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Brooks

Oroville, california USA
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  • The Prairie

  • By: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

The Prairie marks the final chapter in James Fenimore Cooper's great saga of American frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Though nearly 90 in 1804, Bumppo is still competent as a frontiersman and trapper, now on the Great Plains. Once more he is drawn into conflict with society in the form of an emigrant party led by the surly Ishmael Bush and his miscreant brother-in-law, Abiram White. And once again this great man of nature is called upon to exhibit his courage and resourcefulness to rescue the innocent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Narrator needs help

  • By Jeff on 02-12-07

always like Cooper's books, classic.

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I think I have read all there is of Natty Bumpas and his adventures, hell of a ride.

  • The Last of the Mohicans

  • By: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

The Last of the Mohicans has all the elements of a classic frontier adventure: massacres and raids, innocent settlers, hardened soldiers, renegade Indians, and a doomed love affair. It is a memorable portrait of fierce individualism and moral courage. But what draws readers and listeners again and again to this panoramic novel is its deep insight into the symbols of American consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor sound

  • By Margaret on 01-20-15

as good as I remembered

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Coopers story telling is unique, for a non academic read you have to concentrate. his vocabulary and style is from a different age. only reason I didn't give 5 stars is I just can't get past males doing feminine parts, but did other characters great.

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  • Riders of the Purple Sage

  • The Restored Edition
  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

In Cottonwoods, Utah, in 1871, a woman stands accused and a man is sentenced to whipping. Into this travesty of small-town justice rides the one man whom the town elders fear. His name is Lassiter, and he is a notorious gunman who's come to avenge his sister's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By WMB on 03-16-15

made me remember a common theme in Zane Grey

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

i like his writin style, especially his discriptions of emotions, although he doesn't many describe physical characteristics as much as many authors of his tim have. many of his books have a Shangri La location, which has gotten somewhat predictable. I have read his books off and on since I was 15 and always enjoy them, this was my first audio Grey and about my 4th audio book ever. I noticed what I thought were several conflicts in the writing, and I also thought the rustlers having Faye wasn't to believable and didn't fit the story line e but did fit what Grey wanted for the ending.

  • Make Me

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,435

"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in 1,000 square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very reminiscent of BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

  • By shelley on 09-10-15

fair female voice

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

narrators female voice left a lot to to be desired, Didn't think snuff business was that plausible, nor was some of the logic in their actions, twists and turns in stiry were great, Overall great story.