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C. Dalton

Cooper

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  • Dead Man's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (317)

    In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.<

    Richard says: "Not Lonesome Dove"
    "Same story, different title"
    Overall

    Another familiar McMurtry saga.....Gus and Woodrow go on an expedition, there's a famous bad Indian that they try to kill, lots of whores,.......you know the drill.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3269)
    Performance
    (2337)
    Story
    (2337)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    "P.U."
    Overall

    This guy took a 15 minute story (and a poor one at that), stretched it into HOURS, and then had the worst narrator I have ever heard destroy what was left. Absolute waste of money. I was in my vehicle on the second cd out of nine when I went to the dump to drop off our household garbage. I left all nine cd's in the dumpster.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Streets of Laredo

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Daniel Von Bargen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (274)

    The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena -- once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West....

    Pamela says: "Torturous listening"
    "Great story, irritating narrator."
    Overall

    This is another great McMurtry saga of the old west, although not quite on par with Lonesome Dove. It digs deeper into the character's lives than did the movie. There are some blatant errors that weren't researched properly, but it is after all, fiction. The narrator leaves a lot to be desired. His pauses are numerous and become increasingly irritating, especially when they don't coincide with parts that should be paused. He just pauses wherever he wants......."and that was (pause) the nature of Captain (pause) Call....". 1,2, even 3 pauses per sentence. The book would have been an hour shorter with a different narrator. He ruined a great adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance of the Mountain Man: Blood on the Sugarloaf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By William W. Johnstone
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (10)

    The Mountain Man books are one of today's most popular Western series. USA Today best-selling author William Johnstone packs each adventure with plenty of action and danger. Rancher Smoke Jensen hoped he was through with Sundance years ago when he shot the the gunslinger's ear off. But now Sundance has gathered a bloodthirsty gang and is headed for Smoke's spread.

    Jeff says: "Another great listen, Lot's of action"
    "Smell the "Smoke"......."
    Overall

    It's a hard one to swallow if you're over 8 years old. The main character, "Smoke" (I should have known better right there) calls his enemies "crap-head" and "skunk-breath", his tanned brown skin stretched tight over his bulging and rippling muscles.........yawn. And when he approaches his ranch he lets out a piercing grizzlybear roar that silences everything around him and his wife howls back like a she-wolf to let him know she's ok. Whew. I got through the first two cd's and used the remaining 5 for target practice. So watch your step when you think about buying this one.....crap-head.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Brave: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nicholas Evans
    • Narrated By Michael Emerson
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (31)

    When Tom's sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to have come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever. What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage.....

    glamazon says: "Evans at his Best!"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall

    The Divide was an enjoyable listen, as was The Smoke Jumper, The Loop, and The Horse Whisperer, so it stood to reason that The Brave would follow suit. It started out hard to follow both in story line and characters, jumping repeatedly back and forth over decades with no warning or even a hint that the story just jumped ahead or back 30 years. At each change, you'd listen for several minutes before you realized that Tommy was in his 40's now, not 7 or 8 anymore.

    I worked through several chapters, sometimes rewinding to catch something I must have missed, hoping that I'd start falling soon into the typical Nicholas Evans style of writing, and perhaps discover the true story line instead of all this rambling. It never happened. It rambled and time-traveled right to the end. The end was the only highlight, but not near worth the dragging hours of frustration and head shaking.

    If you are an Evans fan as I am, I know you won't listen to me when I suggest that you skip this one, but I am betting that you will wish you would have.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Comanche Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry, Frank Muller
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (342)

    We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.

    Robert E. Scarcelle says: "Even for those that don't like Westerns"
    "Good story, bad narrator"
    Overall

    The story is typical McMurtry and enjoyable to a fault, but the narrator gets irritating with his constant drawn out word endings, and the irritation starts immediately. A great story (and several $$$) wrecked by a poor narrator.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Star Trek Movie Memories

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William Shatner
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    The sequel to the best-selling Star Trek Memories, documenting in deliciously lurid and candid detail all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans in the making of the six Star Trek movies, with on-the-scene reporting from the set of the seventh in which Kirk dies!

    Matt says: "Not as many"
    "Ho-hum"
    Overall

    I think Bill needed a little quick cash. There really isn't a lot of "good stuff" revealed, and it comes across as a hastily prepared narrative that outlines the step by step occurances that took place over a period of years. No "insider stuff" here. Shatner being Shatner though, his fabulous ego that we all have grown to love shines through like a beacon in the fog.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    In Bradbury's unforgettable modern Gothic masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes, something evil arrives in a small Midwestern town on the crest of the wind one autumn night. A "dark carnival" with frightening attractions and supernatural characters sets up stakes. It is up to two 13-year-old boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, to figure out a way to save the souls of the town.

    Sarah says: "Ageless"
    "Was Bradbury a drinker?"
    Overall

    As I listened hour after long hour, I began to picture Mr. Bradbury sitting at his typewriter with a bottle of brandy, typing, sipping, typing, sipping. As the brandy bottle became lighter, the adjectives became heavier until that's all there were. The story line had drifted away, as had my interest, try as I might to not let that happen. After about 5 hours I started jumping ahead looking for the end. I have always enjoyed Bradbury's stories, but this one is the exception. Very long, very boring, very much a waste of time and money. The Sound of Thunder, by the way, is at the very end, a half hour story. It is good listening, but go directly to the last disc to hear it, or "Something Wicked" will wear you out.

    1 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Consequences: A Retrieval Artist Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Officer Noelle DeRicci is investigating a murder in Armstrong, the domed colony on the Moon. The victim was one of the Disappeared - outlaws in hiding who are wanted for crimes against alien civilizations - whose family had her brought home, believing she was no longer in danger.

    MrBoobo says: "Maybe the best of the series"
    "Can't go any further"
    Overall

    This is not the last book in the series, but it's the last book for me. I'm so tired of hearing the word "enhancements" and wading through hours of non-relevant rambling, that I have to say ENOUGH. The plots in the first three books have been quite simple, but one loses track of both plot and characters trying to stay awake. These books could be condensed to an hour, and nothing would be lost. And those statements in a nutshell are the "Consequences".

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful

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