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LOUIS

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  • Shawgo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    In the early 1870's, the young state of Texas was struggling to survive. Its vast, undeveloped land of over 260 thousand square miles became a haven for the lawless. Murderers, rustlers and renegade bands of hostile Indians and Comanchero roamed the vast wastelands of west Texas with only a narrow river separating them from the sanctuary of Mexico. One group of dedicated lawmen stood between this element and the law-abiding citizenry - the Texas Rangers. This is the story of one of those men.

    Jean says: "Good western"
    "SHAWGO "DUMB AS A ROCK""
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    What would have made Shawgo better?

    A smarter hero as in his other books, Longhorn for example was great and it had smart heros galore..


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


    Since there is a book two and the promo has already ruined it, I can only say it will be a hard read if I choose to do so..


    Which character – as performed by Gene Engene – was your favorite?

    Captain of the Texas
    rangers.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shawgo?

    Each time he foolishly left his Lady in jeopardy. When he gave up his gun, when he put the women in jeopardy again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    Dusty Rhodes is a good writer and the reader Gene Engene is excellent, but this time he made his hero so dumb, giving up his gun to the small town Sheriff, putting Hanna in danger, falling asleep on the job, trying to save a fellow prisoner and getting beaten himself. And from the promo of book two, "it don't get no better"..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1134)

    Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Spring, 1849: Eli McCullough is 13 years old when a marauding band of Comanches takes him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and waging war against their enemies, including white men - which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is.

    Melinda says: "Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer"
    "Very confusing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who has not read Zane Grey or Louis L'mour


    Would you ever listen to anything by Philipp Meyer again?

    Not probable


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Sure. all narrators were good, just too many in the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had a great premise, but switching every other chapter to modern times did not please me at all.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been spoiled by Zane Grey, Louis L'mour and other great story tellers. Simple, entertaining, memorable. This one was not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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