William W. Johnstone
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William W. Johnstone

William W. Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 300 books, including Preacher, The Last Mountain Man, Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter, Flintlock, Savage Texas, Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man; The Family Jensen, Sidewinders, and Shawn O'Brien Town Tamer . His thrillers include Phoenix Rising, Home Invasion, The Blood of Patriots, The Bleeding Edge, and Suicide Mission. Visit his website at www.williamjohnstone.net or by email at dogcia2006@aol.com.

Being the all-around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, J.A. Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.

He began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western history library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts. J.A. worked hard--and learned.

"Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling. 'Keep the historical facts accurate,' he would say. 'Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.'"

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Best Sellers

    • A Reason to Die

    • Perley Gates Western Series, Book 2
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone - with
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Restless cowpoke Perley Gates wanted nothing more than to track down the grandfather who abandoned. What he found was the crazy old sidewinder barely hanging on after a Sioux massacre. The old man's dying wish was to give Perley clues to the whereabouts of a buried fortune in gold....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good series

    • By Tom Horn on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Legend of Perley Gates

    • Perley Gates Western Series, Book 1
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    He's the son of a cattle rancher. A restless young dreamer who, under normal circumstances, would follow in his father's footsteps. Normal, however, is not his style. Like his famous grandfather and namesake Perley Gates - a hell-raising mountain man with a heavenly name....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lighthearted as westerns go

    • By Vickie Hill on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Chuckwagon Trail

    • Chuckwagon Trail Western series, Book 1
    • By: J.A. Johnstone, William W. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Framed for murder, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie is running for his life. Though Mac's never even made a pot of coffee, he talks his way onto a cattle drive heading west as a chuckwagon cook. Turns out he has a natural talent for turning salt pork and dried beans into culinary gold....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need a different narrator

    • By Tom on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Smoke Jensen, the Beginning

    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Lady M on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Colter's Journey

    • The Tim Colter Westerns, Book 1
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Leaving their Pennsylvania home to forge a new life in the untamed Oregon Territory of 1845, the Colter family is ambushed by a kill-crazy gang of cutthroats on the Oregon Trail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator dose a 4 plus job HOWEVER<br />

    • By Steve on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • This Violent Land

    • A Smoke Jensen Novel of the West
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Kirby - later Smoke - Jensen has just earned his first paying job as a deputy US marshal for the Colorado Territory and is sent to the lawless town of Las Animas....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not that much new

    • By Jim Scofield on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Helltown Massacre

    • The Family Jensen, Book 2
    • By: William Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    One of the best-selling Western writers of all time, William W. Johnstone established three of the genre’s most enduring characters in Matt and Smoke Jensen and their stalwart friend Preacher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Make this into a movie!!

    • By PJane on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Family Jensen

    • The Family Jensen, Book 1
    • By: William W. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Western icon William W. Johnstone, author of the acclaimed Mountain Man series, teams with J. A. Johnstone for this tale that brings together three of his most popular heroes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent western

    • By RLF on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Preacher’s Slaughter

    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    On the rolling Missouri River, a riverboat of fur traders, a US senator, and Prussian royalty are all heading to the Yellowstone from St. Louis....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not his best

    • By Jeffrey on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dead Shot

    • Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter, Book 2
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    In the best-selling novels of William W. Johnstone, mountain man Smoke Jensen is a legend. Now, Johnstone presents the adventures of Smoke's long-lost brother Luke....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action-packed!

    • By Lady M on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $20.99

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