review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB × William W. JohnstoneLent book about Smoke Jensen This one begins when kirby jensen is a pre teen Kirby is a young pre teen the beginning of the Civil War and brings him p to adulthood and his name of Smoke Jensen WW Johnstone developed a great character and trained his nephew JA in the historical research to make the stories accurate and write in the style that makes them interesting books JA Johnstone is doing a great job of keeping the stories going I love all of them Hard times makes hard peopleA excellent story set in the dangerous border States of Missouri and Kansas before and during the Civil War The story sounds historically accurate and the plot ite possibly A time of evil men in both sides who raped pillage killed and destroy innocent lives Kirby Smoke Jensen was Matt Jensen s mentor and friend In this volume we have Kirby s coming of age years on a small 40 acre family farm in Missouri during the American Civil War Every legend has had its beginnings somewhere and this is Smokes Farmers in this neighbourhood had divided loyalties They didn t hold with slave owning and they disliked Federal Government interference Those who didn t sign p with the armies of the North or South drifted toward guerilla raiders the Confederates in Missouri were Bushwhackers the Union sympathizers in Kansas were Jayhawkers Famously the James Brothers rode with Brothers uantril s Raiders and thus got their start switching to banks and railroads after the war The author has Jesse James hand Smoke his first handgun carved with the initials JJ Only his father returns from the war slowly dying from wounds received Smoke is taught the art of theick draw Leaving the farm they meet p with Preacher a mountain man who teaches Smoke his trade which he later teaches his prot g Matt Knowing that the Mountain Man series stretches to 45 volumes takes some of the suspense out of their exploits The men seem to have lives than a cat This is total TRASH If you are a fan of Smoke this book destroys the image and even the innocence Of Kirby and destroys any reason to friend with Preacher A
Book Written For Thewritten for the of money and nothing else The good the bad and the gly regarding Smoke Jensen The Beginning is that it s a rewrite of the Smoke Jensen story and it s not true to the way Ere fired in Charleston harbor and Kirby's father and brother went to war Smoke Jensen The Beginning follows the Jensen clan during these volatile years from Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood William W Johnstone chronicles the early years of Kirby Jensen soon to be nicknamed Smoke as he jour. This book just seems to flow along providing just the restful but engrossing experience I want in recreational reading It s the first Johnstone book I ve read and I look forward to diving into the many books he s written I am in loveI Leaders Eat Last unhooked on the Jensen family Will be lookingp the other books about them I have known two men like Smoke and they are few and far between The characters are so well formed and I will also be looking for books about Preacher Thanks Mr Johnstone for your skill in bringing these people to life Keep p the Good Work When You Have A Good work When you have a good why mess with it For some nfathomable reason the Johnstone Clan decided to reboot the Smoke Jensen origin story They botched itThe original tale made sense and was far concise This "one rambles on and on and leaves main "rambles on and on and leaves main supporting characters scattered here and there and loose ends abound The editing is atrocious as scenes jump from one place to the other In some parts of the book a header of a month and year is provided and then hundreds
Of Pages Go By Beforepages go by before is seen again The writing is also poor Dialogue reads simplistic and repetitious This gets to the very The New Competition unusual weak characters for a Johnstone book Even Smoke reads flatter than others in the endless series Smoke s father seems to get younger as written Earlier in the book the father s dialogue is is very farmer like Later his dialogue becomes almost contemporaryrban speak The actions by the father are also one way earlier and then changes The plotting is even worse There are too many and far fetched coincidences that occur throughout the book and that euals a very Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller unlikely storyWhat bugs me most is the consistency The Smoke Jensen in this book is written differently than the other books where the character appears Same with Preacher Bottom line i don t recommend this book 2 out of 10 points I read this book some time ago It is your typical Smoke Jensen Story Yes we all know they are basically recipe books and you can predict what is going to happen next But they are alwaysick reads and entertaining But this time we get his history or as the comic books call it his secret originWe need western writers out there and should be happy that these books are being written Another excel. The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFor the first time an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and nforgiving American frontier the story behind the legend of Smoke JensenOn the eve of the Civil War Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri But in 1861 shots ,
Children of the New World uality that William wrote Thegly is that for myself and so many readers of William W Johnstone Westerns If you twisted our arm ask s who was your favorite character it would be Smoke Jensen but I loved them all eually "And Fondly Looked Forward To "fondly looked forward to releases So it s pretty asinine for his niece JA Johnstone to basically rewrite Smoke Jensen s life Oh she follows William s storyline but adds events to it that make no sense are nrealistic or believable and even contradicts Williams own telling of Smoke Smoke Jensen s the last series were I have books left to read that William wrote so I
ve been savoring reading them and holding off reading them slowly Thebeen savoring reading them and holding off reading them slowly The blunder with this book is that she could have just expanded on William s storyline in the book broke it into a volume of short stories expanded areas that William didn t originally and would have been interesting reading to add to them Or just started a totally new series mountain man seriesJA and Kensington would have kept this old diehard fan happy verse having me dedicate myself to keep reading their releases and just giving my The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard unbiasednfiltered honest review So a huge thank you to Walmart Sam s Club for making these releases so cheap for me to be able to afford to do this and A Novel Idea for the ones I purchase sed due to them having bad reviews Johnstone went back to tell the early life of Kirby Smoke Jensen and his family The story begins in 1860 1961 early life of Kirby Smoke Jensen and his family The story begins in 1860 1961 a ranch in southwestern Missouri This was a violent time and place in American historyThe book is well written and what I like best about Johnstone s books is the amount of research done to make an accurate historical novel The book is full of historical events and facts I do not feel the books are the same ality as when William Johnstone was writing them but they are still easy to read and enjoyableI read this as an audio. Neys from boyhood innocence into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man's thirst for justice Filled with actual historical events and legendary characters the story of Smoke Jensen's early years is a powerful brutal and amazing American saga the crowning achievement of America's most popular living Western writer Also available in audio at wwwGraphicAudione.
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