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The Prodigal Brother: Longhorn Series, Book 3 | [Dusty Rhodes]

The Prodigal Brother: Longhorn Series, Book 3

Two brothers: one a gunfighter trying to escape his past, the other a pioneering cattle rancher. Neither knows the other is alive, both struggle to make their own way against overwhelming odds. Through death, birth, gunfights, hangings, scratching the dirt for wealth with no guarantees, hostile Indians and corrupt bandits, the chances of success are sometimes as elusive as smoke on the wind.
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Two brothers: one a gunfighter trying to escape his past, the other a pioneering cattle rancher. Neither knows the other is alive, both struggle to make their own way against overwhelming odds. Through death, birth, gunfights, hangings, scratching the dirt for wealth with no guarantees, hostile Indians and corrupt bandits, the chances of success are sometimes as elusive as smoke on the wind. Nevertheless, the foundation of our country was forged out of such men and women who fought all this and more to make their place in the sun and in American history.

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

©2007 Dusty Rhodes (P)2007 Books In Motion

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-22-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-22-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "The Prodigal Brother"

    Gene Engene did a good job narrating this story. I started with book one in the series and have listened in order. The story is interesting but at times I was impatient and wanted to hurry the story as the suspense was getting to me. Was interesting that one brother was a rancher the other a miner. Both were occupation that build this country. The first train ride out of Denver was interesting. Can not wait to start book four.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer GENEVA, FL, United States 01-02-13
    Jennifer GENEVA, FL, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011

    jennksa

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    "Keep em' coming!"

    As good as the first two. The anticipation with the two brothers kept me waiting and waiting to see what would happen.

    Love this series- a great one for the female listeners too!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 04-06-13
    Lady M 04-06-13
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    "Great Series"

    Dusty Rhodes is a wonderful author, whom I've just recently discovered. The Longhorn Series is very well written and Gene Engene gave a great performance.

    Like Louis L'Amour, Dusty Rhodes has the ability to draw you into the story, to depict the characters and their surroundings without going into great detail.

    The one thing I would change if I could, is the abrupt changing from one character to the other without warning. If you are not listening intently it takes awhile to realize the scene and characters have changed.

    If you like westerns, you will not be disappointed, they're great entertainment.





    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict 11-07-14
    AudioAddict 11-07-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Head 'em up, mooooooove 'em out!"

    STORY (Western fiction) - This is Book 3 in the Longhorn series, and I must admit I have absolutely loved all three. If it's not my favorite series, it's definitely in the top two or three. Two brothers, each one thinks the other is dead. One is a successful cattle rancher in Texas, the other is an ex-gunslinger in Colorado. You will fall in love with both brothers and root for them as they navigate through the hardships of post Civil War America. It's all there -- cattle rustlers, Indians, banditos and on and on. There's never a dull moment, but there are touching moments as well. The ending of this book was so moving it made me cry, and there's still one more to go!

    PERFORMANCE - Mr. Engene is the perfect narrator for this series. He has many different "western" voices he can portray, and they all will contribute to your enjoyment of the story. Some of them are a bit over the top, but it's great listening.

    OVERALL - I'd recommend this series for absolutely anyone except young children. No sex or profanity. If you'd let your child watch a western on TV with Indian raids and shootouts, you can let them hear this story. Men and women alike will love this series equally. It's an easy listen and pure enjoyment! Definitely listen to them in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-02-11
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-02-11 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    I stumbled onto this series by pure accident , but after listening to what the life was like, I can't wait to hear more. The story and narration was fantastic.

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    I have listen to all 4 in order which is the best way to go. Great narrator. If westerns are your thing don't miss these four novels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine Christies Beach, Australia 07-05-14
    Lorraine Christies Beach, Australia 07-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "great part of a great series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Prodigal Brother to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the hardcopy of the books and the narrator made the series so enjoyable that you would not have


    What other book might you compare The Prodigal Brother to and why?

    Just a great series


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

    Not one character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Meeting his brother


    Any additional comments?

    Great series

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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