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Jody

Hugo, OK, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • One Ranger: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
    • Narrated By Rex Linn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character on him in the movie Extreme Prejudice. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin, a working Texas Ranger.

    Roy says: "Texana"
    "This was a great listen"
    Overall

    Mr. Jackson spent about 30 years as a Texas Ranger from the 60's to the 90's. He is charming, witty, cantankerous and stubborn, but he tells a good story. I eagerly await the sequel.

    He starts out with his own history; and then weaves in the history of the Texas Rangers, and the stories of those he knew and wanted to know. He includes the story of the only Texas Ranger to have ever been awarded two medals of valor. And he goes back to talk to one of the criminals whom he captured after a jail break by tracking him through Texas on horseback. You can tell he really enjoyed catching up with this guy.


    There were a few glitches in the narration -- I didn't care. I just wanted to hear the next story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The John Updike Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975.

    Jody says: "Good read"
    "Good read"
    Overall

    This was a good read; I like short stories, and these were very evocative. I especially liked the connected short stories. The narrators all did an excellent job. The subject matter is intriguing; relationships mostly, and poignant and funny at the same time.

    42 of 42 people found this review helpful

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