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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling authors William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone capture the gritty side of the Old West with their Jensen novels. Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter is the first in an exciting new series starring Smoke's long-lost brother. During the Civil War, Confederate soldier Luke Jensen is ordered to smuggle gold out of the city - but he ends up robbed and shot. Taken in by a Georgia farmer, Luke slowly recovers. Though he plans to rejoin Smoke, a budding romance with the farmer's daughter delays his departure - until a tragic event changes everything.

©2012 William W. Johnstone (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Another Great William W. Johnstone Book

If you could sum up Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter in three words, what would they be?

Fast draw avenger

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luke, because of his protective nature towards those he cares about and his sense of honor to bring the raiders who harmed his family and killed his mom to justice.

Which character – as performed by Jack Garrett – was your favorite?

Luke Jensen

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The man too tough to die!

Any additional comments?

I really liked all he characters: the girl and her grandfather who pulled Luke from the torrent waters of the river, rising from the pouring rain, his friend who was unjustly jailed and scheduled to hang, his dad and his sister Janie, his brother Smoke and his wife, Preacher, etc. All expertly portrayed by Jack Garrett.

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Roy and Gene Are Not Dead!

I am a grown man but I love Westerns.

This is a fine example of the best of Westerns. Expect great Western entertainment. You will not be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved It!!

What made the experience of listening to Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter the most enjoyable?

Great story told in a compelling and spellbinding way.

What other book might you compare Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter to and why?

This book is good enough to stand on it's own and the rest be damned.

What about Jack Garrett’s performance did you like?

His masculinity fit the story and he brought the story to life.

If you could rename Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter, what would you call it?

Why would I?? It's a great title.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good and not as predictable as Louis Lamour

Any additional comments?

An unlikely hero that doesn't always save the day, but comes out with his integrity intact. A little more violent than Lamour, but not over the top.

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Great read and listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter to be better than the print version?

Yes, like the voices associated with the reading but do like to read and listen at same time.

What other book might you compare Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter to and why?

don't have one.

What does Jack Garrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just a little more drama I guess.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

Maybe use multiple readers, especially a woman's voice for a woman's line.

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good first book

Would you listen to Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter again? Why?

yes but am looking for the next book

What other book might you compare Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter to and why?

this book was like the other smoke jensen books

What does Jack Garrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

nice easy performance that left you involved with the story and forgetting the voice

Any additional comments?

good first book not much happened but you did get a sens
e that the next book could be special

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Not into Glorifying the Confederacy or their cause

Totally disappointed with Johnstone's obsession with the need to go on and on about the Confederate cause and writing-off, with a one or two sentences, dismissing the real cause of the war being Slavery. Instead nothing but degrading comments about "Yankees" with all his heroes being former confederate soldiers with honorable causes. I have many Johnstone's books but I could not get through all the confederate crap throughout most of the chapters in this one. I love Westerns but why do I have to read or listen to some glorification of the South and the crap about States Rights, still used by the rich today to convince the poor and uneducated it was not about slavery, human bondage and, saving slave owners.

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Enjoying this new series

I’m enjoying this (for me) new series. I have enjoyed the Smoke/Preacher series, and this one is just as good. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of these authors before, but I’m glad to have found them now. If you’re a fan of the western genre, then you’re sure to enjoy this one.

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Good Read

Good story line, easy to follow.
Jensen series spread out but easy to follow through all characters.

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Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter.

Where does Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first book of a series of I believe 4 books on Luke Jensen. I was reading Ralph Compton, Ralph Cotton, and W.R. Benton Western books. A friend of mine told me about W.W. and J.A. Johnstone Westerns and how much he enjoyed them, so I purchased this one and was not surprised.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Just about all characters were portrayed by Jack Garrett just fine.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was totally immerged in the story and hated to stop with out finishing each.

Any additional comments?

I will continue to read all the Jensen character series books. I am now on book 3. If you enjoy excellent westerns you can not past up this writers collection. Jack Garrett does a fine of narration. It is suitable for the younger generation that would like to understand how it was in the Old West.