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  • Crow Killer

  • The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson (Midland Book)
  • By: Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker
  • Narrated by: Don Coltrane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

The true story (on which the film Jeremiah Johnson was partially based) of John Johnson, who in 1847 found his wife and her unborn child had been killed by Crow braves. Out of this tragedy came one of the most gripping feuds - one man against a whole tribe - in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!

  • By Kelsey Berry on 07-23-15

Brutal History

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Wow, tough mountain men in tough times. Brutal history of conflicts with Native Americans and the wilderness. Indestructible men during independent times. If you like the history of the American West and mountain men read this book but he warned that there is brutality towards and from Native Americans. Good book.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,192

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
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

I wish I liked it more.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I kept drifting away listening to the story. At times suspenseful, equally at times boring.

  • Blood Meridian

  • Or the Evening Redness in the West
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,562

Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Existential leavings

  • By Colin on 03-22-08

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I had a hard time following this book. it was full of violence, in fact unnecessary violence. Sure, the early West was tough but balance the violence with a great story. I found this to be only a fair to good story. The central character, the Judge, was totally annoying and rambled on and on to the point where I was hoping he would be shot or run down by a herd of wild and crazed goats. narrator was very good but for me what I will remember most about the book is that it didn't end soon enough.

  • The Deliveryman

  • A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rock solid short story

  • By Wayne on 02-05-17

Creative

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Very enjoyable brief story. Helped pass a day working in the yard. Excellent narration and creative writing.

  • 6 Novels by Guy de Maupassant

  • By: Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by: Paul Spera
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I've Heard Better Stories

  • By Dennis on 08-03-18

I've Heard Better Stories

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I've heard better stories sitting in my barber's chair. Had high hopes but ended with the feeling that someone put together the authors afterthought to make a few bucks. The performance was good. Glad I did not pay too much.

  • Once Upon a Haunted Moor

  • The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 808

Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. His first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he's gutted - he's a level-headed copper who doesn't believe in such things, and he can't help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl. But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries. At first Lee's insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon's heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start, terrific narration

  • By Annika on 01-26-18

Not What I Thought!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I thought this was going to be a short murder mystery. it failed to keep my attention. sorry that I purchased it.

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  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,098

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

Boring and full of fill. Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Really struggled to finish. I read several books in the series and enjoyed them but not this one. Too long, full of fill material. Avoid this one.

  • Vicious Circle

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390

The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Pickett returns! Terrific mystery!

  • By MidwestGeek on 04-03-17

Skip Chapter 17 !

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Another good book by C.J. Box and good performance by David Chandler. I have read and listened to and enjoyed several of his books but found this one not to be a page turner and found a little too much filler, uninteresting information filling some pages. Having said that Chapter 17 should be skipped as unrealistic. Within this chapter a mother stands at the security gate of a subdivision complex and looks at the video monitor as a crazed, drugged woman takes a hatchet to her front door bent on chopping up this woman's two daughters. Instead of jumping into her car and rushing to her daughters rescue, she talks on the phone to her daughter and waits for the police to pull up to the gate where she jumps into the police car to rush to save her daughter. Come on! Any mother I know would have jumped into her car and sped to her daughters rescue without waiting for the police to arrive. This scene almost ruined the book for me. So out of character, so silly. Why? Anyway, of all the books C.J. Box wrote this is my least favorite.

  • Free Fire

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

Best-selling author C. J. Box—an Anthony and Macavity Award winner—earned starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist for this exceptional mystery. Taking advantage of a legal loophole, a lawyer kills four people in Yellowstone National Park and walks away a free man. As the public outcry intensifies, the governor hires former game warden Joe Pickett to conduct a private investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Joe Pickett books

  • By Margaret on 03-18-16

C.J. Box Never Disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Great story based on a loophole in the law. Has everything. Plot, action and great narration. C.J. Box never disappoints.

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  • Dispatches

  • By: Michael Herr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr's clearheaded yet unsparing retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, finding clarity in one of the most incomprehensible events in our modern era. A National Book Critics Circle finalist and highly acclaimed upon its first publication, Dispatches still retains its resonance as America finds itself amidst another military quagmire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the GREAT war memoirs of ALL TIME!

  • By Darwin8u on 04-11-12

Brings Back Memories

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I joined the Army just after high school in 1966 so this book, so well written, brings back memories of my time in the service. For any veteran from that era or family member of any veteran or for anyone interested in the Viet Nam war, you will find more than one dispatch that hits home. That makes you think and for some, makes you relive that sad time in our history. Great book, well written and super narrated.