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  • A Serpent's Tooth

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,116

In this ninth installment in the award-winning and New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mystery series, the Wyoming sheriff follows his cowboy code of ethics in a religious range war that strikes a little too close to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Craig Johnson's best!

  • By Dave on 08-13-13

One of the great Author/Narrator pairings

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

The characters & dialog are a joy. I have listened to the first 10 in this series & they are all in my top 20 of the more than 500 in my Audible library.

  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,186

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

Perfect match of author and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Any additional comments?

In my audible experience of over 12 years and 300 books, nothing could match James Lee Burke and Will Patton for the perfect audio book experience...until now. I simply could not have enjoyed this book more. It combines a great character, a masterful history, great crime mystery, pop culture connections, and humor with the perfect narrator. This book begs to be LISTENED to, not simply read.

I came to this party late, purchased because the first two installments were on sale and thought I'd take a chance with great reviews, and have since used two credits to get all four installments. The best advice of all...start at the start...with this book, and work through the entire series. I can't say if the Irish accent is authentic, have no real knowledge, but if not then it ought to be.

With so much woven together, and writing style and narration that at times is dazzling, this series is at the top of my list for all time favorites.

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  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,280

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

This book is like a great song

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Life affirming, with humor, heartbreak and stories that compelled me to hit rewind

  • The Lords of Discipline

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pat Conroy's characters

  • By Patricia on 06-19-11

One Of My Greatest Audible Listens!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

What made the experience of listening to The Lords of Discipline the most enjoyable?

I have nearly 300 Audible titles in my library, and this one somehow got lost in the mix for over a year. When I finally spotted it, I couldn't for the life of me understand why I had made the purchase. The author's prologue at the beginning had me scratching my head as to how I could have made such a colossal mistake with a credit (in retrospect it would have worked better at the end...at least for me). Fifteen minutes into the book however, the author and the narrator had me hooked on one of my favorite audible rides of all time.

The richness of his characters, enhanced by the talent of the narrator in giving voice to each, and Conroy's ability to describe people and things in ways that border on profound, had me rewinding the story time and again to listen and marvel (this has not happened in any other Audible book). I reflected to my wife as I completed this book, that Conroy had likely spoiled me, that I would not be as satisfied with any future Audible title because it simply wouldn't match the writing style.

The author's experiences provide a depth of understanding of the time and place, and his descriptions of Charleston had me ready to make a detour. I would highly recommend you start this when you've got a really long trip or time to dedicate to the listen, because I simply did not want to stop.

  • The Glass Rainbow

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God help me if I outlive James Lee Burke

  • By John M. Smith on 07-23-10

Perfect Pairing of Author and Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-10

My first experience with this combination was Tin Roof Blowdown, which remains my absolute favorite audio book of all time (out of 100+). I have never been disappointed with this combo and this book is no exception. I love the writing style of Burke, and Patton is amazing. These books can keep me awake on any drive and have me pumping gas in a hurry to get back to them.

  • Swan Peak

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas/Birthday in July

  • By Deborah on 07-10-08

The perfect marriage of author and narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-09

Will Patton and Burke make the best combination of all the 100+ audiobooks I have experienced. Although not in the same class as Tin Roof Blowdown, it still kept me awake through a cross country drive

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  • 1776

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,956

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

1776 Brings Period To Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-05

I generally grab a book on tape for long driving trips
to make the time slide by...historical books rarely fit
the bill for long all night drives.

McCoullough's book and narration proved the exception, I
had a great time with the nearly 12 hours. He weaves 1st
hand accounts deftly into a compelling story of the
desperation of the 1st year of the revolutionary war.

I must confess an interest in history, but even those not
disposed to historical accounts will find his artful use
of the characters own words to paint rich character portraits
enjoyable. He has a keen eye for understated humor which
I found particularly enjoyable.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful