AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Will Patton

Fiction • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Will Patton’s narration of Burke's novel is notable for its energy. Mostly set in mid-twentieth-century Texas, the story starts with 16-year-old Weldon Holland's chance meeting with Bonnie and Clyde in 1934. It then moves to his heroism in the Battle of the Bulge, during which he saves his sergeant and his future love, Rosita, a Spanish prisoner of war. After the war he returns to Texas, where he gets into the oil business. Holland is a complex character listeners won’t want to miss, and Patton's Texas accents are superb. The story becomes a bit unbelievable toward the end as Holland goes on the run, but all the major characters in the story—including Rosita and Holland's former commander—have demons that Patton ably brings out. This book and Patton's reading are outstanding. A.L.H. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781442369924 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9781442369931 $24.99

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×