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BOB RUDOLPH

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  • Springfield 1880

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: J. Rodney Turner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

With a handful of murderous rogues, Captain Jed Foster has run off with four wagons containing new Springfield rifles, bayonets, and ammunition meant to resupply the troops at Fort Bowie in Arizona Territory. Foster plans to sell the weapons to the highest bidder, whether it's Apaches, Mexican revolutionaries, or Confederate veterans who still dream of destroying the Union. But that's the least of Foster's problems. His junior officer, Lieutenant Grat Holden, is coming after him...with the help of an ornery ex-sergeant known as "Hard Rock" Masterson and fiery guerrilla fighter Soledad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Johnstone needs to do better than just more of the same old thing

  • By BOB RUDOLPH on 05-19-19

Johnstone needs to do better than just more of the same old thing

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

Johnstone’s stories are nothing more than the same each and every writing.
No or weak plot. Didn’t count them but would venture not less than 100+ killings by gun and knife comprises the whole set of events. If that is what you enjoy then this and all of the other books by him are for you. Same old story as with all of his books- just new title and wrapper with no plot and very weak storyline. LL he is NOT. If you have listened to one of his “books” then you have read or listened to them all. Narrator only positive for this audiobook .

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  • Splendid Solution

  • Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio
  • By: Jeffrey Kluger
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Salk became a cultural hero and icon for a whole generation. Now, at the fiftieth anniversary of the first national vaccination program, and as humanity is tantalizingly close to eradicating polio worldwide, comes this unforgettable chronicle. Salk's work was an unparalleled achievement, and it makes for a magnificent listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Review of Important Events in Recent History

  • By Wolfpacker on 02-04-08

Very Interesting to me indeed!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

As a member of the health care team as a pharmacist and one who was a child of the age group most susceptible to Polio during this period in the 1950's, I found this story fascinating. It brought back forgotten memories of that time such as the memory of getting both the Salk vaccine by injection and then later the Sabin vaccine via a sugar cube. I vaguely remember the fear in my parents at that time and the issues in Idaho with some children getting Polio from Cutter's vaccine. Ironically later in my life after pharmacy school, I went to work for Lilly Pharmaceuticals for 26 yrs. During my years with I became aware of Lilly's involvement in Polio vaccines, but I learned much more about their actual role by listening to this audiobook.