Extended Audio Sample

Download In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead Audiobook, by James Lee Burke Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,549 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: May 1993 ISBN: 9780743567947
Regular Price: $9.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $8.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Back in print at last, James Lee Burke’s suspense-packed sixth novel in his bestselling Dave Robicheaux series delivers a heart-pounding bayou manhunt—and features “one of the coolest, earthiest heroes in thrillerdom” (Entertainment Weekly ).

When Hollywood invades New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic, restless specters waiting in the shadows for Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux are reawakened—ghosts of a history best left undisturbed. Hunting a serial killer preying on the lawless young, Robicheaux comes face-to-face with the elusive guardians of his darkest torments—who hold the key to his ultimate salvation…or a final, fatal downfall.

Download and start listening now!

BK_SANS_000856

Quotes & Awards

  • “Burke’s evocative prose is well suited to the misty bayou scenes in which past and present mingle.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Patton] reads every part with brilliant distinction.” 

    Audiofile

  • “After outstanding success in the genre, Burke has produced a violent, somber, deeply satisfying crossover novel.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 2/14/2014

    " on Audible. Story was average okay. Narrator was excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Voignier | 2/12/2014

    " I love all of Burke's novels. However, this was a little hokey for me with the main character having full blown dialogue with a dead confederate general. It took away from the atmosphere and plot of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Mullis | 2/11/2014

    " This has to be my favorite James Lee Burke book. He is such a literary writer and a master of developing a story within a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 2/8/2014

    " Probably the best of the series so far. All strands of the plot come together, which was not always the case in previous books. As usual, Dave's ruminations and internal monologues are just as compelling as the action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pennycarter401 | 2/2/2014

    " James Lee Burke: take place down in the bayou. I enjoy the southern ways he talks about, the food, the scenery. Always a mystery he solves but not raunchy stuff. His daughter's name is Alifare, his wife is Bootsie and his best friend is Clete Purcell. ya mon.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny Williams | 1/29/2014

    " Not my favority in the series -- but still a fan-- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 1/28/2014

    " I enjoy the Robicheaux books very much and this is my favourite one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Gehrig | 1/26/2014

    " The movie was good, the book was better. I like the way James Lee Burke writes, and I wasn't disappointed! "

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

    " A bit of a convoluted story...a mixing of realism and fantasy. Don't know that I'd call this the most compelling mystery, but Burke's ability to truly conjure the look, smell and feel of Louisiana is definitely worth the read. Glad my buddy Fredda turned me on to Dave Robicheaux and James Lee Burke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernard | 1/16/2014

    " first burke I read, really fantastic environement of the southern USA, unique decadent but good hearted PI. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan C | 1/3/2014

    " This was my first Dave Robicheaux book. It was recommended to my by someone at a training session. She was talking about how much she enjoyed these books and couldn't put them down. Only later did I find out what she meant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 12/28/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 12/25/2013

    " Another great one by Mr. Burke. He never fails. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/3/2013

    " Another great installment to this terrific series, author changes tact slightly with this story & I believe to good effect with frequent references to the past & american civil war. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/3/2013

    " This book is amazing. Just amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 7/28/2013

    " It is the descriptions of the people and location by the author that makes his books a cut above your usual detective tales. The Dave Robicheaux books are full of the sights and smells of the Louisiana bayou. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Riley | 6/21/2013

    " As lyrical as Burke gets. I'd loved the movie from this novel. Reading is another experience. ..and this may just be my favorite Robicheaux novel. You have to be in Burke mode of course to want to wallow in the lyricism ... but this one works a treat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 6/20/2013

    " James Lee Burke is one of the rare ones, a wonderful writer who can tell a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/13/2013

    " One of the best books from the best Louisiana author every. A must-read for Burke fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 4/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book -- and my favorite in the series so far! The only problem is now I am on a quest to find the 2 movies made from this series of books! Always something! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 3/19/2013

    " Trying to read them all- this one is very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 3/5/2013

    " Another great Dave Robichaux story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/22/2013

    " Three and a half. Better than the book before it in the series, but I didn't like the paranormal aspects of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 7/23/2012

    " i enjoy reading his books. especially since some of the areas are places i've been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/25/2012

    " Smell the bayou. Out of his many books that I have read, I think his prose in this book brings you to the swamp. Burke has intertwined stories and mixed them with the humid, almost mystical, beautiful place that is south Louisiana. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aimee | 1/14/2012

    " Got this in a roadhouse in the middle of Western Australia for six bucks to read on the bus; and for that price and my purpose, it was great. I thought it was a high quality disposable crime novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannes | 6/13/2011

    " One of my all-time classic- this one gave me some chills "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 5/25/2011

    " A Cajun mystery with Detective Robicheaux. The plot involves the mob, a few ghosts, and a serial killer. Burke writes very natural narrative and is quite funny too. The language was a bit strong for me, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MV | 5/17/2011

    " The mystical (mist-ical?) nature of this one made it the best so far. Amazing. It will be hard to beat. "

  • 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 Johnny | 3/26/2011

    " Not my favority in the series -- but still a fan-- "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glasspixie | 1/12/2011

    " I didn't relate to the super macho main character at all. My husband's uncle gave it to me because he loved it. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't up my alley. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 12/28/2010

    " Tough book, rough subject matter. Serial killers, child molesters and also visions of soldiers long dead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannes | 11/26/2010

    " One of my all-time classic- this one gave me some chills "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/19/2010

    " Three and a half. Better than the book before it in the series, but I didn't like the paranormal aspects of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 8/12/2010

    " Burke uses LSD tripping to allow Dave Robicheaux to perceive a mystical reality not usually found in thrillers. By bending the rules, we get to experience the past as a living part of the present. Brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon | 7/17/2010

    " James Lee Burke is my favorite 'southern' detective writer. And I love this title! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 7/11/2010

    " All time favorite. Still requires re-reading occasionally and never ceases to satisfy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 4/16/2010

    " This book is amazing. Just amazing. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.