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Kevin A Bacon

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  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,144

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Buy

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Reviewed: 06-17-18

Great mystery. with enough twists and turns to make your head spin. Always lock your doors!

  • The Virginian

  • By: Owen Wister
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Owen Wister’s The Virginian pre-dates the classic novels of Zane Grey and Max Brand and is considered by many to be the original Western. Dedicated to Wister’s friend and fellow outdoorsman Theodore Roosevelt, this timeless tale almost single-handedly established the cowboy archetype in literature. A quiet, noble foreman of a Wyoming cattle ranch in the 1870s, the Virginian falls for pretty schoolteacher Molly Wood. But when a rival suitor challenges his honor, the Virginian struggles to make his beloved Molly understand the harsh justice of the West.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Stunning Surprise this novel is!

  • By Chiwiz on 09-04-12

Most Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

As complete a western as one could desire to heat. Rich, authentic and complex in dialogue.

  • The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Peacock
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Sitting in a jail cell on the eve of his hanging, April 1, 1875, freedman Persimmon "Persy" Wilson wants nothing more than to leave some record of the truth - his truth. He may be guilty but not of what he stands accused: the kidnapping and rape of his former master's wife. In 1860 Persy had been sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a striking light-skinned house slave named Chloe. Their deep and instant connection fueled a love affair and inspired plans to escape their owner, Master Wilson, who claimed Chloe as his concubine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing of your own

  • By Patrice Hamilton on 04-24-18

Masterful

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-04-18

I really enjoyed this story in every detail. the subject matter resonated with me. Perfect.

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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

Huckleberry Finn is the original American maverick. He chooses the things that feel the most comfortable for him, regardless of what others may say. But when he is forced to flee his home, and comes into company with Jim, a runaway slave, his sound heart collides with his ill-trained conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a hard book to read aloud.

  • By Kay M Bell on 12-30-15

fantastic storytelling and narration.

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Reviewed: 12-25-17

a great story from beginning to the very end. a book of optimism, trust, friendship and duty with a comedic twist.

  • Westward the Tide

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Matt Bardoul was a good man to have as a friend and a bad one to make trouble with. He was also a single-minded drifter - until he met his match in an outspoken beauty named Jacquine Coyle. She was headed into the Bighorn Mountains with her father and an expedition in search of gold. After Matt signs on to join them, he discovers that there is a group of outlaws in the party, gunfighters and thieves that Matt wouldn't trust for a minute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never Disappointed!

  • By Lady M on 10-05-12

Very Entertaining

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Reviewed: 11-12-17

This one captures you and holds on, from the beginning, until the very end. Memorable!