The Texas Rangers

  • by Mike Cox
  • Narrated by Jonathan Hogan
  • 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mike Cox, journalist and Texas Ranger grand master, recounts enthralling tales of men who proudly wore the silver Lone Star - once hand-carved from the Mexican five peso. Whether facing Indians, banditos, or Yankees, TexasRangers earned a reputation for being some of the most formidable lawmen in U.S. history.


What the Critics Say

"[A] lively, enlightening history." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Like reading case reports

Unfortunately, this book reads like a series of case reports. There isn't much background to most of the incidents described, so you feel like you've gotten the facts, but not much of a "story".
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- Planetary Defense Commander

A good read

Cox tells a compelling story, and seems to have done his research in a thorough fashion. I'd have wished that he had more stories about John Coffee Hays, but I guess there is just not enough space for everything.

The reader did well to weave a fair amount of Texas sounding vowel sounds into the narrative without overdoing it. I could quibble about his pronouncing Bexar, but that would just be whining.

I'd highly recommend this audible book to anyone interested in this period of Texas history.
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- Dolores

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books