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Dell, Montana, USA
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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,472

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Cannot recommend this highly enough....

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I'm a huge fan of John G so I'll just say this novel is an incredible example of his craft. It taught me a lot about the ear in the Phillipines... amazing characters as always. Narrator is fantastic

  • The Man Who Rode Midnight

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

Nearly 70, Wes Hendricks has led a tough and colorful life as a cowboy and broncobuster, and all he asks now is that he be left alone on his poor, hardscrabble ranch in the West Texas hill country. Not a chance - the powers that be in the little town of Big River (including Wes' old cowboy pal, druggist/Mayor Orville Levitt) have decreed that an artificial lake will be created to generate tourism, and Wes' ranch stands squarely in their way.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • None better

  • By Al on 11-18-18

Depth of characters is amazing....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I wasn't prepared for how connected I would become to the characters in this story....very emotional... wonderful story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day the Cowboys Quit

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Honored by the Western Writers of America as one of history's 25 Best Westerns, and based on an actual 1883 Texas cowboys' strike, this Golden Spur Award-winning novel tells the gripping saga of veteran cowboys and upstart cattle lords vying for power and vainly resisting change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Louis Lamour look out!

  • By Steve on 07-20-17

Exceeded my Expectations...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Powerful Story...Mr. Kelton does an amazing job of character building. One of those stories that you hate to see come to an end.

  • The Smiling Country

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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

Enjoyed it a lot....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This author has, at some point, been exposed to the authentic cowboy culture. This story warmed my heart.....one of those that you just hate to see come to an end

  • Comstock Lode

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 560

It was just a godforsaken mountainside, but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanza. The dreamers, the restless, the builders, the vultures - they were lured by the glittering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. There was Val Trevallion, a loner haunted by a violent past, and Grita Redaway, a radiantly beautiful actress driven by an unfulfilled need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story!!!! Listen to it now!!!

  • By dc on 08-13-12

classic Louis L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

great story....well worth the purchase. lots of good listening hours. one of the best westerns I've listened to

  • Heart Earth

  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig had only a vague memory of his mother until he discovered a cache of her letters. They revealed a passionate, can-do woman who loved the lilting rhythm of words. A moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig’s Heart Earth highlights his childhood before his mother’s death and eloquently captures the texture of the American West, the fortunes of a family, and one woman’s indomitable spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mother....

  • By William on 09-21-17

The Mother....

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

This one REALLY tugs at your heart strings. I really hated for this one to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Obvious Fact

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No brainer. Use the credit.

  • By Boysmom on 09-19-16

Just can't get enough....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Craig Johnson.....what can I say.....

Here's what - this author is developing as the series goes on. I have been a rural county Sheriff in Montana and I can tell you that I continue to be astounded at the authenticity of these stories. In this book there were so many times that I had to pause and just soak up the flavor of what had just happened. These characters are alive in my mind. The narrator is incredible in his delivery. The Audible version of the Longmire series is five times better than the TV series and a large part of that is due to the skill of the narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,466

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Captivating.......

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

This story helped me to resolve a personal hang-up I've had all my life. It's a powerful reflection of real life scenarios that will really make you think....

The characters are excellent and there are plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Narrators voice is perfect for the character....this is just a great book...very sorry to have it end

  • The River of Doubt

  • Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,470

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • River of Doubt

  • By Steve1290 on 11-12-05

Riveting story - Extremely well written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Theodore Roosevelt has been my hero all my life....but it wasn't until I experienced this book that I found out "All the reasons"why. The narrator does an incredible job of bringing the different characters to life. The author does an extraordinary job of putting you in the rain forest, with the expedition. Listening to this book changed my heart rate at times. I listened to it twice and will definitely be doing a third.

  • This House of Sky

  • Landscapes of a Western Mind
  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

A nominee for the National Book Award, Ivan Doig's brilliant memoir shares the experiences and culture that shaped his early years and made him fall in love with the West. From his childhood in a family of homesteaders through the death of his mother and his move to Montana to herd sheep, Doig shows his intimate connection with the American West.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Early work by a favorite author

  • By Doggy Bird on 09-06-14

The heart of the West

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-16

If you have a desire to experience the heartbeat of Western culture - particularly that of early Montana, it can be felt here. this is a story that will have you hitting the "pause" button again and again in an attempt to buy yourself time to absorb all the feelings that are woven into it. incredible. Narrator is excellent