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Death Rides a Pale Horse | [Dusty Rhodes]

Death Rides a Pale Horse

The doctors told him he had only a few months to live and there was nothing they could do. But death wasn't what scared T.J. Littlejohn; he had a wife and three children, and nothing to leave them but a tiny slice of East Texas prairie and a handful of cows. He needed money and he needed it fast. A wanted poster in the sheriff's office gave him the answer - he became a bounty hunter.
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The doctors told him he had only a few months to live and there was nothing they could do. But death wasn't what scared T.J. Littlejohn; he had a wife and three children, and nothing to leave them but a tiny slice of East Texas prairie and a handful of cows. He needed money and he needed it fast. A wanted poster in the sheriff's office gave him the answer - he became a bounty hunter.

©2003 Dusty Rhodes; (P)2005 Books in Motion

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-09-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-09-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Death Rides a Pale Horse"

    Gene Engene does a good job narrating western stories. Dusty Rhodes writes a great western story. The hero is diagnosed with stomach cancer and has only a few months to live so he turns to bounty hunting to get enough money for his wife and children to survive on without him. The story winds around the family and local ranchers and town people which demonstrates the importance of community and family in times of tragedy. Lots of action keeps the story moving along.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    bookouri 06-28-13
    bookouri 06-28-13
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    "just could not finish this book"
    Would you try another book from Dusty Rhodes and/or Gene Engene?

    I have read a couple of other books from this author, and he has a couple more that I will try, but this one was a terrible disappointment.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will probably return this book and pick up one of the author's "Longhorn" books that I have not yet read.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death Rides a Pale Horse?

    There wouldn’t be much of the book left if you cut out everything that should be cut, but I'd start with the whiney, crying, bosom clutching wife character.


    Any additional comments?

    There's almost no action in the book, mostly people whining and crying about their problems. I can get that in real life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 04-18-13
    Lady M 04-18-13
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    "Excellent Western"


    Have a box of tissue close by when you listen to this well written and narrated story. Gene Engene was the perfect choice to read this book.

    With only months to live T.J. Littlejohn becomes a Bounty Hunter to provide for his family.

    "Death Rides a Pale Horse" is continued in "Vengeance Is Mine" about T.J.'s son, Tad Littlejohn --- although both books can stand alone.

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    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 06-11-12
    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2011

    Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.

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    "A BIG Fan of Dusty Rhodes"

    Every Dusty Rhodes story is like reading a screenplay for Gunsmoke or Rawhide from the 60s. Yes, the characters are formula and the plots predictable and that is why I've read and loved every single one.

    I recommend Man Hunter for any brand new Dusty fans.

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    Eric Collins USA & Europe 12-12-11
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    "Fun old west good vs evil shoot'em up"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What about Gene Engene???s performance did you like?

    The way he changes voices to match characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile and cheer for the good guys.


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