Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.
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Absorbing tale. Love Westerns! Great voice on the narration but I have heard better when it comes to the character separation and accents. Good first taste!
This was a fun book to listen to, lots of old style language like "aH wreckon", and "much obliged". The happenings are a little to fortuitous for real life but I like how they handle what comes up. The characters are solid, reliable and likeable.
This book series is very good. In fact I have listened to it also 4 times.
The narrator, Gene Engene, does a great job at the way that he brings the story to life. I would recommend listening to it.
I liked this book in-spite of Buck's dumb blunders, like having a saddle pack full of gold and riding on alone. I mean come on there were bands of bad guys roaming the country because of the end of the war, so he gets bush whacked and it's up to his friend and partner to get justice for him. I mean, I would have preferred Chester to be the point of interest in the whole series because he's a more interesting character. I don't know how Buck became a captain with some of his idiotic blunders or decisions with all these things happening, it doesn't make sense to make him the main character. The thing that caught my interest was the action scenes and the storyline was good.
I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books
Yes I have listened to it twice. I just bought book two. The reader is a great voice to tell this type of story. If you listen to the preview you will probably get the book if you like westerns.
It's a western but very different beginning so it is not like any other book.
Suddenly they were Americans and not Southern soldiers anymore. The war was over and they went home to start their life in Texas.
This series had everything in it to be entertaining for both male and female readers,action,sadness,love and humour
I liked most of the books and the story and the romantic description of the surroundings
His voice made you feel part of the adventures
Yes when his best friend fixed and the return of his lost brother
An overall enjoyable series
This book was like a breath of fresh air. I found the book to be both interesting and a joy to listen to. the reader is good and the story never seemed to drag. Yes I would listen to it again
The story never seemed to drag and there was always something new
The voices of the different characters I found delightful and refreshing.ten
I have not read the print version. I suspect I would like some of it better because of the unusual male voices interpreted by the narrator. Buck, Chester and Chester's dad's voices were on target, but others were choppy with strange inflections.
Hmmm, not sure.
Never heard him before. I enjoyed his story narration and main character Texas accents a lot. He did the female and Hispanic voices well also. But his attempt to make the other male characters distinctive was distracting.
Don't think I would rename it.
Actually, I was exhausted after completing the book. There were so many tragedies emergencies and danger that I was cautious about starting each new chapter. That being said, the story was interesting and fast paced. The history of the cattle industry after the Civil War was well researched and fascinating. I did enjoy it, but maybe not enough to continue the series.
'Hear' are some characters from the American west that you will find yourself rooting for. A little stilted and predictable. But I happen to prefer typical 'good guys' to 'darker' characters and novels.
If you are a fan of Louis L'Amour or John Wayne westerns I think it's safe to say you will enjoy this.
This is entertaining, if lighter, reading. Although the descriptions of death and/or violence might be a little more graphic that necessary - for my taste anyway.
I will likely continue with the series.
I felt like it was geared to a youth audience, I didn't get that when I bought the book.
I didn't make it to the end, I tried, even got close, but didn't make it.
It wasn't bad, just too juvenile for me. The narrator was pleasant.
Not for me. Young people, and perhaps the elderly folks would go for it.
For me, this book was like tuning in to an old time TV western, entertaining for a while but too unsophisticated to keep your interest.
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