• Regular: $24.99

    Sale: $17.50 (30% Off)

    Club: $12.49

Details

The Jealous Kind: A Novel

Author: James Lee Burke

Narrator: Will Patton

Unabridged: 12 hr

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 08/30/2016

Genre: Fiction - Suspense

Synopsis

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke—an atmospheric, powerful, coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas, as the specter of the Korean War looms.On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you’d expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard’s feet. There’s a class war between the “haves” and the “have-nots” as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron comes of age, trying to understand how first loves, friendship, violence, and power can alter what “traditional America” means for the people trying to find their way in a changing world. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a drive-in, he steps in. Aaron and Valerie begin dating, but Grady presents a looming problem—as does Grady’s father, who has troubling criminal connections. In the middle of it all is Aaron, who seemingly takes care of one threat, only to see multiple ones manifest in its stead. In The Jealous Kind, “modern master” (Publishers Weekly) James Lee Burke creates a singular, bittersweet experience that mirrors a larger world on the precipice of great change. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can’t help but recall the inspirational power of first love and how far we would go to protect the world we know.

Recommended

206 Bones
by Kathy Reichs

There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and disco...

Narrator: Linda Emond
Published: 08/25/2009

Stone Cold
by David Baldacci

Recurring characters Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are back to save the life of beautiful con-artist, to implicate shady casino king, and to solve a string of murders of Washington D.C. political staffers.

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 11/06/2007

I, Alex Cross
by James Patterson

You can't runDetective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington'...

Narrator: Tim Cain
Published: 11/16/2009

Promise Me
by Harlan Coben

It has been six years since entertainment agent Myron Bolitar last played superhero. In six years he hasn’t thrown a punch. He hasn’t held, much less fired, a gun. He hasn’t called his friend Win, still the scariest man he knows, t...

Narrator: Harlan Coben
Published: 04/25/2006

Worst Case
by James Patterson

One by one, children of New York's wealthiest are taken hostage. But the criminal doesn't crave money or power--he only wants to ask the elite if they know the price others pay for their luxurious lifestyles. And, if they don't, he corrects their ig...

Narrator: Bobby Cannavale
Published: 02/01/2010

The Poet
by Michael Connelly

With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writers" (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet—a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thom...

Narrator: Buck Schirner
Published: 09/14/2004

The Broker
by John Grisham

1In the waning hours of a presidency that was destined to arouse less interest from historians than any since perhaps that of William Henry Harrison (thirty-one days from inauguration to death), Arthur Morgan huddled in the Oval Office with his last...

Narrator: Michael Beck,Dennis Boutsikaris
Published: 01/11/2005

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson

Prologue A Friday in November   It happened every year, was almost a ritual. And this was his eighty-second birthday. When, as usual, the flower was delivered, he took off the wrapping paper and then picked up the telephone to call Detective Su...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Martin Wenner
Published: 09/16/2008

The Wrong Side of Goodbye
by Michael Connelly

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLERNotable Book of 2016 --Washington Post10 Favorite Books of 2016 -- Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times10 Best Mysteries of 2016 -- Adam Woog, Seattle TimesDetective Harry Bosch must track down someone...

Narrator: Titus Welliver
Published: 11/01/2016

About the Author

American mystery author, James Lee Burke, was born in Houston, Texas, explaining why most of the lead characters in his novels are Texan. He has won two Edgar awards, which is a very rare experience, and is a bestselling author of two short story collections and over thirty novels. Burke is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. His Edgar Awards were for Black Cherry and Cimarron Rose. Two of his series were made into screen plays with each movie having a-list actors playing the Robicheaux character (Alec Baldwin - Heaven's Prisoners, and Tommy Lee Jones- In the Electric Mist).

A writer must usually hold down other employment while they attempt to gain a degree of following readers. Burke's various jobs included.......truck driver, newspaper reporter, social worker, land surveyor, unemployment system employee, Job Corps worker, teacher, and finally, novelist.

Burke lives in Montana with his wife, Pearl, two daughters, and four grandchildren. His favorite advice was given by Irving Stone, when Burke was nineteen.......... "Never write a story to pay your gas bill......if you do, be assured your utilities will be turned off".

{"id":"1396160","ean":"9781508211693","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Jealous Kind: A Novel","subtitle":"A Novel","author":"James Lee Burke","rating_average":"4.25","narrator":"Will Patton","ubr_id":"1396160","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Will Patton","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}