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Gary

Santa Fe, NM, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Hampton Sides
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (145)

    In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

    russell says: "Unforgettable"
    "blood and thunder"
    Overall

    A fabulous book about Kit Carson and the development of the southwest. The reader was great as well as a very well told story. I heard Hampton Sides speak in Santa Fe after listening to the book and he told of the tremendous amount of research that he did. If you like history and the Southwest, this is a must read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4444)
    Performance
    (4153)
    Story
    (4165)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "well written and performed. Loved it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    We really enjoyed Mr. Mercedes. It was not the usual para normal story and it was as good a crime story as it can get. Congratulations to Mr. King

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Critical Conditions: A Dr. Alan Gregory Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    When an emergency call brings Dr. Alan Gregory to an ICU, he finds 15-year-old Merritt Strait recovering from a suicide attempt. Her stepsister, Chaney, already lies near death - after her managed care provider turned down an experimental treatment that could save her life. When a wealthy executive with the family's HMO is shot to death, Alan discovers shocking evidence linking Merritt to his killing. As time runs out, he searches for answers and discovers the truth about a family that will stop at nothing to save one of its own.

    Snoodely says: "This book kept me up all night!"
    "Great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was my first Stephen White book and I'm thrilled to have found such a great listen. The story was great as well as the reading. I look forward to more of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (181)

    This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. When the dashing young D'Artagnon arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting not against, but with, the Three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship.

    Sharon says: "Adventure"
    "Great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    An old classic comes to life in a very entertaining way. Dumas is a great story teller, very humorous and beautiful prose. Simon Vance does an excellent job acting the characters. This is a wonderful read. I was sorry to see it end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assegai

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    It is 1913 and Leon Courtney, an ex-soldier turned professional hunter in British East Africa, guides the rich and powerful from America and Europe on big-game safaris. Leon had never sought fame, but an expedition alongside U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has made him one of the most sought-after hunters on the continent. Soon, he finds that with celebrity comes not just wealth - but also danger.

    Jim says: "Entertaining but I'm not much for sport hunting"
    "assegai"
    Overall

    Historical novel, great read. reader was excellent. Used many voices. Loved the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anticancer: A New Way of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Servan-Schrieber
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (64)

    When Dr. David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed his life. Confronting what medicine knows about illness, the little known workings of the body's natural cancer-fighting capacities, and his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration, and finally to health.

    Gary says: "Must Read for anyone with cancer concerns"
    "Must Read for anyone with cancer concerns"
    Overall

    Very well done. It provides valuable information on how to prevent and treat cancer. It's written to easily understand and read well. The information will give the reader a sense of control and positive steps to help yourself beat this disease. It still recommends following your doctors recommended treatment.
    Among its' contents are lifestyle changes including stress reduction, avoidance of toxic products, positive mental outlook, and how very important your diet is. He shows research on how effective these really are. He gives guidance on all these topics plus more. Don't forget to download the written guide of recommendations. A real bonus.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Assault on Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Al Gore
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    Here is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the public sphere's degradation to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges, from national security to the economy, from issues of health and social welfare to the environment. As The Assault on Reason explains, we have precious little time to waste.

    Walter says: "Partisan but Valuable"
    "assault on reason"
    Overall

    Excellent thought provoking read. Gore is really bright. A must read.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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