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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This was a fun book though I felt the narrator was a little over the top at times. I did lose count of how many bodies piled up. There were quite a few.
For a western, it was just about right. There was very little sex which is fine, but I would suggest Mr. Rhodes avoids anything even close to sex because his approach is a little hokey.
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.
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....
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 :)
Gene Engene as the narrator (perfect!). The Western style. The likeable/hateable characters. The relaxed style.
Buck discovering Chester's condition in the jail.
Buck. Esp how we came to know him via third person as well as via first person.
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.
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.
Engene is one of the best narrators.
The number of voices Engene can come up with is amazing.
I enjoy the narrator as well as the story
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.
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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