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Summary

The forty-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Flynn's daughter Megan, a photojournalist drawn to controversial subjects, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's bloodstained past will not stay buried. Megan gives her old friend Dave Robicheaux a tip about a small-time criminal named Cool Breeze Broussard, scarcely suspecting that the seemingly innocuous case will lead Robicheaux and his partner into the midst of deadly conspiracy. Combining brilliant prose, crackling suspense, and an exquisite sense of character and place, Sunset Limited is a wrenching tale of historic violence and soiled redemption that reveals America's finest novelist at his masterful best.
©1998 James Lee Burke, All Rights Reserved (P)1998 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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Very good, but...

this is the first and last abridged book I get. The story starts like it hasn't been introduced properly, and let's be honest, abridged books aren't how the authors wrote them - they're a third party's idea of taking a book, hacking a third of the content out, and selling it as a quick listen. I would give the unabridged version either 4 or 5 stars.



Can't fault James Lee Burke though, and the narration is spot on. Rich descriptions and circumstances made for a riveting read.

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  • pdxAlexa
  • 25-06-04

Great Read in the Deep South

Love this series and this is a good one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-11

Good story, but I prefer the unabridged versions

I am a James Lee Burke fan. I sometimes find the abridged versions hard to follow. I love Will Patton's narration.

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  • Laura
  • 24-06-04

The Abridged version is best!

I listened to this book in both the unabridged and the abridged form. The unabridged version was just too long and too slow. Normally, I prefer unabridged listening but in this case the abridged version was MUCH better. Will Patton reads the abridged production. He captures the flavor and the mood of the story perfectly. All the really good lines, similes and metaphors that make Burke's books so mesmerizing remain but the story plot moves along at a much more intense and crisper pace.

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  • Carolyn Hall
  • 27-02-20

Too many character

struggled to finish. too many characters. I did not enjoy the book. not Burke's best.

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  • marc leonhardt
  • 09-11-17

a a aneed for so little info req by the 15 wds a a

pretty lame the way you have the commentary set up. there is a audio, flaw in chapter 6, I won't buy an abridged version again.