Ambushed on their way south, Walt and his men uncover a web of corruption and crime to rival anything in the big city. And rough justice, Western-style, sparks a private war between Walt and some of the most dangerous killers he's ever encountered, a deadly war in which neither friends nor family are spared. Across the mountains and valleys of the southern Rocky Mountains, Walt and his men hunt for the ruthless man at the center of the web. Retribution won't be long delayed...and it cannot be denied.
What made the experience of listening to Rocky Mountain Retribution the most enjoyable?
The variety of characters. It's fast paced; doesn't go into a lot of unneeded detail.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Walt Ames. He's a tough man with a kind heart. He shows appreciation for, and awards loyalty. He protects the innocent but shows no mercy to the guilty.
What does Bob Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Bob Allen makes the characters come to life.
If you could take any character from Rocky Mountain Retribution out to dinner, who would it be and why?
The character of Walt Ames. I find him very interesting. He's led such a colorful life, never a dull moment. I like the way he is able to see opportunities for making money and how he goes about making his ideas a reality.
Any additional comments?
I really like Peter Grant's writing. I've listened to his first book in this series 3 times, it's that good. I enjoyed listening to this second book almost as much. Grant is quickly becoming one of my favorite western author. Dusty Rhodes is number one and Grant is running a close second to Louis L'Amour.
When the Civil War ends, where can a former Confederate soldier go to escape the long memories of neighbors who supported the winning side? Where can Johnny Reb go when he can't go home? He can go out west, where the land is hard, where there is danger on every side, and where no one cares for whom you fought - only how well you can do it.
A unique western, capturing the very essence of post-civil war life of a confederate soldier.
Although the war was over Walt Ames, a former cavalryman and scout with the First Virginia, finds hatred for Johnny Rebs still runs deep. Going home he learns he has no home; his older brother was killed in the war and he was declared dead with his inheritance going to his sister whose fiance had fought for the North. To forget the war, Walter decides to go west and start a new life.
Brings the Lightening is the fast paced story of Walter Ames' life after war. His adventures as he moves west. The twists and turns his life takes.
It's very interesting entertainment; never a dull moment and the 7+ hours sped by. Bob Allen gave a good performance although it took awhile to get used to his voice inflections. He gave his characters life, fitting each one with a voice to match their character.
It's good clean entertainment for the entire family.
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This priceless collection of newly discovered stories brings to life a time of desperate violence and true courage in a wide-open country of fortune seekers and dreamers, lawbreakers and pioneers. A newly sworn-in marshal must outwit a mysterious killer who's fleecing his neighbors while secretly cutting their throats....A young drifter, wounded in a gunfight, finds a chance to change his ways - but he must be willing to pay with his life....A fiercely independent woman and a mysterious stranger take a desperate stand against those out to drive her from her home.
I'm very disappointed! What could have been a good story was ruined by loud music. What should have been background music many times was so loud it drowned out the spoken word. It was frustrating to try to listen to.
Louis L'Amour is one of my favorite authors, but I cannot recommend this version of Monument Rock.
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No one more vividly captures the rugged majesty and enduring spirit of the American West than Louis L'Amour. Collected for the very first time are seven unabridged frontier tales from a legendary master of the genre. Volume One celebrates this remarkable voice in American fiction with a captivating blend of some of his best-loved work.
My disappointment and the reason for only 3 Stars for story, is not that they were uninteresting but because they were incomplete. Needing to write your own endings to the majority of the stories they can end any way you want them to, but if your like me, you'd rather let the author write the endings.
I normally enjoy Louis L'Amour stories, but poor judgement in cramming too many stories into 3+ hours spoiled it for me. I would have preferred fewer complete stories. I'm sure the original stories had satisfactory endings.
John Bedford Lloyd gave a good performance.
Louis L'Amour's world is built on those dramatic moments when men and women cast their fears, doubts, and pasts behind them and plunge into the unknown. Nowhere is that more evident than in this latest collection of stories set on the American frontier. These selections include "The Nester and the Piute"; "Big Man"; "Waltz Him Around Again"; "Shadow"; "Barney Takes a Hand"; "When a Texan Takes Over"; and "No Trouble for the Cactus Kid".
Too many short stories within the allotted time. I have The Nester and The Piute in another Collection, but it was cute enough to listen to again. Although I would have enjoyed this Collection of Stories more if there were fewer and longer stories, but it was worth the low cost entertainment.
Jason Culp always gives a good performance.
It was a land where nothing was small, nothing was simple. Everything, the lives of men and the stories they told, ran to extremes. Shanghaied into forced labor on a merchant vessel, Charles Rodney dies aboard ship from repeated beatings, but not before deeding part of his ranch to Rafe Caradec, whom he hopes will protect his family.
I also have the movie version, "Crossfire Trail", with Rafe played by Tom Selleck. There are slight variations but both are good. If I had to choose between the two I would take this book narrated by Christopher Lane.
In "The Trail to Crazy Man" Rafe is made half owner of Rodney's ranch giving him legal right to move onto Rodney's spread to fulfill his promise to his late friend to protect his wife and daughter. When Rafe arrives he finds Rodney's wife has died, the ranch abandoned and his daughter living in town engaged to marry Barkow; the man who holds the mortgage on Rodney's ranch. She had been told her father was killed a year ago, rather than a month or so ago from beatings aboard a merchant Vessel. Rafe and his friends move into the house and begin making repairs and restocking the ranch.
Barkow and his cronies have gone to a lot of trouble to get control of Rodney's ranch and are not going to let Rafe and his friends take over. One of my favorite scenes in the book is when they arrest Rafe for killing a back shooter through a window when he is called out to face one of Barkow's gunmen in the street. I love the way he turned the tables on their mock trial, where he was suppose to be sentenced to hang.
This is an exceptional audiobook; I highly recommend it!
The gallows are going up in Canyon Gap and wild-spirited Leo Carver is going to swing. A known troublemaker without an alibi, Leo certainly had motives for holding up the stage and killing two men, yet he still proclaims his innocence. There's a lot of folks who want to believe him, because although Leo Carver is a hard-living, free-spending maverick, he is the kind of man the West needs.
Was the evidence against the star player sufficient to convict or acquit him for robbery and murder? The "good ole boy" admitted to holding up stages and rustling a few cows to have money to spend on a good time.
Not one of L'Amours better short stories.
Few men were as deadly, or troublesome, with a gun as the Mojave Kid. Ab Kale, marshal of Hinkley, had warned the Kid to stay away from his town. Even as he trained his own adopted son, Riley, to handle a gun, he worried for both of them. He knew the Kid was the bloodthirsty sort who would one day force a showdown. But he couldn't know when, or prepare Riley for the test of his young life.
Well written short story having the five key elements that go into every great short story: character, setting, conflict, plot and theme.
Entertainment under an hour.
A ringing phone in the middle of the night shakes newlywed Sarah Fontaine awake. Expecting her husband's call from London, she hears instead an unfamiliar voice. Nick O'Hara from the U.S. State Department is calling with devastating news: Geoffrey Fontaine, Sarah's husband of two months, died in a hotel fire...in Berlin.
There's a lot of intrigue and cover-up in the death of Geoffrey Fontaine. When Nick O'Hara from the U.S. State Department called his wife to inform her of Geoffrey's death, Sarah said something that caused Nick to dig deeper into the man's life and death. Something was wrong, VERY WRONG!
Intrigue and romance!
Beth McDonald gave a good read. She has a very pleasant voice.
The 3 hours + was entertaining and well worth the price.
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Fate has brought about a reunion with a brother Buck Cordell thought was dead. Hard work and perseverance brought both of them success beyond their wildest expectations.
I have enjoyed the Longhorn series immensely, having read them in sequence. This fourth book has a lot of feeling and action but more in-depth detail than the others. In my opinion it could have been told in about 8 hours Vs 12 without missing anything important.
Sometimes descriptions of the mundane became tedious and I felt like fast forwarding but was afraid I'd miss something important. You can almost see the writer picturing the various scenes in his head as he tells the story. For example, instead of saying they met at the cafe for a cup of coffee, each person entered the cafe in detail, with description of the cook and the pouring of each cup of coffee or like when Buck thinks of Rebecca, its more like an "ode to Rebecca".
It is still a 5 Star story and definitely worth a credit.
Gene Engene gave a great performance throughout the series.
The story of Cody Cordell (Hondo Kid) and Buck Cordell's family reunion is touching.
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