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The Isoms: Book 1 | [Dusty Rhodes]

The Isoms: Book 1

After burying their parents, the three young Isom brothers faced starvation. Desperate and penniless, they set out in search of work. Their long, difficult journey forces them to discover themselves, and the harsh reality of life in the late 1800s. With hard work, determination, and a dream, they emerge as one of the greatest success stories of the old west.
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Publisher's Summary

After burying their parents, the three young Isom brothers faced starvation. Desperate and penniless, they set out in search of work. Their long, difficult journey forces them to discover themselves, and the harsh reality of life in the late 1800s. With hard work, determination, and a dream, they emerge as one of the greatest success stories of the old west.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-05-15
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Engaging"

    It has been sometime since I read a western so thought it might make a nice change of pace. The story starts off in the late 1800 with a familiar western theme; three young brothers, Frank, Bob, and Jesse have just buried their parents. They face starvation and are desperate, so off they go to find work so they can eat.

    Rhodes tells the story of each of the brothers in his usual interesting style. The story tells of how they learned skills and developed into hard working honest men. Rhodes is a great story teller and he can keep my attention throughout the book.

    I think the narrator Gene Engene has the perfect voice for narrating a western.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Simi Valley, CA, United States 01-23-15
    Amazon Customer Simi Valley, CA, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A very good Western Book"

    This story is a very good read. The story line is very interesting with a lot of action. This book follows " The Longhorn" series & keeps your interest the same. They both holds your attention to the very in. After reading "The Isoms" books 1 & 2, I would recommend reading "The Longhorn" series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier 08-03-14
    Xavier 08-03-14 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Manly story"

    Love the Dusty Rhodes western novels. Enjoy men overcoming adversity. Working hard, fighting hard, living by a sense of right and wrong which is not governed by human laws but by a inner sense of moral right and wrong. Thoroughly enjoyed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, United States 06-23-14
    Amazon Customer SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, United States 06-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Isoms in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, fast-paced, western


    What other book might you compare The Isoms to and why?

    the Longhorns, because it's about overcoming odds and the building of a western empire


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

    Bob


    If you could rename The Isoms, what would you call it?

    Love it like it is.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this one, keep looking for book 2 .
    anything written by Dusty Rhodes & read by Gene Engene is worthy listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 03-18-15
    Joseph 03-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great book."

    The storyline was fabulous you took you from desolate beginning with no hope to a fabulous experience in the Texas lives of several great families the narrator is one of the best I've ever listened to the way he makes the characters come alive in your imagination his ability to differ characters style of speech is fabulous I couldn't stop listening to this book because of the fabulous writing does the author and marvelous voice does the narrator I just love his voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca dilley 09-08-14
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    "Fantastic entertainment!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Isoms the most enjoyable?

    The good guys win or overcome in all circumstances.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The tight relationship of the brothers and their commitment to hard work and justice.


    Have you listened to any of Gene Engene’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is always great and seems to get the right voice for the type of person each character is............it is his gift, I think


    If you could rename The Isoms, what would you call it?

    The Isom Brothers


    Any additional comments?

    I really like that you never have to worry that a sudden sex scene that is too explicit is going to crop up, or foul language. Just good romance and and tough language that is not twenty-first century rank

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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