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  • Terror on the Tundra

  • By: J. Esker Miller
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A single pair of shipwrecked Viking war dogs evolved into terrifying Apex Predators that ravaged the island unchallenged. Eventually, the breakup of Arctic ice floated a few of the beasts to the North Slope of Alaska. There, they faced the valiant townspeople of Chintikook Village. Along with a boyish paleontologist and the local schoolteacher, the humans teamed up to battle the attacking creatures they called Super Wolves. It’s an adventure that pits the fangs and claws of giant devil dogs against the wits and bravery of a small group of townspeople who don’t know how to give up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very believable supernatural thriller

  • By Kayceen on 07-19-18

Very believable supernatural thriller

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

It was not hard to get into this. Author Miller has done very good research about the ruggedness of Alaska, the strange weather, and the people that inhabit it. The story is well constructed, quite believable,and very visual. The narrator gives great life to the characters making them real people with shifting attitudes and fears. I was given a free review copy of this at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Black Gold in North Dakota (Cooper Smith) (Volume 2)

  • By: Joe Field
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

When the granddaughter of a prominent North Dakota state senator goes missing from her hometown, law enforcement has a couple leads on out-of-state roughneck oil workers - but with the holidays approaching and the trail growing cold, each day that passes decreases the chances that she will ever come home. Reporter Cooper Smith is chasing a story about the Bakken oil industry for Minnesota Public Radio when he learns that the missing woman is his wife's best friend. Leaving the story behind, he puts his investigative skills to work to help rescue her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Slow But the Kidnapping Kept My Interest

  • By DK on 11-12-17

Reporter Smith Gets a Major Story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I very much enjoyed this story about the hellraisers working in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota where reporter Cooper Smith and his wife are drawn into a kidnapping case. The author does a great job of capturing the feel of small town America hit with disturbing crime. The narrator is excellent, well matched for the story and characters.

  • River City Blues

  • By: Ward Howarth
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

It's early 1944 and Richmond, Virginia is a devil's paradise. Ration scams and police corruption are rampant while the inflated black market commands top dollar. Detective Sergeant Bennie Sherwood, fresh off a soul-scarring tour of duty with the Marines, couldn't care less. His old man was recently murdered under suspect circumstances, and he's on a hunt for the truth. But then an old friend is killed during a botched black market raid and Bennie is thrust onto a hellride through Richmond's underworld.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not an audio I enjoyed

  • By Cyn on 08-13-17

Courageous Crime Fighter

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I very much enjoyed River City Blues. It's an interesting portrayal of the WWII era in Richmond, VA. Bennie Sherwood comes home after serving in the Marines and gets a detective job in the police department. Author Ward Howarth writes a gritty story about two investigations that are on a collision course. The dialogue was realistic and the developments in the cases come together for an exciting ending. I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Ward Paxton whose style makes the moody and tough character's lives seem very real. The bad language in a few spots didn't bother me at all because it is so in keeping with the characters.

  • The Port Fee: A Storm Ketchum Adventure

  • By: Garrett Dennis
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Underwater, everybody can hear you scream, but they can't tell where you are.... Ketch is at it again in the magical Outer Banks of North Carolina, in this new adventure from the author of Port Starbird and Port of Refuge. It's a picture-perfect summer afternoon on a pristine beach near a ghost seaport on an uninhabited island. What could go wrong? But things do, when two bodies wash ashore and Ketch stumbles upon clues that lead to the sunken treasure of an old-time buccaneer off Portsmouth Island.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Combines mystery, history, and action

  • By Kayceen on 02-12-17

Combines mystery, history, and action

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I have vacationed in the beautiful Outer Banks, N.C. area and I got this book, which takes place there, to reconnect with it. I gave 5 stars for the story which is about finding sunken treasure and what happens to the characters that find it. Ketch and his family and friends seem to do a marvelous job of proving that money can't buy happiness. The author, Garrett Dennis, used to live there and brings a lot of the area's history to life, which I appreciated. And there is an otherworldly element that is both spooky and humorous. I got the audiobook version narrated by Ward Paxton, whose casual style fits the book nicely. I loved the voice he does for the fishing boat captain. There is an environmental message in the book, which I really liked because it gives hope that the area will remain unspoiled.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brown Sugar in Minnesota

  • Cooper Smith, Book 1
  • By: Joe Field
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When a ruthless drug dealer from Minneapolis murders his competitors in their own backyard, he triumphantly lays claim to the lucrative heroin networks on two Indian reservations in northern Minnesota. He seems all but unstoppable until Cooper Smith, a young, enthusiastic reporter, stumbles upon the story. Soon he is using his Minnesota Public Radio credentials and voice recorder to wage war against the dealer. For Cooper, the murder of a friend and the fear of being laid off push him to pursue the story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Leslie F. on 08-11-16

Journalist battles drug ring

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

The story moves along quickly in the rough world of drug dealing. It wasn't overly violent and the narration is very good.

  • Aftershock

  • A Donovan Nash Novel
  • By: Philip Donlay
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The flames of Donovan Nash's worst nightmare are fanned to life when Stephanie VanGelder, one of those closest to him, is kidnapped in the volcanic powder keg of a lawless Guatemala. With help from his inner circle that includes his estranged wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, Donovan races headlong into the world of corruption and deception. Battling the kidnappers, as well as the deadly gas and lava from the impending eruption of a volcano, Donovan only has one chance to save Stephanie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good suspense novel that drags on forever!

  • By Wayne on 05-14-16

Wild ride in Guatemala

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

I love mysteries that take me away to exotic places with people who deal with an injustice.
This story and narrator deliver both.

  • Shark Fin Soup: A Novel

  • Christian Roberts Series
  • By: Susan Klaus
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Christian Roberts, a handsome, young Floridian, has retired from horse racing and sets off with his wife, Allie, to cruise the Caribbean on his new sloop. Tragedy strikes, ending the dream vacation, and Christian becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Shattered and guilt ridden, Christian believes his actions caused the death. Suicide lurks in his thoughts, a way to end his pain, but he can't act on the impulse, at least not yet. He must honor a dying request.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining listen

  • By Kayceen on 07-09-15

Very entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

The conflicted Christian Roberts is at times losing to his demons and at other times winning while bringing out the story of the hard times our oceans are facing. Engaging delivery by the narrator.