Narrator: John Pirhalla
on 26 December 2016
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Western
Source: Author, Submitted
Inspired by real-life events, author K. Hamilton artfully combines the elements of a Western with the 21st century. Paths intersect and twist from Silicon Valley, to Colorado, to the wide-open spaces of the high desert of the Three Corner country of Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Three Corner Rustlers is a contemporary story featuring an estranged daughter, Carson, who is returning to her childhood home; CJ, an ex-con whose life is changed by an unusual mentor a wild mustang named Rio; plus a criminal network of cattle thieves, federal agents, and a rancher whose livelihood is threatened. The journeys of these characters are woven together in this modern-day tale to surprising conclusions.
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A modern day Western complete with cattle rustlers, mystery and deadly danger if the rustlers are discovered! Someone is stealing cows and bankrupting ranches on the three corners of Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. The rich mixture of characters makes this story well-rounded. Each character is well developed. Each character connects to the plot and others are solidified through the action.
The characters range from a waitress with a shady secret, a recently released convict with an affection for his unique wild Mustang, federal agents, thieves, a lonely old man and many more. A small group of ranch hands go out to look for missing cattle and find so much more than they bargained for!
Hamilton builds her characters with a depth that makes them realistic. Her female characters are strong although they are not the “center” of attention, she highlights them in ways that make them appear strong and tough.
Exciting to the end with more surprising twists and turns than the Rio Grande! Author K. Hamilton does an excellent job of keeping the listeners interest making this audio a unique experience. Known for her ability to make her books visual through words, Hamilton does not disappoint. There were numerous times that I felt I was on the range riding with CJ, Ryker as well as being in the center of the story with Dale, Shiloh, and others.
Hamilton is a gifted writer and her strength lies in her ability to weave a story with intricate connections that one does not notice at first. Although inspired by real events, Hamilton is the perfect author to make this book more exciting than real life.
There is a violent rape in the story.
I do enjoy Hamilton’s other books and was excited to see her demonstrate her flexibility in other genres. Excellent book! It is an awesome listen! A definite must read!
The narrator, John Pirhalla did an excellent job performing the book. He spoke clearly and with ease. His voices were well done and with enough voice to keep the attention of the listener. I enjoyed his performance and look forward to hearing more by him.
There were no issues with the audio production of this book. However, the few times they added in sound effects were not impressive – I really did not enjoy hearing a character eating.