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The Beginning Audiobook

The Beginning: Longhorn Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Round 'em up: listen to another novel in the Longhorn Series.

©2007 Dusty Rhodes (P)2007 Books In Motion

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    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 01-18-16
    Mel Raleigh, NC, United States 01-18-16 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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    "Begin the four book journey"

    Counting the four-book Longhorn series as one.... be prepared for a 45+ hour episode of Bonanza with a sprinkling of Rawhide and Gunsmoke. I enjoy all of Dusty's takes, especially the Longhorn Series.

    As every reviewer will mention, Dusty's characters are PG-rated allowing for a LOT of bad guys being gunned down by the "heroes". NOT as gruesome as McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series... better, IMO, compared to L'amour's Sacketts'.

    If you "like" one of Dusty's tales... you will like'em all. I do and I do....

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    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 03-17-14
    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Great Read!"

    I really hadn't noticed I had gotten a western, but so happy I did. As a kid I watched every western they had back in the early TV days with my dad. It wasn't that long ago I was wondering what ever happened to a good western? I am almost finished with this one and have put the rest of this series in my wish list. Happy Trails :)

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    J in GA 12-07-12
    J in GA 12-07-12
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    "A Rarity"
    What did you love best about The Beginning?

    Gene Engene as the narrator (perfect!). The Western style. The likeable/hateable characters. The relaxed style.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beginning?

    Buck discovering Chester's condition in the jail.


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

    Buck. Esp how we came to know him via third person as well as via first person.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. We like to hear a chapter or so, then turn it off, digest it, and discuss it. We're on our second time through the first book of this series now, then will go on to the second book.


    Any additional comments?

    My husband and I travel by car a great deal and are always on the search for audio books. It's a rarity to find well-written books on topics of interest to both of us that are well-narrated AND simple enough to keep up with with just our ears. Audio books with more than a dozen or so characters are often just too hard to follow. THIS is one of the best books/series we have found. A great and rare balance. FYI 'Dog Stars' by Peter Heller was equally great for our listening style although it was an entirely different subject matter, setting and style.

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    Freeedm WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, United States 08-07-12
    Freeedm WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great , Clean classic western"
    Would you listen to The Beginning again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Buck


    What about Gene Engene’s performance did you like?

    Engene is one of the best narrators.
    The number of voices Engene can come up with is amazing.


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    EARL LYNCH HANNIBAL, MISSOURI, US 05-23-13
    EARL LYNCH HANNIBAL, MISSOURI, US 05-23-13

    I enjoy the narrator as well as the story

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    I enjoyed this book, and had a hard time sitting it down. The narrator is great, makes it feel like your apart of the story.

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    Geneva Jenn GENEVA, FL, United States 01-02-13
    Geneva Jenn GENEVA, FL, United States 01-02-13

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    "Excellent story and well-read!"

    This is my first Western audiobook series. I wasn't sure what to expect but I LOVE IT! This book gives great action and plot, some romance for us ladies out there, and is an overall very enjoyable book. I just bought the next 3 in the series! I am glad my first try was a success.

    Well read- Gene Engene does a fabulous job.

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