©2004 Dusty Rhodes; (P)2005 Books in Motion
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"....steaming hot cup of coffee.....folded his tired body into a chair....". I really enjoyed the narrator's voice and intonations. I feel like the narrator authentically knew the language of 1870's American West. Story was good with a satisfying ending. My favorite by this author and narrator is "Manhunter". I recommend "Shooter" but I highly recommend "Manhunter"
"Good western and great reader"
It is a nice historical fiction western. Everything you need, guns, outlaws, adventure, horses, and a woman.
I've have been a fan of Gene Engene since the 1980's. He has the ability to make a bad book great.
"A good story"
I have enjoyed Dusty Rhodes books because he has no foul languages and overt sex scenes, he just tells a good story. The story in this book is a common theme for westerns. Johnny Shooter's family is killed by outlaws, he goes after them and kills them. He then is arrested found guilty and sentence to hang. In steps Judge Isaac Parker and releases him and makes him a U.S. Deputy Marshall and sends him out to catch or kill the bad guys. If he last 6 month the Judge will pardon him. Seems simple but Rhodes weaves and action packed story with some humor and love interest. Makes an easy listening story to make a change of pace from heavier reading or a busy life. Gene Engene voice is perfect for the narration of a western.
"Great western book."
Great, Action, and exciting.
Riders of the purple sage.
Follows same characters all through the book,
and keeps you rooting for them.
Judge Parker. To find out if it bothered him to hang all those men.
Gene engene is a great reader, and everyone should read all of Dusty Rhodes books.
You will have hours of wonderful enjoyment.
"More "Latte" than "Cowboy" Coffee."
Characters rather 2-D, sterreotyped western. I couldn't find Clint Eastwood (Hang 'em High) anywhere in this book. As an 'Oater' it was 'good enough' and the Narrater was OK, too. I'll try some more Rhodes books, but not this winter. It seems more like a warm weather book to me.
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