Winter 1865: Five confederate deserters, near starvation and manic with fury over the state of the war, go on a bloody rampage along the Kansas-Missouri Border, taking retribution on a family of abolitionists they find harboring runaway slaves.
In the aftermath, Ethan Brody returns from the war to find everything he knows and loves reduced to nothing but ashes. Hell bent on revenge, he sets off to find the murderous gang, only to have them slip away. Losing his faith, he sets off on a life of bounty hunting, vowing to never again let justice go astray. "Alive" is no longer an option and in the process, the legend of the Rider is born.
1894: Oliver Kingston Dukes a man of remittance finds his way to the town of Adobe Wells, immediately becoming embroiled in the town's struggle with the wealthy and powerful Katy brothers. Enter the Rider, on the trail of the notorious bandit Hector Salazar. He joins Dukes and the townsfolk to take back the town once and for all, and perhaps...take back his own salvation.
©2016 Seth Nation (P)2016 Outlaws Publishinh LLC
I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
I really enjoyed this book ,the beginning start off so sad but the ending was great . I will be reading more of his books I received this book free from the author, narrator and or publisher for a honest review and unbiased option via audio books boom
For a first novel Seth Nation hit it out of the park in my opinion. Great job introducing the characters and the in depth details on the story bring you right in from the start. Looking forward to The Riders story to continue
Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books.
This is a developing saga of revenge in the traditional western style. Ethan Brody comes home after service during the Civil War to find his wife and family slaughtered, his farm destroyed. He will go to the ends of the earth to exact revenge!
When Ethan finds his dream of home and loved ones killed.
There are several. When the villians (there are several major villians) are confronted and revenge is exacted.
Palomino Rider defending those that have been wronged.
This was a satisfying listen in the tradition of all good westerns. It is further enhanced by J. Scott Bennett's excellent narration.Thank you for the listen and opportunity to review this audio book.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
I really enjoyed the nostalgic feelings from the book. It evoked memories of old school western novels and movies. It had a good amount of action and standard western tropes but mixed it up with new ideas.
Hard to say without spoiling but let's just say when the Katy's get what's coming to them. No one likes a bully.
I think the narrator added a good pacing to the story and his use of changing voices for different characters kept it all flowing well.
Oliver Kingston Dukes. He seems like he would be amazing and entertaining company.
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It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
I really enjoy a good western listen. This one was no exception. It had great characters and although it isn't listed as historical fact, I was able to identify with many locations in the Kansas setting. What I'd like to see in the future of this series is the characters more fleshed out. Seth Nation did a super job with this story.
J. Scott Bennett is such an exceptional voice actor. I can't sing his praises enough. His performance was flawless and his voice puts you right in the mix of the action. He made this a nice and easy listen.
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It has been a long time since I have read a western, and this was a solid and entertaining way to ease back into the genre. The writing was skilled, the plot and main characters all enjoyable, and while nothing in the story was ground breaking, it certainly kept me entertained while waiting for my flight. Some of the descriptions were a bit unpolished, and some dialogue was stilted, but those are minor things that did not take away from the story in any capacity. I am looking forward to listening to more stories in the series, and to seeing how Nation's writing evolves.
I would be remiss if I did not compliment Bennett in his reading: his voice was absolutely perfect for a western story, and he delivered a truly excellent performance.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
It is great to find a new western author and book. This is Seth Nation’s first book. He plans on making this into a series.
Our hero is Ethan Brody. The year is 1865. The Civil War has just ended and Ethan is returning home. Some Confederate deserters go on a bloody rampage along the Kansas-Missouri boarder. Ethan returns home to find his home in ashes; his parents, brother and wife murdered. Ethan goes after the confederate killers.
Nation is using a standard western formula for his story. We have definite good and evil throughout the story. The book is well written, full of action and the author includes some history about the Kansas-Missouri border area. This is a great start for a new author. I am looking forward to more stories in this series and from this author.
J. Scott Bennett does a good job narrating the book. Bennett is an Air Force veteran who is a middle school teacher and an audiobook narrator. I find this most interesting as most narrators’ primary job are acting. Bennett has a tenor voice and I have a preference for a baritone voice to read westerns. Bennett does a good job narrating; it is just that I like the baritone voice for westerns.
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