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  • The Case of the Perfect Dog

  • Hank the Cowdog
  • By: John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: John R. Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Hank is helping the cowboys with the dangerous mission of rounding up a very angry bull when a strange twist of events brings a yellow Labrador onto the scene. The entire ranch quickly becomes enamored with this new addition to the ranch's Security Division. Who wouldn't love a good-natured dog who strikes fear into the hearts of angry bovines, wears a big sloppy grin all day, and adores the ranch kids? Where will Hank fit in now that there is a Perfect Dog on the scene? Hank sings a little thing called "Happy Dog", and the yellow Labrador sings his story in "Happy's Confession".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This makes me happy!

  • By Farmwife68 on 11-21-18

This makes me happy!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Such a great personification of a working ranch dog and all his friends. I want to read them all!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unanswered Cries

  • A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer - a savage monster who would rape her, stab her to death, and leave her battered body on the floor outside the bedroom. Detectives frantically sifting through the evidence were tormented by one disturbing question after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By Phaedrus on 02-03-18

glimpse into a criminal court case

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

this book was a good look at a murder trial from investigation to courtroom. it is not an earth-shattering read but a very good factual story telling.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • In the Days of Rain

  • A Daughter, a Father, a Cult
  • By: Rebecca Stott
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Stott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Rebecca Stott both adored and feared her father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking minister in the Brighton, England, branch of the Exclusive Brethren, a separatist fundamentalist Christian sect. A man of contradictions, he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, which was ruled by Satan, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and read Shakespeare and Yeats.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story about being duped and finding healing...

  • By Farmwife68 on 08-04-17

Story about being duped and finding healing...

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This didn't focus too much on the cult - because the author was young when she was immersed in it and she relies on her father's journals and research to piece together the story. It was an interesting look into how one can be fooled into believing something that isn't true - and what happens when the truth is revealed.

The author reads the story and makes it believable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Doc

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail 26-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing and narration

  • By Dennis on 06-02-11

great storytelling

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

It made me want to visit Dodge City again! Doc was a loveable character. the pain he felt was real.