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  • The Devil's Punchbowl

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Thriller

  • By Brad on 10-01-13

Let down

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Was expecting good entertainment,too bad. The narrators voices were either too loud or soft. Very disappointing.

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,953
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,176

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family Secrets Abound

  • By Jami on 10-30-14

Unexpected gem

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Moving account of families, relationships, communication or lack of, loss, blame, guilt and reconciliation. Stays with you long after

  • The Informant

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten receives a call from a mysterious stranger who claims his mind works so much like the killer's that he can actually predict the next attack: time, place, victim. When the predictions prove true, Mike and Victoria must join forces to find out if this eerie caller is the real psychopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!! This is a Really Suspenseful book!!!

  • By shelley on 07-13-16

Keeps a good pace

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Been losing interest in many books lately so this was a pleasant shot in the arm getting me going again. Of course guidall as usual brings the characters alive as only he can

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,230

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

What can I say

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

King's brilliant use of imagery, of thought provoking moments, of reaching into our souls is a gift.

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  • The Last Ranch

  • A Novel of the New American West
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the US Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good! Read to Start the Kevin Kearney Series!

  • By Paula on 05-23-16

End of an era

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

As usual guidall pulls you into the story like an old friend - didn't want it to end

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Highwayman

  • A Longmire Story
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560

When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half century ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Walt and Henry Standing Bear tale yet

  • By Laurie A. Bobskill on 08-16-16

What can I say

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I turned to this book as a break from something a bit heavier that I was listening to. As usual, like sitting with an old friend- George Guidall's narration and the story took me to other places. Neither have ever failed to entertain, give me a break from day to day routine provide a pause for thought. Just wonderful!

  • Archangel

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Watkins
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Noah Mackenzie, an ambitious businessman, is racing against the clock to log thousands of acres of ancient forest before new legislation can stop him. Reclusive environmentalist Adam Gabriel is willing to give his life to protect those majestic pines. As profits and preservation collide, the conflict brews a devastating combination of natural catastrophe and social violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By L. B. on 01-21-16

Worth reading

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Narrated by Guidall- what more is there to say- he makes the story become part of the reader

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dry Bones

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Dem Bones!

  • By Carole T. on 05-13-15

Excellent as usual

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Met and exceeded expectations- the combination of Johnson's writing and of course guidall's narration- what can I say- delightful!! As usual

  • Fingersmith

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,725

Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, “mother” to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST BOOK I"ve read this year!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-11

Don't have to cincrntrate

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Expected turn of events, could have been shorter

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Neither

What three words best describe Juanita McMahon’s voice?

Clear, strong, appropriate

Did Fingersmith inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Kept me distracted while cleaning

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Addition to the Holland/Texas Saga

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-22-14

Never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

Would you listen to Wayfaring Stranger again? Why?

Yes, narrator and writer, what else is there to say

What does Will Patton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflection, timing, a storywriter's storyteller

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Visions of Bonnie and clyde

Any additional comments?

None

0 of 1 people found this review helpful