that great writers work in all branches of genre fiction; Burke is simply proof. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 2/10/2014

    " Burke has just beautiful language in his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/2/2014

    " Another great read in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/31/2014

    " A Nazi submarine sunk of the coast of Louisianna - I think I vaguely remember this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya M | 1/30/2014

    " I like Burke's style of writing a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Sauwe | 1/15/2014

    " First intro to Burke. I have loved all his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 12/27/2013

    " This one was about a Neo-Nazi and how he tortured Dave when he wanted information. Cletus was a big part of this one too as well as some of the Mob again. It was really violent in parts but very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 12/11/2013

    " James Lee Burke is one of best writers of our times. He is one of the few writers whose books I will purchase in hard cover because I can't wait for the paperback version to come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 11/28/2013

    " I've read most of Burke's books and would give them all either four or five stars. I remember this one as being one I really liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 11/23/2013

    " Another great Dave Robicheaux novel. More violent that usual in spots, but still recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 10/2/2013

    " Dave Robison has to unravel a mystery involving a sunken Nazi submarine, neo-Naziis, and a serial killer in New Orleans. Rough language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 8/17/2013

    " He's my favorite author. Read a Burke book and your in a dark theater by yourself surrounded and engulfed by his images. I've read them all but can only do so once every 3-4 months because in the end they are their message about the human condition is not hopeful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 8/13/2013

    " No one is better at describing people than J.L. Burke. This book was just outstanding "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 6/13/2013

    " First of many of Burke's books that I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Faustus Buck | 1/28/2013

    " Robicheaux in top form. The story is a bit convoluted, but the tension is high throughout and the dialogue a pure delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Rueger | 10/16/2012

    " Another book for which there was a 10 point rating system on GR. The book does not rate a "5" but it's better then a "4." 4.6 at least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/28/2012

    " Loved the language, with the obvious Cajun flavor. Full poetic descriptions of everything ... made me repeat them in my head after hearing. Story was a little flimsy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/7/2012

    " I think the story was a little hard to follow at some points. Burke usually writes these better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 5/6/2012

    " One of my all time favorites... I can smell the bouganvillea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T | 2/21/2012

    " Having jumped into the middle of a series, didn't follow some of the character background and got lost in some of the phrases used.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/7/2012

    " I love James Lee Burke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/1/2012

    " Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke (1995) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 1/11/2012

    " Enjoy this series and listened to most while travelig to Mexico "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 10/26/2011

    " The openning scene of him scuba diving on a Nazi submarine had me hook. A great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 5/6/2011

    " I've read most of Burke's books and would give them all either four or five stars. I remember this one as being one I really liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny | 4/30/2011

    " Number 7 in the series-- and I am hooked-- this one is one of my favorites-- I am buying them all and will read them in sequence-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/1/2011

    " He's my favorite author. Read a Burke book and your in a dark theater by yourself surrounded and engulfed by his images. I've read them all but can only do so once every 3-4 months because in the end they are their message about the human condition is not hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 12/5/2010

    " While some of James Lee Burke's story lines about gangsters and mobsters are not always my favorite, I still love his writing.. He makes you feel, smell,hear and see what is going on in his wonderful descriptive writing. This book is more of a 3+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 11/28/2010

    " Not his best - too bloody for one thing - but he writes so evocatively about life in Louisiana, that he's always worth a look. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 10/29/2010

    " Loved the language, with the obvious Cajun flavor. Full poetic descriptions of everything ... made me repeat them in my head after hearing. Story was a little flimsy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/26/2010

    " Another great Dave Robicheaux caper. I have been listening to all of these novels on audio .... it's like taking a trip to New Orleans ... you can smell the air and taste the oysters as you read Burke's words. I'm working my way through all 18 novels ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Polly | 6/8/2010

    " I was disappointed in this book. There was 3 different stories going at the same time & it just seemed he rambled on & on... NOt one of his best... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 5/15/2010

    " Another great read in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 5/12/2010

    " No one is better at describing people than J.L. Burke. This book was just outstanding "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 5/8/2010

    " First of many of Burke's books that I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 3/31/2010

    " This was one of those tough guy cop books. I get into these sometimes, but this was not one of the better ones. "

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About the Author
Author James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including the New York Times bestsellers Creole Belle, Dixie City Jam, The Glass Rainbow, Rain Gods, Pegasus Descending, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Feast Day of Fools, and more. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

About the Narrator

Will Patton is an award–winning actor who has narrated audiobooks by such authors as Charles Frazier, Larry McMurtry, Don DeLillo, and Ernest Hemingway. He has won thirty-two AudioFile Earphones Award for his narrations. His numerous film credits include Remember the Titans, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophesies, Armageddon, and The Spitfire Grill. He starred in the TNT miniseries Into the West and on the CBS series The Agency and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See.