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Dixie City Jam

Dixie City Jam

Escrito por James Lee Burke

Narrado por Mark Hammer


Dixie City Jam

Escrito por James Lee Burke

Narrado por Mark Hammer

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4/5 (33 valoraciones)
Longitud:
14 horas
Publicado:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781442356160
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A FORGOTTEN NAZI SUB BRINGS OLD HATREDS TO THE SURFACE

They're out there, under the salt -- the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico.

As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors' images; then, as a young college student, he'd discovered one of their sunken subs while scuba diving. Years later, in a New Orleans populated by desperate hustlers and millennium - watchers of all stripes, Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff's office, finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man named Will Buchalter -- a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax.

A masterpiece of suspense, Dixie City Jam takes listeners deep into the human heart of darkness.
Publicado:
Jun 26, 2012
ISBN:
9781442356160
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Sobre el autor

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-nine novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.


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  • (4/5)
    My first James Lee Burke and my first Dave Robicheaux. I was impressed by the quality of the prose, by its occasionally gentle insights into the human condition, by the evocative lyricism of the New Orleans setting and its language. Great characters, great pacing. I was utterly capitivated by the opening chapter, which describes Robicheaux's first encounter with the Nazi U-Boat, but this plot device eventually became as a silly as an Indiana Jones movie. Ultimately there are lots of silly things about this book, but it grabs you. Will probably read at least one more in the series, and more by Burke.
  • (5/5)
    Under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast lies a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office has known of its existence since childhood. Then, as a teenager, he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving - but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave. Decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist wants the sub raised, Robicheaux's knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires. A neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter , who insists that the Holocaust was a hoax, wants to find the submarine first - and he'll stop at nothing to get Robicheaux to talk.
  • (4/5)
    Dave Robicheaux is a detective working in the New Orleans area of America. A sunken Nazi submarine has been discovered just off the Louisiana coast. Various factions are interested in raising it,including crime-bosses and Neo-Nazis. Robicheaux knows the approximate position of the sub and this knowledge brings him and his family to the attention of some very nasty people.This is my first reading of a book by James Lee Burke and I report with mixed feelings. The writing is without doubt superb with great descriptions of the area. My reservations are with the characters however. They are (with a couple of exceptions) whether hero or villain,completely and utterly vile ! The so-called good and law-abiding characters are just as likely to kill and maim,as are the bad guys.I am therefore in a quandery with this one - On one hand,here we have a obviously good writer who has produced a very readable and exciting book. On the other side of the coin we have one of those stories that leave a nasty taste in the mouth and characters with which one has little or no sympathy.Although the rating as given is not perfect , my 3? is the nearest to my overall feeling with this one.
  • (4/5)
    Clete Purcell goes off the beam in this one (and no! he doesn't do it everfy book), as Dave and he investigate what is so important nationally and inmternationally about a Nazi sub burfied off the coast of Louisiana, a leftoverf from the brfigade blockers the Nazi's sent here to destroy our war production.
  • (3/5)
    This is the 7th in the Robicheaux series and once again Burke delivers a good story. I love his descriptions of New Orleans and Louisiana - you can almost feel the heat and sweat.Back Cover Blurb:It's out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast - a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office has known of its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore. Then, as a teenager, he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving - but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave.But decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist wants the sub raised, Robicheaux's knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires. A neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter, who insists that the Holocaust was a hoax, wants to find the submarine first - and he'll stop at nothing to get Robicheaux to talk.
  • (4/5)
    Dave Robicheaux takes on some Nazis in what is not his best but still is another page turner by Burke. Reading this one there were some obvious gaps in logic by some of the characters. A beautiful nun? Where was Batiste the whole time and other. But, still a good Robicheaux novel with action and well written descriptive paragraphs.
  • (4/5)
    I highly enjoyed this book. Between its setting in the jazz city of New Orleans and the washing up of a submarine the action is intense at times while reflective at others. It is a quirky kind of book, but I would definitely read it again.