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William G. Crovatt

Tokyo Japan

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  • Dead Man's Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (249)

    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"
    "Like taking a big bite out of a cowpie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Dead Man's Walk better?

    The characters made this a potentially great book. You almost fall in love with them and their ways. The problem with the story is that there is truly no story. It is one tragedy after another. The good guys never win. Who would write a story in which the heroes always lose and the villains always win?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Lonesome Dove of course...


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

    Will Patton is the best narrator. I love his work. He is the reason I bought the book. He did a great job with this book in spite of it being a loser.


    What character would you cut from Dead Man's Walk?

    The writer.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to Lonesome Dove.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8015)
    Performance
    (7225)
    Story
    (7221)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Fair Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Michael Beck?

    If this story was written by any other writer I would say it was a good read. But, it was written by John Grisham and fell far short of his other fantastic books. It was a bit high on the bleeding heart scale. I have read most all of his books and have thoroughly enjoyed them.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    I will buy and read any book he writes. He is a fantastic writer. I love his ideas and ideals and his humorous usage of the word foreigners when it comes to outsiders in small Southern towns. I was raised in one of them and he is right-on when it comes to their descriptions both good and bad. (mostly they are great)


    Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?

    Lucius


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3082)
    Performance
    (1552)
    Story
    (1581)

    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."
    "Pure Entertainment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Lonesome Dove the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's voices were great and portrayed the characters well. I enjoyed the characters of the book as well as the story itself. It was a pleasant journey.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gus was my favorite character. His ideas about life and events were unique and special and very funny.


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

    It was a book that I listened to slowly so that it did not end too quickly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buried Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (653)

    Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a “private spy” who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times best-selling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that’s both high-profile and intensely personal.

    Amazon Customer says: "Entertaining and Riveting Listening"
    "Recent Finder Books"
    Overall

    Mr. Finder's recently written books, including Buried Secrets, have been outstanding and very exciting reads. His older books were so boring I found it hard to finish them. What miracle happened to make such a drastic change in his readability? Whatever it was, I like it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Closers: Harry Bosch Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2286)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (830)

    In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged.

    Wheelman says: "Thoroughly enjoyable....."
    "Good detective whodunit"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this story. It was an interesting and clever story and the narrator did an excellent job. It was a real page turner for me.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4162)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1714)

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
    "Redundant story features"
    Overall

    This book and The Lincoln Lawyer used the same story features: i.e. electronic ankle bracelet on rich mean defendant. I like his detective series with Det. Bosch, but his lawyer series are redundant to the point of yawns.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • One God, Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam [Portable Professor]

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By F.E. Peters
    • Narrated By F.E. Peters
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    The covenant that God made with the patriarch Abraham forms the basis of the three religions that today enjoy the largest followings in the world: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Despite the many common bonds among them, however, the Abrahamic religions have had an extremely complicated relationship, frequently defined by conflict, over the course of millennia of coexistence.

    David says: "No Faith Needed"
    "Unbiased and Extremely Enlightening"
    Overall

    I found this book to be extremely enlightening. I grew up a Christian and had never bothered to study my own religion. Therefore, I had many questions which the professor has answered. I am grateful to him for opening my mind and heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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