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  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Listen to this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This would, no doubt, be a great book to turn page after page and enjoy; however, listening to the author read it aloud made it exceptional. As a 23 year Texas State Trooper, I was both entertained and amazed by his story. Do yourself a favor and LISTEN to this book.

  • The Worst Hard Time

  • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating History

  • By Sara on 02-02-14

Narrators, get it right!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

What an amazing story that once again has been diminished by a narrator that butchers pronunciation. This simply sounds like a yankee reading a story about a foreign territory and vernacular. I wouldn't expect a farmer from the Texas Panhandle to read The Immortal Irishman. Who makes these decisions? Very frustrating

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  • As the Crow Flies

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040

Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mysteries. Embarking on his eighth adventure in As the Crow Flies, Sheriff Longmire is searching the Cheyenne Reservation for a site to host his daughter’s wedding, when he sees a woman fall to her death. Teaming up with beautiful tribal chief Lolo Long, Walt sets out to investigate the suspicious death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply one of my favorite series.

  • By B.J. on 07-22-12

Never disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Knocked it out of the park again. The best series out there…Including Burke's Robicheaux

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,151

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

This book tells perhaps the most incredible story I've ever heard. The writing, story and narration is unsurpassed. I had little to no interest in stories of exploration but have listened to it twice. Highly recommended.

  • Texas Rising

  • The Epic History of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846
  • By: Stephen L. Moore
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

The official nonfiction companion to the History Channel dramatic series Texas Rising (produced by the same team that made the record-breaking Hatfields and McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Documented Texas History

  • By Charles Fred Smith on 03-23-16

Who chooses these bad narrators?

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

It was very difficult to enjoy this story due to yet another bad narrator. Not only was it stiff and misplaced (like choosing a redneck to read the story of Bostonian Paul Revere), but I'm not sure he even pronounced one name correctly. How hard is it to do a little bit of homework and learn local pronunciation. It was so distracting and agitating that I could barely follow the story. Worth a read, not a listen.

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  • One Ranger

  • A Memoir
  • By: H. Joaquin Jackson, David Marion Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Rex Linn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character on him in the movie Extreme Prejudice. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys with Tommy Lee Jones. But the role that Jackson has always played the best is that of the man who wears the silver badge cut from a Mexican cinco peso coin, a working Texas Ranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Texana

  • By Roy on 02-12-11

Narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Great story about a great man. The last of the old-school Rangers. The narrator has the right voice but was rushed and mispronounced many words to the point of great annoyance

  • The Earth Is Weeping

  • The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
  • By: Peter Cozzens
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Tim Cahhal on 10-29-17

If just one book...

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

If you are to read just one book on the comprehensive story of the Indian wars…this is the one.

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  • Empire of the Summer Moon

  • Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son, Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historically Significant

  • By Rick on 10-07-16

Impressive

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Without a doubt the most well presented, non-objective book I've ever read on Native Americans. Wonderful. The only negative comment would be the narrator's mispronunciation of certain words; Llano, plait, Tucumcari, etc. It's not that hard to take a few minutes to research the local pronunciation of names or words with today's technology. Read (or listen to) this book.

  • Undefeated

  • America's Heroic Fight for Bataan and Corregidor
  • By: Bill Sloan
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Abandoned by their government, the men and women of the American garrison struggled against impossible military odds, rampant disease, and slow starvation to delay inevitable surrender by the largest American military force ever. Rather than picturing these defenders as little more than helpless victims of an overwhelmingly powerful and sadistic enemy-as most previous books about the Philippines campaign have done- Undefeated credits American troops with the unexcelled heroism and indomitable spirit they displayed under the worst imaginable conditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jay from Ohio

  • By Jason on 06-03-16

Mesmerizing

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

There's nothing I can add other than this should be required reading. There are no adjectives to describe the ordeals these men endured. I'll just say that we are fortunate to have men like Sloan to thoroughly and eloquently enlighten and educate us on the subject. He's become my favorite author on military history. The narrator also did a terrific job.

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  • The Ultimate Battle

  • Okinawa 1945: The Last Epic Struggle of World War II
  • By: Bill Sloan
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

The Ultimate Battle is the full story of the largest land-sea-air battle ever waged by the United States, a battle whose staggering casualties and take-no-prisoners ferocity led Truman to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. From April through June 1945, more than 250,000 American and Japanese lives were lost, including those of nearly 150,000 civilians who either committed suicide or were caught in the crossfire. This book tells a gripping story of heroism, sacrifice, and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Takes you into the mud and death

  • By Ron on 02-02-08

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

A review on audible requires at least 15 words, but all I can say is, wow.

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