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Carolyn T. Parkin

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  • Last of the Breed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (206)

    This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....

    Jim says: "Louis Lamour Fan"
    "A Great Listen"
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    Would you listen to Last of the Breed again? Why?

    I definitely would listen to this book again. Louis L'Amour is a great writer telling a wonderful story. This isn't a western per se but is a timeless story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Last of the Breed?

    Joe Mack's escape was a very memorable moment in the book. The vastness of the country he escaped into makes you wonder if he truly escaped or if he is just in another type of prison.


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

    Mr. Strathairn has a wonderful voice and uses it to the fullest giving accents to the characters who need it and each one is slightly different. Listening to him tell the story takes you further into the story than if you read it yourself.


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

    Near the end of the story Joe Mack asks a native at the coast to leave his kayak and says in a round about way that he will be taking it. His respectful tone to the native requesting the favor and the fact that he is following the trip of his ancestors was very moving.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Holy Ghosts: Or How a (Not-so) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things that Go Bump in the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gary Jansen
    • Narrated By Gary Jansen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    In this extraordinary true story, the haunting of a Long Island household forces a respected writer and editor to reevaluate the mysteries of life and death as he struggles with the frightening truths of his childhood home and his town’s past.

    Manny says: "Open to everything"
    "Spooky"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Holy Ghosts to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version so I cannot say if it was better or not.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The story was a first person account of events so there was only the one character. He was believable though and I enjoyed his account.


    What about Gary Jansen’s performance did you like?

    His voice is quite good for narration and he made the story both believable and enjoyable even though it was spooky.


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

    No, sorry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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