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  • For the Brand

  • By: Ralph Compton, David Robbins
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Willis Lander was once the T-Bar ranch's best bronc buster. Then came the day when a stallion as black as pitch and as mean as a rattler shattered his knee. Unable to perform the duties required of a cowboy, Willis took the only job he felt capable of handling - minding the line shack 40 miles from the ranch - and secluded himself from the pity of his peers in the Wyoming wilderness. Now, the T-Bar is being sold, leaving Willis to wonder whether the new owner will want to keep a broken bronc buster on the payroll. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this one.

  • By clinton on 01-16-19

Get this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Read this one when it came out and a couple times since , so when I saw it available in audiobook it was a no brainer . Not going to give any spoilers, but buy it . I only give the story 4 stars and not the full 5 because I feel that the ending is slightly rushed. But still a great story, if they ever get
by the horns in audiobook I recommend it as well same author/ co author and funny thing I feel it’s ending was rushed too.

  • Yondering

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Jason Culp, George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

From one of the greatest storytellers of the American West comes a collection of short stories, including "Death West Bound", "Old Doc Yak", "It's Your Move", "And Proudly Die", "Survival", "Show Me the Way to Go Home", "Thicker Than Blood", "The Admiral", "Shanghai, Not Without Gestures", "The Man Who Stole Shakespeare", "The Dancing Kate", "Off the Mangrove Coast", "Glorious Glorious", "By the Ruins of El Walarieh", "Where There's Fighting", "The Cross and the Candle", "A Friend of the General", "Author's Tea", "Dead End Drift", and "Let Me Forget". 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glorious Glorious

  • By clinton on 12-02-18

Glorious Glorious

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Great mix of narrators, never had a La’mour short stories collection with multiple narrators, I think they hit a home run both performance wise and the intro openings to the stories were great additions. I had read yondering years before and I didn’t appreciate the stories for what they were. I can say that the audio format was better than reading them myself. And that as a man in my 30s I appreciate these stories more than in my 20s and will certainly be keeping this one. I used the title for one of his stories as the title to this review not because of the story itself but because this collection of stories simply is Glorious. My all time favorite that’s not one of his westerns , yet still is a western is The Haunted Mesa and I have been waiting for years for them to create it in an audiobook, fingers crossed that the mention of it in this review will be felt by the La’mour family and audible , as a clue we want it in audio format. Owe and Bendigo Shafter as well , thanks and I hope this review was helpful.

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  • The Poetic Edda

  • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
  • By: Jackson Crawford
  • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen I've been waiting for this

  • By Adam on 11-15-18

Sometimes the professor just doesn’t sound good on a recording.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Wonderful information that I have not been able to find elsewhere, along with the classic better known stories. Professor Crawford is knowledgeable and the translation is modern and well done. His voice is just noticeably lacking something that another reviewer called distracting and I agree .otherwise it’s a great update to important text regarding our ancestors and the little we know that was saved from the Christian conquest of Europe .
If you are new to Asatru or however you identify with our Norse gods and goddesses this might not be the best choice to start with but is still in the required reading list in my opinion. Hail the Aesir and Vanir! , Hail our holy folk !

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  • Gudrun: Series 1-4

  • A Viking Epic Inspired by the Icelandic Sagas
  • By: Lucy Catherine
  • Narrated by: full cast, Kate Phillips
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

An 11th-century Viking epic of love, revenge and faith, set in Iceland and starring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Gudrun. As a young woman growing up in 11th-century Iceland, Gudrun must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. The tale begins in her youth, with her childhood friends Kjartan and Bolli - but the love the two boys have for Gudrun causes a deathly enmity between them that leaves her reeling.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fun storyline that somewhat follows Icelandic Saga

  • By Clyde on 10-27-18

Good but feminism much?

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Love the Vikings, love the performance and the full cast was great. The overall story was good but seemed like a lot of a woman who hated her father and then she kills every single man she ever has loved just set in the Viking age . Then the story just stops. Like this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leif Erikson: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America and Established a Norse Settlement at Vinland

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Timothy Burke
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The Vikings were exceptional boat builders, seafarers, adventures, and explorers. They not only raided and attacked settlements across Europe and Britain, but they also sailed far and wide, discovering and colonizing new lands. Their impact on history is far-reaching and the mark that they made on the world, especially during the Viking Age, can still be seen today. In this audiobook, you will learn about the world that shaped Leif Erikson and made him into an adventurous man who was not afraid to sail into the unknown to discover new lands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best series from Captivating History.

  • By Nahk Nafri on 09-14-18

Repeats itself several times

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Really good and informative and I will keep it , but it seemed to me that it had about 20 minuets of really saying the same thing over again and again. All in all a good informative lecture on the man who should be celebrated instead of Columbus.

  • Meg: Hell’s Aquarium

  • The Meg Series, Book 4
  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Tanaka Institute, Monterey, CA: Angel, the recaptured 76-foot, 100,000-pound Megalodon, has birthed a litter of pups - five females - far too numerous and aggressive to keep in one pen. One solution: a Dubai royal prince is building the largest aquarium in the world and seeks to purchase two of the "runts". The deal hinges on hiring Jonas Taylor's 21-year-old son, David, to be their trainer. Jonas reluctantly agrees, and David is off to Dubai for the summer of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read

  • By Patrick on 07-17-17

Wanted to love this book so so bad

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Well I listened to the whole story and the one before it . Let me say the 1st 2 books are really good and can be listened to multiple times and you can still enjoy them. Not so much in my opinion with the 3rd and now the 4th books. I returned book 3 as it was , well lacking something that the 1st 2 has . 3 seemed like MR Alten was depressed and the story was depressing. ( book 4 this book) well it starts off alright and it’s exciting new monsters from the deep , a new place besides the Mariana Trench all cool then it becomes predictable and I hate that Mac is a drunk in the last 2 books I thought that they killed off angel too easily, I new David’s girlfriend was going to be killed about 40 minuets before it happened (I don’t know how I just did) and I guess I was hoping this book would redeem book 3 , with the movie finally coming out I was giddy it has been around a year since I listened to book 3 and I think 4 is better than 3 but probably not worth my monthly credit as I prefer books I will listen to multiple times. As of writing this review I am undecided as to weather I am going to return this book or not.

  • Comanche Moon

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358

We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This version is abridged!

  • By Cabby on 08-28-13

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

At first I agreed with others that it would have been nice to have all the books narrated by the same narrator . However I noticed that each books narrator did the individual characters voices close to their on screen counter parts which I have found I like as I have Their images in my minds eye, while listening to the different stories in the series. The only crossover in this regard is that long bill Coleman is the same actor in both on screen performances. Overall Comanche Moon is fast paced and fun but I feel the ending was rushed, Also minor details that are in lonesome Dove that doesn’t mesh with this prequel
For example Maggie dies in lonesome Dove tx in both the book and tv series but in Comanche Moon both book and tv series she dies in Austin tx. And in Comanche Moon newt is certainly old enough when call and Maggie are talking/ fighting he would remember his mother telling call he was newts father. There are other things as well but that is why I only give it 4. Stars and not 5.

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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,286

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Gritty western adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

As good as you expect it to be picture the mini series characters and let it play.
Tip if you listen to this on a Bluetooth speaker you will enjoy it better than headphones or car audio due to loudness of Gus and few other characters it is easier to tolerate and if you don’t like the narrator give it an hour or five and I think you will get used to his voice.

  • The Diamond of Jeru

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

An ex-marine on the run from the nightmares of war. An American scientist and his beautiful wife on a desperate journey to save their marriage. An aging native shaman trying to teach his grandson one last all-important lesson. All are headed up an uncharted river into a confrontation with a mysterious warlord trapped by a deadly curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please release more! Excellent book!

  • By Matthew on 05-18-15

More audio dramas

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Great way to make a short story better, wish they would make more of these faster. I got a lot of Louis L’Amour stories in my library, but the dramas are some of my favorites.Even when some of the narration only books are better stories. This one is worth purchasing, it’s simple and pulpy but classic L’Amour the actors and sound effects are top notch and can be listened to multiple times without losing interest.

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  • Where the Long Grass Blows

  • A Novel
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 155

Bill Canavan rode into the valley with a dream to start his own ranch. But when he managed to stake claims on the three best water holes, the other ranchers turned against him. No one is more determined to see Canavan dead than Star Levitt. Levitt is an unscrupulous businessman who has been accumulating cattle at an alarming rate. Suspicious after witnessing a secret meeting between the riders of warring ranches, Bill begins noticing other dubious behavior: Why is Levitt's fiancée, Dixie Venable, acting more like a hostage than a willing bride-to-be?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book but not his best

  • By clinton on 01-11-18

good book but not his best

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

good book read it in middle school but the 2 books of Mr. la'mour's that need to be audio books are Flint and the Haunted Mesa. it baffles me that they are not already available in audio format.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful