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Susan

QUEMADO, NM, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 31 reviews
  • 84 ratings
  • 384 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2015
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  • Tramp for the Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Corrie ten Boom
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Hiding Jewish refugees during WWII landed Corrie ten Boom in a German concentration camp. Released after 10 months, she tramped the world with a burning desire to tell others that Jesus is a reality, that He lives, that He is victor. Join Corrie on a world-wide trip that could only have been planned by God.

    Sandra says: "Tramp for the Lord Makes you think How God Works"
    "Awesome, amazing book!!!!"
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    Does the current world look dark and hopless to you?
    Read this book!
    At a time when the whole world felt devastated, this amazing woman traveled it, encouraging all to believe in the awesome God she serves.
    If you want to laugh, cry, learn and marvel at wonders, read this book!
    One of the best books I have ever, ever, listened to and I have loved many books!!!
    Don't miss it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Horse: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (2517)
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    (1871)
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    (1852)

    The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.

    V. Sharol says: "Another outstanding book from Johnson"
    "Gotta love Walt and Vi c (despite her potty mouth)"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Vic is her typical profane self, but she is the main source of cursing as usual. I can't help but love Vic, potty mouth and all.
    I enjoyed this story very much, liked the theme of redemption I saw in it.
    Love Johnson's characters, and how he makes me see it all in my head.
    He's as comfortable as my good old cowboy boots.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By Chandler David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well - and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there. Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths are in the ten riveting stories - three of them never before published - that make up Shots Fired.

    justin says: "That's odd...a THREE star review within 3 hours???"
    "Not my favorite Box book"
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    This book is short stories and overall they are pretty dark.
    I loved Blood Knot.
    Hated Pirates of Yellowstone.
    REALLY hated The Noble Savage..
    Loved the Master Falconer. Hey do you suppose Nate would run for President?
    Guess that would be impossible for a fictitious character.
    Anyway, this was an OK book. Not great.
    Yes, there is violence and profanity in it. About typical Box in those categories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feast Day of Fools: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1208)
    Performance
    (1009)
    Story
    (995)

    Celebrated crime master and two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke returns with a gorgeously crafted, brutally resonant chronicle of violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town, meting out punishment and delivering justice in his small square of this magnificent but lawless land. When an alcoholic ex-boxer named Danny Boy Lorca begs to be locked up after witnessing a man tortured to death by a group of bandits, Hack and his deputy, Pam Tibbs, slowly extract the Indian man’s gruesome tale.

    Mel says: "Shoot Out at the More-Than-OK Corral"
    "Overwhelming spanish profanity, really rough book"
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    I guess Burke isn't the guy for me. I always comment on profanity in books and this one doesn't have much English profanity in it. But holy cow, if you understand Spanish profanity your face and your ears will burn all the way through.
    Too much violence for me and way too much bad language.
    I was having trouble with an ACLU guy really being sheriff in a little TX town. What were they thinking?
    But, having said that, Burke did make me care about the characters. And, when he isn't cursing in Spanish, he can write like a poet...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1415)
    Performance
    (1275)
    Story
    (1290)

    He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

    Anthony says: "Best Dean Koontz book yet"
    "intersting book with almost no bad language"
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    I run hot and cold on Koontz, but this is a book I liked quite a bit.
    Wonderful descriptions, great characters. Just don't base your life theology on the book's premise.
    Dealt with difficult subjects pretty gracefully.
    a thought provoking book and a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

    jenny says: "I'm hooked!"
    "Clean, easy listening, enjoyable"
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    First book from this author and won't be my last. Not a racy story, just a down home, folksy story with warmth and human element. I enjoyed her vivid descriptions.
    Very clean and easy to listen, a gentle book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paw Enforcement: K9, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Diane Kelly
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (378)

    Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming - which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can't carry a gun, can't drive a cruiser, and can't recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that's what the chief meant when he called Megan's partner a real bitch...With Brigit out on the beat, Megan is writing up enough tickets to wallpaper the whole station.

    Janelle Carter says: "Not so funny"
    "Coarse language and discussion, some profanity"
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    There are a lot of areas where Diane Kelly and I are miles apart. She doesn't mind a lot of coarse language and subjects, and some profanity. She is cleanly anti-Dairy, anti-meat, anti-fur and anti-gun and pretty much anti many western values.

    If you can get past all the anti-fur remarks, all the references to soy milk and granola (gag me!), then you might be able to appreciate her humor.

    This is not a heavy crime novel and despite all the aforementioned, Kelly had me laughing at several dog antics,as the one thing we do agree on is dogs, gotta love 'em. I liked her humor although I could do without the constant PC agenda.

    Guys this isn't a book about serious police procedure ( another reviewer complained about this), it is meant to be humorous.. . and it is.

    Just wish it was a tad easier on the ears while listening.

    I actually liked the extra effects the narrator put in ( it added to the comic feel of the book) and had only one major comment. Whoopee ti yi was not pronounced correctly. Any real westerner can tell you the "ti" is pronounced Tie as in tie your shoe, not tea as in tea you drink. Little things, kids, little things.

    Will I read more of Kelly's books? Sorry, but most likely not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Found: God's Will: Find the Direction and Purpose God Wants for Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By John MacArthur
    • Narrated By John Haag
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Get ready for a surprise! You may want to jump and shout when you hear the sixth principle for knowing when you have found God's will.

    The sixth principle is "Do whatever you want" as long as the first five principles are operating in your life. Listen to all six principles to better understand what the psalmist means when he urges, "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart" (Psalm 37:4).

    L.A. says: "Another great book from John MacArthur"
    "Definitve, concise and enlightening!"
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    Wow, is all I can say!
    If you have ever struggled with finding God's will for your life, you will love reading this book. I loved his clear and concise descriptions, his five "S's" of knowing God's will.

    This book, short though it is, will give you verses and concepts you can sink your teeth into and put to work in your life to help you know and understand the will of God for your life.

    EXCELLENT!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver Twist: Dickens on Dickens

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Gerald Dickens
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional tale.Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The time honoured story is about the orphan Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and travels to London where he meets the renowned Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant narration"
    "My least favorite Dickens, but still a classic"
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    I've got to say that even though this is my least favorite Dickens so far, this is still a book well worth listening to!

    Dickens wrote this book to call attention to the plight of orphans during his time. I'd like to point out that worldwide there are about 147 million orphans at this time and we can all use this book to inspire thought on how to help orphans throughout the world.

    I think the visceral reaction to the things which orphans routinely suffered was the main reason I didn't like this book so much. It hit me very hard. However, I must also say, that it does have a Dickens happy ending and some poetic as well as real, justice.

    Gerald Dickens does a really fabulous job of narrating this story and I enjoyed listening to him very much.

    Clearly, I was ruined for this book after having watched "Oliver!" the musical as a child...and all I can say about the movie is, how can anyone read this book and then say, "Let's make a musical out of it!"

    Still a great book, but I won't be renting the movie anytime soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (621)
    Story
    (631)

    Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.

    Roxane says: "Interesting Listen for WWII Buffs"
    "Sad and moving, very well written"
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    I enjoy reading about WWII, and especially biographical works about this era. Since I live just about a hundred miles from where Mr. Nez grew up, I knew we'd have some things in common, even though I'm not of the Dine.

    I really enjoyed hearing about his youth; as a stock-raising person, I was absolutely horrified by the livestock reduction he relates, and I sorrowed for him at boarding school. Many children must still leave home and go to boarding school currently as well.

    His story struck me as honest and straightforward, though his lifelong clinging to his native religion and referring to Christianity as "white man's religion" saddened me deeply.

    I was so involved emotionally in he and his characters, I was looking up he and some of his fellows on the internet before I had even finished listening to the book. That's when I realized he had just passed away.

    I came away from this book with a great respect for Chester Nez and the other code talkers and understood much more about them as a result of reading this book. The book has also made me very curious about many other aspects which Nez didn't cover in his book, so maybe I will find some more books about this basic subject.

    I thought this book was very well written and sounded as if it were Chester's own words. It gripped my attention all the way through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Borrowers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mary Norton
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (120)

    Pod, Homily, and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the "human beans", who don't even know they exist.

    Carol says: "Exciting, Whimsical, and Well-Read"
    "Family friendly and very fun!"
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    I read this book as a kid (and loved it!) and tried this out just for fun.

    This timeless classic glows with the excellent narration of Rowena Cooper. I loved her voice and performance.

    What a great family safe story with fun and excitement.

    I loved it all over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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