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  • Coconut Cowboy

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Obsessed with the iconic '60s classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait!

  • By Fred on 01-30-16

Not The Best Effort

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not if they had not heard any of the previous efforts

Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Dorsey again?

All of his books. Rabid fan.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Serge of course

Could you see Coconut Cowboy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Any or all of Tim Dorsey's books could be a TV series.

Any additional comments?

Too many characters are missing. Johnny Vega, The G Unit, Ect.

Tim got away from South Florida. Big Mistake.

I'm waiting for the next effort. Come on Tim!

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,909

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Possibly the slowest book I have ever listened too

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-16

What disappointed you about Power Down?

Really poor narration the reader voices are terrible.

What was most disappointing about Ben Coes’s story?

Super slow never reaches a point.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voices are terrible

  • The Ghost Brigades

  • Old Man's War, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,295

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but comes together in the end.

  • By Lore on 02-15-14

A excellent Sci Fi series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-16

It is apparent that Mr Scalzi is a fan of Robert Heinlein and other 1950/60's authors. Like Heinlein Scalzi gives a subtle physics and math lesson with every book.
The characters are well built and carried throughout the series.

I just happened on the first book and was hooked. It may be that the hero is just a little bit older than me and I identify with the feelings.

You can't read/listen to just one.

The narration is very good.

  • Hog Heaven

  • Blanco County Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: Ben Rehder
  • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

After a high-school football star dies in a late-night motorcycle collision with a wild pig, the boy's wealthy father comes up with a creative scheme to rid Blanco County of the feral pests: He tattoos the ear of one particular pig, then offers a $50,000 reward for anyone who shoots it. Game warden John Marlin is not pleased-chiefly because the bounty is likely to bring a wave of poachers and trespassers to the area. The tension rises even higher when the death of the local boy turns out to be more complicated than it originally appeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read it but don't listen to this production

  • By Cynthia A Zepeda on 12-14-13

Just good ole hill country folks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Looks like I am in for the long haul for the whole series. The author knows the area and folks of which he writes.

This book is much better as he concentrates on the Hill Country folks rather than the Austin Liberals.

The characters are some I have known or am possibly related to.

  • Gun Shy

  • A Blanco County Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Ben Rehder
  • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Welcome to Ben Rehder's Blanco County, Texas, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, very wrong. In Gun Shy, the National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity. And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell. What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Tguess1 on 06-04-15

Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-15

What did you love best about Gun Shy?

The setting and the characters are great. I could identify with the local area and swear I know some of those folks

What other book might you compare Gun Shy to and why?

Any other Ben Rehder books

Which scene was your favorite?

The concert

Any additional comments?

My only problem with this book is I think the author has spent too much time in Austin Texas and my be drinking the liberal kool aid. He seems to knock the 2nd amendment culture but cant quite bring himself to risk pissing off these folks by actually saying he is anti-gun.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 198,971
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185,384

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Starts slow but is thoroughly enjoyable.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-15

It doesn't matter if you are a mil lineal or 65. If you remember the 80"s you will enjoy the book and narration by Will Wheaton.