You know the sardonic; "I laughed, I cried..." Well, I actually did. I'm from west Texas and this is so very true to life, with authentic characters and real life situations. The characters are flawed and struggle with issues, just like we do. Loved it, please do give it a listen.
Needs a more challenging story line. It reads like a super hero comic book.
Challenge the reader. If the primary character is a man of few words, try to explain his character with fewer words. This is the most talkative man of few words, I have ever heard.
He didn't speak Texan. The reader needs to do some work on dialect and pronunciation.
If you like a simple love story for those that want everything to work out for everyone, this is it.
love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
I WAS a fan of Charles Martin but this book was a big disappointment. He has sacrificed his usual good writing with a lot of crude dialogue about body functions and salacious situations with Tyler, the Texas Ranger and "Sam" the woman he rescues. Too much detail about learning to shoot and "manhood" I guess this is a guys book.
I absolutely HATED the little girls "letters to God" her voice was cloying and the content stupid and unbelievable for a 10 year old who had gone through trauma.
The male narrator was the only good part of the book. Skip this one!
there was enough excitement in the book to keep you wondering
it was hard for me not to care about all the characters. martin has a way at the end of all his books that you think dang this didn't come out the way I wanted to see it and then it does. I liked how he entertwined the action of the main characters life into a nice story of people finding their soul mates.
I love stories about dogs!
I had a hard time working... wasn't for this book! I didn't want to turn it off. The descriptions of everything.. I could just picture everything! Loved the romance and sadness and joy on every page and I really loved the transition between the little girls "Dear God' and "Cowboy"... very sweet. Laughed and cried!
Don't have much to compare but will be reading more of his books!
Cowboy.. gotta say was favorite. Hope... well, who wouldn't love her?
BOth.. everything... even put off dinner one night to finish a couple of chapters!
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
If you like John Wayne movies, you will love this story. It has a wonderful unique character who tells much of the story from her point of view and in her vernacular. It's a refreshing change when the story telling is handed off to her, and she proceeds to speak to you as she writes in her diary. These folks face more than their fair share of challenges, and how they deal with these provides you the reader with a pretty clear view of their differences in values and character. One of the more likable listening choices I've made, and I trust you will agree. Cheers, Ken
I would listen to this book again. Being from Texas, I found the main character noble and true to many cowboys I have known.
The plot kept me going. There were parts that kept you on the edge of your seat. There were a few areas where I felt the story moved a little slow. These places didn't last long.
I really liked the narrating and going from Cowboy to the little girl, Hope.
Cowboy and Hope
A great feel good book. Easy listening.
The "woman's" voice.. almost comedic in its sad attempt to sound like a woman. Truly hard to listen to.
I should have read more reviews before choosing this book. I looked at the star rating and read the first few reviews and bought the book.
I guess people who like simple love stories where the man does everything right and rescues the damsel in distress you will like this book. About 1/2 way through I was intrigued about how it would end but wished it would hurry up getting there.
The little girl if pretty preachy about God. If you are a non-believer I imagine this would be very annoying. But if you need life lessons, they are all here.
I do not recommend this book unless you are into love stories.
Mr. Martin needs to do his research before he puts pen to paper. There were too many glaring inconsistencies to make reading this book enjoyable. If you enjoy Harlequin Romance books, you will love this one. Simpering romance with no imagination.
I did enjoy listening to Daniel May's deeply resonating voice.Luci Bell does a wonderful job!