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John Keith

Marietta, GA, USA
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  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional, engrossing, frightening.

  • By P. Giorgio on 07-27-13

Excellent Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-07

A riveting read that I couldn't put down. Strongly drawn, unique and yet familiar characters. It doesn't go overboard in their depiction. It's not overwritten and it's not written like the author has been watching television or the latest hollywood crapbuster, like so many other blockbuster authors. I'm both excited and wary by what Hollywood is going to do with this book. Tommy Lee Jones has a bad tendency to overact if he doesn't have a strong director and the actor picked for Auton Sugar, well I just don't know.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,942

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

Boring Thomas

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-07

I wouldn't consider this one of Dean's better efforts. Very cliched as far as the modern horror novel is concerned. I can tell Dean goes to a lot of Hollywood's PG-13 horror fair that's in vogue right now. Try something else before considering this one

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Our Endangered Values

  • America's Moral Crisis
  • By: Jimmy Carter
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

In Our Endangered Values, Carter offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Vicki on 12-21-05

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-05

There's nothing more disheartening than the American people being lectured from on high again by one of the most incompetent and dreadful Presidents to ever hold office. Please Mr. President shut up and go back to doing the good things that helped redeem your image in the first place after being soundly kicked out of office by the American people in 1980.

41 of 289 people found this review helpful

  • Combat Swimmer

  • Memoirs of a Navy Seal
  • By: Captain Robert A. Gormly, USN (Ret.)
  • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Subtitled "Memoirs of a Navy Seal", Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing story as the leader of the US Navy SEALs, taking us into the night, into the water and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned. Rising through the chain of command within the SEALs from platoon leader to commanding officer, Gormly's journey began with a chance meeting on a Virginia beach.....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Combat Swimmer

  • By Robert Lion on 02-04-04

Great Book and ahead of it's time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-04

Highly enjoyable, yet predictable read until you get to the author's recommendations at the end and in particular his predictions of the greatest threats to the USA. This was released in 1998! It reads like the 9/11 Commission Report. Chilling!

  • Against All Enemies

  • Inside America's War on Terror
  • By: Richard A. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Richard A. Clarke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The real war on terror has happened largely behind closed doors, run by the White House, drawing on secret intelligence and operations around the world. There is no man who knows more about it than Richard Clarke, the former Counterterrorism Czar for both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the man who has led our efforts against al Qaeda and all other terrorist enemies for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Government At Work

  • By P. Michael Bailey on 04-06-04

Gigantic Sour Grapes

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-04

Clarkes agenda is so transparent. He expected Bush to solve all the problems left untouched by the Clinton administration's eight years in office in just eight months. Talk about sour grapes. I guess Clarke's next employer will think twice about not promoting him! Look what it got Bush.

17 of 113 people found this review helpful