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Stephen Snead

NORTHPORT, AL, United States
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  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,095

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Another good modern action western.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I plan on checking out the Longmire TV series. This was well written with good characters that you get attached to. I thought I knew who done it about the last 4 chapters. But, I didn't. 👏 Also George Guidall is excellent at reading it. He has really good voice inflection for different characters and doesn't do that orgasmic fuzzy headed whisper like some male narrator's do when the character is female.

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

  • By David on 02-21-08

Hooked from the start.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Starts out with a man, an Antelope and a rifle. Good modern western crime novel with an unsatisfying ending. great performance by the narrator.

  • Elevation

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low-grade - but escalating - battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Amazon Customer on 11-29-18

Happy Crappy

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

it's kind of politically correct but also real world correct. The supernatural aspect isn't really explained and the doctor character makes an observation about the nature of the experience that in the old day's Uncle Stevie would have fleshed out into a longer book. Still not bad and I loved his reading of it.

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  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,240

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty Questions

  • By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

fast moving action.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Enjoyed this one. I was looking for a companion story for the Jack Reacher novels. I think Rapp fits the bill.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,401

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Performance of an Excellent Story

  • By Tami on 10-02-12

The best of Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Well done performance by the reader. This book is why I became a Constant Reader.

  • Dirty White Boys

  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Lamar Pye has escaped from Oklahoma State Penitentiary, accompanied by his idiot cousin and a vicious but cowardly artist. To have stayed in prison was certain death, but his chances on the outside are not much greater: his excesses know no bounds - one killing follows another. But one murder brings his nemesis upon him: Bud Pewtie of the Highway Patrol loses his partner in a blood-soaked shoot-out with Lamar, and from that moment on, nothing will stop him from getting even.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fantastic

  • By Cory on 08-13-12

It seemed to struggle between action and romance.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

The author couldn't seem to decide between a good action novel or a mediocre romance novel. The characters were vivid at times but not likable. if I heard "Oh Bud" from a female character to the "hero" of the story one more time I think I may have thrown up. The narration was good and the basic story was pretty good. lot's of action. I'm no language prude but Day-um. Every other word was G.D this and G.D. that. The author sounded like a 13 year old trying out a new cuss word. yep. we get dude. you can say GD really well.

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  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,314

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

Serial killer and part demented Adams Family

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

The diary of the killer was at times like reading about a demented Adam's family.

  • The Spirit of '76

  • From Politics to Technology, the Year America Went Rock & Roll
  • By: David Browne
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the participants, Browne - a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of Fire and Rain and Dream Brother - vividly chronicles the year America went rock & roll in everything from politics to technology. The Spirit of '76 will make you think anew about an under-appreciated moment in the country - and will make you wonder if its optimistic, can-do spirit of reinvention and renewal will ever come again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • narrator has no passion.

  • By Stephen Snead on 07-17-18

narrator has no passion.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

A lot of over hyped angst. I wondered if the writer was around in 76.

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Great ghost story.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

really pulls you in. mainly because although improbable it's not impossible. well written characters, places

  • Killing Floor

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,982

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even if you have it GET THIS ONE!!

  • By shelley on 10-30-15

I've been wanting to read a Jack Reacher novel.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

lot's of action. The reader does an excellent job. plot moves along. I recommend it.