A novel set in a fantastical version of the American West.
The noose jumper era was a chaotic time of lawlessness in the late 1800s when a growing tide of outlaws engaged in a race to become famous. Most of them ended up at the noose.
Three young men emerge from a small town in the territory of New Mexico. They are bound by a pact and guided by mysterious powerful beings that no one else can see. Together they must face off against the Sheriff of Puerta de la Muerte, a wicked man who cannot be struck by bullets. Are they destined to become legends, or are they just mere noose jumpers?
Noose Jumpers is written by Trevor H, Cooley, author of the highly acclaimed Bowl of Souls series.
©2016 Trevor H. Cooley (P)2016 Trevor H. Cooley
I really loved the idea behind their individual talents. The whole fact that belief enhances that talent is a really cool idea.
Sandy, even though he has one of the deadliest talents in the book, he does not use it to kill, most of the time.
When Sandy saves the Coyote's son, when you have that sort of aim, even hopelessness doesn't stand a chance.
Even the best outlaws had help.
I received this book for free from the author, narrator, or publisher via audiobookboom for an unbiased review.
I really like Trevor Cooley’s work, but I had read so many of his Bowl of Souls novels that I felt like he was running out of gas with the last couple of them. Then I found “Noose Jumpers.” Now I’m back to really loving Trevor Cooley’s work again. This fusion of supernatural fantasy and western was a well done, enjoyable read/listen. I am once again excited about Mr. Cooley’s work the way I was about the first five novels in his Bowl of Souls series. Now Mr. Cooley has two very different series he can write about. I can’t wait to see what other new things he comes up with in the future.
The story of “Noose Jumpers” revolves around three outlaws. Mr. Cooley quickly takes them from boys to men who are neither all good nor all bad. There criminal dealings eventually bring them into a conflict with a corrupt sheriff with supernatural abilities. I’m not big on westerns in general, but I found “Noose Jumpers” doesn’t require one to love westerns in order to love this novel.
Andrew Tell also returns to narrate this new series with the same skill and talent he drew upon in the Bowl of Souls novels. He is an excellent choice for the book. Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.
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I was skeptical at first because I have never been a fan of traditional westerns though I have appreciated western films and shows in the past. This book is a fantastic twist on an amazing adventure and I strongly encourage everyone to give it a chance even if you don't think you would like a western. Trust me, I can not wait for te next book in this series
I was skeptical of this book, but Trevor H. Cooley is one of the best fantasy authors out there and he exceeds my expectations every time. Wether it's the bowl of souls series or even a western themed book he can really pull you into the book!
This book was given to me by the author free of cost for an unbiased review.
I may have to listen again. I was totally unprepared and surprised as the story unfolded.
I will not give out any spoilers but I will say if you're a fan of westerns (or not), you will find this read a total great listen. The author did a superb job in the telling of this story. From myths, legends to gods, the story was skillfully woven. Narration was great as well with good character interpretation and dialect.
I did not have a favorite as all the main characters had their own unique character defects and strengths.
First time listener.
Not so much as moved me but the ending made me want more...waiting for volume 2.
Free your mind of any semblance to what your used to and let the story unfold on it's own.
Creative, original, well written and very entertaining. From the minute the story starts you are pulled into this unusual tale. A western with a little fantasy paranormal twist.
Really enjoyed the use of actual historical figures woven into the story. Great cast of characters the good and the bad. Interesting and well developed.
The combination of the story and the narration make this a very enjoyable listen. This is one of those books that you know you will listen to repeatedly.
Some times a narrator can ruin a great story. That is never the case with Andrew Tell. He did a fantastic job with the narration as usual. Pleasant voice. Easy on the ears. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Great character voices. He was able to pull you into the story and bring the characters to life. Very enjoyable
This is the first book by Trevor H. Cooley that I have read. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be more of his books in the future.
I was given this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher at my request and I voluntarily provided this review.
I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.
Well thought through story. Cowboys with super powers, but not cheesy.
It stars as a typical cowboy, bank robbery story, but keep on listening.
I enjoy the three different stories for each of the main characters, that combine at the end. It is almost a 3-in-1 special.
The narrator was perfect, well paced and characterized.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
It took a few chapters to get me in grossed, the idea of a western fantasy book is a foreign idea, but once I got into it I was hooked!
Trevor has an amazing talent to make you empathise with his characters, I don't know if it's because I read too much or I am jaded but his works make you worry for characters, make you sad to see them go.
Anyway, this book has some component that if the book American Gods had a love child with any number of old westerns like A Man Called Sledge or For a Few Dollars More you would get this amazing bouncing baby book!
I would be amiss not to mention Andrew Tell who does a great preformance as usual! Also, while listening to this, the cove was changed and Andrew did an amazing job of it!
I beseech you to give it a chance!!!
Excellent twist of western and fantasy, incredible imagination from the author, great character and world development, especially when mixing real history in it. Well done Trevor, well done.
I don't usually go for westerns in my books, but the fantasy spin on it and knowing the author from the Bowl of Soul series gave Noose Jumpers the edge.
I really enjoyed this book, both it's characters and the mythology behind it.
Looking forward to the next chapter of the tale of the Red Star gang.
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