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Charles Wm Anderson

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  • Powder River - Season Five: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, Derek Aalerud, Lincoln Clark, and others
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Five years have gone by since the devastation of the buffalo stampede hit Clearmont, and the three-part season opener titled "The Twisted Badge" puts Marshal Britt MacMasters in the most dangerous place he has ever been – the other side of the Law.

    Charles Wm Anderson @wordpress says: "Outstanding production with great voice actors."
    "Outstanding production with great voice actors."
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    If you could sum up Powder River - Season Five: A Radio Dramatization in three words, what would they be?

    Great western adventure


    What did you like best about this story?

    Character interactions makes you feel at home with your best friends and favorite relatives.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They make you forget it is just a story.


    If you could take any character from Powder River - Season Five: A Radio Dramatization out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Probably Doc. He'd be a riot in some of the bars I frequent, especially Hanson's Bar in New Rockford, ND.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for season, six, seven, eight, through season ninety-nine!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reviewperstar: 12 Tasteful Ways to Get More Book Reviews

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Buck Flogging
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    Learn how I get 200 new book reviews every month. That's right, 200 reviews every month. I publish under a different pen name, and I've gotten over 1,000 reviews, most of them in the last three months since implementing the very strategies laid out in this book. Getting more reviews, even getting tons of reviews, isn't as difficult as you might think.

    Charles Wm Anderson @wordpress says: "Reviewperstar, the Book Writers Should Have"
    "Reviewperstar, the Book Writers Should Have"
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    What did you love best about Reviewperstar?

    Matt Stone narrates this book so well, I'm thinking he is the real author.

    I think the advice regarding the over-rated value of reviews rings true. I love the candor. I also feel his tips for building a following is terrific.

    I thought so highly of the book that after listening to it, I bought the Kindle version.


    What other book might you compare Reviewperstar to and why?

    I don't think there are any comparable audio books.


    What does Matt Stone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Passion! He stress, by his tone and style, points that I might otherwise not have taken to heart.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I couldn't because I have a day job.


    Any additional comments?

    Every writer, at least every new writer, will want to stock Reviewperstar in the audio library on Kindle and on the iPhonenand iPad, for it is not merely educational, or inspiring, it is sometimes hilarious, even if the humor is a bit over the top and moronic.

    Sort of reminds me of Good Morning Vietnam.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dean and Me: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    Boone29680 says: "You've got to listen to this!"
    "Best autobiography - great audio"
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    If you could sum up Dean and Me in three words, what would they be?

    Joyful, heartbreaking, inspirational


    What other book might you compare Dean and Me to and why?

    There is no comparison. That's what makes this book so incredible.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Hoye – was your favorite?

    Why must I choose. Steve was great at Dean but had me believing he was Jerry Lewis.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The night the laughter died and the morning the joy returned.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can listen to this book and not break out in laughter or weep like a child, you have much more in common with Dean Martin than with Jerry Lewis.Listen to this book and learn the wisdom and insight that only an insightful, introspective genius, as Jerry Lewis, can possess.Thanks for your courage, Jerry, and thanks for sharing your heart with us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3456)
    Performance
    (2573)
    Story
    (2570)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "George Guidall IS Walt Longmire"
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    Where does The Cold Dish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Cold Dish is at the top. I listened to George Guidall narrate the book and then decided to buy the book to see if appraisal of the book is in any way affected because of Guidall's outstanding narration.

    Craig Johnson reads just as well as George Guidall narrates, and vice versa.

    Only several titles later did I realize why Guidall had a familiar voice - I have a number of his titles, including Basque History of the World.

    As well as Guidall narrated the other 450-plus titles as he has done, there is no character, no subject, for whom he is better suited than Walt Longmire.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He had such a realistic feel to the story and each of the characters sounds exactly like somebody I know.

    I love the Clearmont-Buffalo Wyoming area and, even more so, the Bighorn Mountains and the region from Cody to Thermopolis to Greybull andback through Powell - my favorite area of the planet.


    Should note that Colonial Radio also has a series, Powder River, set in the area (fictional town whose name is same as the real town but at a time the town didn't exist) and I listen to it on SiriusXM when it runs on Fridays and have bought the first five seasons through audible/amazon.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Guidall sounds like my grandfather when I was too young to be a grandfather - makes me feel like I'm listening to my grandfather tell me of an adventurous period in his life.

    As I said, Guidall sounds like he IS Walt Longmire.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Good old boy Wyoming sheriff gets the job done without flamboyance.


    Any additional comments?

    I waited to post this until I had read all eight titles offered by Audible. Please, get more soon before I have to be committed - I'm addicted to this series far more than I ever was hooked on the Sacketts by Louis L'Amour.

    Gotta get another Longmire book. Gotta have. Please...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Hit

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen J. Cannell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Shane Scully and his partner are assigned to the case of "the Fingertip Killer", a serial murderer preying on homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Every two weeks he strikes: he beats his victims, then shoots them in the back of the head. Once they're dead, he cuts off their fingertips, closes their eyes, and tosses them in the river.

    Jerret says: "Above average detective thriller"
    "Shane Sculley is James Rockford on Steroids"
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    Would you listen to Cold Hit again? Why?

    Yes. First though, I will listen to all the other Shane Sculley stories. Rockford Files was a great TV series and Shane Sculley is the closest approximation.

    True, Sculley is a detective employed by LAPD instead of a private eye.True also, that Sculley seems unafraid of confronting danger and is therefore James Rockford on steroids, but, his thought process and demeanor is very Rockford-esque.

    At several points in this book I could envision James Garner as Shane Sculley.

    I now understand and greatly appreciate how well Garner was suited for Stephen J. Cannell and vice versa.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I really didn't see some of the surprises in store for readers. Won't elaborate here as it would spoil the story.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding. Only person I could envision replacing him would be James Garner.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, I cringed at one point - won't spoil it for readers though.


    Any additional comments?

    We lost a terrific writer when Cannell passed. He wrote a lot of books so I will savor his memory for some time to come, but, wish he'd written a few score more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contact

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Sagan
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (286)

    The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

    A. Ferguson says: "Great book, significant differences from the movie"
    "Outstanding story, excellent reader. A classic."
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    What did you love best about Contact?

    Absolutely mesmerizing story about the wasted energy expended in choosing between science and God.

    Without either there can be neither.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Contact?

    What sticks out most is the dawning realization by the heroine of the real science.


    What does Laurel Lefkow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is almost conversational in tone. Not quite as conversational as Jodie Foster, who read the abridged version, but sufficiently to permit my mind to concentrate on story instead of performance.

    Great reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, absolutely even though I have seen the movie twice before.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book also and read along with Laura for double the pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (330)

    The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

    Michael says: "It gets better"
    "Outstanding story that reminds me of Asimov"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it helps to transport one from the events of today and think about the potential for tomorrow.


    What other book might you compare Coyote to and why?

    Foundation by Isaac Asimov, but there also is a world of difference in content and style.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Ganim and Allen Steele ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, my reaction was one of wonder.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is read by two people - the guy does okay, but a little slow, but the lady reading Wendy's diary is excellent. The only thing is, I nearly stopped the book while driving because I had no expectation that anyone other than the first reader would be reading. Still, it helped to separate the two perspectives and game me an appreciation for Allen Steele's ability to write from a young woman's perspective - a mean feat.

    I will be hoping the sequels live up to the promise of Coyote.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    • ABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vincent Bugliosi
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (180)

    Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history. Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

    Lawrence D. Clayton says: "On an equal footing with Helter Skelter"
    "The Best Explanation of the Kennedy Assassination"
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    Where does Reclaiming History rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I rank Reclaiming History in the top 10% of my vast Audible Library of 400-plus books. I also rank it as one of my favorite five history books (along with Helter Skelter, a book about the Tate-Labianca murders in which I nearly was a witness for the prosecution and a story in which I believe a young man, Roger Guindon, may also have lost his life.

    Most importantly, this is the only book that, for me, settles the question as to whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, did commit the horrific murder of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    Until I listened to this book I had always felt the conspiracy was a fact. Thanks to Vincent Bugliosi, I now stand corrected.

    Thanks to Audible for bringing this classic-to-be to me - C. William Anderson.


    What other book might you compare Reclaiming History to and why?

    I really don't know what to compare this book to. It stands in a class of its own, but, I would encourage readers to listen also to 11-22-63 by Stephen King, believe it or not, because it is a well-researched novel that actually spurred me to listen to Reclaiming History, which had been in my library for years, waiting for me to listen to it.


    What about Edward Herrmann???s performance did you like?

    His reading well communicated the story without getting in the way. Superb performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had an extreme reaction in the sense that I finally realized the conspiracy buffs were wrong. I was wrong. That, and I realized with horror just how often some little misstep by authorities can actually so affect history and our understanding of it.

    Think, what if Oswald had been detained at the book depository? Tippett would still be alive. His son would not have gone fatherless.

    What if Ruby had not been able to enter through the open garage door. Oswald would have been tried and might have told his story and we all would not have been deluded into conspiracy.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to listen to Bugliosi's case against George W. Bush. That will have to wait until after I listen to Stephen King's The Stand!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17971)
    Performance
    (15980)
    Story
    (15939)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Unique view into a time that was"
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    The whole concept and and production were first rate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    Talking about how ice cream shakes used to be made and even more about how great root beer floats were back then.

    But also, about how unfair society was to so many groups of the disenfranchised - women, blacks, etc.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the best scene was when his heart was tearing in the knowledge that his love and reason for being had died a horrid death because and despite the hero's deed.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book's premise moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen. This is King at his best and it is a very different book from his others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Powder River: Season Four

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    Overall
    (4)
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    Britt and Chad travel to Chicago where Doc is hospitalized. Meanwhile, back in Wyoming, a mysterious visitor takes a room at Millie's Hotel, and a young woman is the sole survivor of an Indian attack on a raft traveling the Powder River. Doc wants to join Britt and Dawes in their search for those who have been attacking boats and homesteads along the river. And the railroad arrives in Clearmont, bringing a thousand workers - and trouble.

    Charles Wm Anderson @wordpress says: "It's About Time!"
    "It's About Time!"
    Overall

    This is an excellent example of what can be done to make a better world. Six hours at 25 minutes per episode makes for convenient, yet entertaining listening for young and old alike!

    My previous attempt to review this got lost in the cyberfrontier - I suppose some hombre got the quickdraw - still, I am again trying to tell anybody who'll listen that the Powder River series by jerry Robbins is fantastic. I even got my wife Dinile hooked on the series!

    I'm now working hard as all get out to produce a series of episodes about a fella name of Travis C. Ward who rambles the old west - The first four episodes are all about the wildest six weeks in Wild West History - from 25 June (Little Bighorn), 17 july (First Scalp For Custer) and 2 August 1876 (Aces & Eights Immortalized). Be watching and listening for their availability at audible!

    Again, I have bought every episode of Powder River and feel it is worth every cent!

    Thank you to Colonial Radio theater and audible!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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