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Publisher's Summary

After a young woman and a bull are found dead in a dark pasture, Blanco County game warden John Marlin is asked to assist with the investigation. Was it a case of rustling gone wrong? Or maybe a prank turned deadly? Marlin hopes the woman's boyfriend can shed some light on the situation, but he's nowhere to be found. Is he on the run or did the woman's violent brother take matters into his own hands? Marlin and a special investigator - an old flame from his college days - join forces to see past the bull and discover the truth.

©2015 Ben Rehder (P)2015 Ben Rehder

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Please please please bring back Jonathan Davis!

Got hooked on series when Jonathan Davis was the reader. The current reader, RK Ross, just does accents. Davis brought characters to life. This book another fun story from Rehder. All the fun and nuance ruined and lost by the reader.

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Narrator does not serve Rehder well

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

In print yes not audible

What other book might you compare Bum Steer to and why?

Any Rehder book. Sharp funny.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He makes the law enforcement officers sound slow and stupid

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

No

Any additional comments?

None

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Great book in a fun series!

What did you love best about Bum Steer?

Enjoyed the return of familiar and fun characters. Can never guess where these books are going.

What about Robert King Ross’s performance did you like?

Narrator did a fantastic job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Book kept me occupied while working out. Made my workout time fly by!

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Great Fun Read - Awful Narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Bum Steer to be better than the print version?

Go Print... Ben Rehder always offers up a fun read with great characters and Bum Steer is no exception. However narrator Ross makes the characters sound inane and stupid.

What did you like best about this story?

The Blanco County series is always a trip home for me...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Blanco Texas is a hour from Austin but narrator Ross makes these folks sound like silly hillbillies. The character voices sound like parodies of Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan and southeastern hillbillies. The females especially sound absurd with breathy voices and extended vowel pronunciations that no one from Texas uses.. Bring on a narrator that "talks Texan"