• The Family Jensen

  • The Family Jensen, Book 1
  • By: William W. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Western icon William W. Johnstone, author of the acclaimed Mountain Man series, teams with J. A. Johnstone for this tale that brings together three of his most popular heroes. Preacher, Smoke, and Matt comprise the Jensen family - three generations of legendary frontiersman. When a ruthless cattle baron brings a small army of hired guns to Preacher’s neck of the woods, it falls to the Jensens to stand tall and return fire. And they intend to fight to the last man, because the Jensens never back down from a fight.

©2010 William W. Johnstone (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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Excellent western

What made the experience of listening to The Family Jensen the most enjoyable?

I now own the first two of the family Jensen. They are easy listening with good plot line.

What other book might you compare The Family Jensen to and why?

These compare to Lamour only better in my opinion.

Which scene was your favorite?

Good from start to finish.

Who was the most memorable character of The Family Jensen and why?

Preacher. Inside every man is a boy who wanted to be a crotchety old mountain man.

Any additional comments?

You won't regret the purchase.

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Not Bad... a little corny in parts

Would you try another book from William W. Johnstone and/or Jack Garrett?

Possibly. Not sure about the others in the series. It was good enough I might try 1 more.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Not a bad book, just not as good as I had hoped. It was very close to being a really good book except it was a bit corny and too predictable in parts. I also didn't care for the way it jumped around. Was ok for a "time passer"

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Helluva book

Great read. The Smoke Jenson series are my absolute favorite westerns. This one keeps you hanging on so you can't stop listening. Highly recommended for all Western readers.

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Outstanding!

What did you love best about The Family Jensen?

This is my first time listening to this series. Wow! I really enjoyed it. Keep my interest to the end. I am excited to start the next book in this series. I have been looking for some good westerns. This really fits the boot!

Which scene was your favorite?

All the gun play.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jensen - It's in the name!

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Great Book

What did you love best about The Family Jensen?

It was basically three stories tied into one of Preacher, Smoke and Matt and their interaction with the Chief.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Preacher, How could you not love Preacher

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It made a long trip short.

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Great

This book is a great listen. I enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop until it was finished. A great book. I highly recommend.

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Always entertaining.

Never boring. Can't wait for the next book!
It's not only entertainment but informational about old ways.

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This series just lost my interest.

Loved the two characters in the first book but by the time I got to this book, the banter between them just wasn't interesting. Story became predictable

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Great Book

Loved the book,didn't want to lay my tablet down. Can't wait to start the next.

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The Author seems to have gotten lazy. This book was written for the low intelligence reader.

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