• The Prodigal Brother

  • Longhorn Series, Book 3
  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (423 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two brothers: one a gunfighter trying to escape his past, the other a pioneering cattle rancher. Neither knows the other is alive, both struggle to make their own way against overwhelming odds. Through death, birth, gunfights, hangings, scratching the dirt for wealth with no guarantees, hostile Indians and corrupt bandits, the chances of success are sometimes as elusive as smoke on the wind. Nevertheless, the foundation of our country was forged out of such men and women who fought all this and more to make their place in the sun and in American history.

Round 'em up: listen to another novel in the Longhorn Series.
©2007 Dusty Rhodes (P)2007 Books In Motion

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Head 'em up, mooooooove 'em out!

STORY (Western fiction) - This is Book 3 in the Longhorn series, and I must admit I have absolutely loved all three. If it's not my favorite series, it's definitely in the top two or three. Two brothers, each one thinks the other is dead. One is a successful cattle rancher in Texas, the other is an ex-gunslinger in Colorado. You will fall in love with both brothers and root for them as they navigate through the hardships of post Civil War America. It's all there -- cattle rustlers, Indians, banditos and on and on. There's never a dull moment, but there are touching moments as well. The ending of this book was so moving it made me cry, and there's still one more to go!

PERFORMANCE - Mr. Engene is the perfect narrator for this series. He has many different "western" voices he can portray, and they all will contribute to your enjoyment of the story. Some of them are a bit over the top, but it's great listening.

OVERALL - I'd recommend this series for absolutely anyone except young children. No sex or profanity. If you'd let your child watch a western on TV with Indian raids and shootouts, you can let them hear this story. Men and women alike will love this series equally. It's an easy listen and pure enjoyment! Definitely listen to them in order.

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The Prodigal Brother

Gene Engene did a good job narrating this story. I started with book one in the series and have listened in order. The story is interesting but at times I was impatient and wanted to hurry the story as the suspense was getting to me. Was interesting that one brother was a rancher the other a miner. Both were occupation that build this country. The first train ride out of Denver was interesting. Can not wait to start book four.

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Great Series

Dusty Rhodes is a wonderful author, whom I've just recently discovered. The Longhorn Series is very well written and Gene Engene gave a great performance.

Like Louis L'Amour, Dusty Rhodes has the ability to draw you into the story, to depict the characters and their surroundings without going into great detail.

The one thing I would change if I could, is the abrupt changing from one character to the other without warning. If you are not listening intently it takes awhile to realize the scene and characters have changed.

If you like westerns, you will not be disappointed, they're great entertainment.





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Keep em' coming!

As good as the first two. The anticipation with the two brothers kept me waiting and waiting to see what would happen.

Love this series- a great one for the female listeners too!

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a good read.

if you like a good western adventure well then I can sure reccomend this book.

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The Prodigal Brother

Great book.
Great author and narrator! Will continue to enjoy the series as long as it goes on!

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good reading

can't wait for the next book now I understand why my uncle owned every one of this man's books this book brought me to tears numerous times I have a brother who I found a long time ago this is an excellent reading William Johnstone sir I am very sorry to say this as much as I enjoy your books my dear sir you do not hold a candle to the wind when it comes to this Arthur

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great series..

what a great little series. i LOVE every character. the story is great..the narrator is phenomenal. hes as good if not better than dick from the jack reacher series. the narrator goes above and beyond. great author. if ur a fan of weaterns..ot sweeping sagas..or both...this is your jam!

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This is a great story, well performed; no religious profanity

This is a great story, well performed. This audiobook contains no religious profanity! My thanks to the author and editors for that.

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AMONG THE GREATEST EVER!!

dusty rhodes is the most underrated western author of all time!! another masterpiece series!! BRILLIANT