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  • The Beginning: Longhorn Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (239)

    Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.

    AudioAddict says: "Don't like westerns...LOVED this book!"
    "Best Book and Series"
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    This author has a story and knows how to tell it! Loved every line of the whole series!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Reilly's Luck

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Beau Bridges
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly - a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar. For 10 years they each were all the family the other had, traveling from dusty American boomtowns to the cities of Europe - until the day Reilly’s luck ran out in a roar of gunfire. But it wasn’t a gambling brawl or a pack of thieves that sealed Will’s fate. It was a far more complex story that Val would soon uncover....

    Timothy says: "LaMour at his best"
    "Narrator is a big disappointment"
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    This book could have been a great listen and still don't know if I will finish it. I am embarrassed for a former actor whose voice is the same whether it be a 4-year-old, 40 year old, gunslinger, or madame!

    I'm sure this is a wonderful interesting book by one of the greatest writers of all time and I'm sorry it was wasted by someone who just couldn't give it it's due diligence, interest, and artistic capabilities!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Light a Distant Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lucia St. Clair Robson
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Threatened with forced removal from their Florida homeland, the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians took up arms. Using alligator-infested swamps to their advantage, they fought the U.S. Army to a standstill. Unable to win militarily, General Thomas Jesup captured his enemies under flags of truce. With most of their people transported west, fewer than a hundred remained hidden in the heart of the Everglades, members of the only tribe never to surrender.

    James WFE Mooney says: "Accurate portrayal of the Life & Times of Osceola"
    "Returned"
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    I love the Native American cultures and the knowledge, research & adventures written by this author. However, I do not care for her style of writing. She usually has multiple characters in different lives and in one sentence will jump ahead months or years and the reader is left scratching their head wondering what happened to the drama unfolding at the previous time zone. She might write about rituals, story telling, chants, songs, etc. for pages before you realize it is seven years later and there were a whole lot of good stories to be told in between times. Characters appeared and disappeared without a clue as to where or why.
    I enjoyed "Ride The Wind" immensely and I did, in fact, read (listen) to "Ghost Warrior" to the end, even though it was one of the books which I described above.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Virginian

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Owen Wister
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    "The Virginian's pistol came out, and his hand lay on the table, holding it unaimed. With a voice as gentle as ever, a voice that sounded almost like a caress, drawling a very little more than usual so that there was almost a space between each word he issued orders to the man Trampas: "When you call me that, smile!" And he looked at Trampas across the table. Yes, the voice was gentle. But in my ears it seemed as if somewhere the bell of death was ringing; and silence, like a stroke, fell on the large room."

    Vanessa says: "One of the best books I have ever listend to."
    "Reading vs Listening"
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    I don't know if I would have liked this so much if I was READING it. The narrator Gene Engene is a master at storytelling, voices, accents, southern drawls, drunkin drawls,and always the right place for pauses and emphasis.
    I know if Mr. Engene is telling it it is going to be good. Why, he is even the best at singing cowboy diddies and high pitched preachings of the old gospels!

    I can't praise Mr. Engene enough! Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Man: Silent Night Man and Sutton's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Diana Palmer
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (54)

    Best-selling novelist Diana Palmer has well over a hundred books in print, translated and published around the world. She has written historical as well as science-fiction novels, but she is best known for her contemporary romance books. The Winter Man comprises two classic Diana Palmer romances.

    Mariah says: "Great!!!"
    "Two of Palmer's worse wrapped in one!"
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    I love D. Palmer - - -at first- - - then it was the same story, different names & places. For the price I figured how bad can it be, since I already read these two books in the past. I forgot how boring these were. These are her two worse books under another name!!! Bound to get my money's worth I skipped over most of the CDs. Since I would never listen to this book again, the CDs got chucked in the garbage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McKettrick's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Linda Lael Miller
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Learning that his former partner Gabe Navarro is on the way to the gallows on trumped-up charges and that his foster father John Cavanagh is about to lose his land, Holt McKettrick ditches his mail-order bride at their Arizona Territories altar and rides off to Texas. There, he meets Lorelei Fellows, who has just called off her own wedding. Is Lorelei out of the frying pan into the fire? Her father dies vastly indebted to the landowner who had framed Navarro.

    Maria says: "Really Enjoyed this One!"
    "Love all Linda Lael Miller's tales of the west."
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    If you could sum up McKettrick's Choice in three words, what would they be?

    Hard taput down!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of McKettrick's Choice?

    There were too many hilarious moments to list, but I think trying to ride the donkey is the best.


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

    Not impressed too much.


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

    This book held all emotions in different chapters. Always waiting to find out what is going to happen.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry the first books of the McKettrick series are not on audio. I would buy them all as I have read most of them twice and will probably read them again, but it is like a different book when someone else is actually performing the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Remember Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    The most grueling challenge of Raine Smith's equestrian career looms before her - the Olympic Games. Little does she realize that she's about to face greater perils in the arms of a stranger than she's ever found on the back of her horse.

    CAROLYN says: "Long, drawn out story - cut it to 2 hrs!"
    "Ruined a credit plus 8 CDs"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    One who likes 3 hours of lovesick drivel.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Lowell again?

    I loved Liz Lowell's


    What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

    I always like Laurel Merlington, she can bring voices of many characters to life.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger. If I heard any more


    Any additional comments?

    The first chapter sounded interesting, after that it sounded like a contest to see how many adjectives could be found for

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arizona Embrace

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Leigh Greenwood
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Bounty hunter Trinity Smith had one goal in life: to track down criminals and bring them to justice. And he was going after one of the most infamous of them all: Victoria Davidge, a cold-blooded seductress accused of murdering her husband. Trinity took up as a hired hand at her Arizona ranch, never expecting to find himself attracted to the fiery-haired fugitive, but the passionate beauty ignited his senses and tempted the hard-bitten loner to forget his lawful duty.

    Sandra says: "I usually love Greenwood"
    "I usually love Greenwood"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Too much info & reasoning for what should have been common sense.


    Would you recommend Arizona Embrace to your friends? Why or why not?

    It was okay for a CD to go to sleep by, but if I was reading it, I would have skipped many paragraphs, pages & maybe even chapters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene where Trinity treated the insolent, spoiled, questionable female less than desirable.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard for me to believe Leigh Greenwood was the author. It was like he was trying to stretch a 250 page book into a 500 page book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Redemption Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    It is 1865: the American Civil War is ending. Eliza Duane Mulvey sets out from Lafayette, Louisiana, the town her mother Mary Duane called home. Alone, she walks across a devastated country in search of a youngster she has not seen in four years. One of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war, his fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

    Sandra says: "Did not Like!"
    "Did not Like!"
    Overall

    I didn't get through the first CD disc & threw out the next 9 discs of this title without burning the rest . From now on I will listen to the book before I burn it to disc.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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