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  • Last Chance Lassiter

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

In this prequel to the series, Jake Lassiter gets fired from his law firm, dumped by his girlfriend, and charged with ethical violations by the Florida Bar...as he fights for justice in his own hard-headed way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Prequel

  • By Elizabeth on 07-23-17

Enjoying the series.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I have found myself gradually warming to the Jake Lassiter series. it's just entertainment without overly taxing mind with complexity or numerous characters to keep track of. I didnt think I would ever be drawn into courtroom and legal procedure, but the author weaves those details into the story to make the outcome intriguing to the very end.

I can't tolerate an unprofessional narration, and Luke Daniels does an excellent job bringing the story to life. Five stars on this account.

  • Flesh & Bones

  • Jake Lassiter, Book 7
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

"I was sitting at the end of the bar sipping single-malt Scotch when I spotted the tall blond woman with the large green eyes and the small gray gun."

The next thing Jake Lassiter knows, the woman pumps three bullets into the man on the next barstool. Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, has a new client. She's a stunning South Beach model; the dead man is her wealthy father; and the murder case is a slam dunk for the prosecution. Or is it?

"Lassiter is smart, tough, funny, and very human...one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." - Booklist

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jake is Great

  • By Moonchild on 07-21-17

An entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

i enjoyed this book, as well as others in the series. It kept me interested to the end trying to puzzle out the "who done it" mystery, as well as following the legal procedures and courtroom drama. Luke Daniels does a thoroughly professional job of breathing life into the story line as it unfolds.

  • Cloudy in the West

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In the Texas backlands in 1885, 12-year-old Joey Shipman's father dies under mysterious circumstances, and the boy is forced to live with his stepmother and Blair Meacham, a hanger-on at the farm. After the death of a black farmhand and friend, and another "accident" that almost takes Joey's life, the boy runs away and joins forces with his only kin - Beau Shipman, a drunk and a jailbird. Beau and three other characters become Joey's unlikely partners as he is trailed by their murderous Meacham, in league with Joey's stepmother in their scheme to inherit the Shipman farm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Elmer Kelton & George Guidall Combo

  • By Gene on 09-09-18

Another great Elmer Kelton & George Guidall Combo

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire story. As usual, Elmer Kelton renders an authentic Western adventure that delivers excitement flavored with humor and clever dialog.

As usual, George Guidall brings the tale to life with his narration.

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  • Last Stand at Saber River

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

A quiet haunted man, Paul Cable walked away from a lost cause hoping to pick up where he left off. But things have changed in Arizona since he first rode out to go fight for the Confederacy. Two brothers - Union men - have claimed his spread and they're not about to give it back, leaving Cable and his family no place to settle in peace. It seems this war is not yet over for Paul Cable. But no one's going to take away his land and his future - not with their laws, their lies, or their guns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Elmore Leonarard Keeper

  • By Gene on 08-28-18

Another Elmore Leonarard Keeper

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Mainly, I'd like to comment on the perfect combination of an Elmore Leonard yarn and Richard Poe's narration. Elmore always delivers, so my favorites are most often determined by how well I like the read, and Richard Poe brought this story to life. He's the kind of storyteller/narrator that you can enjoy listening to even if your attention drifts and you lose track of the storyline.

  • Don't Stop the Carnival

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise. It's the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. (Hilarity and disaster - of a sort peculiar to the tropics - ensue.)   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book and narrator.

  • By Gene on 08-09-18

Excellent book and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

The author and writing needs no further recommendation, but I found this book to be lively, entertaining and funny.

The narration, voice and style, were a perfect match to the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sanibel Flats

  • Doc Ford #1
  • By: Randy White
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 523

Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him. After 10 years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A+++ South Florida Adventure

  • By The Girl Who Reads Too Much on 12-19-14

Barely worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

My poor rating of this is mainly due to the narration. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all the books in this series, and bought this one last in desperation waiting for the next in the series.

I really don't like criticizing any narrator, and Dick. Hill is a pro. Perhaps this just wasn't the right book for him. I recommend listening to the sample carefully, and starting with one of George Guidall's reads in the same series. There is a huge difference.

  • Out of Sight

  • A Novel
  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

World-class gentleman felon Jack Foley is busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he runs head on into a shotgun-wielding Karen Sisco. Suddenly he's sharing a cramped car trunk with the classy, disarmed federal marshal and the chemistry is working overtime - and as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And the next time his path crosses Karen's, chances are she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely classic Leonard: as good as it gets.

  • By Richard Delman on 08-12-12

OK to pass the time.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

I'm not going to turn this one back in because I was entertained by the characters, basic story, and of course George Guidall's dependable superb narration. I won't give it a high rating, however, as it just cruised along with nothing to really savor later, and fell rather flat at the conclusion.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Did not make it past the first chapter

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I loved premise of the story, and felt the writing was adequate, but glaring technical mistakes in this type of story I can't accept. I know a certain amount of suspension of belief is necessary for most science fiction, but when the author is dealing with basic, current technical facts, I have to have them presented accurately or not at all.

Specifically, if someone can explain to me how even a modern submarine can navigate using GPS while submerged, I'll have another look at the rest of the novel. Until then, I just can't get past the fact the GPS signals don't penetrate water deeply enough to be of use to a submarine, except on the surface.

Too bad, because I would have like to have followed the entire series. especially with Scott Brick as the narrator. He does his normal great job.

  • The Death and Life of Bobby Z

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Darrell Larson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

When Tim Kearney draws a license plate across the throat of a Hell's Angel, he's pretty much a dead man. It's his third crime and, according to California law, that gives him "life without the possibility of parole". Killing a Hell's Angel also makes him a dead man on any prison yard in California. That's when the DEA makes Kearney an offer: impersonate the late, legendary dope smuggler Bobby Z so that the agency can trade him to Don Huertero, northern Mexico's drug kingpin, for a captured DEA agent.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged Too Far

  • By Mick on 11-19-12

Just what I was looking for.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

This was the right listen at the right time, lively, very well written and with a humorous, lighthearted flair interwoven with the action and mystery.

The book is short, but a great introduction to what I believe will be a new favorite author and narrator.

  • The Smiling Country

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

The Smiling Country, filled with pathos and humor, is set in the last days of the Old West. Hewey Calloway may be pushing 45, but he can still rope and outride most things on four legs. Refusing promotions, he prefers to remain a simple ranch hand. But as he rides the West Texas plains, automobiles are beginning to dot the landscape....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great snapshot of the classic western personality

  • By Larimore Cummins on 01-09-18

Another fine Elmer Kelton

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Elmer Kelton's writing brought to life by George Guidall is a magic combination, a worthwhile experience regardless of the story line.