LISTENER

Greg Hansen

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 18
  • helpful votes
  • 19
  • ratings
  • A Dog's Way Home

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn't plan to wait. With 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson in perseverance

  • By Shoe Lover on 06-07-17

Narrator drove me nuts

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I really like this book. The twists & turns the story takes kept me wondering how it would all end & kept me interested. The narrator was just too much though. 10 min into the book I was reminded of 1st grade story time & that got old pretty quick. Good thing there was only 11hrs & 8mins left of it! I think the book would be 5 stars all day long if it had a different narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kid

  • By: Ron Hansen
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand - a skill that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime Westerns, novels, and movies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Travis on 10-24-16

Time Lost

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

This book is 10+ hrs of my life I can't get back. The only reason I finished it was because I paid for it. The most enjoyable part was the narrators ability to do so many accents really well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lucky 666

  • The Impossible Mission
  • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

From the authors of the New York Times best-selling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey's Typhoon comes the dramatic untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the war in the Pacific - but not without making the ultimate sacrifice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good picture of the WWII air war in the Pacific

  • By Joshua on 06-07-17

LOVED THIS BOOK!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

This is a great story about some truly great men. There is never really a down period in the story so it kept me interested the entire time & then seemed to end way too fast. I will definitely be looking more into this subject. The performance was also very good. I listened to a lot of books that are good & interesting but find myself totally bored with the narration. That was not the case at all with this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories

  • By: Kevin Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Within the audio of The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories, you'll hear the voices - many for the first time - of some of Ted Bundy's friends, as they bring to light the secrets of what is was like to know him while he was actively involved in murder. The stories of his victims are here as well, as told by their friends, including the information and anecdotes that didn't make it into the investigative files and are being published here for the first time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ted Bundy 2.0

  • By pixledust on 04-16-16

Sounded more like a promo for his other book.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

I've always enjoyed books by this author but I really didn't get the reason for this book. While there was some new information about Bundy, for the most part I thought he basically stated information already given in his The Bundy Murders book. The constant references to to his previous book got old real fast.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two Tankers Down

  • The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History
  • By: Robert Frump
  • Narrated by: Luke Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A riveting account of the greatest small-boat rescue in American history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Batman again!

  • By Greg Hansen on 06-07-16

Batman again!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

This is the second book by Frump that Ive listened to & actually thought it was better than Until The Sea Shall Free Them. My only problem with his books are the narrator. Maybe it's just me but, hours of listening to a Batman like, raspy whisper gets annoying really fast. I love the story & the history but at the same time find myself wanting it to hurry up & get done. I listen to alot of books multiple times but it will be a long time before I'm ready to sit through this one again.

  • Until the Sea Shall Free Them

  • By: Robert Frump
  • Narrated by: Luke Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The men on the SS Marine Electric sailed into a storm in February 1983 not knowing that they would make history - at a great cost in lives. Just three men survived the wreck of the Marine Electric off the shores of Virginia and they found that their struggle had just begun once they got back to shore. Blamed for the wreck, they fought back and broke a code of silence that had covered up sloppy ship inspections for decades and revealed the flaws in old World War II rust buckets that were still at sea long past their functional lifetime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A great book to read

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-23-18

Read by Batman?

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

This story was very good. I fully expected when it got into the court proceedings that it would bog down & get boring but it didnt. The guy reading it however, bothered me thru the whole book. It sounded like he was auditioning to be Batman or telling a scary story around a campfire. It got old & annoying fast. If you can deal with that, this is a very good book.

  • Deviant

  • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of true crime

  • By E F on 07-17-16

Big Surprise to Me

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Many times while watching TV I've caught little things about Ed Gein but have never understood why such a big deal was made of him. This book told me! It does a very good job of telling his whole story without getting dry & boring. it was also nice that it didn't get too technical when it came to explaining why he did what he did.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,576

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

New Info

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

This is only book by this author I've ever listened to & at first was a little disappointed. I recently finished another book about Bundy & his crimes & this one seemed to start very slow. By the end of the book I was extremely glad that I decided to finish it. Ann Rule was able to tell things about Bundy that no other writer could really know & also stayed more with the investigative side of his crimes instead of delving into the actions themselves. With this book & the previous one I've read, I feel like I now have a complete picture of the truly sick man that was Bundy.

  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately an excellent listen

  • By A.R. on 03-03-13

Kind of drawn out

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

I gave this book an overall rate of 4 stars because the information in it was so good. However, when the authors start the trial part of the book, especially from the closing arguments & on, it felt extremely drawn out. It was almost like they needed the book to be a specific length & started stretching the end to meet that length. Overall still a very good book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Chance Dog

  • A Love Story
  • By: Jon Katz
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

In 2007, a few years after purchasing Bedlam Farm in upstate New York, Jon Katz met Maria Wulf, a quiet, sensitive artist hoping to rekindle her creative spark. Jon, like her, was introspective yet restless, a writer struggling to find his purpose. He felt a connection with her immediately, but a formidable obstacle stood in the way: Maria' s dog, Frieda. A rottweiler-shepherd mix who had been abandoned by her previous owner in the Adirondacks, where she lived in the wild for several years, Frieda was ferociously protective and barely tamed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a dog story

  • By KT on 03-19-18

Unexpected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-16

This was definitely not what I expected but I still liked it. It seemed he dwelled more on his personal life than the training of Freda the dog but I have always been a Katz fan so I didn't mind. I love that he is always willing to own his mistakes but he doesn't give up. I've learned a lot from his books & will most likely listen to this one again soon.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful