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  • The Quick and the Dead

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

When Duncan McKaskel decided to move his family west, he knew he would face dangers, and he was prepared for them. He knew about the exhausting terrain, and he was expecting the punishing elements. What he worried about was having to use violence against other men - men who would follow him and try to steal the riches that he didn't even possess.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD BOOK

  • By D. Joslyn on 11-04-18

GOOD BOOK

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Excellent reading by Jason Culp. He had a very good story to work with and brought all the characters vividly to life. And L'Amour? He never fails.

  • Texas Vendetta

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Winner of a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton pens fast-paced stories with well-developed characters and unbeatable excitement. In the midst of a long-standing family feud, three Rangers must fight to keep order in the tenuous state of post-Civil War Texas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Texas Rangers

  • By D. Joslyn on 09-25-18

Texas Rangers

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Very good story. Kelton knows how to write about the west. Hope Andy develops his relationship with Bethel.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,386

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Revenge

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Decker is a relatively cold heart sitting on the outside of life looking in. Yet, the part of him that is still warm and tender is filled with the pain of losing his wife and daughter. In his broken heart he works for justice while the murderer seeks revenge. Good story. Narrator needs to work on his monotone.

  • Fear of the Father: Call Me Crockett

  • The Crockett Series, Book 1
  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

"Got a gun?" With those words, David Allen Crockett, a retired police officer who simply wanted to be left alone, finds his seclusion shattered by his friend, therapist Ruby LaCost. At Ruby's request, Crockett agrees to teach one of her clients, Rachael Moore, how to defend herself with a handgun. During the course of those lessons, Crockett and Rachael begin an intimate relationship. When Rachael is found dead from an apparent suicide, Crockett is devastated and tries to slink back into his self-imposed seclusion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Improbable

  • By Sue An on 03-24-16

Mystery or Porn?<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Had a hard time finding the story for having to slog through all the filthy language and verbal pornographic pictures. Could have been a really good story. Lewis should stick to westerns and even they could stand some sanitizing.

  • Hidden Places

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austin is Wonderful

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

TRUTH SETS YOU FREE

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Another excellent Lynn Austin book. Each person in this story built their adult life on a lie. Only God can help them, both collectively and individually, reveal the truth. As God said "the truth will set you free " and it does.

  • The O'Malleys of Texas: Dead Aim

  • By: Dusty Richards
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Long John O'Malley is only 19 years old, but he's no greenhorn. The oldest and boldest of the O'Malley brothers, Long John cut his teeth tangling with Comanche at the tender age of 16. He risked his life to rescue a group of captive women settlers - and forged his own destiny as a hero in the making.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Travis Green on 08-07-18

EMPIRE BUILDERS

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

The O'Malley's are good, honest people. I like the way they do business. This is not just another shoot-em up western but a story of how to build a Texas empire with integrity. Unfortunately the overall pleasure of reading this book was severely hampered by the narrator. One of the worst I have ever heard. Will not listen to him again.

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  • Cutthroat Trail

  • The Trail Series, Book 7
  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 180

When Ruben Beeler finds a rancher friend shot to death and mutilated, he calls on Marshals Marion Daniels and Homer Poteet for help. That call begins a chase that takes the men from St. Joe into Kansas and down to Hell on the Border and the Fort Smith court of Hangin' Judge Issac Parker. In pursuit of the killers, the Marshals venture into the Oklahoma Territory, or "The Nations" as it was known at the time, following a path of bloodlust that began before the killing of Arkansas Bill Cole. Serial killers are nothing new, as the Marshals find out on the Cutthroat Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Genius

  • By Gary on 04-17-16

Into The Nations

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

In this book we learn more about Reubens relationship with his son. Bill is 5 now and idolizes his Dad. The 3 marshalls have to go after a killer who cuts throats after they're dead. At Ft. Smith a judge pairs them with Johnny, an Indian guide who takes them into the Nations. Good addition to the story. Hope he shows up in future stories. Looking forward to the next story in the series.

  • Killdeer Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

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

Watching Reuben Grow Up

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Usual good story by Mr. Lewis. He is one of my favorite readers. I like all the main characters but can't call a favorite. It's fun to follow Reubin's growing up.

  • 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 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

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

Love This Series<br />

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Another good book by Lewis. Terrific story, writing, and reading. My only complaint is the unnecessary amount of foul language.

  • Payback Trail

  • By: David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 205

When Ruben Beeler joins Marshal Marion Daniels to investigate an incident of theft and murder, Rube is plunged into a world of dark deeds and black hearts. With the help of an abused and courageous young woman, Rube, Marion, and Marshal Addriss Tippideaux head south of the Missouri line into the hills and hollows of Northern Arkansas, and take on an entire clan to see that justice is done. Suspicion of outsiders and hate for the government abounds, and the marshals are much farther from home than the miles they've traveled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Series!

  • By Susan on 08-26-17

GOOD STORY CONTINUES<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

David Lewis writes a good story and is one of the best narrators in the business. His characters are real and colorful however, I find the overuse of foul language to be terribly distracting. Beyond that the series is one of the best I've read.