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Marion, IL, United States
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  • Riders of the Dawn

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jim Gough
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

In Riders of the Dawn, a young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L'Amour's fiction is known. In the author's words: "It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Louis L'Amour

  • By Lady M on 10-30-12

This book is a comic book

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

Louis Lamour’s work is certainly dated,but what makes it dated is that he often wrote in prose that had nothing to do with the period of time he was writing about.
For instance, writing that a character made “an excited utterance!” Is cringe worthy.
This is also one of the worst story lines of any of the many audible books I have purchased.
Listen to the last gun fighter series instead

  • Another Man's Moccasins

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,086

Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best writer and the best reader get together

  • By Patroo on 09-30-08

Brillant book and brilliant reader!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-19

This is one of the very tasty Longmire series.
The author has long sense been one if my favorites. George Guidel is the best reader in the business.
I highly recommend this book!

  • Dreams Beneath Your Feet

  • A Novel of the Mountain Men Rendezvous, Book 6
  • By: Win Blevins
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Win Blevins sweeps listeners away to the great American plains for tales of adventure starring his world-weary hero, Sam Morgan. In the sixth installment of Blevins’ Rendezvous series, Sam, his half-Crow-Indian daughter Esperanza, and a collection of eccentric characters head west from Wyoming to settle in California. But their journey is fraught with danger - and when Esperanza is kidnapped, Sam sets off on a violent mission to rescue her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful book

  • By Keith on 06-07-19

A delightful book

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

Reviewed: 06-07-19

A superb performance and an intertwined story line that keeps your interest throughout. One of the best.

  • Shawgo

  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

In the early 1870's, the young state of Texas was struggling to survive. Its vast, undeveloped land of over 260 thousand square miles became a haven for the lawless. Murderers, rustlers and renegade bands of hostile Indians and Comanchero roamed the vast wastelands of west Texas with only a narrow river separating them from the sanctuary of Mexico. One group of dedicated lawmen stood between this element and the law-abiding citizenry - the Texas Rangers. This is the story of one of those men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good western

  • By Jean on 06-28-12

Pretty good story but great performance.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

The story is a little better than average for this genre, but Gene Engine’s performance is A+

  • Shooter

  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Johnny Shooter was sentenced to hang at noon. But Judge Isaac Parker, widely known as the "Hanging Judge", made Johnny an offer he couldn't refuse. The judge made him a Deputy United State Marshal, then sent his new deputy after the worst-of-the-worst outlaws the Indian territory had to offer, with the orders not to burden the court by bringing them back for trial. Now, rumor has it that whenever outlaws gather around a campfire, the word is: "The only thing worse than standing before the Hanging Judge is hearing that Johnny Shooter is on your trail!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good western and great reader

  • By Kurtis on 12-21-11

This one is am A+

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

Reviewed: 05-12-19

This is a better story than most of this genre.the narrator does an interesting job of ising different characters of both genders that I kept rooting for him to pull it off.

  • Renegades

  • The Last Gunfighter Series
  • By: William Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Popular chronicler of the American West, William W. Johnstone returns with a stirring tale of legendary shootist Frank Morgan. With his Winchester blazing, Morgan races to rescue Cecil and Ben Tolliver from 20 thundering banditos. When his rifle runs dry, Morgan draws his trusty Colt and drops enough desperados to scatter the rest.

Does Don Felipe Almanzar lead these marauding vaqueros, as rancher Tolliver believes? Or do they follow the terrifying Black Scorpion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Really Liked This!

  • By Charles on 09-12-06

This one is spot on!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

This is one of the Drifter series and as alway, George nails his performance. I give this audio book a 10 out of 10

  • The Loner

  • Rattlesnake Valley
  • By: J.A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Western author J. A. Johnstone won a devoted following for authentic details, intriguing characters, and fast-paced action. In Rattlesnake Valley, a motley band of pirates descends on a valley town - and the local residents are wholly unprepared for the mayhem that follows. But one man, the son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan, refuses to sit idly by. And the sea dogs in question are soon going to wish they were back on the high seas.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Much weaker than most

  • By Keith on 04-13-19

Much weaker than most

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

I have listened to most of The Last Gun Fighter
Series. This story is much weaker than most, only mentions The Drifter in passing and the performance by the voice actor is not as hood as when George Guidal performs

  • Manhunt

  • By: William W. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

The sheriff in Parker County has issued an arrest warrant for Morgan for murder. Now, a lone manhunter has ridden far and hard to take him down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Gunfighter stories!

  • By Keith on 04-10-19

One of the best Gunfighter stories!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Having listened to almost all of the Frank Morgan series, this one of the best

  • Dead Before Sundown

  • The Last Gunfighter, Book 22
  • By: William Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

USA Today best-selling author William W. Johnstone is a legend in the Western genre. In this 22nd Last Gunfighter novel, Frank Morgan and a handful of survivors are stranded in Western Canada. An old enemy of Frank’s has resurfaced, and with him a band of murderous Metis rebels armed with stolen U.S. Army Gatling guns. Now Frank and his ragtag bunch are the only thing standing between this dangerous foe and a bloodbath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Keith on 02-11-19

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

George Guidel performs the narration flawlessly and in so doing brings The Drifter alive!
A rated

  • Empire and Honor

  • Honor Bound, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up - but they have far more important things to do. Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence - in particular the identity of the Soviet spies in the U.S. atomic bomb program - his people would be spirited to safety in Argentina.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Those who like the prior books will like this one

  • By CLR on 04-23-13

This is the best of the series

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

Reviewed: 02-05-13

After you spend the time to weave through the rest of Col Frade's life from being a Marine wildcat ace in the Pacific to his cover of being an SAA pilot, you finish off the series with this nice piece of work. It is the best of the series. It does get a little tiring hearing about the authors seemingly bit of preoccupation with Eva Peron's skankiness, but once that is over, the book is very entertaining. Well worth the listen.

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