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  • The Black Hills

  • Hunter Buchanon Series, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Meet Hunter Buchanon, a towering mountain of a man who learned how to track prey in Georgia, kill in the Civil War, and prospect in the Black Hills of Dakota. Now he's trying to live a peaceful gun-free life - but fate has other plans for him. When Hunter Buchanon rescued a wounded coyote pup - and named him Bobby Lee - he had no idea the cute little varmint would grow up to be such a loyal companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome informational educational experience Y'all

  • By Steven on 02-04-19

couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I don't know what it is about this book that is different from most Johnstone books but it just doesn't make the grade.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Will Tanner: U.S. Deputy Marshal

  • Will Tanner Series, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

After spending most of his young life driving cattle from Texas to Nevada, Will Tanner is ready to wash the trail dust from his throat. Maybe it was fate that brought him to the Morning Glory Saloon on the border of Indian Territory - or just plain bad luck - because right after his sits down three rough-looking characters walk into the bar with vengeance in their eyes, guns at their sides...and fingers on their triggers. The trio's target is the famous US Deputy Marshal Dove who arrested one of their kin - and who's sitting in the bar near Will Tanner. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-27-19

Another great Johnstone bookc

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

l hope that this is the beginning of another great series because I am eagerly awaiting a sequel. Awesome that they worked Old Grandpa Perley Gates into the book too which is another great series. This book gets on with the action and doesn't drag and is easy to follow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reluctant Messenger - Tales from Beyond Belief

  • An Ordinary Person's Extraordinary Journey into the Unknown
  • By: Ms. Candice M. Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Lisa Michelle Negron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

The Reluctant Messenger leads the listener through a doorway into another dimension that exists simultaneously with what most people would describe as reality. Author Candice Sanderson is a psychologist whose training taught her to engage her world by the physical senses. That all changed one morning when she began to receive messages from other realms of existence, and her ordinary life transformed as she embarked upon this extraordinary journey into the unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Psychologist Becomes Messenger-Captivating Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-18

poor narration<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

the narration is some of the worst I ever heard on an audiobook. Awful job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Reason to Die

  • Perley Gates Western Series, Book 2
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone - with
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Restless cowpoke Perley Gates wanted nothing more than to track down the grandfather who abandoned his family years ago. What he found was the crazy old sidewinder barely hanging on after a Sioux massacre. The old man's dying wish was to make things right for deserting his kin - by giving his strong-willed grandson Perley clues to the whereabouts of a buried fortune in gold. Finding his grandfather's legacy will set up his family for life. But it won't be easy. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good 2nd book

  • By Mark G. on 08-30-18

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Perley can get in worse fixes and shoot his way out faster than the outlaws can blink. He might step into cow pies like his brothers kid him but the band guys end up wearing them. Can't wait for more stories about the Legend!

  • Texas Blood Feud

  • By: Dusty Richards
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Two-time Spur Award winner and member of the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame, Dusty Richards pens gritty Western tales packed with period authenticity. Texas Blood Feud stars Chet Byrnes, a third generation Texan looking to save his family’s ranch with one more big cattle drive. But his plans are dashed after he strings up three horse thieves, sparking a deadly feud with a family bent on revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cowboys

  • By J. Mitchell on 02-03-16

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Ready for more in the series! Very entertaining fast moving story. Never a dull moment!

  • The Legend of Perley Gates

  • Perley Gates Western Series, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

He's the son of a cattle rancher. A restless young dreamer who, under normal circumstances, would follow in his father's footsteps. Normal, however, is not his style. Like his famous grandfather and namesake Perley Gates - a hell-raising mountain man with a heavenly name - young Perley wants adventure, excitement, and freedom. And like his grandfather before him, he will find his dream - in the untamed wilds of a lawless frontier. That dream though might just become a nightmare....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SUCKS

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-26-18

Very good story!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

This is going to be a great series if all the rest are as good as this ONE! It is one of the best I ever heard out of HUNDREDS!

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,357

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

BORING

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I listened to this for over 18 chapters and it was hard to keep interested. I decided to just remove it and listen to something good,

  • The Whip: Inspired by the story of Charley Parkhurst

  • By: Karen Kondazian
  • Narrated by: Robin Weigert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

The Whip is inspired by the true story of Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo, during the renowned California 'gold rush' days. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too too sad for me to finish, so a personal review

  • By Kate+Mitchell Powell on 12-25-13

Didn't care for it.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

Tried to listen to this and couldn't get beyond the filthy language enough to get interested.

  • Smoke Jensen, the Beginning

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 237

For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen.... On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Lady M on 08-11-16

The Making of a Gunfighter,

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

This so far after MANY of these Johnstone books is my favorite. Great narration too!

  • Ten Guns from Texas

  • A Duff MacCallister Western
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

When Duff MacCallister journeys to Texas to deliver 100 head of Angus cattle, he finds a land on fire. Unruly, lawless teams of fence cutters, branded Blue Devils by the locals, are rampaging across grazing land and cutting fences in the name of an Eastern land company. The ranchers are fighting back, and Duff joins the fray. But the fight leads to Austin and into an even deadlier mission.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BORING

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-16

GOOD STORY

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Liked this book and The Narrator is good as he always is. A lot of at times comical statements and the Gunslinger heroes don't make mistakes!