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  • The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Henry Rollins, David Strathairn, Tom Wopat, and others
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    From Elmore Leonard, the author who has influenced more writers than any other, comes a collection of the stories that launched his phenomenal career....

    A. Hochner says: "Great, but not the "complete" western stories"
    "More from Elmore"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard the most enjoyable?

    Just got into Elmore Leonard's works a few months ago. So far I've fully enjoyed everything he's written. I didn't realize how many stories he's written that have been made into very good movies. Love the way he sets a scene but even more I enjoy the dialog between characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Too hard to pick just one.


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

    Yes. Always does a very good job.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard and why?

    Again, too difficult to pick just one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • First Lord's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3314)
    Performance
    (2286)
    Story
    (2291)

    For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

    Jason says: "Excellent conclusion"
    "Wonderful Series"
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    Where does First Lord's Fury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I started this series because I finished all the Dresden Files and wanted more from Jim Butcher. Now I'm torn between the two and since I've finished all of these, I'm not only torn but without anything to read. Hopefully Butcher will keep contributing to both series and soon!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hopelessness and the optimism. The details of the plans and the way the various societies/peoples weave the fabric that holds them together.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't say I had a favorite seen.


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

    I laughed a few times. Didn't cry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

    Felisha Avery says: "A little slow and hard to keep track of characters"
    "Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Red Death to be better than the print version?

    Don't know, listened didn't read it, so cannot say which is better. But I liked the narrator's voice in my head better than I like the one in mine.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good plot, well written, gets the social divide between ethnicities, the police and the American class structure pretty well - especially for the time period this book is set in.


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

    Yes and equally good. I'll be looking for his narrations.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, wish I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book and the Easy Rawlins series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naked Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (620)
    Story
    (622)

    In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. In what’s sure to be another smash sensation, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

    Blanche says: "enjoyable mystery"
    "Good Read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked Heat to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know, didn't read it, only listened.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge, but intrigued none-the-less.


    What about Johnny Heller’s performance did you like?

    He was good. Got the inflections and pauses down and has a nice speaking voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Couldn't, but I listened as often as I could until it was finished - about 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the series. I'll be buying more. They are perfect for my workout listens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6561)
    Performance
    (5655)
    Story
    (5649)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Worst of the series"
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    What did you like best about Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13? What did you like least?

    Not happy about the change in narrators. Also not happy with the overall story. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't up to Butcher's usual standards. It seemed he tried to do too much, but he wrapped things up nicely in the end.


    Was Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 worth the listening time?

    Worth the listen, but not as wonderful as I'd hoped.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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