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  • Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith

  • The Western Legacies Series
  • By: Margot Kahn
  • Narrated by: Wilford Brimley
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three-time world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Smith redefined the image of America’s iconic cowboy. Determined as a boy to escape a miner’s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story!!!

  • By John on 03-01-18

Wonderful story!!!

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Reviewed: 03-01-18

Great story of a great cowboy with a great narration. Loved every word of it!

  • Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff

  • A Libertarian Manifesto
  • By: Matt Kibbe
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

>i>Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded - principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each American the right to self-determination, to be protected from others whose actions are destructive to their lives and property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for Libertarian curious people

  • By CHarris on 10-29-18

Not for Libertarians...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

This is a good book for those that are frustrated with the GOP and want another avenue to explore. However it is not for the hardcore Libertarian.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion

  • The Ultimate Safe Haven Investments
  • By: Alex Uwajeh
  • Narrated by: Robert Hendricks
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

As the dollar loses value, many investors are turning to precious metals, converting at least part of their investment portfolios from cash, equities, and other assets into silver and gold in an attempt to preserve the value of their capital. This is why the price of gold has more than doubled since 2007.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good beginner's guide...

  • By John on 08-20-15

Good beginner's guide...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-15

This is a good introduction to buying and investing in gold and silver, but VERY brief. Would have liked to see a little more depth

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Old Boys

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Honored by seven Spur Awards and peer-selected as history's best Western writer, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of a bevy of Texas tales, including his own revealing memoir Sandhills Boy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!

  • By Dave on 03-24-12

Greatest western writer that ever lived!!

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Reviewed: 08-14-15

I never tire of Elmer Kelton's writing, his stories grab you and don't let go!!! Great book, great reading, A++++

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Aces

  • The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
  • By: Doug J. Swanson
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not much new

  • By A User on 01-13-15

Great book on an amazing character!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Love him or hate him, Benny Binion led a life that is unparalleled. An amazing story, well written and narrated!

  • The Revolution

  • A Manifesto
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

In The Revolution, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Sierra Bravo on 11-16-08

Great book, great performance!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-15

I thought I had an understanding of libertarianism. This book strengthened and reaffirmed it! I'd vote for Ron Paul 2016!!!