I am an avid eclectic reader.
I have read the series in order and book IV brings it all together nicely. The importance of family comes through loud and clear in this book. Lots of action, cattle drives, travel by horse back, buggy, stagecoach, ship, river boat and train give a wide view of the west. This book covers the cattle drives, people moving into the west and the building of the railroad. I hope that this in not the last book in the series. Gene Engene narrated the entire series. His voice goes well with the wild frontier.
Gene Engene does a great job reading Dusty Rhodes books. He has a great voice for a western. The book has a good story line and lots of action to keep one interested, no sex, foul words or unnecessary violence. Shawgo as a Texas Ranger chases bad men and Indians as well as corrupt politicians. The valley he lives in sounds beautiful, wish I could pack up and move there and watch the horses, cattle and goats graze. Hope there are more books about Shawgo. Westerns make a nice change of pace stories.
Gene Engene does a good job narrating this story. This is a short 6 hours story which is ideal to fit between reading longer books. The book follows the typical western theme of bad men, Indians, families moving west and a seasoned mountain man. Easy to listen to for a medium commute.
I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
For some reason, I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than I have with others in the series. The story is better, Jeff Gelder's dictation is better, and the flow of the story is easier to follow. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read (or listened to) anything by Andrew Grey. You definitely won't be disappointed.