Cast A Long Shadow

The Big Sky Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
Series: Big Sky Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Ever try to fill boots a size too large?

Ever keep pace with strides too long?

Ever try to cast a long shadow?

“Bad Bobby” Trent, star high school athlete, college scholarship holder, pro-rodeo circuit rider, lived an unencumbered life. He was a man, who, by his own definition, limited his concentration to no more than eight seconds at a time - the time required to ride a bull or saddlebronc and win. He’s tough, independent, shallow, and always looking for a good time. Then his father is murdered.

Sheriff Robert Trent, was the longtime chief law enforcement officer of Lodge Pole County Montana. He was stern, fair, honest, and dependable. He tried to see the best in people, and always ready to give them one more chance. He was ambushed, shot dead at the side of the road. Set up by someone he knew. Now, rumors claim the sheriff wasn’t all that he claimed. Rumors claim he was dirty; paid off by persons’ unknown.

Slapped by reality, Bobby is determined to investigate the killing. He’s set on finding the one who did this. Only one problem, he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.

©2018 Kwen D Griffeth (P)2018 Kwen D Griffeth

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GREAT STORY!

Wow, really enjoyed this western! Great characters, good guys & bad guys, murder & resolution.
Very nicely written and also very well narrated, I was sucked right into the story and listened in 2 days.

I'd definitely read more by Kwen Griffeth and listen to more from Paul McSorley - awesome job!
Held my interest - check it out! :)

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4.45/5 Great Modern Western

4.45/5 stars Cast a Long Shadow by Kwen D Griffeth narrated by Paul J McSorley

Summary: Bobby Trent takes on the task of investigating his father’s murder to clear the man’s good name. As the Sheriff of Lodge Pole, Bobby’s father had a great reputation until the very end when questions arose concerning a drug shipment discovered in the county.



Additional Comments:

- Bobby’s attitude is typical of a thriller star. He’s innately aligned good but willing to drink hard and play hard and take out the bad guys. In that sense, he’s a tad unrealistic. Most people’s fear of consequences have them walking more of the straight and narrow.

- The romance angle is secondary and sends up mixed signals for two different women, but that’s fine. It would lose a lot of the thriller aspects if the book focused on that side.

- There’s a fun, exotic atmosphere in the book for those used to suburban or city life rather than small town western life.

- The characters filling the world are fun and pretty well fleshed out.

- The book has a nice sense of closure. There’s clear to-be-continued vibes but at least the reader gets a feeling that this arc has been closed.

- It falls into that thriller trap of don’t get too attached to any characters, except maybe the hero boy.

- About the only tie-in to the title is the last few lines of the book.



Conclusion:

Excellent modern day western.

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Loved the book!!!

I was hooked from the beginning. The author and narrator completely sucked me into Montana and the western life of Bobby Trent. Looking forward to more!!!

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Bad Boys

Cast A Long Shadow
: Kwen D Griffeth

I was surprised how quickly I was drawn into this novel. The characters were well defined and had interesting personalities. There was plenty of adventure, some very bad men, and plenty of historic native culture. Ï look forward to more of these books.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Paul J McSorley.



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Wow

Firstly, I’d like to reiterate on wow. This book was a good one. I honesty love all the characters especially bad Bobby Trent. This book was captivating to the very end, which I’d say was well thought out and redeeming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I’d encourage others to give it a listen. Paul McSorley did a great job at encapsulating the life of each character by giving them their voice. He was easy to listen to, had a good pace, and did a great job at distinguishing voices between characters.

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Mystery

This had adventure, a mystery, some spirituality, historic native culture and a little romance. It had twists and turns with some great characters.
I would highly recommend this book.

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Cowboy logic and common sense prevails again!

This book kept us spellbound with all the imagination and twists and turns!! We love the history in it and the unorthodox way of this father disciplining his adult son. We could use a little more of that in this day and age. Sometimes people who have experienced life for the good and bad have more common sense than the book learned and educated people. I would recommend this book to anyone!!! Thank you for another great cowboy and Indian story!! Can’t wait to read the next one!!!!

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First Time

First time I have listen/read anything from this author. I enjoyed this book so much I put Book 2 on my wish list before I finished Book 1.

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A wonderful book!

This book flowed by, like watching a great movie. I was so into the story that it seemed to fly by, leaving me wanting more. I can’t wait to listen to the next book, to see where the story goes from here. I thought I had the whole thing figured out early on, but the author spun a web that traps you and keeps you suspended. By the time I reached the end and it all came together, I was happily surprised that I was wrong in my assumptions. Very well done. If you like a good mystery this is your book.


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Wow!

Okay I have to say I love this book! The relationship between the main characters reminds me of my friends and me! To see the main character grow in the book made my heart warm! And of course Paul's voice is my favorite!!!!!

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  • David Leitch
  • 02-26-19

Good book despite pantomime bad guys

I grew up in an Australian country town, albeit with a university and had relatives on the land. I normally prefer espionage/crime books but I did enjoy this story of Montana, ranching and the indian culture.

The author can write and so its a shame that a 1950s romantic, cartoon like plot and characters were employed. I could put up with a simple plot but the bad guys were made about to be about as stupid as those in say "home alone" making this in the end a kids book and almost a comedy, but not a black comedy.

The hero's character and even the heroine's and the romance was well developed but other characters and elements of the plot suck. if the author aimed higher we could see a really good book. As I say i enjoyed it despite its obvious flaws. It was well read in a style that become the writing in a manner best described as old worldly.