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Death Rides Alone

Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins

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Mountain Man Smoke Jensen's long-lost brother Luke Jensen is a dead shot scarred by war - the perfect formula for a bounty hunter. And he's cunning, and fierce enough to bring down the deadliest outlaws of his day....

Luke Jensen has earned this bounty, hunting down the violent man charged with murdering a preacher's daughter. The outlaw Judd Tyler confesses to many crimes, but not the girl's murder. And he tells Luke they won't reach the town of White Fork alive because a corrupt sheriff does the bidding of a cattle baron, and that man's son is the true killer. Sure enough, halfway to White Fork, Luke and his prisoner are battling for their lives, and when they finally reach town, they're greeted by a storm of bullets, betrayal, and blood. With a band of innocent travelers caught up in the melee, Luke is outgunned, surrounded, and sure of only this: his only job now is survival-by the measured, efficient, righteous killing of as many men as he can....

©2016 J. A. Johnstone (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Jstarks3091
  • 19-11-19

A long Ride Back To Montana

Luke Jensen is a Bounty Hunter. He had Just ridden into a small town, dismounted at the Saloon and was at the bar drinking a few to wash the trail dust from his throat. He was on the trail of a man that was wanted for the murder of a young Woman in Montana. She had been the Daughter of a Preacher in a Montana town. As usual a young drunk thought he had to take Luke on, but got the worst end of the fight as well as his two pardners. Before he got settled in a hot tub and eaten, he would have killed five men and now was having supper with the Marshall. The life of a Bounty Hunter is not easy he told the Sherrif. The Marshall asked him why he didn't just bring them in dead? It was much easier and that is what most other Bounty Hunters did. He told the Marshall that he never killed a man unless he had too. It was their choice. Luke said he had put many men in prison, many held a grudge and some when seeing him, tried to take him out.

This prisoner was a young man, but Luke was after all was a Bounty Hunter and he had a price on his head so he was taking him back to stand trial. Montana was a long way away on horse back and Luke might just be in for more than he asked for.

I have read or listen to many of the Johnstone's Brother's Western stories and never been disappointed.
This is the first time I heard the narration of this man, Curly Snow, but the Johnstone's seems to have different narrators for his books. Mr. Snow did a excellent job too. He isn't one of those deep breathers with every sentence he reads, which I don't care for.

For a nice enjoyable Western story with some action I recommend this book. This story is more on the line of life in the old West giving you an idea how it was to travel across the country with a prisner, never knowing what will happen from one day to the next.

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  • 04-04-19

Difficult to listen

The narrator was horrible and extremely difficult to listen to. Go back to having Jack Garrett perform these.

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