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PAUL

my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....

surprise, az, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Frontiersmen: A Narrative

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Allan W. Eckert
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (271)

    The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River.

    Whitney says: "A Masterpiece for History Novel Enthusiasts!"
    "good narrative about the beginning of the country"
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    Where does The Frontiersmen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    on a scale of 1 to 10...10 being perfect....give it a 6


    Would you be willing to try another book from Allan W. Eckert? Why or why not?

    no opinion...lukewarm at this time


    What does Kevin Foley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    great voices...


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    if you read/listen to the book...pay special attention to the capture of simon kenton and the 9 times he ran the gauntlet......wow...those indians were really brutal with the torture.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Science

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Liebling
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    This collection of A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" brings vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis' unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring.

    J says: "Too much on the fights, not enough on the fighters"
    "You better love boxing."
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    a sports writer here in phoenix stated this was one of the top 10 sport books that he had ever read. based on his recommendation i read the book. the book is well written and gives a great history of the art of boxing and ring fighting. i don't think it is one of the top 10 sport books ever written but it is worth the time to read and get an in depth look at this sport.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Highways: A Journey into America

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Least Heat-Moon
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

    Mr. says: "A new Mark Twain... this is a great book"
    "super look of rural america on back roads"
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    my son gave this book to me several years ago because he knew of my love of traveling on the back roads. the book was read and then placed on the shelf where it has been for several years. when i discovered that it was available in audio form, i immediately purchased, downloaded on my ipod and enjoyed it again during my daily walks. between the first read and the recently listened to version...it is interesting to note that i have also traveled on many of the same roads...not exactly the same results but interesting travels. if you like an off the beaten path look at america...put this book on your must read list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Becky Ann Baker, John Cullum, Boyd Gaines, and others
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (254)

    The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

    Amazon Customer says: "It Was So Eventual"
    "super king stories!!!!"
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    i walk several miles a day and this book of short stories was just perfect to listen to...especially the story read by king about the couple and their pets they bought for each other.....just a great collection of short stories from the master of story telling.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Reds Stories Ever Told

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Browning, Dann Stupp
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Slide into home with the greatest stories of Reds baseball. Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning and sportswriter Dann Stupp bring the Reds last championship era to life in Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout. Fans of this historic and storied franchise will hear legendary tales of victory, rivalry, and a bit of eccentricity. A must-have for any Reds fan.

    PAUL says: "too much about browning"
    "too much about browning"
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    good read but a bit disappointed because i wanted to hear more stories about the reds and not particular stories that all (or at least it seems that way) involved something about tom browning. he was a great player...good "RED"...but there was more to the reds than him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cobra

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    What if you had carte blanche to fight evil? Nothing held back, nothing off the table. What would you do? For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now he can have anything he requires, do anything he thinks necessary. No boundaries, no rules, no questions asked.

    Tim says: "Another Good Read by Forsyth"
    "WOW!!!"
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    Forsyth is the greatest...and this is one of the best he has ever written.....even though it's fiction....it could really happen........and probably does...we just haven't read about it yet...for real......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark Collings (editor)
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as 'The Greatest' heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him 'Dad'. They are all here in this book - 50 men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned 'Sportsman of the Century': Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; and more.

    PAUL says: "He was Great...BUT!!!"
    "He was Great...BUT!!!"
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    Didn't really realize what i was into when i started listening to the book...didn't take long to realize that it was an assortment of famous people just saying the same thing over and over and over.....He's the greatest...and i agree but it would have been nice to hear about some of the fights....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death of a President: November 20 - November 25, 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination.

    Jeff says: "IMPORTANT HISTORIC BOOK"
    "History reading"
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    Originally read the book...this time it was nice to have it read to me.....great listening and Manchester does it right.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dogs of War

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a coup d'état in the small West African dictatorship of Zangaro, where a secret source of platinum lies waiting to be exploited.

    Tim says: "Definitely not Forsyth's Best"
    "Another great book from Forsyth"
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    I recently bought and listen to "The Cobra"...it has been some time since I read some of the authors books...but having read this many years ago...decided to do it again...this time listen and not read.....it is just as good the 2nd time around....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1104)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (741)

    His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

    P. Shuart says: "Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++"
    "disappointed"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    very confusing


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    disappointed


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    started of terrific...then went in too many directions


    Could you see The Bourne Identity being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    it is a movie...and in my opinion...the movie was better


    Any additional comments?

    I was all set to buy the other 2 "Bourne" books....now I will rethink that

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avenger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker. A few weeks later, he disappears and is never heard from again. In the fog of that horrible place, the killer, too, has vanished. In a world that has forgotten right and wrong, there are few like Cal Dexter who can settle the score. And so, years later, a worldwide chase is on and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time the CIA must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.

    James says: "MASTERFULL"
    "Ya gotta read this before "The Cobra""
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    recently listen to the cobra...incredible story.....and then I found it necessary to re-read the avenger....do yourself a favor if you are a Forsyth fan.....read avenger...then the cobra....all I can say is I can't wait for another book.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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