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  • The Sky-Liners

  • The Sacketts, Book 11
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 341

The Sackett boys weren't out to make a reputation, it just happened that way. They had crossed Black Fetchen and lived to tell about it. Now Fetchen was coming for them with the most expensive hired guns in the country. But the Sacketts were no strangers to trouble. They knew what guns were and how to use them, and one thing was sure, when the showdown came, the Sacketts would be ready, and someone was going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Sacketts!

  • By Janie on 03-26-13

Consistent L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I only have one complaint with this book. Most of the chapters have too much dead space between them. I did not time them but would guess they ran 15-30 seconds. Enough time to make you think the program had stopped.

  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! But the narrator...

  • By Nate on 08-31-15

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I was very put off and disappointed in the introduction. I actually put it away. Later picked it up and tried again. Once actually into the story I had difficulty putting it down. Thanks for the telling of a story that needs to be shared.

  • Mojave Crossing

  • The Sacketts, Book 9
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Tell Sackett was packing 30 pounds of gold and no worries, until he got to the ferry at the Colorado. Trouble found him there. It looked like a black-eyed woman, pretty as a young filly and a hundred times more set to buck any man. It looked like a gang of hardcases with ideas about other folks' gold. And trouble looked like the other side of the river, the hottest, driest, most brutal desert on the continent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😀😀😀😀

  • By Iwantmyname privateAmazon on 03-09-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

My only complaint with this story was unreasonable areas of nothing. Sometimes between chapters but also interspersed in the narrative. At times it seemed over a minute in length.

  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,086

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Depressing<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Fascinating and yet very depressing. I did not care for the book although I saw it through to the end Just not my type of book to enjoy.

Perhaps others may find it more to their liking.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,825

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Interesting to listen to but not sure of it's value I did listen to all of it but was not sure of the value I would place on it Rather ho-hum but kind of interesting.

  • The Daybreakers

  • The Sacketts, Book 6
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 652

A magnificent saga of American fiction, the Sacketts series is one of the greatest treasures by legendary storyteller Louis L'Amour. In The Daybreakers, L'Amour spins the tale of two brothers who couldn't be more different - yet remain bound by their restlessness of spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable story

  • By Bruce E. Hawkins on 04-19-03

Typical L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Loved going through the book again. Love his story telling ability.

Narrators voice was not my favorite though he did a good job of it.

  • The Warrior's Path

  • The Sacketts, Book 3
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jonn Curless
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In The Warrior's Path, L'Amour tells the story of Yance and Kin Sackett, two brothers who are the last hope of a young woman who faces a fate worse than death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One

  • By Kellie on 02-03-07

Typical L'Amour

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

What can one say. Same author but a totally different story line while maintaining and building on the Sackett family line.

  • To the Far Blue Mountains

  • The Sacketts, Book 2
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jonn Curless
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L'Amour weaves an unforgettable tale of a man who journeys to his homeland, but discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than reading the book!

  • By adeline on 10-20-11

Typical L'Amour story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Always easily enjoyed. It seems to me that his stories are always educational and enjoyable. Very entertaining and leaving you wanting more.

  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,459

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Message That Needs To Be Heard

  • By Douglas on 01-28-13

Thought provoking<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Very informative with an incredible amount of details included concerning the transitions and changes leading up to WWII. His involvement and leadership within the church in spite of difficulties is heroic. Long read, exceptionally read but worth the time.

  • Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

Integrated approaches to teaching Greek and Roman history are a rarity in academia. Most scholars are historians of either Greek or Roman history and perform research solely in that specific field, an approach that author and award-winning Professor Robert Garland considers questionable.In these 36 passionate lectures, he provides and impressive and rare opportunity to understand the two dominant cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world in relation to one another-a relationship that has virtually no parallel in world history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content with some caveats

  • By Mountain K9iner on 08-12-14

Informative

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

It was a chore to finish but well worth it. Seemed long, but covered a great period of time.