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Michael Burton

San Diego, Ca
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Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-13

What made the experience of listening to The Cowboy and the Cossack the most enjoyable?

Wonderful surprise to see this come out in audio format. Buccaneer press re-released this a few years back, in a library edition, and was happy to replace my lost paperback edition. The audio edition was a great way to reread it.

What did you like best about this story?

Courage, danger, humor, growth. A coming of age story, for a younger member of the cattle drive.
There's a reason they made several of Huffaker's books into movies ... they have the ethic, and spirit you expect in a classic western.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Nicely done. Best narration available

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great series, that was dying for an Audible update. For any fan of the harboiled genre, with an extra touch of wit, and homespun philosophy.

Any additional comments?

Best of the 3 narrators I've heard. Darren McGavin was previously my favorite, but ... a bit over-dramatic for my taste, and I only found an abridged version of McGavin, and a very scratchy version of the other narrator's unabridged recordings, so this new version wins on multiple counts. Gave the narrator only 4 stars, because ... have to leave room for the 5 star narrators ... like Patrick Tull. As far as the story ... you'll either love McGee ... or you won't. Obviously, I love the series, and look forward to the chance for another re-read, this time not only in audio format, but with the audio quality of Audible's format ... a far cry from my old cassette versions.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

But I hate Anti-heroes!?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-04

A wondrous exception! An imaginative dash thru historical situations makes for an amazingly fast paced, humorous read. Took a few minutes to get used to the readers pace, and tone, but after that, really liked him, also. Not for the prudish, but sexual situations are well written, and in good fun, not some sort of thrown in appeal to teenage prurient interest. Check out Amazon for reviews of the author's other Flashman novels. Can only pray they will add his other Flashman books. Perhaps not Fraser's best, but excellent nonetheless. More humor than the O'Brian books, and as good, in their own way.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-04

Nicely done. Explains why this is not a recent issue, but rather part of a long term pattern. Draws together pieces that have been exposed elsewhere, and creates a well put together, nicely paced book. Well narrated, as well.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Think Tank

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-04

Fed up with lack of objectivity at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox. Shoddy reporting has become all to common, leading to mini-scandals at major outlets. UPI stories purporting to be news, reading more like op-ed pieces. Heaven forbid somebody should actually think about, and analyze a topic. Cato has its own bias ... towards individual freedom (with the expected caveat ... not at the expense of others freedoms). Yes, it's an overly simplistic summary of a complex position, but this is a review, not a philosophical treatise. As expected, some of the articles will offend liberals, some will offend conservatives, and some will offend both. Most topics cut rather short. Definitely disagreed with some analysis ... but found it very interesting, nonetheless.

28 of 36 people found this review helpful

Refreshing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-03

If not for the plethora of liberal choices available, I'd have to complain of the one sided arguments. As it is, I've heard the other side often enough, to supply my own filters. Coulter provides the other viewpoint, in a compact, entertaining manner. Some very damning stuff. Occasionally nears simple namecalling, but considering the opposition's tactics, hard to hold it against her. It is, after all, a piece of popular non-fiction.

22 of 29 people found this review helpful