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DUANE

I am a Holy Bible Thumping, God loving, Holy Spirit following Jesus Freak.

Member Since 2012

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  • Cross Roads

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (292)

    Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.

    aaron says: "Blind read, and my outlook on life is changed"
    "Awesome."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book highly. It was every bit as good as The Shack, but not repetitive. Crossroads is its own unique story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The authors way of making God relatable and real.


    Have you listened to any of Roger Mueller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have, I heard Roger read The Shack. He did great here too.


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

    Money and power are figments of our imagination, we are lost without God's love.


    Any additional comments?

    God is love. Without God, we are bankrupt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Comanche Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry, Frank Muller
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (302)

    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"
    "Some of the Hat Creek humor."
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    What did you love best about Comanche Moon?

    Gus and Call start to get better at rangering.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Gus, Call, Mattie, Clara and Newt.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they come into Lonesome Dove for the first time.


    If you could rename Comanche Moon, what would you call it?

    I don't know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Man's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (264)

    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"
    "Depressing for the most part."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Dead Man's Walk in three words, what would they be?

    Depressing, although it does introduce Call and Gus.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The few times that there are humor and the introduction of Mattie.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job.


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

    No, it was disappointing after Lonesome Dove.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Range

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lauran Paine
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The open range men are free-grazing cattlemen, those who don't own land but drive their stock through the country to graze. Boss Spearman knows that times are changing. Local ranchers are staking claims to grazing areas and building up extensive cattle empires. Boss has no quarrel with that, but he won't be intimidated or scared off. So when Denton Baxter makes it clear, by killing one man and seriously wounding another, that he intends to drive Boss and his crew out, Boss must make a stand.

    DUANE says: "Inspiring American Western"
    "Inspiring American Western"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Open Range the most enjoyable?

    The story itself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sue Barlow, she is an inspiration to the Open Rangers. She is beautiful and dedicated to doing good.


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

    He has a lot a emotion in his voice.


    If you could take any character from Open Range out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sue Barlow, she is an interesting person.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen for Cowboy or Western book lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shootists

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated By J. P. O'Shaughnessy
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death himself. In such a showdown against such an antagonist, J. B. Books cannot win. Most men may end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a mankiller has a third option, one which Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own executioner.

    erudite says: "Loved the story, disliked the narration"
    "A totally different type of Western."
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Shootists again? Why?

    No, it is a classic, but a sad story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shootists?

    The relationship between J.B. Books and his landlady going from mutual disgust to mutual respect.


    What about J. P. O'Shaughnessy’s performance did you like?

    He has a perfect Western character voice.


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

    The end of an era.


    Any additional comments?

    Not for the weak hearted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3165)
    Performance
    (1634)
    Story
    (1663)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "The best Frontier Western novel ever."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Lonesome Dove in three words, what would they be?

    Bravery, Love, Friendship


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lonesome Dove?

    Gus saving Laurie from being kidnapped.


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

    Mr. Horsey is the best narrator I have ever heard.


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

    I did want to listen to it all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    If I could spend a day with any character, it would be Gus.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cowboy Call: Living for Jesus in the Western World

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dale Hirschman
    • Narrated By Dale Hirschman
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For decades, rodeo cowboys held the reputation of being beer-drinking, woman-chasing, barroom-brawling hoodlums - a reputation many cowboys went above and beyond to earn. However, in the early 1970s, some cowboys went about changing that image. Several cowboys who professed a relationship with Jesus Christ decided to step into the light with their Christian faith.

    DUANE says: "Cowboy Christian morals"
    "Cowboy Christian morals"
    Overall
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    Where does The Cowboy Call rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Cowboy Call is different from other books I have listened to, I loved it.


    What other book might you compare The Cowboy Call to and why?

    Cowboy Call is like no other book I have listened to.


    Which character – as performed by Dale Hirschman – was your favorite?

    Himself.


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

    It is more of a book that I wanted to listen to, then take awhile too think, then listen more.


    Any additional comments?

    Never be ashamed to province your Christianity no matter where you are or who your with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Riders of the Purple Sage: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    In Cottonwoods, Utah, in 1871, a woman stands accused and a man is sentenced to whipping. Into this travesty of small-town justice rides the one man whom the town elders fear. His name is Lassiter, and he is a notorious gunman who's come to avenge his sister's death.

    Kristi says: "Western classic of Mormons as the Bad guys."
    "An exciting, epic novel of the American west."
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Riders of the Purple Sage in three words, what would they be?

    Love wins always.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lassiter because he has a high moral code and love for family, friends, children and eventually God.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    Lassiter.


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

    It gave me an extreme reaction that dedication ( not religion ) , but closeness to God, love and family always wins.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to friends. It is an epic novel of the American west and Mormon corruption.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • True Grit

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Charles Portis
    • Narrated By Donna Tartt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1894)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1066)

    Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

    Tommygaus says: "So worth it!"
    "The greatest western in American history."
    Overall
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    Where does True Grit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    True Grit is for Western genre is the best book of it's type. The story is very memorable, a true tale of the post Civil War frontier. From Maddie's Christian living, the Texas Rangers pride for the Lone Star State to Rooster Cogburn's hard exterior, tender heart, and strict way of law and order, True Grit is America in the late 1800's.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True Grit?

    Rooster riding alone, just him and Bo ( his horse ), with reigns in teeth and both guns shooting against Ned Peppers entire gang. Rooster fights fearless and true to save a girl.


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

    Donna brings a lot of emotion and does a great job doing men's voices.


    If you could take any character from True Grit out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Rooster just to hear his life story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very glad that this book was rereleased, the movie was my Dad's favorite.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Neale
    • Narrated By Michael Neale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure. But something holds him back - the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old. It was something no child should ever see. Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River.

    DUANE says: "Great story"
    "Great story"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The River the most enjoyable?

    The emotion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel because he is such a lovable person.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fishing scene.


    Who was the most memorable character of The River and why?

    Gabriel and his parents relationship is admirable.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, however not much Christian base.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grace: More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Max Lucado
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response.

    Linda says: "If I lived in Texas....."
    "God's grace is awesome."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Max does an excellent job of explaining God's saving grace.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    God, because He is our love, creator and salvation.


    Have you listened to any of Wayne Shepherd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Wayne does a great job.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Jesus for your grace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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