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Wayfaring Stranger: A Novel

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Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2014

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

2015 Audie Award Finalist for Thriller/Suspense

In his most ambitious work yet, New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life.

In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends with Weldon firing a gun, unsure whether it hit its mark.

Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland barely survives the Battle of the Bulge, in the process saving the lives of his sergeant, Hershel Pine, and a young Spanish prisoner of war, Rosita Lowenstein—a woman who holds the same romantic power over him as the strawberry blonde Bonnie Parker, and is equally mysterious. The three return to Texas where Weldon and Hershel get in on the ground floor of the nascent oil business.

In just a few years’ time Weldon will spar with the jackals of the industry, rub shoulders with dangerous men, and win and lose fortunes twice over. But it is the prospect of losing his one true love that will spur his most reckless act yet—one inspired by that encounter long ago with the outlaws of his youth.

A tender love story and pulse-pounding thriller, Wayfaring Stranger 'is a sprawling historical epic full of courage and loyalty and optimism and good-heartedness that reads like an ode to the American Dream' (Benjamin Percy, Poets & Writers).

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  • werner

    A lengthy book with Patten his usual self. Good entertaining story that holds one's interest about the South Ool drilling business Certainly not a mind blower as it drones on too long

  • nab6215

    Wow. I was lulled in by the voice of narrator Will Patton telling the story of Weldon's youth and time in World War II. Then, as things often do in a James Lee Burke novel, they take off zoooooom. Read the book.

  • Sandra Mauws

    Didn't want to stop listening. The narrator Will Patton was perfect

  • Anonymous

    Texas, oil, Louisiana refineries, Bonnie and Clyde, not an easy connection. As always Burke spins a long detailed story about what it was like in another time along the Gulf Coast. It seemed too many coincidences for me, but I enjoyed the journey.

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