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The Lone Texan

A Whispering Mountain Novel
Narrated by: Linda Stevens
Series: Whispering Mountains, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (140 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Jodi Thomas’ lush prose and compelling characters set her apart as a writer of immense appeal. The Lone Texan features Sage McMurray, a recent widow whose life is about to take another unexpected turn. One would think that the loss of a husband was plenty for anyone to deal with, but then Sage is taken hostage in a robbery and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The bidder in question, however, has more than a few surprises in store.

Shhh! Listen to another Whispering Mountain novel.
©2009 Jodi Koumalats (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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Ready for Your Grandma to Read you a Romance?

What would have made The Lone Texan better?

An interesting plot would help. The plot isn't that complicated and doesn't really have a significant climax. Frankly, the story was not that interesting, and I only finished it because it distracted me while I was cleaning house. To me, it seems like authors are pushed to write and publish too fast, and their books end up reading like there was little thought invested in them. I would gladly delete the book from my library if I could just have my credit back.

Has The Lone Texan turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but it feels like it is getting harder and harder to find an intelligent romance.

What didn’t you like about Linda Stevens’s performance?

Narrator does an okay job narrating, but her voice shakes like an elderly woman, and it just sounds weird that someone who sounds like Betty White is reading me a romance. The 21 year-old hero sounded like an old woman -- it's just weird.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Deep sigh and disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I was hard to finish the novel.

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narrator made the book a struggle

if u can get past the long pauses and noninflections of the narration, this is a good book .

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Story really good, narrator sounded too old.

I love a steamy, romantic historical western and they are difficult to find. In this novel Drum and Sage don't just have sex but instead make passionate love. Furthermore, Drum was not the knuckle-dragging, reeking of an overabundance of testosterone "alpha" man I read about (and repulsed by) in so many stories these days. He is instead strong enough to be vulnerable; devoted to the woman he loves. In addition, Sage is not TSTL doormat leaving all the "saving" and important decisions to Drum. This tale was perfect for me...

...except the narrator. She was not untalented but her voice was too old for the characters she played. However, I liked the publication so much that I could overlook that her voice was miscast. In conclusion, I look forward to more of this author's works in the future.

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A perfect blend of it all...

The Lone Texan has character development driven by a well crafted plot. The romance level is perfect and not unrealistic. Neither people in 1860 Texas, nor much less today, have time to have sex all day long. When it happens it should be long, slow and well developed. That's how a romance author should write it as well. Jodi Thomas does exactly that. It's not about a constant crashing climax, but a well built campsite with thought toward provisions and the following day. The fire is sustained.

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Great book.!! Just the best of the series without

Sage and Forum's story is without a doubt the very best of the entire series. Really good narration and store of true long lasting love.

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Another Great Story

The fourth book in the Whispering Mountain series. I like this one is about newly widowed Sage McMurray. Sage is all grown up and coming back home to Whispering Mountain, going to be open her new doctor practice in the town. This is until she encounters some outlaws in Galveston on her way home. Now she does not know if she will ever get to she her beloved Whispering Mountain again.
The book is well written, I like this one the most out of the four books in this series that I have lessened too. Then main reason for this is because unlike the other three book before this one the main two characters in it have been in all the books before this one. You have gotten to know them already and there back stories. So now you get to see how they come together to get back to where they both belong.
The narrator for this book is different then the rest of the books but she does a great job with the book. The voices of the character might have changed but it does nothing to take away from the story.

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Not a strong narrator, but more than passable

Where does The Lone Texan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like the series. Hard to find historical westerns.

Have you listened to any of Linda Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I like her fine. She's not Anna Fields, but then, who is?

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Predictable

It was a cute western love story, but fairly predictible. There were a few laughs and it was enjoyable enough.