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  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,779

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Great book. Classic Connelly

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Superb story and Connelly's characters never disappoint. The narration is perfect. Enjoy this great book.

  • Man Hunter

  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

Was it justice... or revenge? What drove a simple farmer to set out on an impossible quest after a gang of bloodthirsty killers that raped and murdered his wife and slit his small son's throat? Their trail led him halfway across the country and deep into Mexico. One by one he tracked them down and brought them to justice, sometimes at the end of a short rope, more often in front of his fast guns, and he didn't care which.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great "Manly" read. I loved it.

  • By Xavier on 02-18-12

Great story and narration

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Super author and the narration is second to none. Sounds like an old time radio show. Thank you

  • Brotherhood of Evil

  • The Family Jensen
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

In one of the most shocking chapters in the Jensen family saga, America's fearless frontier clan is about to take on an enemy as cold and relentless as evil itself - a mad, sadistic surgeon skilled with knives and his gang. They're gunning for the Jensen Sugarloaf ranch to ravage Jensen women and spill an ocean of Jensen blood....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • J a Johnson is east coast writer. This is 3 book I have read as he puts in his influence of his writ

  • By Richard H Doolittle on 04-03-17

Too much violence and another crazy doctor.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Struggled to finish this one. Great book fir 7 hours, then it seemed they just wanted to finish it up. Like Grisham sometimes does. could've been amazing actually.

  • Fair Blows the Wind

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

His father killed by the British and his home burned, young Tatton Chantry left Ireland to make his fortune and regain the land that was rightfully his. Schooled along the way in the use of arms, Chantry arrives in London a wiser and far more dangerous man. He invests in trading ventures, but on a voyage to the New World his party is attacked by Indians and he is marooned in the untamed wilderness of the Carolina coast. It is in this darkest time, when everything seems lost, that Chantry encounters a remarkable opportunity....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator.

  • By James on 10-06-18

Wonderful Classic

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Absolutely LaAmour at his finest. Keating narrates in an amazing way, building all the characters and brogues in great detail.

  • Bloodshed of the Mountain Man

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Smoke Jensen has journeyed up to the Colorado Rockies to a sell a prized bull to a local rancher. Instead, the rancher and his wife have been mercilessly slaughtered by outlaws only moments before Smoke's arrival. In a hail of bullets, Smoke pulverizes two of the murderers and drags two others to the town of Brown Spur for justice. Come hanging day, the two killers are on the way to the gallows when a thundering gang of raiders crashes into town and rescues them from the jaws of death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little to violent

  • By Anonymous User on 09-15-18

A little to violent

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Narration was excellent, but in my view, the story was a bit simple for Johnstone. The plot was fine, but certain elements seemed to be fitted in to fill space, rather than expand upon what was happening or had recently occurred.

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  • Smoke Jensen, the Beginning

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 237

For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen.... On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Lady M on 08-11-16

Fine Story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Well written account of Kirby and what melded him into the character that we e have enjoyed traveling with throughout the series

  • Leaving Yuma

  • A Western Story
  • By: Michael Zimmer
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

J. T. Latham is rotting in prison in the Yuma Territory penitentiary. But then Sheriff Del Buchman offers to commute his sentence if Latham helps execute a prisoner exchange with some dangerous banditos. The only catch is that he must guide the sheriff through the deadly Sonoran Desert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Writer

  • By Anonymous User on 06-02-18

Terrific Writer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I love the way Zimmer brings these old stories back to life. A real treasure in the literary world in my mind. A great way to teach local history to my friends and children too.

  • Bannon

  • By: Louis L’Amour
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Rock Bannon, wounded in an Indian attack, is rescued by a wagon train heading to Oregon. He has fully recovered when the train pulls into a fort to stock up on supplies. It is there that the leaders of the train meet Morton Harper, a smooth-talking man who persuades them to take an easier trail that will allow them to escape an attack by Indians. Bannon knows that there will be no escape from attack on that route and that it will lead the train directly onto Hardy Bishop's vast ranching domain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Anonymous User on 03-15-18

good book

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

A fine L A book. Not the best, but it has all the best of his features in this volume. Nice to find new stuff. Even if it was written 70 years ago. I'll listen again

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  • Conscious Loving Ever After

  • How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond
  • By: Gay Hendricks Ph.D., Kathlyn Hendricks Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Gay Hendricks Ph.D., Kathlyn Hendricks Ph.D.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Are you passionately dedicated to experiencing your full capacity for love? If so, you are in for a thrilling ride on the greatest journey imaginable. If that sounds like a tempting invitation, keep reading, and prepare to take in some life-altering truths: that as you get older, your love life can get better. That instead of fading, your relationships can flourish. That you can have more exquisite love and more passionate sex in the second half of life than you ever had before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing truths for relationships

  • By Mandi on 11-09-16

A MUST READ

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

A terrific book about love, relationships and just living better after 40. Gay and Katie are real people who help other real people.
How to live in the present, how to keep your integrity, how to love yourself, so others can love you. it's all here in a few hours of easy listening.

  • Lottery

  • By: Patricia Wood
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lottery

  • By hilobilly on 08-09-07

Terrific Story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

One if my top 10 of all time, and I've read thousands. Not the Bible or Plato, but a story of Hope and love and death that means more.
Give it a listen, then by the hard book and place it on your shelf.