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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781442356160
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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

  • “The resulting jambalaya boils out to be the best book in the Robicheaux series…This one is masterful. Steeped in passion and intrigue, it also boasts an ending that will resonate after the last wave of summer rolls to the shore.”

    People

  • “Brilliant…Dixie City Jam is the apocalyptic vision of a writer scared to death of where we’re headed—and a thriller with more to say than most of us might want to hear. A+”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Action-packed…a standout…holds on to his trademark melancholy-tinged sensitivity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A Robicheaux novel can always be counted on for atmosphere (no one uses New Orleans and evirons better), for bone-hard realism (especially on the subject of violence, its allure and its horror), and for melancholy reflection on the inevitability of the old giving way to the new. 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

  • “His darkest, densest novel yet.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan | 2/8/2014

    " Very good, Another Robicheaux tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Rueger | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 2/7/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 1/31/2014

    " incredible author with a great sense of knowing what it takes not to let the reader put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/26/2014

    " 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 Rick | 1/25/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/17/2014

    " This one started off strong and tailed off a little for me near the end. Not one of Burke's best in my opinion. Three and a half stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/13/2014

    " I love James Lee Burke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Matthews | 1/12/2014

    " Another quality book in a great series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brett Sorge | 1/11/2014

    " Some interesting writing, but the story was uneven and lost me at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/20/2013

    " Only James Lee Burke could match New Orleans with Nazis and make it plausible... Another great story, with intelligent writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 12/14/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 12/8/2013

    " Not a barn burner, but it was a good book to read over a few days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny Williams | 11/11/2013

    " 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-- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 11/4/2013

    " Enjoyed other one of Burke's novels. I do think he is a very good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/22/2013

    " A very typical Dave Robicheaux but somehow the one that I'v enjoyed most. He does adversarially edgy dialogue and an atmosphere of desperate brutality so well. Not to mention the New Orleans flavor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Bates | 6/20/2013

    " Good. But I thought it took a long time to play out the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Smith | 6/16/2013

    " I haven't read a James Lee Burke that I didn't like. I love his characters and the way he tells(writes) a story just brings you in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 5/20/2013

    " Burke has just beautiful language in his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 4/17/2013

    " 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 Burt | 3/29/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/15/2013

    " 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 Jackmeister | 2/14/2013

    " I love Dave Robicheaux, great character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Jacobs | 1/23/2013

    " So far, my favorite of the Robicheaux series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamy | 12/17/2012

    " Strong writing thanks largely to use of believable regional dialect, compelling historical narrative, and good ol' "what will happen next" crime fiction suspense. Burke stands out in the crime fiction genre for his superior writing skill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malia | 11/25/2012

    " Burke delivers a very good story. This is probley 3rd or fourth best so far. "

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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

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.