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  • The Hardest Ride

  • By: Gordon Rottman
  • Narrated by: James Simenc
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

The Texas-Mexico border, the winter of 1886-The Great Die Up. A raw rift separates Mexicans and Anglos. A loner cowpoke and a mute Mexican girl fight man and nature to reunite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than I expected!

  • By Duane K. Laflin on 02-16-15

Do you want boring?

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This book is too slow with little to know action in the first chapters. Extremely boring waiting for typical Western action.

  • Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter is the first in an exciting new series starring Smoke's long-lost brother. During the Civil War, Confederate soldier Luke Jensen is ordered to smuggle gold out of the city - but he ends up robbed and shot. Taken in by a Georgia farmer, Luke slowly recovers. Though he plans to rejoin Smoke, a budding romance with the farmer's daughter delays his departure - until a tragic event changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great William W. Johnstone Book

  • By Lady M on 08-22-16

Not into Glorifying the Confederacy or their cause

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Totally disappointed with Johnstone's obsession with the need to go on and on about the Confederate cause and writing-off, with a one or two sentences, dismissing the real cause of the war being Slavery. Instead nothing but degrading comments about "Yankees" with all his heroes being former confederate soldiers with honorable causes. I have many Johnstone's books but I could not get through all the confederate crap throughout most of the chapters in this one. I love Westerns but why do I have to read or listen to some glorification of the South and the crap about States Rights, still used by the rich today to convince the poor and uneducated it was not about slavery, human bondage and, saving slave owners.

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  • A Braver Man

  • By: Royal Wade Kimes
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Hawk Haynes ruled from his heart, but stayed alive by using his instincts. Hawk was on his way to start a new life in Texas when he runs into burned out wagons. He finds families slaughtered, the men killed, the women raped, and killed. Hawk Haynes had just introduced himself to Southwest Texas. Hawk had been deeded land just northwest of Rawlins for his services in taking care of Ted Rawlins and his wife until their death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BRAVER MAN

  • By Robin on 03-21-11

The South is alive and growing!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This author has an obsession with glorifying the Confederacy. Using the old "State's Rights" reason for the war I found repulsive as well as his statement that "the South would have probably freed its Negroes at some point in the future". As the Grandson of a slave I could not get by the racism expressed by the writer in his poor attempt to justify the Confederacy and the glory of the southern soldiers.

Would you ever listen to anything by Royal Wade Kimes again?

Just trying to figure out who he thinks his audience is? It is not "Joe Southern Six Pack", they don't buy books, and they don't listen or read.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator wasn't bad, the content was repulsive to me as a minority who grew up in the south.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Braver Man?

Too much repetitive southern bullshit to edit out about the heroic soldiers of the south.

Any additional comments?

Will not buy anymore books by this author.

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  • Shooter

  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Johnny Shooter was sentenced to hang at noon. But Judge Isaac Parker, widely known as the "Hanging Judge", made Johnny an offer he couldn't refuse. The judge made him a Deputy United State Marshal, then sent his new deputy after the worst-of-the-worst outlaws the Indian territory had to offer, with the orders not to burden the court by bringing them back for trial. Now, rumor has it that whenever outlaws gather around a campfire, the word is: "The only thing worse than standing before the Hanging Judge is hearing that Johnny Shooter is on your trail!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good western and great reader

  • By Kurtis on 12-21-11

Predictable Plot

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Plot pretty close to his other books. Enjoyed the book but as a person of color I am really bothered by the story line and narrative that always portrays African American men with the Amos and Andy, typical 40s-50's Hollywood grammar/vocals of Black people. Step-n-Fetchin Uncle Tom types. Why is this necessary Mr. Engene?

  • No Dominion

  • By: Charlie Huston
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Joe Pitt's life sucks. He hasn't had a case or a job in God knows how long, and his stashes are running on empty. What stashes? The only ones that count to a guy like Joe: blood and money. The money he uses to buy blood; the blood he drinks. Hey, it's that or your neck, buddy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non stop excitement

  • By Sam on 05-04-10

Like the Story But Offended by the Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

Would you listen to No Dominion again? Why?

No

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Actually a little slow.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Scott Brick?

I don't know who to replace him with, but Scott's dialect used to characterize black people in his perception of the ghetto, was extremly offensive and over the top. Why not just resurrect the "Black Face" Amos and Andy white men playing black men from the 40's amd 50's on radio.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, Yes, Yes. I like the story line but was completely turned-off as an African-American by the dialect used to project what the author and narrator think black people sound like. Exactly, what audience is that playing to?

Any additional comments?

I am conflicted as to buying any other books narrated in the same fashion. I really cannot see spending my money for more offensive narration. I will add that since I got the book on tape, whcih I purchase hundreds of during the year, I do not know if Mr. Houston uses the same dialectics in the written words. If that is the case, it is extremely offensive both in the written words and the narration and I can believe many are offended.

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  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,187

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

Why all the missing story lines

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

Reviewed: 04-18-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Why does Book 3 pick up where it does with so many gaps that a reader has to hope some of it gets explained later in the book. I am perplexed by the missing pieces of the story line.

Would you ever listen to anything by Suzanne Collins again?

Suzanne is fine.

Do you think Mockingjay needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

How about a follow up to Book 2 that is cogent.