A very good novel of the hard life of the pioneers of the west and the characters, especially the heroine and the Mexican pioneers, were complex and very fairly written. I think I will listen to anything George Guidell reads and love it, though!
Just a simple cowboy story. very easy to read or listen to, yet I truly got into the characters and felt their joy, sorrow, and pain. I read/listen to "The Son" and enjoyed it but like this story better. Looking forward to the sequel. Highly recommended.
Yes. For anyone that knows the western lifestyle, this is a great book
I love the fact that Mr Guidall can change the deflection in his voice to sound like so many different characters.
Knowing some people in West Texas and New Mexico and a litte bit about the area, I could easily visualize the story and characters.
George does a great job!
I think that the author goes into just enough detail to keep you interested and the story line is excellent.
Say something about yourself!
great story.. loved the western take on New Mexico.. the characters were well developed.. although Patrick is a complete regret on the gift God gives of life.. at times he was hard to take.. CJ was a hero and Emma was taken for granted.. Cal was the ranch and this book is worth the credit.
I am an avid reader of paper books and kindle books, and I never drive without an audio book in the car. Never.
I very much enjoyed the audio edition of this book, and my ability to take it everywhere with me.
I cried more than once during this story and sobbed at the end. The characters are so real and I got to know them very well. Then, as the years passed and they aged and then died, it I felt I was losing a good friend.
George Guidall was a good choice for narrator of this book. He did the voices of the youngsters and the aging, roughened cowboys with equal believability.
Heart rending, amusing, and always completely absorbing, I recommend Hard Country to all readers, and everyone interested in New Mexico history.
I thimnk that this was a really great book. I am familiar with that part of New Mexico and the book brought back all kinds of good memories following the caracters from place to place
and town to town. The author really knows his people. horses, and cows and although this
is the first book I have read by Mcgarrity, I am now a fan..Also., I think ther reader is
one of the very best
This was a very good story of the hardships of ranching in west Texas and New Mexico during the late 1800s.
Looking forward to seeing this book made into a Movie...
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
Yes, it fit for what I needed. It didn't require a lot of attention, was interesting and entertaining.