There were a few strong men in the wild and lawless west who managed to hang onto their faith. Some were falsely accused of crimes they did not commit. Some even spent time behind bars, simply because they would not forsake their God.
Ryan Hale was found along with his young sister Melissa, in a New Mexico desert, after their parents were brutally murdered by a band of Apache raiders. Sam Raines and his Indian wife, Spotted Fawn had brought then to Albuquerque and put them into the hands of a Baptist Circuit preacher. Pastor McKinley and his wife Ruth took the young orphans in. They settled in Santa Fe and began a life of service to the community and to the Lord. This is the story of a young man falsely accused, convicted and sent to Yuma Territorial Prison. What would he do when his time was up?
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I wasn't to crazy about this one .The plot leaves somewhat to be desired and just stops all of a sudden.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It was time well spent. It was a light good vs evil lighthearted western adventure.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I would of made it at least a couple of hours longer. It was like listening to an abridged version of a book. It needed more meat and development.
What didn’t you like about Howard Meadows’s performance?
I think he would of been fine for many old time western books, however his style just didn't work for my personal taste with this book.
If the book was being told first person by an old cow hand looking back at his life then his style of narration would of fit, However the hero was a young man and the old cow hand gravelly voiced style of narration just didn't seem to fit.
Also the narration sounded like a third grader reading in front of his classroom. (Though it be an old coy hand gravelly voiced third grader)
Could you see Santa Fe Sundown being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
With some editing it could be a series or movie as it it is a bit too much Christian themed to be successful for a generalized video audience.
I really don't have any one in mind for the stars although I think John Lithgow would be a good cast for the hero's preacher father.
Any additional comments?
I was a fairly good short listen but it was way to short and underdeveloped. I would feel mean to give the book only two stars, However it really doesn't come up to a full three stars. If I could I would of given it two and half stars.
There was a lot of potential to further develop the story. Too bad this wasn't done.
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So this was fun! My first Francis Louis Guy Smith book, and i wanted more! Santa Fe Sundown is just a fun , and good Cowboy book, or a Western! Santa Fe Sundown is maybe one of the best first books i read in a wile! It was what i wanted, then a bit more. So maybe 2 hrs and 37 mins is on the sort side of what i want in a book, but wow those 2 hrs and 37 mins was PURE fun. So why 4 and not 5 stars? Well, it is a not a perfect book, it is darn close, but not there yet! I think $4.86 is cheap for what you get, so if i was you i would hurry up before someone else understands how good this is, and makes it more expensive!
This also my first Howard Meadows book, and what a good man to read a cowboy book! He has the right accent, timing and just pure cowboy voice to do this! I am not sure if he could read Shakespear, but then again who would? So his voice is a bit limited, but i will say he was the right chose for this book! So full score for Howard Meadows! He reads this book like a pro, and fits this!
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