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.
yes, but with reservations. this is an interesting story but not very polished. i liked it as a tail of a modern cowboy lawman and enjoyed listening but i would not go out on a limb to recommend it.
Written in a very simple "lawman-esque" writing style, the book is very enjoyable. The author does a good job of telling some very interesting Ranger stories that took place from the 60s to the 90s.
I really enjoyed the narrarator. He did a good job of speaking "Texan" (except for one spot, "San Antonio de Bexar" isn't pronounced with an x).
Say something about yourself!
A very good book about one Texas Ranger. Has interetsting stories about his life and his work. He has a tendency to find only his ideas to be proper. I can agree with most of his ideas, but not all.
As a Native Texan from South Texas, I found great interest in the subject and the stories. I grew up in this era and remember some of the items discussed. Ranger Jackson's telling of the story rings true as only truth can. Not everything turns out 'rosy' in real life and Ranger Jackson tells us of the successes, failures and disappointments that he endured. I wish there were more books of this caliber to enjoy!
I am quite disappointed with this telling of what could be an exciting story. I have heard tales of the legendary "Ranger Jackson" from family members who know him and have worked with him, so I was quite happy to see this offered here. However, the narration is quite dull and removes the life from the story. The narrator doesn't even pronounce the names of some of the towns in Texas correctly. Because of the poor narration, I had to struggle to find the interest in the tale. The audio book only succeeds when the story and Mr. Jackson shine through the poor telling.