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Darrell Anderson

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  • Jack Hinson's One-Man War

  • By: Tom C. McKenney
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not great

  • By adam on 06-30-18

Tragic Tale

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Reviewed: 09-05-18

Such a tragic family story. I am sure there are many similar stories from both sides of the war.

  • Body of Secrets

  • Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
  • By: James Bamford
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The National Security Agency is the world's most powerful, most far-reaching espionage organization. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America's spy world. In the follow-up to his best-selling Puzzle Palace, James Bamford reveals the NSA's hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story I think...HORRIBLE narrator!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-08-19

Fine history of the NSA

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Reviewed: 08-14-18

I found this book rather entertaining and sprinkled with facts to keep the reader interested.

  • Rebel Yell

  • The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,593

General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By rhl60 on 11-05-14

Incredible story of a tragic figure.

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

Very interesting insight on the man and the events that shaped him and his legend.

  • Best of the West Expanded Edition, Vol. 1

  • Classic Stories from the American Frontier
  • By: Zane Grey, Will Henry, Elmer Kelton, and others
  • Narrated by: Roseanne Cash, Crystal Gayle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

America's richest legends come from the frontier - from the land where the events of a single moment might erase the lines between law and lawlessness, between safety and mortal danger, between heroes and villains. The carefully selected stories in this collection are vibrant proof that the great American West is a fertile ground to storytellers. Here's the most varied collection of short stories, by 17 highly acclaimed Western writers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Collection!

  • By Jason on 10-23-09

Forgotten Gems

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Reviewed: 05-23-18

Not bad choices for the first volume. Now tell me what are in the second volume.

  • Only the Stones Survive

  • By: Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle - until that peace was shattered by the arrival of invaders. The Gaels, the Children of Milesios, came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted. They had not anticipated that it would already be home to others, and against the advice of their druids, they began to exterminate the Túatha Dé Danann.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Preferred audio to print

  • By Heather R. Cooper on 02-09-17

Irish tales like no other.

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Reviewed: 05-10-18

I first read this authors books in the mid 1990's and they have aged rather well. Great book full of imagination.

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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,762
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,117

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

Love to hear stories of the old ones.

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Reviewed: 05-04-18

If you are interested in the old Norse stories, take a look (listen) to this one.

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,371
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,649

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not put off by narration

  • By jaspersu on 11-13-17

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 05-04-18

It is nice to see a book that was a labor of love to research and put together. Interesting subject matter covered thoroughly.

  • Tenbow

  • By: Matt Braun
  • Narrated by: Adrianna Sananes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jack Stillman has come from Cheyenne to Tenbow Valley to solve a string of murders. Each victim was a landowner in the valley, and each killing was carried out with a long range rifle. Taking on the guise of a gambler, Stillman is quick to line up his suspects and start prying open their secrets. Suddenly, in a land of wild honeysuckle, snowy mountain peaks, and the spirits of native warriors, the veteran lawman realizes he's made a fatal mistake and missed a motive as old as time itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes Me Want To See Tenbow

  • By Darrell Anderson on 11-17-17

Makes Me Want To See Tenbow

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Reviewed: 11-17-17

Another great story by my favorite author. Mr. Braun weaves his stories to become moving pictures in the readers mind. It was a great story.

  • Boone

  • A Biography
  • By: Robert Morgan
  • Narrated by: James Jenner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Robert Morgan's Gap Creek was an Oprah's Book Club selection and a phenomenal New York Times best-seller. Here he turns his talent to chronicling the life of American frontier legend Daniel Boone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am ruined for modern life

  • By John on 11-21-16

Hero Brought to Life

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Reviewed: 06-08-17

Going to keep this one for a long time. I have read other books on Boone, but this sorted through the old narratives and stated the facts. Which in this case were even more spectacular than the legend.

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  • The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story

  • Pivotal Moments in American History
  • By: Elliott West
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

This newest volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series offers an unforgettable portrait of the Nez Perce War of 1877, the last great Indian conflict in American history. It was, as Elliott West shows, a tale of courage and ingenuity, of desperate struggle and shattered hope, of short-sighted government action and a doomed flight to freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Insights Into An Old Story

  • By Flavius Krakdaddius on 05-17-10

Sad ending to a proud people.

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Reviewed: 10-26-15

Bigotry, greed and a total misunderstanding of the people and culture is explored in this book. Nicely written and evenly narrated to give the novice of listener a well rounded view of what happened to the Nez Perce.