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  • Fear of the Father: Call Me Crockett

  • The Crockett Series, Book 1
  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

"Got a gun?" With those words, David Allen Crockett, a retired police officer who simply wanted to be left alone, finds his seclusion shattered by his friend, therapist Ruby LaCost. At Ruby's request, Crockett agrees to teach one of her clients, Rachael Moore, how to defend herself with a handgun. During the course of those lessons, Crockett and Rachael begin an intimate relationship. When Rachael is found dead from an apparent suicide, Crockett is devastated and tries to slink back into his self-imposed seclusion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Improbable

  • By Sue An on 03-24-16

Much better than what I thought

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

As a fan of Lewis's books, I really didn't know how this might be. But his writing and reading of the story were both great. I loved all the Trail series, but .this one came up to the same standards I thought it would be.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cutthroat Trail

  • The Trail Series, Book 7
  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 180

When Ruben Beeler finds a rancher friend shot to death and mutilated, he calls on Marshals Marion Daniels and Homer Poteet for help. That call begins a chase that takes the men from St. Joe into Kansas and down to Hell on the Border and the Fort Smith court of Hangin' Judge Issac Parker. In pursuit of the killers, the Marshals venture into the Oklahoma Territory, or "The Nations" as it was known at the time, following a path of bloodlust that began before the killing of Arkansas Bill Cole. Serial killers are nothing new, as the Marshals find out on the Cutthroat Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Genius

  • By Gary on 04-17-16

Another great easy listing story.

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

This the 7th in the Trail series and is every bit as easy listing and good story at the first 6. Was glad to see it come along, since had about worn the first 6 out. When ever I found myself have a hard time finding something to listen, I'd just load one of these up an sit back and enjoy it again.
Couple of them I have listened to 8 or 10 times and each time just get really relaxed and let it flow. All are really good stories, with the author narrating about as well anyone I have ever heard. Each book has a few chuckles than just kinda sneak up on you, I can't see how someone would not enjoy each of these books. *****

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 159,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147,644
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147,485

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Story kept me on edge to very end.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

This story kept me on edge for the full 10 hrs. I don't know if any of the things they did is possible, but it was enough that I got up early this AM to finish it. Some folks might not llike it's pace, but was really good listen!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood of Bass Tillman

  • By: Cotton Smith
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

President of the Western Writers of America, Cotton Smith is critically lauded for his resurrection of the classic Western. A bit long in the tooth, Bass Tillman has given up the guns and gone respectable. But then his son and daughter-in-law are murdered in cold blood, and he swears on their graves he will bring their killers to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On 2nd listening found to be a really good book

  • By Kennard on 06-20-15

On 2nd listening found to be a really good book

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

bought in Jun 2012. Was looking for something to listen to and could not remember this story.
2nd listen seemed to strike something in me and as I listened I found it to be a very good story.
Strange how sum times a 2nd listen brings out things that I never heard in 1st.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cuba Straits

  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the US. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items - high-profile collectibles - but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960 and 1962 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Randy's best book!!!

  • By Kennard on 03-25-15

Not Randy's best book!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

Just seems like there is too much going on to keep up with it. Thank God for George Guidall's naration.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ogallala Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Once again, Marshal Marion Daniels calls on Ruben Beeler for help in righting a terrible wrong. Cecil Man-Bear, one of Marion's old friends, has been crippled, his wife killed, and his daughter stolen by a half-breed. Marion and Ruben take to a trail that leads them far into the Sioux reservation of the Dakota Territory in pursuit of a man called Kills-Many and his band of renegades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reuben is my hero

  • By bebe on 09-09-17

Another really good book by D. Lewis

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

I now have all 5 of the Trail series. I have listened to 1 - 4 at least 4 times and this one twice. While the stories are really good, it is the reader that makes it so much fun. I can't explain it, but these books just bring a smile to my face. So get all 5 of them listen in the order written, you won't be sorry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,067
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,912

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

A sad but heart warming story.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

A story of sadness in a prison camp in Japan, it not a story I would have endured I am sure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nodaway Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 216

Comfortable in his new life in Deer Run, young Ruben Beeler is called away by Marshal Marion Daniels to help in an investigation of murder and mutilation north of St. Joe. That begins a search for killers and leads the men northward into unfamiliar territory, pitting them against a family of outlaws who have ruled Nodaway County since before the Civil War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gunsmith or the Mule? Gotta Love Them Both!

  • By Kathy on 09-07-16

book is nicely presented by reader/auther.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

I have listened to all of the Trail series twice. While the stories a very good, it's the reading done by the author that makes the listen great. I have laughed out loud at many of the different slang terms the charters use through out the book. Hope Mr Lewis has more of these stories coming.
I guess that I am a fan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Sign of the Book

  • By: John Dunning
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband. While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line

  • By Kennard on 10-22-14

Good story line

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Most of the Bookman series have been good books. Nothing outstanding, just really good listens.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Personal

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,076

"You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lee and Dick seem tired

  • By Jeffrey Rose on 09-06-14

Too many decisions

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

Reviewed: 09-23-14

I have been listening to Reacher books in the past. Unfortunatly; in this book it seem that any idea or thought required listing the several possible alternatives, over and over this happened and I really had a hard time completing the book. This problem really messed up a good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful