Smoke Jensen

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 371 ratings

Smoke Jensen, the Beginning Publisher's Summary

For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen.... On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war.

Smoke Jensen, the Beginning follows the Jensen clan during these volatile years, from Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood. William W. Johnstone chronicles the early years of Kirby Jensen - soon to be nicknamed Smoke - as he journeys from boyhood innocence into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man's thirst for justice. Filled with actual historical events and legendary characters, the story of Smoke Jensen's early years is a powerful, brutal and amazing American saga - the crowning achievement of America's most popular living Western writer.

©2015 J.A. Johnstone (P)2015 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Smoke Jensen, the Beginning

    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen.... On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Lady M on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • This Violent Land

    • A Smoke Jensen Novel of the West
    • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Kirby - later Smoke - Jensen has just earned his first paying job as a deputy US marshal for the Colorado Territory and is sent to the lawless town of Las Animas. There he finds a sheriff too cowardly to face the outlaw leader Cole Dawson, whose six-gun has left a lot of good men dead. Young Smoke feels no such fear. He takes Dawson down fast. Then the real fight begins. It turns out Dawson is only a cog in a crooked plot hatched by someone hiding behind the law.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not that much new

    • By Jim Scofield on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99