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Vengeance of the Mountain Man

Blood on the Sugarloaf
Narrated by: Jack Garrett
Series: Mountain Man (Johnstone), Book 19
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Westerns
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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The Mountain Man books are one of today's most popular Western series. USA Today best-selling author William Johnstone packs each adventure with plenty of action and danger. Rancher Smoke Jensen hoped he was through with Sundance years ago when he shot the the gunslinger's ear off. But now Sundance has gathered a bloodthirsty gang and is headed for Smoke's spread.
©1997 William W. Johnstone (P)2003 Recorded Books

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  • Jeff
  • Ferndale, WA, United States
  • 06-22-12

Another great listen, Lot's of action

I'm a big fan of William Johnstone Books. Lot's of action and really like the characters. Smoke Jensen is a great hero.

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Bloody is this one

this story seemed more violent and bloody than other stories I have enjoyed. I didn't care for the sexual violence and the end of the book had more bloody violence than I care to picture in my head.

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Sundance Meets Smoke

It seems that Smoke Jensen, the owner of the Sugar Loaf ranch outside of Big Rock Kansas, had someone in Texas that wanted him dead. The first four to reach his ranch land had tried, but failed. Before the gun fire started, Smoke said to the leader, "he thought a man should know why someone wanted him dead". The gunslinger told him " he had insulted man a in Texas and they were being paid to kill him". Instantly one of the men went for his gun. After the smoke cleared, three were dead and one threw up his hands. Smoke was going to kill him too, but the young man talked Smoke out of it. Smoke inquired who he was. He said his name was George Hampton. He knew the boy was scared and since he was young, Smoke thought, maybe had learned a lesson, so he told him " I had never killed a unarmed man in my life and there is no reason to change now. Smoke turn and walked away. Cal a youngster Smoke had with him told Hampton to get on his horse and get". The cowboy mounted his horse and wasted no time complying. Little did Smoke know, it wouldn't be the last time he would see this man.
Smoke later learned the man that wanted him dead, was named Lester Morgan, but went by the name of Sundance, when he had encountered him in Big Rock. Morgan's a young man and went by Sundance many years ago. Smoke saw him shoot a well known fast draw outlaw, Luke Nations in the back leaving the saloon in Big Rock. Smoke met him outside, put him to the ground, but didn't kill him.
He asked him why he shot Nations ? Sundance said "he wanted to be known as the man who killed the fastest gunslinger in the West, thus making him famous and feared by all". Smoke had once been a friend of Luke's and he was angry. He said "you want to be known as a fast draw?" Smoke shot his left ear off, and told him "now you will be known to all as the back shooter of Luke Nations wherever you go". Sundance never admitted he shot Nations in the back, but told everyone he beat him in a gunfight. Smoke had marked him for life and now it was payback time, for he had been unable to settle long in one place, had to keep moving, living in the run since he high failed it out of town. His life had been miserable and he wanted Smoke dead!

Everyone he had sent after Smoke failed to succeed, he realized he had to do it himself. He had to come up with a plan and hit the trail for the long trip to Smokes spread. Little did he know what he was riding into.

I have been a fan of the Johnston Brother's Western adventures for awhile and never been disappointed with his accounts of the Old West. He keeps me entertained with stories that include a lot of action, outlaws, gun fights
and etc. I imagine that was the way the eighteen hundreds were out West. There has never been a dull second in his stories.

Jack Garrett is one of the best Narrators to listen to for Western action, for he has a deep voice which complements the Johnstone Brother's stories.

Not recommended for children, truly for the mature, due to the violence and language.

On to another. As long as the Johnston Brother's write Western's, I will read or listen to them.

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Vengeance of the Mountain Man.

Looks great if I can get it so I can read th some of it!

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Sugarloaf

Would you listen to Vengeance of the Mountain Man again? Why?

yes

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

character and style. I have heard others on western audiobooks and Jack is the best I think

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violent

after Louie L'Amour these are so violent. I will not be getting any more.

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Smell the "Smoke".......

It's a hard one to swallow if you're over 8 years old. The main character, "Smoke" (I should have known better right there) calls his enemies "crap-head" and "skunk-breath", his tanned brown skin stretched tight over his bulging and rippling muscles.........yawn. And when he approaches his ranch he lets out a piercing grizzlybear roar that silences everything around him and his wife howls back like a she-wolf to let him know she's ok. Whew. I got through the first two cd's and used the remaining 5 for target practice. So watch your step when you think about buying this one.....crap-head.

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