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  • Sackett's Land: The Sacketts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By John Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (292)

    Son of a feared fighting man, Barnabas Sackett inherited his father's fiery temper, sense of justice and warrior skills. Declared an outlaw in his native England, Barnabas set his daring sights on the opportunity of the New World. The ruthless piracy of the open seas and the unknown dangers of the savage American wilderness lay before him. And so did the thrill of discovery and the chance to establish a bold new future if he survived.

    Grace Barrett says: "Great Historical Adventure"
    "What all American males need..."
    Overall

    In Sackett's Land, LL provides us American men with a thing we grievously lack in our society today - a man whom we'd like to be and whom we'd wish our sons to become.

    Barnabas is a man who merely wants to live his life in freedom - freedom to be all he has the talent, desire and ability before his Creator to be without interference by a bullying system or government. He's a man who wants to treat and be treated fairly, and who will stand up to any who would impose their own petty 'justice' upon him. Even if it's the most powerful monarch in the world.

    Barnabas Sackett is the kind of man who made America the envy of the world. He's the kind of man we so desperately need today. And he's the kind of man no self-serving government bureaucrat wants on the loose - one who will call that kind of weasel out of its hole and challenge it, even against the odds.

    Barnabas Sackett is a HERO, a man of character and honor who trains his own sons to be HEROES, the kind of hero every young man needs in order to inspire him to true greatness.

    I can't recommend this book highly enough.

    Why do you max us out at 5 stars?

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1664)
    Performance
    (1278)
    Story
    (1285)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "A classic first novel."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunt for Red October to be better than the print version?

    On a par.


    What other book might you compare The Hunt for Red October to and why?

    Clancy's 2nd book, Red Storm Rising, because the technical accuracy and the character development are every bit as good.


    Which character – as performed by J. Charles – was your favorite?

    Jonesey.


    Any additional comments?

    Just listened for the 3rd time. Read it while it was hot in the mid 80s and was almost brought up on charges for talking about what many Naval officers considered secret material in the hallway of my USN ASW command. I explained to the OPS officer that I had read what I was talking about in a book published by the Naval Institute. They were amazed at the accuracy of Clancy's material, as I spoke of it from memory, while displaying the book.

    After seeing the movie, which was good but disappointing, I now listen to this book with all the characters from the book being played by the actors in the movie [except I substitute Harrison Ford for Alec Baldwin - too bad Harry was busy during filming].

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rider of Lost Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Jim Gough
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Lance Kilkenny's gun is believed to be the fastest in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Most folks don't even know what he looks like. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life after he was shot up. Now Davis needs Kilkenny's help. He has filed a claim on a water hole near Lost Creek in the live oak country.

    Cynthia says: "I was very very upset with this book."
    "5 star story..."
    Overall

    Lousy narrator. Jim Gough tries to act, but doesn't have a clue about how people actually talk. He emphasizes words that shouldn't be in sentences that should not be emphasized in any way - or wouldn't be in normal conversation or narration.

    When I see Jim Gough as narrator, I pass the book by. He ain't David Strathairn or Jason Culp.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Prairie

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Noah Waterman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Prairie marks the final chapter in James Fenimore Cooper's great saga of American frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Though nearly 90 in 1804, Bumppo is still competent as a frontiersman and trapper, now on the Great Plains. Once more he is drawn into conflict with society in the form of an emigrant party led by the surly Ishmael Bush and his miscreant brother-in-law, Abiram White. And once again this great man of nature is called upon to exhibit his courage and resourcefulness to rescue the innocent.

    Jeff says: "Great Story, Narrator needs help"
    "Prairie"
    Overall

    Narrator reads too quickly, makes it difficult to understand at times. Excellent story, but the narrator made listening tedious.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Man Called Trent

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By John Tuska
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    A Man Called Trent opens on nester Dick Moffitt lying dead where he was killed by King Bill Hale's riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called "Trent", an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter.

    Mark says: "Trent"
    "Trent"
    Overall

    Not Lamour's best work, but then the narrator leaves a lot to be desired. Changes of inflection in the middle of a sentence makes listening difficult. His attempts to dramatize are usually overdone. He does have a good voice, but is NOT a good reader.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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