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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Called America's best novelist by the Denver Post, James Lee Burke is well known for his award-winning Dave Robicheaux series. In this enthralling departure, Burke weaves the tale of Iry Paret.

Released from prison after two years for manslaughter, Iry heads to Montana for a fresh start on a ranch owned by a prison buddy's father. He also hopes to nail down a song he's been working on, unable to get quite right. But soon new troubles bring tragic consequences, and it will take a lot more than a soulful tune to ease the pain.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/16/2014

    " James Lee Burke read by Will Patton is as good as it gets. This is a reread for me and I loved it even more this time. I love Burke's descriptions, his sense of place and his very real, very raw, very human characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/20/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 1/19/2014

    " 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 Joe Samuel Starnes | 1/7/2014

    " Burke is known as a crime writer, but he's as good as any "literary" writer here with the beautiful descriptions of Louisiana and Montana, not to mention it being an entertaining as hell book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E Dean | 12/29/2013

    " Great story of a blues singer making his way through a host of issues, developments, and conflicts. Tale includes a variety of characters interacting in a variety of ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edwin | 12/27/2013

    " James Lee Burke at his usual colorful and descriptive best. Although violent and dark, as are most of Burke's novels, his writing makes you want to jump into the scenery and witness for yourself the beauty of the Bitteroot Mountains and the sounds of the river as it swells with the snow melt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erich Sysak | 12/22/2013

    " This book is one of my favorites. The best of the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/6/2013

    " One of Burke's early novels, that preceded his Robicheaux series. You can see some of the early development of that character in Paret. I also see where Burke got his habit of repetitiveness early (using the same word, or description, or focusing on certain actions). But it is an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Gredvig | 12/5/2013

    " I loved the southern vioces but the ending was trite. The descriptions of the places in Montana are spot on. I know someone who helped close down Stauffer Chemical plant in Butte so this book was especially close. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terryann Saint | 10/28/2013

    " Had something I needed...still can't figure out what it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Gordon | 10/4/2013

    " I didn't like this book as much as his later ones, I guess he gets better with age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 8/17/2013

    " 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 Miranda Florence | 8/17/2013

    " You can totally see how this got a Pulitzer nomination. Evocative prose that sucks you right into Iry's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikel | 8/7/2013

    " Another departure from the Robicheaux series, this one is a once off. It weaves in music nicely and tells a satisfying sad tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 8/4/2013

    " My first read of the author. He is wonderful with descriptions. I will read more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 1/18/2013

    " not as good as Robicheaux but still pretty good book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 4/24/2012

    " First non-Dave Robicheaux novel I've read of Burke's; I think I prefer him writing in New Orleans and writing mysteries, but this was enjoyable enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeweleye | 12/18/2011

    " I was expecting a mystery, but what I got instead was the story of a man just released from prison trying to find his way without really doing anything different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 10/15/2011

    " His first. A little ragged but still good. More later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly | 7/5/2011

    " Didn't like - too much beer drinkin & not much else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta Roussos | 7/29/2010

    " Liked this first book by James Lee Burke, very much. Louisiana & Montana are connected in a passionate story of clashing values and colliding priorities. Perfect reading for our flight home from New Orleans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 valpal | 5/18/2010

    " Not the best from Burke. Not really a mystery, just a story about some sad ex-cons and the kind of trouble they get into. Still worth reading though. I'm reading everything by Burke "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 1/27/2010

    " Though i read most of his stuff. Most of the protaginists have alot in common. They all have war memories and they all have a self-destructive gene. this guy sleeps with his best friend's ex-wife. "

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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.