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  • 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 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

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 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

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 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • navigation difficult

  • By Prairie Lover on 11-22-16

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 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 603

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: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,566
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,638

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 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

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 8,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,797

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

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,367

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17

monotone narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-09

insight by author is very good, but the person narrating the book is very plain. I read one review that suggested getting the abridged version. I ignored that advice and am regretting it. I am positive it would have been more captivating than listening to this narrator reading the authors 20 ways to say the same thing. p.s. I have been unable to finish listening to this book

49 of 63 people found this review helpful