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Tim Wilson

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  • 10
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  • MacCallister: The Eagles Legacy

  • Duff MacCallister Western Series, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The Scottish Highlands, 1885. Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her - killing one of the assailants. Big mistake. The attacker was the sheriff's son, and now MacAllister is marked for death. His only hope: America. Here, in the sprawling land of dreams, Duff hopes to start a new life with his American cousins. Unfortunately, the sheriff's deputies are tracking him down - with nine of the deadliest cutthroats money can buy. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Writing style?

  • By Tim Wilson on 04-22-19

Writing style?

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

The style of writing was very poor and annoying with constant repetition of “he said” and other unnecessary repeats of words. The thesaurus would help solve this problem.
The history lessons were too apparent in this narrative making it feel somewhere between we know something we just have to tell you and your too dumb to know. I have never before posted a bad review but honestly without the Scott’s accents it would have been the biggest pain ever to labor thru this! If William W. andJ.A. Johnstone are both 8 yr old boys then I apologize and take it all back.

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  • A Flavia de Luce Mystery
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,408

It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

A perfectly lovely ending.......

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I loved the accents of the reader. The absolute brilliant writing of these characters was a delight. Not a single swear word was used that’s a triumph these days........A whole story with quite a few twists and turns telling the of the love of a family for each other and the Englishman’s inability to say it. And in the end everything back in its place a perfectly lovely ending!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ramsey's Gold

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,102

When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure of the Inca empire hidden in the lost Inca city of Paititi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super fun listen

  • By NO ONE on 09-14-16

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Good story, good narration, a little predictable but kept your interest, I think I'll get the next one in the series. So I would recommend this as a good listen .

  • Solitude

  • Dimension Space, Book One
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,099

A mysterious wave of light wipes humanity from the planet, leaving only one person in its wake. After months of desperate isolation, Earth’s last man discovers he’s not alone. The last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does? 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh...

  • By Philip Maddox on 10-19-17

Three words

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I loved the excitement of the story how nothing went right the first time but by working at it the characters were able to overcome....however there were three words in my opinion overused by this author.....sh.....sh.....sh......f.......f.......f..... and lastly arcane. I would love it if good writers would refrain from using profanity there are so many descriptive words in the English language that could be used. Because of the language I could not recommend this book to others.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Caribbean

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 32 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Caribbean packs 700 dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The last paragraph!

  • By Tim Wilson on 01-21-17

The last paragraph!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

I read this book years ago when I was in my thirties. Having it read to me again now in my sixties I was saddened multiple times by mans inhumanity to man. Not to spoil it for those who haven't read it......the last paragraph of this book makes it worth the read!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,665

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK.

  • By jennifer on 09-06-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Good story, kept you guessing till the end, if you don't mind hearing the "F" word a lot then you'll be OK.

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

Took me back to the old days!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I liked this book very much. Burt took me back to all the stars I enjoyed throughout the years. Gave me better insight to his life told in a very entertaining way.

  • The Collectibles

  • The Collectibles Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James J. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887

"Do what the other fella can't. Be what the other fella ain't. And then help the other fella." Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words. An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field. But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a MUST READ!

  • By shelley on 05-10-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

This was a very well written story with a well meaning lesson for all to learn. If all of us would take it upon ourselves to live by the principles in this story, then the world would be a better place.

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    Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    1,116 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Wednesday Wars

  • By: Gary D. Schmidt
  • Narrated by: Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

Holling Hoodhood is really in for it. He's just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him. The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things to worry about, especially Vietnam. Then there's the family business. As far as Holling's father is concerned, the Hoodhoods need to be on their best behavior: the success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2008 Newberry Honor Book... delightful 60's romp

  • By Jan on 06-12-12

Great little story

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

I loved this book because there was no bad language! It was refreshing. I loved the Shakespeare references. I would recommend this book for most ages to read.

  • The Call of the Wild

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208

A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! London As Read By Lee!

  • By Gillian on 10-22-15

My favorite story since childhood!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

I remember reading this when I was a young boy . This is a story that can influence your life as far as caring for animals is concerned. Dogs are a noble and loyal Animal as long as we as humans show them the love and respect they deserve. I'm so glad I took the time to hear the story again.