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Longhorn IV: The Family Audiobook

Longhorn IV: The Family: Longhorn Series, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

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.

But the loss of Buck’s best friend and partner caused him to re-examine his priorities and decide “Family” was the highest priority of all.

©2010 Dusty Rhodes (P)2010 Books In Motion

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    AudioAddict 05-04-15
    AudioAddict 05-04-15

    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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    "First book in series I haven't rated five stars"

    STORY (western) - I have totally loved this series -- good writing, well-developed characters, lots of action and a great story line -- but this book was my least favorite. The series is about two brothers (Cody and Buck) who are separated by the Civil War and the murder of their parents by Indians. They are reunited in this book, which is kind of a spoiler but they mention it in the synopsis so I'm not giving away anything new. The reuinion is unexpected and totally awesome, but it's in the beginning of this book, and in my opinion everything that happens after that is anticlimactic. Heartwarming and enjoyable, but kind of just filler stuff.

    PERFORMANCE - Mr. Engene is a great narrator. He has so many different cowboy character voices that he could read the phone book and make you feel like you're in the wild, wild west!

    OVERALL - I'd recommend this series for family listening, as there's something for everyone to enjoy. Men and kids will enjoy the cowboy action, but I'm an adult female and I loved the story of the two brothers. There's no sex or cursing, and the only violence is Indian raids and cowboy shootouts. You should start with Book 1 and listen in order. Once you become acquainted with the brothers and hear their individual stories, you will want to continue until they're reunited.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-18-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-18-11 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Longhorn IV"

    I have read the series in order and book IV brings it all together nicely. The importance of family comes through loud and clear in this book. Lots of action, cattle drives, travel by horse back, buggy, stagecoach, ship, river boat and train give a wide view of the west. This book covers the cattle drives, people moving into the west and the building of the railroad. I hope that this in not the last book in the series. Gene Engene narrated the entire series. His voice goes well with the wild frontier.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 06-26-17
    Lady M 06-26-17
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    "From Rags To Riches!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert A. Hawthorne, Jr. Baton Rouge, LA United States 04-05-17
    Robert A. Hawthorne, Jr. Baton Rouge, LA United States 04-05-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding; heart-tugging"

    Very human and believable story; narrator voice variations for each character amazing; adventure, romance, insight into history and the way people lived.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 02-25-17
    Sandra 02-25-17 Member Since 2012

    I love to multi-task with Audible!

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    "I want more!"
    What does Gene Engene bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Gene Engene is absolutely perfect for the male characters in this book. No-one else could bring out the subtleties of the cowboy like he can.<br/>The female characters... not so much LOL! He just can't pull it off. They all sound whiney, weak and helpless.


    Any additional comments?

    So sad that this is the last in the Longhorn series. I wish there was another book! It's a definite re-listen for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 06-17-13
    Lee 06-17-13

    Have been an avid reader all my life. Started with comic books and had read all Shakespeare's plays & most sonnets by 10th grade. Average reading or listening to a new book ever 2 or 3 days.

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    "Glad the series continues"

    Read first 3 books in order and enjoyed them very much, especially the descriptions of the times, places, and lives of ordinary people. Was a bit disappointed in the 3rd book ending just as the 2 brothers found each other.

    Very glad to see book 4 come out to continue the story of these 2 men and their lives together.

    Gene Engene is the perfect reader for any western. His voice characterisations and delivery are perfect.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Simi Valley, CA, United States 04-17-15
    Amazon Customer Simi Valley, CA, United States 04-17-15
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    "The Longhorn Series"

    Book 4 of the Longhorn Series is the conclusion of this story. It mainly focuses the families. With death of the older brother's best he contradicts his younger brother for a visit in Colorado. Which is quite a trip by horseback in 1873-1874 from Southern Texas. This book deals with the adventures of trip. I would like to see Dusty Rhodes write an updated version of this series. I would recommend this series to anyone who is a western fan. A very good read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joe SISSONVILLE, WV, United States 08-03-13
    Joe SISSONVILLE, WV, United States 08-03-13 Member Since 2017
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    "OUTSTANDING SERIES"
    What made the experience of listening to Longhorn IV: The Family the most enjoyable?

    WHAT A COMPLETE STORY THEY ALL COME TOGETHER THE RESEARCH WAS SPOT ON. PERFOMANCE BY GENE ENGENE OUTSTANDING SPOILER ALERT THEY FAILED IN THE MATH SECTION NUMBER DO NOT MATCH


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ken 09-12-12
    Ken 09-12-12
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    "Longhorn Series"
    Where does Longhorn IV: The Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This longhorn series got me into audiobooks


    What about Gene Engene’s performance did you like?

    Gene Engene was really good at the western voices


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with what Jean from Santa Cruz said in his review, hope there is a book 5

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    marie 10-27-14
    marie 10-27-14
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    "loved the longhorn series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    really enjoyed this series ,great stories and nice relaxing listen would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a cowboy style book , they keep you listening right to the end and well written,


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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