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  • Lando

  • The Sacketts, Book 7
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Josh Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

One of the great sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Lando, Louis L'Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique hero.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Expected More...

  • By Lady M on 02-25-13

A great story, well read. A L'Amour favorite.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

The narrator was great. I never was bored and my mind never wondered. This is my favorite Louis L'Amour books so far in the Sacketts series. I'm reading them in chronological order.

  • To the Far Blue Mountains

  • The Sacketts, Book 2
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jonn Curless
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L'Amour weaves an unforgettable tale of a man who journeys to his homeland, but discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than reading the book!

  • By adeline on 10-20-11

Tthe reader is boring.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Even in the most exciting and action-packed parts of the story, Tthe Reader still read with calm, even, mellow, and sometimes hard to hear tones. I often wondered if Barnabas Sackett could get excited about anything.

  • Sackett's Land

  • The Sacketts, Book 1
  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil's Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoy Louie L'Amour

  • By ABLA on 04-14-07

Great story, narrator is boring.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

the story is fun and interesting. The narrator, however, reads well but is pretty monotone and laid-back sounding. For quite a while, I thought the main character and then all of the characters were laid back and monotone as well.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,736

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

too much vulgar profanity

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I stopped listening in the 10th chapter. I tired of the profanity. I don't know why authors feel it is necessary: to make it more realistic? I still don't like it and find it offensive.

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

an awesome narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

this is more than a story that is read. It is more of a dramatization with sound effects and an awesome narrator who can impersonate almost any personality. I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Dreadnaught

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,182

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me into audio science fiction audio books!

  • By ApplesOverOranges on 07-06-13

too much politics

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

The first three quarters of the book became tedious due to all of the politics involved in the culture. Although this was necessary background it took way too long to develop. The last quarter of the book was more enjoyable as it had many action sequences.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hand of Mars

  • Starship's Mage, Book 2
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

Three years ago, as ship's mage of the starship Blue Jay, Damien Montgomery was pursued to the edge of human space by both the agents and enemies of the mage -king of Mars before being brought in from the cold. Now, trained in new skills by the mage-king himself, Damien has been sent to the planet Ardennes alongside Alaura Stealey, hand of the king. A rebel movement there has destroyed cities fighting a governor seemingly lost to corruption. But not all on Ardennes is as it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Mark Peters on 12-30-15

Foul language

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

I have read the first two books in the series, this being the second. I enjoy the stories however I have grown increasingly tired and annoyed at the foul language employed by the author. the most commonly used word is f--- and f'n. Such language adds nothing to the story but annoys and distracts me from the story. It demonstrates that the characters, through the author, cannot express themselves with a better vocabulary.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,659
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,658

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Starts slow but eventually grabs you

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

What did you love best about The Way of Kings?

It's an intricate story, with many seemingly unrelated side stories, that eventually started coming together. About half-way through I started listening at every opportunity to see how things would turn out.

Would you recommend The Way of Kings to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, definitely. The story became very compelling as I tried to fit everything together.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

Yes. Kate is an excellent narrator and uses many distinct voices and accents to bring characters to life. Michael has a low, deep, somewhat monotone presentation but I became accustomed to it found it generally pleasing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Epic tale of men fighting against selfishness to bring honor back to the world.

Any additional comments?

I recommend the book and I couldn't wait to read the next one, however it felt like it would take forever to get interesting and to make sense. Once it finally did, I couldn't stop listening. It was kind of like going through nine months of pregnancy but finally being rewarded with a wonderful child. I'd rate the book PG-13 due to non-graphic war violence, but clean language and no sex.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful