The author tells his life story as best he can. You get to know him and his time as a Ranger in a very personal way, like hearing stories on the porch at sunset. Couldn't have picked a better narrator.
What an experience to listen to the remarkable words and adventures of an old fashioned lawman! He speaks with humility, humour, and genuine love for his country, his fellow officers and his profession. His is the voice of the past as he experienced, such variety of experiences-with Afghan tribesmen being trained as military, with famous actors, and even being an actor. I enjoyed his adventures and insights into Texas law, both past and present. I would be proud to meet this man of honour and grace.
Vivid details and a great sense of the essence of Texas Ranger tradition. Worth the read.
This book is truly special. This book is about the life and Times of a very special man and it's narration brings the subject matter to life in a very unique way. Take the time to listen to this book… You will not be sorry.
Love it, One Ranger is one of a handful of books that I can listen to over and over. The narrator was a perfect choice - his voice fit the story, which can really make or break an audio book...
The style of writing was just right enough details without being wordy
The man hunt along the river
If you want a book the tells what it was like to a Ranger this will give you an insight
Yes, I enjoy the way the book chronicles different time periods and individual chacters.
The SeeMore Kid
I did laugh a few times.
I would recommend this book, especially if you are familiar with South Texas.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For one thing, I grew up in the same area and most of the towns and places he talked about were places I have played football or otherwise been. I know that probably has skewed some of my feelings about this book but I found his explanations of rural West Texas life to be similar to my own.
Growing up in Texas, I heard many stories about the Texas Rangers. Occasionally you would see one and they created an aurora of power around them. They were bigger than life. I think this book was so good because it put a human face on these iconic law enforcement officers. I was impressed with the fact that Joaquin actually cared about the people that he arrested. He tried to look at what made them the way they were. He didn't simply hate them. I found that refreshing and unexpected for a ranger.