John Ringo, King of the Cowboys (Second Edition): His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
- A.C. Greene Series
- Narrated by: Barry Eads
- Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-22-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
Regular price: $19.95
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Ringo became immersed in the area's partisan politics and factionalized violence. A champion of the largely Democratic ranchers, Ringo would become known as a leader of one of these elements, the Cowboys. He ran at bloody, tragic odds with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert - his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, and wrongly claimed by a few.
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By Robert D. Bennett on 02-15-16
Interesting topic, narration ruined the audiobook
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes, if they were interested in the history of the West
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
It is a little date heavy. Very factual, of course it is a non-fiction, but so many dates seemed to detract from the book for others traveling with me and listening to it in the car.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Very robotic sounding. Until I looked at the website I was thinking it might have actually been a machine reading it. I turned it off after a little while because it was boring.
Was John Ringo, King of the Cowboys (Second Edition): His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone worth the listening time?
No, it was boring.
Any additional comments?
I wish I would have purchased the book rather than the audiobook. The narrator was extremely robotic and made a point of "over pronouncing" the words.
The information in the book is interesting but the narrator made it so boring the other passengers in the car asked me to turn it off.
While I would recommend the book itself, I would definitely not recommend it as an audiobook due to the narrator. I've listened to a number of non-fiction audiobooks and this is the only one that I felt was not worth the money. If it was free I still wouldn't listen to it and I definitely wish I hadn't purchased it.
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