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Richard G. Hough

I like oaters, but then I like good books of any genre. I have well over two thousand titles in my library and expect many more.

United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 6 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 91 purchased in 2014
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  • The Deputy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Victor Gischler
    • Narrated By Evan Greenberg
    Overall
    (6)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    Coyote Crossing is a dusty little sh*thole town in western Oklahoma. A sleepy little pit stop for truckers, not a lot going on. So a dead body in the middle of the street at midnight is quite an event. The chief of police wants all hands on deck, so he calls Toby Sawyer to come babysit the body. Toby doesn’t have a lot going for him. Twenty-five, a couple of years of junior college, married to a girl he got pregnant, and living in a trailer on the edge of town. He’s working part time for the police department, hoping the budget comes through and they can put him on full time, so he can get health benefits.

    Richard G. Hough says: "Depity Dog or Beaky Buzzard"
    "Depity Dog or Beaky Buzzard"
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    This book is a hoot! First our hero could not hold a debate with the dumbest of rednecks. He sounds a little like Beaky Buzzard but not as smart. That said, he is virule, and pretty brave although he doesn't know it. As he gets deeper and deeper into the mystery he is attacked, gets in fistfights, gunfights, and no matter how how outnumbered and hopeless his situation, he comes through. I was hooked on the book as soon as I got over the dumb yokel narration. The book just kept getting better with enough mystery and danger to make it somewhat of a page turner. I have downloaded so many stinkers lately, this is a book to refresh your interest in Audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valley of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Johnny D. Boggs
    • Narrated By Tom Stechshulte
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Micah Bishop doesn't believe in miracles - until a derringer-packing nun busts him out of jail. But it's not Christian charity that's driving Sister Genevieve - she wants Micah to take her to a place called the Valley of Fire, deep in the most lawless and perilous part of New Mexico Territory. It was here where an order of nuns met their Maker, and it's Sister Genevieve's mission to see that they are given a proper funeral. Or so she claims.

    Richard G. Hough says: "I like oaters"
    "I like oaters"
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    I also like Tom Stechshullte as a narrator. This book held my interest throughout and had many twists and turns. A good western for the oater fan out there!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deer Run Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David R. Lewis
    • Narrated By David R. Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

    William James says: "Don't Miss This Author"
    "Easy listening"
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    A couple of things that are a bit unusual about David R. Lewis books: One, I give a wide berth to books under 8 hours and rarely buy one. And B, I never, well mostly never buy a book read by the author. The exceptions to rule B are Neil Gaimon and this author, David R. Lewis. I cannot imagine his books read by anyone else. The humor is a little hokey and homespun but pleasant to listen to and the main players sure have some sand. Lewis' books are westerns so if you are agin oaters, they may not suit you. But if you like them, then you have struck gold here. I have bought all three of his books and though they are stand alone reads, there is a timeline. If you want to start at the beginning, then get this title, Dear Run Trail first, Then Nodaway Trail and finally Calico Trail. They are all worth the credit and I can't wait til my mind clouds a bit and I can enjoy them again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (336)

    Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western....

    Darwin8u says: "Beautiful, Absurd & Melancholic Frontier Noir."
    "A different kind of Oater"
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    Strange book. The heroes are villans, and the tell is from their point of view. There is one brother who seems to have no conscience and one that has quite a bit of reservation about what they do. The story is basically following the Sisters brothers to California where they hope to kill a couple of guys and steal a formula for the Commodore, their beloved boss. This book had me hooked early. The conversations and philosophizing during the trip is mesmerizing, and even though these guys are cold blooded killers, you start to sympathize with the kinder one, and the kinder one is doing the tell. So you see everything from his viewpoint. This is not a normal shoot em up western as it is better. It is a journey and a story well told. It held my interest and I think you will agree if you get this book. Well worth the credit, so take a chance would be my recommendation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big City, Bad Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sean Chercover
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    Disillusioned newspaper reporter-turned-private detective Ray Dudgeon doesn't want to save the world; he just wants to do an honest job well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds of survival make for a sucker's bet.

    Eva Gannon says: "Quintessentially Chicago"
    "Film Noir"
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    Where does Big City, Bad Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ya!


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

    Ya!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ya!


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

    Ya!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great detective story told in the first person like the old Bogey films. Ray Dudgeon is an old school private eye and sticks with his case. Tough gritty action and a character I liked made this a favorite for me. Five stars and worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Man Dies Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hans Fallada, Michael Hofman (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    Hans Fallada wrote this stunning novel in only 24 days—just after being released from a Nazi insane asylum. Based on a true story, Every Man Dies Alone tells of a German couple who try to start an uprising by distributing anti-fascist postcards during World War II. But their dream ultimately proves perilous under the tyranny that dominates every corner of Hitler’s Germany.

    Heimo says: "a difficult masterpiece"
    "Great author"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ya


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ya


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ya


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ya


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book and very humanistic. I don't like books about the holocaust because they make me feel bad about my fellow humans. I did like this book about ordinary Germans during a time of madness, because of the Nazi's. Well written by a man who lived in those times, and while not a page turner there was an element of fear always in the background. I could not stop listening. It also renewed my hatred of Hitler and his Nazi cronies. I also hate the new review format and refuse to use it as you can see here. This one is worth a credit.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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