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I rank Reclaiming History in the top 10% of my vast Audible Library of 400-plus books. I also rank it as one of my favorite five history books (along with Helter Skelter, a book about the Tate-Labianca murders in which I nearly was a witness for the prosecution and a story in which I believe a young man, Roger Guindon, may also have lost his life.
Most importantly, this is the only book that, for me, settles the question as to whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, did commit the horrific murder of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Until I listened to this book I had always felt the conspiracy was a fact. Thanks to Vincent Bugliosi, I now stand corrected.
Thanks to Audible for bringing this classic-to-be to me - C. William Anderson.
I really don't know what to compare this book to. It stands in a class of its own, but, I would encourage readers to listen also to 11-22-63 by Stephen King, believe it or not, because it is a well-researched novel that actually spurred me to listen to Reclaiming History, which had been in my library for years, waiting for me to listen to it.
His reading well communicated the story without getting in the way. Superb performance.
I had an extreme reaction in the sense that I finally realized the conspiracy buffs were wrong. I was wrong. That, and I realized with horror just how often some little misstep by authorities can actually so affect history and our understanding of it.
Think, what if Oswald had been detained at the book depository? Tippett would still be alive. His son would not have gone fatherless.
What if Ruby had not been able to enter through the open garage door. Oswald would have been tried and might have told his story and we all would not have been deluded into conspiracy.
I can't wait to listen to Bugliosi's case against George W. Bush. That will have to wait until after I listen to Stephen King's The Stand!
Joyful, heartbreaking, inspirational
There is no comparison. That's what makes this book so incredible.
Why must I choose. Steve was great at Dean but had me believing he was Jerry Lewis.
The night the laughter died and the morning the joy returned.
If you can listen to this book and not break out in laughter or weep like a child, you have much more in common with Dean Martin than with Jerry Lewis.Listen to this book and learn the wisdom and insight that only an insightful, introspective genius, as Jerry Lewis, can possess.Thanks for your courage, Jerry, and thanks for sharing your heart with us.
The Cold Dish is at the top. I listened to George Guidall narrate the book and then decided to buy the book to see if appraisal of the book is in any way affected because of Guidall's outstanding narration.
Craig Johnson reads just as well as George Guidall narrates, and vice versa.
Only several titles later did I realize why Guidall had a familiar voice - I have a number of his titles, including Basque History of the World.
As well as Guidall narrated the other 450-plus titles as he has done, there is no character, no subject, for whom he is better suited than Walt Longmire.
He had such a realistic feel to the story and each of the characters sounds exactly like somebody I know.
I love the Clearmont-Buffalo Wyoming area and, even more so, the Bighorn Mountains and the region from Cody to Thermopolis to Greybull andback through Powell - my favorite area of the planet.
Should note that Colonial Radio also has a series, Powder River, set in the area (fictional town whose name is same as the real town but at a time the town didn't exist) and I listen to it on SiriusXM when it runs on Fridays and have bought the first five seasons through audible/amazon.
Guidall sounds like my grandfather when I was too young to be a grandfather - makes me feel like I'm listening to my grandfather tell me of an adventurous period in his life.
As I said, Guidall sounds like he IS Walt Longmire.
Good old boy Wyoming sheriff gets the job done without flamboyance.
I waited to post this until I had read all eight titles offered by Audible. Please, get more soon before I have to be committed - I'm addicted to this series far more than I ever was hooked on the Sacketts by Louis L'Amour.
Gotta get another Longmire book. Gotta have. Please...
Great western adventure
Character interactions makes you feel at home with your best friends and favorite relatives.
They make you forget it is just a story.
Probably Doc. He'd be a riot in some of the bars I frequent, especially Hanson's Bar in New Rockford, ND.
Can't wait for season, six, seven, eight, through season ninety-nine!
Yes. First though, I will listen to all the other Shane Sculley stories. Rockford Files was a great TV series and Shane Sculley is the closest approximation.
True, Sculley is a detective employed by LAPD instead of a private eye.True also, that Sculley seems unafraid of confronting danger and is therefore James Rockford on steroids, but, his thought process and demeanor is very Rockford-esque.
At several points in this book I could envision James Garner as Shane Sculley.
I now understand and greatly appreciate how well Garner was suited for Stephen J. Cannell and vice versa.
Yes. I really didn't see some of the surprises in store for readers. Won't elaborate here as it would spoil the story.
Outstanding. Only person I could envision replacing him would be James Garner.
Yes, I cringed at one point - won't spoil it for readers though.
We lost a terrific writer when Cannell passed. He wrote a lot of books so I will savor his memory for some time to come, but, wish he'd written a few score more!
Absolutely mesmerizing story about the wasted energy expended in choosing between science and God.
Without either there can be neither.
What sticks out most is the dawning realization by the heroine of the real science.
She is almost conversational in tone. Not quite as conversational as Jodie Foster, who read the abridged version, but sufficiently to permit my mind to concentrate on story instead of performance.
Yes, absolutely even though I have seen the movie twice before.
Buy the book also and read along with Laura for double the pleasure.
Yes, because it helps to transport one from the events of today and think about the potential for tomorrow.
Foundation by Isaac Asimov, but there also is a world of difference in content and style.
No, my reaction was one of wonder.
This book is read by two people - the guy does okay, but a little slow, but the lady reading Wendy's diary is excellent. The only thing is, I nearly stopped the book while driving because I had no expectation that anyone other than the first reader would be reading. Still, it helped to separate the two perspectives and game me an appreciation for Allen Steele's ability to write from a young woman's perspective - a mean feat.
I will be hoping the sequels live up to the promise of Coyote.
The whole concept and and production were first rate.
Talking about how ice cream shakes used to be made and even more about how great root beer floats were back then.
But also, about how unfair society was to so many groups of the disenfranchised - women, blacks, etc.
Probably the best scene was when his heart was tearing in the knowledge that his love and reason for being had died a horrid death because and despite the hero's deed.
The entire book's premise moved me.
A must listen. This is King at his best and it is a very different book from his others.
This is an excellent example of what can be done to make a better world. Six hours at 25 minutes per episode makes for convenient, yet entertaining listening for young and old alike!
My previous attempt to review this got lost in the cyberfrontier - I suppose some hombre got the quickdraw - still, I am again trying to tell anybody who'll listen that the Powder River series by jerry Robbins is fantastic. I even got my wife Dinile hooked on the series!
I'm now working hard as all get out to produce a series of episodes about a fella name of Travis C. Ward who rambles the old west - The first four episodes are all about the wildest six weeks in Wild West History - from 25 June (Little Bighorn), 17 july (First Scalp For Custer) and 2 August 1876 (Aces & Eights Immortalized). Be watching and listening for their availability at audible!
Again, I have bought every episode of Powder River and feel it is worth every cent!
Thank you to Colonial Radio theater and audible!
I first learned about Jerry Robbins and his productions while listening to Jack Ward, creator of sonicsociety.com, in an interview by always informative Paula B. in her podcast TheWritingShow.
The first few episodes were a bit shaky but something about them kept me listening. Along about episode 12 I got hooked and have started trying to write my own westerns.
Anyway, I got so hooked on Powder River that I ordered the other three volumes so i can be certain I don't run out of stories too soon!
I have a collection of more than 300 titles I've bought from audible but the Powder River collection is among my favorite.
Certainly it is my favorite fiction! Be watching for my upcoming stories Travels West with TCW or some such facsimile!
In the meantime, though, download the first volume of Powder River - I'm certain you'll find the six hours a great investment!
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