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Donnette Goheen Cowgill

DFW TX
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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,457

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and almost unbearable

  • By kanyn on 10-22-18

King does it again

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I love most everything he writes. it isn't necessary but I am glad I'd listened to Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers first

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

interesting story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

supernatural but that is really undercurrent. actually story of a family in the south, their individual struggles

  • Ultimate Journey

  • By: Robert Monroe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

In 1958, a successful businessman named Robert Monroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a "second body" to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbounded by life or death. Out of the Body and Far Journeys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish Mr. Monroe had written more books.

  • By DOMNIKI on 04-23-15

Hard for me to follow

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I struggled with this for some reason. My mind kept drifting. I just had trouble focusing

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,975

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

No guts or gore

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

just a wholesome refreshing story of survival filled with people learning to make new world

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Left Hand of Darkness

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,544

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost 50 and still amazing

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-07-17

Should have read instead of listening

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

The only reason I struggled is I have listened to many Craig Johnson Longmire books and it is same very good narrator. Also watched Longmire series, so no matter how much the main character described himself, my mind's eye could only see Sheriff Longmire.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    3,515 ratings
    Overall 3.0
  • Free: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

  • By: Pappy Pariah
  • Narrated by: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,196
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3,197

By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey - carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations - has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just friggin weird man...

  • By agreenbuddha on 12-12-16

awful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

I listened to the whole thing thinking it might get better. It didn't. But Sean did a good job..

  • The Zero Hour

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

When an ominous, digitally encrypted telephone call is intercepted by the NSA's spy satellites high over Switzerland, FBI Special Agent Sarah Cahill -- irreverent, outspoken, a brilliant counterterrorism expert, a divorced mother of an eight-year-old boy -- is urgently summoned to New York to investigate an imminent terrorist attack on lower Manhattan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Jacki on 08-13-12

Good story but definitely outdated

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

What made the experience of listening to The Zero Hour the most enjoyable?

Well written and very intriguing.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

There were a few predictable areas. When she first met Brian, it's obvious he was the terrorist.

Which scene was your favorite?

Nothing stands out.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really.

Any additional comments?

If she were such a great agent, why in the world did she not check out the "helpful stranger in the strange city?" Very disappointed in that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful