In the early 1870’s, the young state of Texas was struggling to survive. Its vast, undeveloped land of over 260 thousand square miles became a haven for the lawless. Murderers, rustlers and renegade bands of hostile Indians and Comanchero roamed the vast wastelands of west Texas with only a narrow river separating them from the sanctuary of Mexico. One group of dedicated lawmen stood between this element and the law-abiding citizenry—the Texas Rangers. This is the story of one of those men. Shawgo—Texas Ranger.
Award-winning author, Dusty Rhodes, was born in Eastern Oklahoma – formerly the notorious Indian Territory. Dusty grew up on stories of the old west. After retirement, he began taking down those stories that had been gathering dust on the shelves of his mind and doing what he had dreamed of doing since childhood – writing historical westerns. His first book, Man Hunter, was named the best western e-book of 2002.
CD ISBN: 978-1-60548-119-7
Read by Gene Engene
Approx. 11 Hrs. 10 CDs
Gene Engene’s vocal style and Western cadences are perfectly suited to Rhodes’s “aw-shucks-style” Western, set in Texas. As hostile Indians and Comancheros, rustlers, and murderers terrorize West Texas, Shawgo and the rest of the Texas Rangers protect the law-abiding citizens who are trying to live safe and happy lives. Engene portrays the many male characters easily and comfortably though he struggles to find a credible female voice for Hannah, the woman Shawgo saves from the Indians. Engene excels in delivering the emotional nuances that lie beneath the characters’ thoughts, words, and actions. As he reads with an enchanting drawl, listeners will imagine an old cowboy is spinning them an exciting yarn. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]