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  • Strong Convictions

  • Emmett Strong Westerns Book 1
  • By: GP Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Zonn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

In 1876 the seemingly impossible happened in San Antonio, Texas - Emmett Strong, a prodigy of a pistolero, accidentally shot his own young wife in a showdown gone awry. Five years later, death again visits Emmett's family, and now - want to or not - he's going to have to overcome his reluctance to draw his six-gun if he's to catch and bring to justice the crazed gunman who murdered his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Jakki on 03-13-17

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Great writer and excellent narration. Kept me interested and wanting more! Highly recommend for those who love westerns

  • Taking a Stand

  • Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America
  • By: Rand Paul
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

In his four years since joining the Senate, Rand Paul has risen to the forefront of the national discussion. He's being called "the most interesting man in politics" by TIME magazine. When Senator Paul believes in an issue, he reaches across the aisle to collaborate with his colleagues. He's worked with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on an antiwar bill, a financial assistance for childcare bill, and a protection for women in the military bill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely AWESOME & Inspiring!!!

  • By CAndersonCloud on 06-02-15

Wow, Rand Paul leaves no stone unturned, fearless

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

What's the biggest problem with candidates or politicians today, ok that's a loaded question but I can pick one thing, fear. They fear truth and fear crossing the line with their party. Not Rand Paul. He will not disappoint in this book. He is open and lays out his ideas and philosophy.
Rand stands up to the establishment and tells you the new party he sees and projects to be coming alive today in the U.S.

Highly recommend for voter ages and anyone not looking for status quo

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Killdeer Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Thirteen people are dead from the savage poisoning of a church well at the zealous hands of a vengeful old woman. With warrants in hand for murder and flight to avoid prosecution, Ruben, Homer Poteet, and Marion Daniels take to the trail of Blanche Boggs. She has crossed the Mississippi River into the primitive wilds of Southern Illinois to return to her old home place. Back among friends and family, Blanche knows she is safe. She isn't. Nobody is on the Killdeer Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story and performance, another brilliant work by the master

  • By Victor on 06-07-15

Amazing story and performance, another brilliant work by the master

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

Lewis outdoes himself on Killdeer Trail. Having listened to all the previous trail series, this one is certainly one of my favorites. With several of the Lewis's characters on tap, Lewis ups his game and brings to life additional characters with a more intriguing dialogue along the way. The story continues to pick up steam and has a great deal of emotion to the end. The protagonist Rubin Biehler develops quite well and has matured from his earlier incarnations.
Highly recommend this book for the western lovers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,719

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Excellent reading and story

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

Well written, a bit over my head in places but I expected as much. The truth is the learns more about Einstein then his math and that's what you will enjoy most. Great history and inside the mind of the man. A history lesson of the world and some great minds who were part of it at the time. Highly recommend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moriarty

  • Sherlock Holmes, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 850

Internationally best-selling author Anthony Horowitz's nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty - dubbed the "Napoleon of crime" by Holmes - in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls. Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always Enjoy Horowitz

  • By Bryan Stern on 06-02-18

Very edge of your seat, gear narration

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

If you like Holmes and the stories told by Doyle, then prepare yourself for none of that. This is a spin off from Doyle but done so well with plenty of familiar characters you won't feel like you're in the wrong place. Horowitz plays out his narrative with his style placed in a familiar setting and all the Doyle ground work is well used to build his story on. This should prove an excellent listen as the narration was nothing short of totally brilliant. Top shelf production. Highly recommend.

  • Blood of Bass Tillman

  • By: Cotton Smith
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

President of the Western Writers of America, Cotton Smith is critically lauded for his resurrection of the classic Western. A bit long in the tooth, Bass Tillman has given up the guns and gone respectable. But then his son and daughter-in-law are murdered in cold blood, and he swears on their graves he will bring their killers to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On 2nd listening found to be a really good book

  • By Kennard on 06-20-15

Great book, very entertaining and well performed

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Excellent stray and outstanding performance by Henry Strozier. Strozier really shines, he does amazing Scottish And German characters. While he does these characters he jumps in and out of multiple American characters which I realized was very difficult but his outstanding artistry makes it seem easy. The book was superb and the narration was exactly what was needed to bring it to life. The protagonist has many things to sort out while the plot builds and the details and mystery that unfold builds as the book goes on. Bass Tillman gives the listener insight into his mind, while unraveling the mystery and developing a terrific ending

  • Incidents Among the Savages

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

The year was 1803. It was a time when the West was not only frontier, it was the undiscovered country. It was the time of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, before the trains of Prairie Schooners and settlers, before cowboys or cattle drives, before Colonel Colt and the six-shooter, and nearly a three quarters of a century before George Armstrong Custer and his men were killed at Little Big Horn. It was a time when the western fur trade was new, and only the first of the mountain men had left the Mississippi behind on their journey into the wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ron on 12-16-14

Engrossing and brilliantly written

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

The performance was exactly as expected, outstanding. Lewis was superb and did relate the joy, sadness, anger and sorrow with only what a brilliant narrator could do. He is actually an excellent actor as well as a writer. The story was well done and the details were superb, very well done so that as to paint exacting pictures. The characters in the story fit perfectly as do the time line and the details.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ogallala Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Once again, Marshal Marion Daniels calls on Ruben Beeler for help in righting a terrible wrong. Cecil Man-Bear, one of Marion's old friends, has been crippled, his wife killed, and his daughter stolen by a half-breed. Marion and Ruben take to a trail that leads them far into the Sioux reservation of the Dakota Territory in pursuit of a man called Kills-Many and his band of renegades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reuben is my hero

  • By bebe on 09-09-17

Excellent trail story, great performance

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Once again, Lewis hits it out of the ball park with a great story and some good emotion woven in and out of the story. Lewis takes you far up into the Indian country and shares some real historic scenarios that one could expect at that time. The performance Lewis gives is as expected, excellent and well read with plenty of character feel in his voice. Great book in the trail series and looking forward to more.

  • Calico Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 218

When old money and older entitlement invade Missouri, Ruben Beeler is dispatched by the Federal Marshals Service to investigate complaints from small farmers and ranchers that a wealthy Englishman is taking over an entire county. Rube leaves his wife and their baby at home, and enters into a conflict where might is right, and Sir Merrit Treadstone is prepared to do whatever is necessary to establish the Calico Cattle Company and his new American kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh No, There's Only 4 "Trail" Books Left!

  • By Kathy on 04-09-17

Great story, Superb performance

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

Reviewed: 01-31-15

Highly recommend if you like great cowboy stories. Lewis writes with excellent detail and delivers his works himself as a seasoned actor. When a good writer has the talent to deliver his works in a performance, that usually works out really well as he knows all the details of the characters and delivers an excellent performance. Not many authors are good readers but Lewis actually is outstanding at both.

The story gives the listener a picture of the westward life and the lexicon used is authentic with great attention to details that paint a really great picture throught the the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nodaway Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 213

Comfortable in his new life in Deer Run, young Ruben Beeler is called away by Marshal Marion Daniels to help in an investigation of murder and mutilation north of St. Joe. That begins a search for killers and leads the men northward into unfamiliar territory, pitting them against a family of outlaws who have ruled Nodaway County since before the Civil War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gunsmith or the Mule? Gotta Love Them Both!

  • By Kathy on 09-07-16

Teeeerific

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

Just what I expected. Another great piece of work from David Lewis. Not only does he tie the story together from Deer Run but he adds some excellent emotion to the list of great work. His performance for the list of characters was really great.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful