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  • The Savage Country

  • By: William W. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Businessman Conrad Browning is desperate enough to hire his estranged father, quick-draw Frank Morgan, to neutralize the trouble plaguing his New Mexico railroad line. As the unlikely pair rides to the remote railroad site, they outshoot vengeful bushwhackers and hostile Apaches. But just as Frank and his son begin to bond, a criminal mastermind designs an evil plan to kill them both. And when a gorgeous young lady stumbles into their camp one night, they soon find themselves under her disarming spell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Savage Country

  • By Tracy on 12-20-10

Captivating Story.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Let me start with the narrator. I think his voice is an excellent one for western. But I just don’t love his style of reading. I might be being a little critical here though because I do think he does a very good job. If I could give 4.5 or 4.75 stars I would.
Now to the book. The story was well written and held my interest through each chapter. My only complaint is the overly vulgar details included while describing one of the female characters throughout the book. It wasn’t necessary and ruined the book in that sense. Not quite sure why authors feel compelled to add perversion to their books.

  • The Proving Trail

  • A Novel
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

They tried to tell him that his father had killed himself, but Kearney McRaven knew better. No matter what life had dealt him, his father would go down fighting. And as he delved deeper into the mystery, he learned that just before his father died, the elder McRaven had experienced a remarkable run of luck: he’d won nearly ten thousand dollars and the deed to a cattle ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By justin on 04-04-16

Beginning to end. All good

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I’m always amazed at how well Louis Lamour does book after book. This was no exception. Very enjoyable and found myself wishing for another.
I was also very impressed with the narrator. I felt as though I were hearing the voice of the actual character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Renegades

  • The Last Gunfighter Series
  • By: William Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Popular chronicler of the American West, William W. Johnstone returns with a stirring tale of legendary shootist Frank Morgan. With his Winchester blazing, Morgan races to rescue Cecil and Ben Tolliver from 20 thundering banditos. When his rifle runs dry, Morgan draws his trusty Colt and drops enough desperados to scatter the rest.

Does Don Felipe Almanzar lead these marauding vaqueros, as rancher Tolliver believes? Or do they follow the terrifying Black Scorpion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Really Liked This!

  • By Charles on 09-12-06

Classic Western

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I enjoyed this book. The story was a good story and kept my attention. However I thought the writing style was a bit choppy.

The narrator had a good voice for Westerns but I didn’t really care for his style of reading.


  • Streets of Laredo

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Daniel Von Bargen
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena -- once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A guy responds

  • By Guns4all on 10-01-12

Hours of misery

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The narration was very good. That is the end of what I liked. I kept waiting and hoping for wrongs to be righted, but left only with misery.
This is the second book I’ve tried of his. Both books left me thinking that the author has a perverted sense of men’s sexual appetites. Hopefully he is not reflecting his own thoughts.

This will be my last book from him.

  • Outrage at Blanco

  • An Ellie Taine Thriller
  • By: Bill Crider
  • Narrated by: John Burlinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

On a bloody day in 1887, death came to Blanco, Texas. Before the sun went down, the livery stable was torched, an outlaw gang robbed the bank, two men were killed, and young newlywed Ellie Taine was raped. One of the dead was the man who planned the robbery - the son of dying, legendary Texas Ranger Jonathan Crossland - the other was Ellie's husband, an innocent bystander.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to listen to filth then here you go

  • By matthew williams on 07-31-18

If you want to listen to filth then here you go

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I couldn’t get past the first chapter due to the pornographic details and the foul language used in the first 10 minutes of listening. It’s a shame one feels the need for that trash in their writing.

  • The Holy Bible in Audio - King James Version

  • The Complete Old & New Testament
  • By: King James Version
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 72 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

The King James Version has continued to this day to be one of the most beloved and widely sought-after translations of the Bible into the English language. Now over 400 years old, the King James Version has been shaping Christians for centuries with its majesty and solemnity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BOOK AND CHAPTER HEADINGS NEEDED!!!

  • By Annie Butcher on 11-17-15

The One Complaint

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

The book is broken down into multiple separate downloadable sections. Fine. However, they are labeled only with numbers. Try navigating to a particular book or passage in a book. You will quickly discover my complaint. Each download section should at least be labeled with the starting and ending book and chapter.

Other than that, the narration was very good and of course the story was AWESOME.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tactics

  • A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
  • By: Gregory Koukl
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 628

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christian Convictions Shouldn't be Christless

  • By Bror Erickson on 01-26-16

You just think you know how to communicate

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Significant changed the way I converse with Christians and Non Christians. A must read. The truths and techniques Greg writes of are things that every person should be functionally aware and capable of when engaging in any sort of conversation. For me thee tactics taught are so simple to employ, I am embarrassed to feel so enlightened.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,129

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I'm not sure if it is a good thing or bad, but after listening to chapter after chapter of the detailed miseries stacked on top of each other, I found myself thinking I had chosen a book whose end goal was to suck the life out of me.
Ha! How refreshing it was when the story revealed my lack of patience. Not only was the ending great, but also inspiring.

Because narrators can ruin a good story with poor reading, I would also like to mention this book was well read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Showdown at Yellow Butte

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Tom Kedrick earned his stripes during the Civil War, fought Apaches, and even soldiered overseas. But in the high desert country of New Mexico, the battle-hardened Kedrick is entangled in a different kind of war, fueled by greed and deception. Hired by Alton Burwick to drive a pack of renegades and outlaws off the government land recently set aside for an Indian reservation, Kedrick begins to notice that things are not as they seem. As his suspicions grow, he realizes that he may be fighting on the wrong side of a land swindle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of twists and turns. A good story.

  • By Alec on 12-06-11

No story like L'amour read by Culp

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

It's hard to say what makes the stories so good. I've listened to books read by poor narrators that I enjoyed when I read them, yet not when I listened to them. But I have never been disappointed in a L'amour book narrated by Culp. This book was excellent and was exceptionally well read to make it a two-fer.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,943

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

Trash

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-10

I bought this book because I heard good reveiws about the movie. I was beyond disappointed. I just wish it had stopped there. This book was vile. I would burn this piece of trash if it was an actual book. It is writings like this that make it very hard to decide what books you want to spend your money on. Just what is it about foul, perverted, degenerated writing that publishers think readers want. And to top it off; it wasn't even that well written. I am furious that I spent my money on this book. Hopefully, this will save someone from making the same mistake

5 of 24 people found this review helpful