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Skaught

I have had audible now for about 8 months and have enjoyed expanding my reading into books I would have not read before!

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  • Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Brandman
    • Narrated By Robert B. Parker, James Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (91)

    Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law.

    Stephen says: "NOT Parker"
    "I got started backwards in this. Movie then book!"
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    If you could sum up Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues in three words, what would they be?

    gritty humorous wellwritten


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The author has published a number of Jesse Stone books and I happened into the series via Netflix. The main actor is someone I love watching - Tom Selleck, who plays a no nonsense laid back kind of police chief in a small town where stuff happens far too much for the city council to want him poking around in! There are plenty of characters and personalities to make this series a lot of fun to follow through. Unfortunately, on Audible I have only found 2 of the series available. There are a set of 8 dvd's out there and it appears that there are lots more written by the author. The sad thing is that the author has died, so the series will not be continued unless someone else is inspired to take the ball and run with it. I have seen that done before - i.e. the Hopalong Cassidy novels that Louis L'Amour wrote - they were originally written by someone else.

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  • The Shopkeeper: A Steve Dancy Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James D. Best
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he's not looking for trouble, Dancy's infatuation with another man's wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight.

    J. C. Edmond says: "A well written western!"
    "A great western with plenty of surprises!"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character in the book has plenty of surprises as the author reveals who he is. I listened to the two books available here on audio, and then read the last two books. The author may write more as he has left plenty of room for it and it has been written recently.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When this man defends the honor of a lady in a town that is abused by a pair of bullies.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book series - if you like Louis L'Amour books or William Johnstone, you will like this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furious Longing of God

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Brennan Manning
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    The Furious Longing of God is the latest tour de force from beloved author and ragamuffin, Brennan Manning. Hold on tight as you discover the most powerful force in the universe: God's furious longing for you. There is nowhere God won't go to find us. No country too distant. No terrain too treacherous. No risk too great. It is a Father's search for His lost son, His lost daughter. And there are no boundaries to where His love will take Him in order to find us, embrace us, and carry us home!

    cynthia says: "The Furious Longing of Humanity"
    "Another incredible book by Brennan Manning!"
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    Would you listen to Furious Longing of God again? Why?

    I have listened to it 3 times since purchasing it a few weeks ago. The concept and participation of receiving God's unconditional love for me and His most awesome grace is always a battle within our human condition. Brennan speaks so clearly to that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is a chapter called "Healing" that steps out at this time from the rest and really hit me. Brennan speaks of how God is calling each of us to participate in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. He goes on to say, "Healing is the response to a crisis in the life of another person. It's enough of a response, a satisfactory response to a crisis in the life of another. And wherever the word "crisis" is used in the Greek New Testament (krisis), it is translated in English as "judgement". That's right - judgment. Healing is a response that I make to a decisive moment in the life of a brother or sister; whether I respond or not, I have made a judgment. Healing becomes the opportunity to pass off to another human being what I have received from the Lord Jesus; namely His unconditional acceptance of me as I am, not as I should be. He loves me whether in a state of grace or disgrace, whether I live up to the lofty expectations of His gospel or I don't. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am."

    In a world of condemnation and doubt, we need to judgment like this to share with one another! It reminds me a bit of something C.S.Lewis said in a sermon years ago called "The Weight of Glory". How we either can bless a person towards God or curse a person further away from God by our words, thoughts, and deeds as we interact with that person. It has been a while since I have read that, so I am paraphrasing from my memory. But that whole idea of acceptance and blessing which we cannot do until we have received the same from our Lord Jesus, and made it a part of ourselves - not just head knowledge - is so good!


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

    I like his voice - it sounds like Brennan.


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  • Perry Mason and the Case of the Howling Dog: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Erle Stanley Gardner, M. J. Elliott
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    In The Case of the Howling Dog, Arthur Cartwright, an anxious man, goes to Perry Mason to have his neighbor arrested for his vindictive and noisy dog. He is under the belief that his howling is an indication that somebody has been murdered in the neighborhood. He demands that his will be written bequeathing the estate to the lady living at the neighbor's house. However, the will is mysteriously altered by an unknown person, and Cartwright goes missing, along with the lady.

    Michele says: "Erle Stanley Gardner would be proud!!"
    "Fun to see the original!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you grew up watching the old b&w Perry Mason shows on tv, here is a chance to here what the original character was like, along with Della and that savvy detective. Perry Mason is a bit more edgy and considered a bit of a maverick in these. Worth checking out for the fun in it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Badger Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Elmer Kelton is hailed as the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America and has earned six Spur Awards during his impressive career. In Badger Boy, Kelton effortlessly sweeps listeners back to the post-Civil War Texas frontier, where ranger Rusty Shannon hopes to settle down as a respectable farmer. But trouble brews when Rusty captures Badger Boy, a white child raised by the Comanches who murdered his parents.

    Skaught says: "It takes a while to get to the Badger Boy story..."
    "It takes a while to get to the Badger Boy story..."
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    Where does Badger Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is well written book BUT it takes a bit to get to the story of the actual place where the Badger Boy is developed. It is mostly like a story about the texas ranger who found him for 5 hours and then a "Paul Harvey" rest of the story of how the Badger Boy comes in to the picture.


    What other book might you compare Badger Boy to and why?

    Jericho Road should be listened to it afterwards, not before as I did by the same author. I actually enjoyed JR more than BB, but the writing is still well done.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Very seasoned reader transitioning between voices in the book. I like his sound and narrative.


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

    There is a place in the first half that the highminded Lieutenant learns that he doesn't know everything about indians. Then the story develops later on to when Rusty meets his old flame, and then the support of a exslave. The second half was the way of how BB adjusts to new surroundings and the way he thinks. Well written!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the West Was Won

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Joe Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart - and his home - in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling man in the midst of a frontier gold boom. These pioneering men and women sowed the seeds of a nation with their courage....

    Skaught says: "I thought the movie was good!"
    "I thought the movie was good!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No wonder they made a movie out of this book! This book is outstanding! The fascinating lives of the family tree that begins out east and moves across the continent kept me hooked, wanting to keep listening to see how the story would unfold. I sat up late night at night skipping sleep to listen to the book, not wanting to stop but keep going. Great book, well written!!! Highly recommended!!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Broken Gun

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Ninety years ago the Toomey brothers, along with twenty-five other men and four thousand head of cattle, vanished en route to Arizona. When writer and historian Dan Sheridan is invited to the missing brothers’ ranch by its current owner, he jumps at the chance. The visit fits right in with his plan to solve the century-old mystery - but it turns out that his host isn’t a fan of books, writers, or people who don’t mind their own business.

    Char says: "Very Good Book"
    "A story with a different time frame"
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    What did you love best about The Broken Gun?

    It begins in a totally different time frame than most of L'Amour's books which I wasn't sure I would enjoy as much. But as I listened to the story develop it brought in the things I love about his writing. The history and details that go back into history of how the west was settled, and how it related to the area that he was writing about now. The story was not predictable of which I appreciated as well. It begans in a more modern day time set and then as the lead person investigates the story he finds himself in situations not unlike being in the old west working with other characters that also fit the western subject matter. A very good read or listen!


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

    Jason Culp is one of the best vocalists I have heard read from various books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rustlers of West Fork

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    In The Rustlers of West Fork, the quick-thinking, fast-shooting cowpuncher heads west to deliver a fortune in bank notes to his old friend, Dick Jordan. When he arrives at the Circle J, he discovers that the rancher and his daughter, Pam, are being held prisoner by a desperate band of outlaws led by the ruthless Avery Sparr and his partner Arnold Soper. Even if Hopalong Cassidy can free Jordan and Pam, he will have to lead them across rough and untamed Apache country, stalked by the outlaws who have vowed to gun him down.

    Skaught says: "A very entertaining woven story"
    "A very entertaining woven story"
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    Where does The Rustlers of West Fork rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The whole series of books that are available that Louis L'Amour wrote with the character Hopalong Cassidy are very good and well written. I highly recommend listening to the series as they all are well written and well done on audible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mountain Valley War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Holed up in a cabin in the Idaho hills, the mysterious man who called himself Trent wasn't looking for trouble. It came looking for him. A trigger-happy kid named Cub Hale emptied his gun into an unarmed man. Then he came swaggering after Trent. The girl who ran the gambling hall tried to get him to hightail it. But Trent wasn't buying. Even in that forsaken back country, he knew when a man had to speak with his shooting iron.

    Skaught says: "Same story as The Man Called Trent"
    "Same story as The Man Called Trent"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Mountain Valley War the most enjoyable?

    I listened to The Man Called Trent and then ordered this one. Same story. It appears it is a little longer, but it starts word for word. The book is good. Just don't get caught with the two titles!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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