Lay Down My Sword and Shield : Hackberry Holland

  • by James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
  • Series: Hackberry Holland
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....


What the Critics Say

"A fantastic novelist…so far above the prevailing standards of crime fiction that it is pointless to make the comparison" (Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

We want more Huck!

Any additional comments?

The narrator was very good, But, he just isn't Will. Whom all fans of the Burke writing style, I am sure, relate to as being Huckelberry Holland. Nonetheless great story, great narration and we want more Huck escapades.

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- Pete

waste of print

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

better story, better writing

What could James Lee Burke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not written it

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances? How does this one compare?

very good reader - no country for old men

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

why did he even write this pointless tripe?

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- joseph shearer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks