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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jesus Out to Sea Collection Release Date:
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In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a versatile setting for Burke's stories, which cover the scope of the human experience -- from love and sex to domestic abuse to war, death, and friendship. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Powerful short stories, quietly and passionately told.” 

    Guardian (London)

  • “Burke demonstrates impressive range, sensitivity, and polish in these smaller-scale gems.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Even at his darkest, however, Burke’s [work] is shot through with a beauty and clarity that is simultaneously painful and a joy to behold.” 

    Book Reporter

  • “Burke’s volcanic novels of guilt, revenge and redemption wouldn’t have pegged him as a master of the highly wrought short story. Yet he’s something even better: a natural storyteller with a feeling for unequal conflicts and the pain of impotence and humiliation. Within a page or two, he can hook you.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by George | 12/15/2010

    " Only read the first two chapters. A bit too violent for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sue | 7/21/2010

    " A stunning collection of stories. Burke is one of the best living American writers. Please read this collection. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jim | 6/11/2010

    " this is my 2nd attempt at reading Burke. I'm sorry but his writing just does not engage me. I read two or three of the stories and now I'm ready to take it back to the library... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patrick | 3/18/2010

    " Pretty good stories, but feels a little rehashed and recycled from elements of the Dave R. stories. Glad I read it, but hoped for more revelatory moments "

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