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C. howard

cheshire england
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  • Wooden Star

  • By: Tony Gavin
  • Narrated by: Lawrence D. Palmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Aging bounty hunter Cody Stenger determines to retire from his violent lifestyle and to find somewhere peaceful to settle down. He finds himself in the small town of Three Points Arizona where he befriends a small boy and his mother. Not wanting to be drawn in to the problems and corruption perpetrated by the deputy and his kin in this small town, Stenger attempts to move on but trouble follows him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Old Fashioned Western

  • By C. howard on 30-10-17

An Old Fashioned Western

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

Reviewed: 30-10-17

Only my 2nd western but it took me back to when I was a kid growing up watching John Wayne movies. The pace of the book was quick with a traditional wild west theme centred around an ageing bounty hunter and his last job. The narrator took a chapter to get use to but grew on me, he reminded me of Walter Brennan the actor who played the jail keeper in the John Wayne movie Rio Bravo.This is my second Tony Gavin audio book and I'll be keeping an eye out for any of his future books but I feel this is a book that would especially appeal to an American audience with a strong sense of justice and moral fibre.

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  • Godly Law

  • By: Pastor Pat Lalor
  • Narrated by: JP Worlton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This audiobook is intended as a means of engaging youngsters in Christian thought and reasoning. Sheriff Godly, a former outlaw turned Sheriff demonstrates how lives can be turned around and how Christian principles can be applied to deal with everyday life challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Novel With A Christian Message

  • By C. howard on 25-05-17

A Novel With A Christian Message

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

Reviewed: 25-05-17

Where does Godly Law rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's hard to compare this audio book as it's very unique compared to my usual listening habits. Please be aware before buying this book that is primarily for Young Adults with a Christian upbringing but it's content could be very appealing to anyone who with Christian values.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sheriff Godly is the main focus of the book who's like a small John Wayne character who pefers a to use a bible than a six shooter to resolve problems.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The best scene in the book is a old fashioned show down at the end of the book, but without ruining the end I can't elaborate.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

He'll save you with gods word or a bullet.

Any additional comments?

This book is broken down into small bite sized pieces much like a collection of short stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Raymond Moffat on 17-06-16

Great Value For Money

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-16

I loved this book, I'd have never found the time to read such a long book so for me it's an ideal choice to use a credit on. I enjoyed the full cast as I found it easier to follow the individual characters as there are a lot in such a long book. If you enjoy science fiction this is well worth a listen and much better than the awful film which was based on the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crackanory, Series 3

  • By: Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Ed Easton, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Morgana Robinson, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen

  • By Yarnie A on 26-12-16

Another Great Series

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Loved series 3 as much as the first 2, great fun stories and it's free.

  • The Kill Shot

  • By: Tony Gavin
  • Narrated by: Craig Hensley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Assisted by Luv Lass a young newlywed named Darcey Teller seeks to identify and to bring to justice her murdered husband's killers. Using Darcey's expertise as a photographer, the two unlikely heroines devise a machination they refer to as "The Kill Shot" as a means of accomplishing this deadly task. But first they must do battle with each other, with their own social differences and with Darcey's desire for vengeance over justice, before ultimately battling it out with the bad men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Karen on 30-10-16

A Great Western

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

What did you like most about The Kill Shot?

This was the first western I've ever listened to and a break from my usual reading and listening material.

What did you like best about this story?

The story moved quickly and there's a great twist at the end of the book, I can't say more about the end without ruining it.

What about Craig Hensley’s performance did you like?

He had a good range of voices and he brought the characters personalities through.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The book was a bit to long to listen to in one sitting for me, but it did help make 2 gym sessions and a 10k run fun.

Any additional comments?

I'd definitely give another one of the authors books a listen to if anymore become available on Audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: F. G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

The waiting room stands on a crumbling railway platform at the edge of a retired rock star’s vast estate. Abandoned to dereliction and isolated by a moat of thorny wilderness, it used to be a playground for his children. Until strange music and the terrifying spectre of a leering soldier frightened them away. Julian Creed is TV’s most popular ghost hunter. Only his small production team knows he is a complete fake who doesn’t even believe in the paranormal. Until he spends one night in the waiting room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever, subtly scary read

  • By Jonathan Mills on 06-07-11

A Great Compelling Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 26-03-15

I took a chance on this book when it was on a 2 for 1 offer and was really surprised how good the story was, the speed of the plot development and the characters relationships. This book reminded me of James Herbert's work and if you are a fan of his it might be worth a few hours of you're time.