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  • Ride the Wind

  • By: Lucia St. Clair Robson
  • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
  • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nice book but the narrator could be better.

  • By mamaD on 07-31-10

Great listen and read

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

When I first bought this book I didn't realize it was 30 hours. When I saw its length I bought the kindle version as well, thinking that is the only way I would get through it. Laurie Klein did such a great job narrating I ended up listening to most of it throughout the summer while mowing.
Ride the Wind is a great work of Historical Fiction, the author gives life to the time and its people.

  • The City

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,417

There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz is back!

  • By kimberlee on 07-14-14

Great book, wonderful narration.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-14

This is one of Dean Koontz best books, I lived in it couldn't wait to get back to it when life interrupted my listening. A tremendous feat of imagination, and story telling. I fell in love with all the main characters, and will revisit this book again!

  • Calico Joe

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but worth at least 2 credits

  • By Marjean on 04-21-12

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-30-13

In the cold months between the World Series and Spring Training I sat down beside my fire place and read Calico Joe. Alas, I wish it could have lasted until spring, but couldn't put it down until I had read through to the last page....Great story I highly recommend it!

  • The Sagan Diary

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 784

Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like Scalzi's old man's war.

  • By Robert on 07-27-12

Not sure how to rate this

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I read book one in this series, Old Man's War, and would not recommend reading this book without having read it.

I've enjoyed everything that I've read by Scalzi, this one less than the others because it was all about a female sharing her feelings, but it was short, and not repetitive, unlike my wife or daughters when they want to share there “inner feelings”, and I gave it 3 stars, but only because I paid more attention.

P.S. If my wife ever reads this, (rather unlikely), I may have to apply for the “Audible Book Reviewers Protection Program”.

  • Cruzatte and Maria

  • By: Peter Bowen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Montana native Gabriel Du Pre has been hired as a consultant by a group of filmmakers shooting a documentary on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Du Pre is a descendent of a Metis fiddler and voyageur named Cruzatte who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their journey. And Du Pre's daughter, Maria, has been cast in the role of Sacajawea. But trouble is afoot. First a fire damages the film props, and then two bodies are fished out of the river. Someone doesn't want them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Kevin on 05-29-11

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-29-11

I love these books, and am sorry that this is the last one in audio format. Mr. Lane does a great job reading this Gabriel Du Pre mystery. Alas, there is a sequel to Cruzatte and Maria
But it hasn't been recorded, (is anyone listening, (no pun intended)). I expect I'll to read it.

  • The Android's Dream

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,317

A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams

  • By James on 07-26-11

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 05-20-11

I love this book, it was a great listen. Wil Wheaton did a great job as the narrator. I found myself laughing out load. I haven't enjoyed Sci-Fi like this since Heinlein. I will look for other books by this author.

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