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Jake Cutter

Anniston, AL, United States
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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Don't waste the credit

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

If you're like me you couldn't wait to get your hands on this one. Unfortunately, the plot stretched credulity long past the breaking point and the was carried along on the backs of the inexplicable decisions the characters made at each pivotal moment. George Guidall, as usual, did a fantastic job. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture.These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If they cut off both hands, I will compose music..

  • By Kristi R. on 02-01-15

I have enjoyed this far more than I expected

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

While some of the humor is corny the background for each composer is fascinating and the works themselves are magnificent. This course has greatly expanded my listening repertoire and heightened my appreciation for previously known classical works. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Deliverance

  • By: James Dickey
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A river runs through it..."

  • By karen on 11-01-13

Uncomfortable

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Will Patton is fantastic. It is almost as if this book were written in anticipation of the day he would record the narration.

Anyone who listens probably already knows what is going to happen. The prose is surprising and uncomfortable. Man’s encounter with nature and with other men are described with an intimacy I did not expect.

I would also like to point out that not all of us who grew up in the rural South are toothless hillbillies. ;-)
#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Fierce Patriot

  • The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
  • By: Robert O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

With a unique, witty, and conversational voice historian Robert O'Connell breaks down the often paradoxical, easily caricatured character of General William T. Sherman for the most well-rounded portrait of the man yet written. There were many Shermans, according to O'Connell. Most prominently was Sherman the military strategist (indeed, one of the greatest strategists of all time), who gained an appreciation of geography from early campaigns out west and applied it to his famed Civil War march.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By robert on 02-21-15

Informative but...

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Too many modern analogies and moral equivalence to hold up in the long run.

Narrator also sounded too young and snarky for the material. Reading speed was slow enough that I listened at 1.25x speed.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Hawk Down

  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269

Ninety-nine elite American soldiers are trapped in the middle of a hostile city. As night falls, they are surrounded by thousands of enemy gunmen. Their wounded are bleeding to death. Their ammunition and supplies are dwindling. This is the story of how they got there - and how they fought their way out. Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces and puts you in the middle of the most intense firelight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Of Military Writing...

  • By Joshua on 11-06-16

Held my breath for 15 hours

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Amazing journalistic narrative. Told the story from the point of view of the people who lived it. In a world of editorial journalism this book stands out as a beacon of objective investigation and reporting. Well done.

#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Jesus on Trial

  • A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel
  • By: David Limbaugh
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

In Jesus on Trial, New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have known lawyers who followed Mr. Limbaugh's path & found Christ too

  • By Coramdeo540 on 05-19-15

Drab narration makes for a tough listen

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Any additional comments?

This material is probably better digested in written form as a study. The narration reminded me of the computerized voice NOAA once used to broadcast the weather via their weather alert radios. It was a tough listen.

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,838

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

A nice surprise

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Any additional comments?
I didn't know what to expect when I started this novel but I was pleasantly surprised. In the course of mundane jobs in the same building two women stumble upon a mystery which unfolds for each of them a generation apart.

#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,468

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

If you like Stephen King...

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Any additional comments?
I only listened to this book because Kate Mulgrew was the narrator. I should have researched the novel and the author a little more before making the purchase. The novel was far too long for the plot aIthough I ended up finishing it because I wanted to know what would happen when the characters finally got to "Christmasland". If you are a Stephen King fan you will probably enjoy this novel. If not, you probably won't.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kill Artist

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,648

After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reluctant Assassin

  • By Snoodely on 10-30-13

For those wondering...

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

What James Bond would be like if he were written by Charles Dickens look no further.

A retired Israeli agent is coerced into service in order to take down his arch nemesis. He whines throughout the book and has to be rescued by his ex-girlfriend at literally every turn.

How this spawned a series is beyond me.

#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

Live and Let Die
    
    
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        Ian Fleming
    
    


    
    
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        Simon Vance
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    863 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Live and Let Die

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 654

Those Mr. Big cannot possess he crushes; those who cross him will meet painful ends -- like his beautiful prisoner, Solitaire, and her lover, James Bond. Both are marked as victims in a trail of treachery that leads from New York's black underworld to the dark secrets of the island in the sun that Mr. Big calls his own. Voodoo, sharks, barracuda, time bombs, harpoon guns, torture, and terror are the ingredients for a scalding brew that reaches the boiling point in an eruption of violence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Product of Its Time

  • By Pork C. Fish on 05-22-12

Bond #2

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Outstanding work by Simon Vance. While I am a fan of every Bond novel, except for The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die might be a bit much for those unaccustomed to reading about racial stereotypes from the 1950's. That aside, Fleming's story is far better than the film version.

#tagsgiving #sweepstakes