Hackberry Holland
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 159 ratings)
  • 1
    Lay Down My Sword and Shield | James Lee Burke

    Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors. When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past....

    waste of print

    better story, better writing

    Reviewed on 03 May 2016 by joseph shearer ()
  • 2
    Rain Gods | James Lee Burke

    Rain Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Running from a traumatic and chequered past to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas, Sheriff Hackberry Holland soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons after nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert. The search for justice pits Holland against hired guns, unscrupulous pimps, drug dealers, and a psychotic killer known as The Preacher.

    Great story, good narration, but......

    This is a really good story and the narrator is perfect for it, but the author must have been the star pupil at the Analogies-R-Us school of writing. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 March 2012 by Rosalind (West Sussex, England)
  • 3
    Feast Day of Fools | James Lee Burke

    Feast Day of Fools

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.

    A Genius

    I've been reading J.L.B. for years now and he just gets better and better.His prose and sense of place and atmosphere are almost poetic. His characte..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 May 2012 by Ms (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    House of the Rising Sun: Hackberry Holland, Book 4 | James Lee Burke

    House of the Rising Sun: Hackberry Holland, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (15)

    House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who will do anything to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.

    In my humble opinion, not his best

    I love James Lee Burke and his story telling. He is without any doubt a brilliant crafts man. His characters are always rich and deep. This story is n..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 September 2016 by Lisa Crowe ()