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Publisher's Summary

J.C. Holderfield brought law and order to the lawless frontier of Texas in the mid-eighteen hundreds and became known far and wide as “The Town Tamer.” His reputation for cleaning up a town was backed up by his fast gun and made him sought after by the law-abiding citizens and feared by those that would prey on them.
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By Jean on 06-03-13

A great story of building the west

Dusty Rhodes is making a name for himself as a western writer who tells a story like the old-fashion stories tellers of the past. This in many ways is a story of a young boy's growth and development into manhood, it also could be called a love story. It is all this wrapped into a fast moving action western with Texas history wrapped into it. I thought the name sounded familiar then remembered J.C. Holderfield was the town marshal in the Littlejohn family series. Was nice to learn about Holderfield and how he ended up the town marshal in the town where the Littlejohn's lived. I listened to this all day while on my walk, doing house chores, gardening and exercise, felt I never wasted a minute of my reading time. Don Ranson did a good job narrating the story, loved his deep baritone voice, it just seem perfect for the story. It is a shame more people no longer read westerns, there is more to a good western than people think. Give the book and genre a try.

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By Joe Starks on 03-30-13

Westerns are my thing.

What made the experience of listening to The Town Tamer the most enjoyable?

The story,action and plot was outstanding in my opinion. Mr. Rhodes wrote a fine novel which was to my taste in this story. The main character was quiet a character. I looked forwarded each night before I retired to listing again to a few chapters, but I did not want to put my Kindle away. His story kept my instrest from begining to end. I would purchace other books by him and be quiet assured that I would be satisfied with them.

What other book might you compare The Town Tamer to and why?

I have not found such a book on the same line dealing with such a charcter as his (J. C. Holderfied) and the accomplishments he had for such a young boy.

What about Don Ranson’s performance did you like?

I was very inpressed with MrRanson's naration of this novel. For his adaption of voice's I must say he did more than a good job. He narated voice's for quiet a few characters and was good at it. I was most impressed at how he never mixed up voice's for each. He appeard to have a deep voice, but he could change it to each and remember how each sounded never forgetting who was whom. Kudos to him for a job well done.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by the way he treated his love one and put her above all.

Any additional comments?

Even though Mr. Ranson did a nice job I believe the audio would have been much inproved with the right sex speaking the naration. That is why I gave this book only 4 star rating.

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