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  • Leadville

  • Steve Darcy Series, Book 2
  • By: James D. Best
  • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When New York City shopkeeper Steve Dancy moved west to experience the frontier, he wound up embroiled in a deadly feud...a feud he was forced to settle with guns. Now all he wants to do is follow up on a few business interests, write about his adventures, and continue his exploration of the West. But in the autumn of 1879, Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He did it again, Another fascinating story.

  • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

Great flowing story

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I love this series and own all of the audiobooks as well as a couple other James best novels. He is a very capable author and the story moves along at a great pace. This particular book has some unnecessary vulgar language that I don't remember hearing in some of the other books.

  • Murder at Thumb Butte

  • A Steve Dancy Tale
  • By: James D. Best
  • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In the spring of 1880, Steve Dancy travels to Prescott, Arizona, to gain control of a remarkable invention. But on his first night in the territorial capital, his friend, Jeff Sharp, is arrested for a midnight murder at Thumb Butte. Dancy launches a personal investigation to find the real murderer, only to discover that the whole town wanted the victim dead. For help, he turns to another old friend and associate, Captain Joseph McAllen of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Who-Done-It Murder Mystery

  • By Aaron Wagner on 10-26-15

My favorite series.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Any additional comments?

This is book 4 in the series and was the first one I was given the opportunity to listen to. The story is captivating with just the right amount of detail to engage you. Steve Dancy is one of those characters that you want to switch places with, taking on challenges with just the right tools and smarts. After I listened to this I quickly bought the first 3 books and I am excited for Book 5 and 6 which I have not yet read.

  • Olga

  • By: Ted Kelsey
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When a mysterious figure is seen floating and dancing in the field near their house, Jack and Sally decide to investigate. This decision will lead them to an exciting place far beyond their imagination, the home of Olga. Nothing in the clouds is as it appears, and in order to get home safely, Jack and Sally must first learn whom to trust, and find a way to believe in themselves. A story of spirit and imagination that the Online Book Club has described as "interwoven with comedy and deeper emotions of freedom and loneliness", Olga will delight all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A children's "land of giants" imaginative story

  • By James T Keller on 04-18-17

My 7 year old listens over and over

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

What did you love best about Olga?

The 2 main characters are very engaging for any age level. Every character is well voiced by Narrator

What does Sandra Murphy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Voices she produces for each child and beast bring a vivid image to the holder of that voice

Any additional comments?

We have an echo dot in my kid's room and my daughter tells it 3/5 nights to play Olga. it combines classic fairy tale scenarios with very familiar modern kid antics. I often sit in their room while they get settled in and I enjoy the story as well. Mainly due to the wonderful narration. I received a copy in exchange for a voluntary opinion on the book. it was a good one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Cloud

  • The Deadly Hurricane of 1928
  • By: Eliot Kleinberg
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The deadly hurricane of 1928 claimed 2500 lives, and the long-forgotten story of the casualties, as told in Black Cloud, continues to stir passion. Among the dead were 700 black Floridian men, women, and children who were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch during a racist recovery and rebuilding effort that conscripted the labor of blacks much like latter-day slaves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, plays with emotions

  • By Sasquatch Survivor on 04-11-17

Interesting, plays with emotions

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

What did you like best about this story?

The glimpse of weather prediction history and the stories of survival and courage.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the stories of people who were able to pull together and survive. There were many lost as well, and so it pulls your heart back and forth between sadness and triumph. Great for folks that like regional history, weather, people stories or a mix of all of the above like myself. I received a copy of this audio book for my voluntary and honest opinion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera

  • By: Joanna Lee Doster
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering, and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable

  • By ATX-LH on 10-03-16

Wonderful engaging narration

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

What made the experience of listening to Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera the most enjoyable?

The narrator sounded like someone you would see at the opera. Her dramatic intonation made it very enjoyable for my kids and me.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the stories I rotate at bedtime with my kids. my girls both love this story and the way it is portrayed by the narrator. I often lay with them for a bit until they get drowsy. I am not a big fan of the actual story but the narrator is very good and my kids love the plot so it works out great. I received a copy from the author or narrator for my honest evaluation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zipper and the Scrumptious Waffles

  • By: Misty Lynn Wesley
  • Narrated by: Larry A. Brewer
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Penelope worked at the pet store. She simply loved her job. She loved all of the animals and critters that were there too, especially Zipper. He was her favorite! One day, when she was finished feeding all the animals, Penelope went to Zipper's cage and he wasn't there. She became worried. What happened to Zipper? Did she find her furry friend?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My 3 and 4 year olds love it

  • By Sasquatch Survivor on 02-14-17

My 3 and 4 year olds love it

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Any additional comments?

This is a very short book. great for a warmup at bedtime... but not quite long enough to be the bedtime story (at least not for my kids) My 7 year old liked it the first few times and then pulled it from the requests. My 3 and 4 year old both ask for it weeks later. I was provided a review copy of the book by the author or narrator.

  • Fred & Rose West

  • Britain's Most Infamous Killer Couples
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Ernie Sprance
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

On the 24th of February 1994, police knocked on the door of an aging house in the English town of Gloucester. They'd come to serve a search warrant in the case of a missing girl - the daughter of the house's inhabitants. What they uncovered would shock the world: decades of child abuse, an underground torture chamber, and a burial ground containing the bodies of the spent victims of the torture - including that of the missing daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Crime Yet Again

  • By Simone K on 10-17-16

Some people are messed up.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Perhaps to the right friend. it is pretty graphic and would turn the stomach of many.

Any additional comments?

I was provided a review copy by the author or narrator. The events are given in a straight forward manner with minimal fluff and without disrespect to the victims of the crimes by the wests. It has the feel of being alongside an investigator who was 90% aware of what transpired and 10% still investigating.

  • The Debonair Bandit

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: B. W. Hedgepeth
  • Narrated by: Jim Sartor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Marion Hedgepeth was born in Prairie Home, Missouri on April 14, 1856. He ran away from home at age 15, worked as a cowboy, and was an outlaw by the time he was 20, having killed in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as having robbed trains. This story is based on his life penned by a direct descendant of the Debonair Bandit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 11-18-16

Not an enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

What would have made The Debonair Bandit better?

More events proving that he was actually a bandit rather than some sissy cowboy that was a good shot.

Would you ever listen to anything by B. W. Hedgepeth again?

Not likely.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Sartor’s performances?

Yes, perhaps with a more suitable book. Non-fiction maybe

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

I was provided this book by the author or narrator for review. The intonation used by the narrator did not suit a fictional "western" type book. The story itself goes way too fast (skips years) and then way too slow with boredom ensuing. Not good for fans of fictional westerns.

  • Brain Training

  • The Ultimate Guide to Increase Your Brain Power and Improving Your Memory
  • By: Richard Foreman
  • Narrated by: Rich McVicar
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Over the last 2,000 years, our understanding of how the human body works, why it works, and how to fix it when it stops working has come a long way. Much of this understanding has come on in great leaps in the last hundred or so years. Medical science and the more recent branches of medicine, like psychology, have all contributed to a whole new understanding of how our bodies work and the ways in which our internal organs function. Until recently, however, one organ and its functions remained elusive: the brain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grade 4 school project material

  • By Heribert Eisinger on 04-13-17

Feels kind of crammed

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Any additional comments?

I thought this provided a good brief summary of some very good advice, mixed with a few terrible ideas. Recommending small amounts of caffeine for everybody is not a good idea. Drinking alcohol for the antioxidants to help your brain is not a good idea. These can both help some and wreck up the brain of others depending on their body. I did like the reminder to sleep adequately and exercise though i would have loved some actual stats on those. I do recommend this book in conjunction with other research to do what is best for you. I received this book free for an honest review through audiobook boom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Culinanucobold

  • By: Steven Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Ian Barker
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Find out about Finloo and Chinlow in this new story perfect for bedtime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for children

  • By Slim on 04-26-16

Long names are hard for kids

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Any additional comments?

I like to read to my kids and listen to books with my kids as they go to sleep. Due to the strange words and long name (the one in the title) my kids (6,4,2) lost interest as fast as I did. This was not one to engage them long enough to drift them to sleep an i would have to switch tactics. I received this book in exchange for my review through audiobook boom