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  • Jedediah Smith

  • No Ordinary Mountain Man
  • By: Barton H. Barbour
  • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Average

  • By Earl on 04-16-18

Could not listen through the intro

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

More of a history than a story. Narrator was awful, quit before getting through the introduction. Returning

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The War Planners Series, Books 1-3

  • The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific
  • By: Andrew Watts
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows different members of the military and intelligence community as they uncover the beginnings of a Chinese invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story!

  • By Mitch Kirkwood on 02-15-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Great story, makes you wonder if we can defend ourselves if our technology stopped working

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Colter's Journey

  • The Tim Colter Westerns, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Leaving their Pennsylvania home to forge a new life in the untamed Oregon Territory of 1845, the Colter family is ambushed by a kill-crazy gang of cutthroats on the Oregon Trail. Fifteen-year-old Tim Colter manages to escape and hide - only to return and find his parents butchered, his sisters Nancy and Margaret missing, and one last killer waiting for his return. Forced to fight for his life, the young Colter embarks on a perilous journey across a lawless frontier, hoping to save his sisters and salvage the dream they lived for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A beaver dam _ beaver lodge

  • By Ryan Bauer on 01-09-18

3rd time listening and was as good as the 1st H

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Hope author and narrator team up for more great books. A sequel would be great

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zane Grey Library: Volume 5

  • By: Zane Grey, Raging Bull Publishing
  • Narrated by: George Utley
  • Length: 31 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

This Raging Bull Publishing box set contains four classic western books by Zane Grey, including The Young Lion Hunter (1911), To the Last Man (1921), Wildfire (1917), and The Rustlers of Pecos County (1914). The characters encounter wild mustangs, Native Americans, war on the frontier, outlaws, and Texas Rangers. Visit www.RagingBullPublishing.com - the home of westerns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BEWARE, missing 5 last chapters of The Rustlers

  • By Sandra Willwater on 09-06-18

Chapters missing ?

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Enjoyed these 4 books, so descriptive and the narration by George Utley was a perfect match. Only thing wrong, I think the ending chapters are missing from "The Rustlers of Pecos County". You do not end a book with "a shot rang out"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Think Snow

  • By: Kenneth Kinsler
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Kinsler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

My memoirs of Vietnam are more like an MRI than a book written about an image of me at 26 - taken by me at 73. I'm the technician operating the big tube - you are the radiologist studying the results, but the image is not of me. No, it's a picture of you; because we are all drafted to Vietnam. Shortly after starting, my work took on a life of its own, realizing that your Vietnam is infinitely more relevant and important than mine, and you are all alone - just as I was in southeast Asia. So when you listen, think about yourself, think about your own personal Vietnam. Then I invite you to join me to Think Snow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably wrote and narrated book!!!!

  • By Husky45 on 06-10-18

Unbelievably wrote and narrated book!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Most unbelievably wrote and narrated book I have ever read or listen to. It was like sitting in a bar listening to him relive his tour in Viet Nam in person. And it is NOT just about the fighting, but his state of mind. I want to thank Kenneth Kinsler with all my heart.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Without Remorse

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 27 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,849

His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Start here if you are new to Jack Ryan.

  • By Daniel Beck on 02-07-12

Great story but did not like reader.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Great story as usual, lots of detail. Not enough pause between the scene changes sometimes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sum of All Fears

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698

Against all odds we have made it into the last half of the 1990s. The Cold War looks solved, Arabs and Jews are talking, confrontation is on the wane. In this new harmony, one discord -- what becomes of unemployed terrorists?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughts on The Sum of All Fears

  • By Ray on 11-14-11

Super long, very detailed

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

Great story but way to long. Think I would have enjoyed a Readers Digest condensed version. Did not care for narrator.

  • Executive Treason

  • By: Gary Grossman
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The mugging and murder of a female White House staffer leads Secret Service agent Scott Roarke to the elusive and mysterious assassin who manages to always stay one step ahead of him. But as the plot unfolds, new clues about the assassin's past come to light, and they just may give him the tools he needs to catch his quarry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things happen in threes

  • By Allen Anthony on 11-27-15

Great performance by John McLain

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

Another great performance by JohnMcLain, he is the reason I selected this book. Book was a little long and hard to keep up with.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fighting Caravans

  • A Western Story
  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Clint Belmet's parents were killed in a Comanche raid when he was young, but that hasn't stopped him from taking a job leading freight caravans on the old Santa Fe Trail, from Saint Louis, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico - a route that goes right through Comanche territory. Here is the raw, primitive West of the early pioneers, great caravans of freighters rumbling across the deadly prairies, risking attack by Comanche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By Husky45 on 12-16-17

Great performance

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

A great performance on a great book by a great author. John McLain is awlsom

  • Dog Company

  • A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
  • By: Roger Hill, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884

The army does not want you to listen to this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes US soldiers and marines while setting free spies who kill Americans. This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on.

  • By penname on 05-22-17

Captain Hill is a true hero.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

The upper commanders should have been the ones prosecuted, not Captain Hill. He tried to do things the correct way but received NO support from his commander. I have read several books on the Afghanistan war, Dagger 22, Level Zero Heroes, Roberts Ridge, & more. They all tell the same story, lack of support from their commanders above them. The rules of engagements caused the men in the field to die while protecting their enemies.
This book details that lack of support in detail.
Captain Hill was left with no choice if he wanted to protect his men and countless others dealing with the same problem.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful