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This was wartime and men lived and died fighting their enemy...and sometimes they died fighting each other. Cole looked at the men, raised his hand, and said in a voice loud enough for everyone in the room to hear, “Don’t do it, boys. Sturman was a yellow cur, and a deserter, and you don’t have to die trying to avenge the likes of him."
There were seven Indians and they were standing around two semi-naked white women who appeared to be a mother and daughter. Charlie took a deep breath and let it out slowly. Then he aimed - and fired, and fired, and fired again, repeatedly. He dropped four of the Indians before they knew what hit them. Then he charged into the clearing and shot another Indian reaching for his gun.
“My name is Charles Longstreet.” The men looked at each other as recognition set in. “You’re the Lone Jack Kid?”
The Kid smiled. “The one and only.” He pulled his hat off of his head and waved it in the air, then he gave the Rebel yell. “See you money grubbers in hell, boys.” He jerked the reins, and nudged Comet with his heals. She turned her head and leaped into the bubbling stream with water as high as the stirrups, and dashed across, splashing tendrils of water high in the air on both sides of her. It was an impressive display of horsemanship, and the toll collectors watched with grudging admiration.
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By Susan Keefe on 05-17-15
Action packed Western
What made the experience of listening to The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid the most enjoyable?
It is a brilliant Wild West adventure, with a strong storyline.
What other book might you compare The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid to and why?
I have actually read the sequel, The Lone Jack Kid: The Return on Kindle and I think it would also make a fantastic audiobook.
What does Robert Slone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Robert Slone read this story. I have read the book, however I found it lovely being read to.
Any additional comments?
Even if you are not a Wild West fan already, you will be when you’ve listened to this audiobook, which contains many of the names of legend along with a new one the Lone Jack Kid.
By PerryMartinBookReviews on 07-01-14
I have Friends in Low Places
Black horse Publishing and Audible.com present Joe Corso's "The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid"; read by Robert Slone. A book that would make a great Movie, and paints a perfect picture in your mind as you listen. Jack Longstreet had recently been discharged from the Confederate Army after completing his four years of service. Jack receives a message from his brother that he could use his assistance in Carson City, in the Montana Territory, so Jack leaves his friends and heads west.
Jack is a noble man who has no desire for violence after the War but violence seems to follow him. Being out numbered and challenged in Lone Jack, Missouri a stranger stands with Jack to make the fight fair. When Jack takes down two men before the stranger pulls his gun, a Legend is born. Jack Longstreet leaves Lone Jack, Missouri on the Horse of one of the men he killed and heads west. Jack's Adventures on his trip west to Carson City show the Honor, Passion, and Determination of the old west. Where family and friendship come before money or reputation. The troubles of Jack 's Brother require more than one man to solve, so Jack calls on his friend's from Missouri to come out west and help. The finally of this audiobook will make you want to listen to more of Joe Corso's work. This is an exciting audio book that you won't want to stop listening to once you start.