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Bum Steer

Blanco County Mysteries Book 9
Narrated by: Robert King Ross
Series: Blanco County, Texas, Book 9
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins

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After a young woman and a bull are found dead in a dark pasture, Blanco County game warden John Marlin is asked to assist with the investigation. Was it a case of rustling gone wrong? Or maybe a prank turned deadly? Marlin hopes the woman's boyfriend can shed some light on the situation, but he's nowhere to be found. Is he on the run or did the woman's violent brother take matters into his own hands? Marlin and a special investigator - an old flame from his college days - join forces to see past the bull and discover the truth.

©2015 Ben Rehder (P)2015 Ben Rehder

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-03-2016

Please please please bring back Jonathan Davis!

Got hooked on series when Jonathan Davis was the reader. The current reader, RK Ross, just does accents. Davis brought characters to life. This book another fun story from Rehder. All the fun and nuance ruined and lost by the reader.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 16-08-2020

Bum Steer

A bit disappointed in Phil's characters and lack of integrity in college and now. You Don't date exs or bff of exs- period. It's tachy and man/girl code unless you have no morels like a gutter snipe. I don't care how good she is at her job. that's just wrong!! Iove the last phone call explaining how involved each person was. Sorry but I was hoping for a fatality with her!!! I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job with voices and expressions.

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  • Fred
  • 17-02-2016

Narrator does not serve Rehder well

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

In print yes not audible

What other book might you compare Bum Steer to and why?

Any Rehder book. Sharp funny.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He makes the law enforcement officers sound slow and stupid

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

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  • Katie Glass
  • 08-10-2015

Great book in a fun series!

What did you love best about Bum Steer?

Enjoyed the return of familiar and fun characters. Can never guess where these books are going.

What about Robert King Ross’s performance did you like?

Narrator did a fantastic job.

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

Book kept me occupied while working out. Made my workout time fly by!

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  • Roger Beery
  • 14-09-2015

Great Fun Read - Awful Narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Bum Steer to be better than the print version?

Go Print... Ben Rehder always offers up a fun read with great characters and Bum Steer is no exception. However narrator Ross makes the characters sound inane and stupid.

What did you like best about this story?

The Blanco County series is always a trip home for me...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Blanco Texas is a hour from Austin but narrator Ross makes these folks sound like silly hillbillies. The character voices sound like parodies of Captain Kirk, Bob Dylan and southeastern hillbillies. The females especially sound absurd with breathy voices and extended vowel pronunciations that no one from Texas uses.. Bring on a narrator that "talks Texan"

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  • Julie
  • 20-09-2020

You won't be steered wrong by getting this book

I enjoyed this book. I found it easy to follow, despite having a number of story lines and jumping from character to character as the story unfolds. This is book nine and is a good example of why the series is still going strong and fans keep returning to Blanco County. With the authors unique sense of humour and understanding of the characters the story hooks you from the start and you never know where the story will end up. The characters are always entertaining and colourful and you can always count on certain ones to cause or get into trouble but at some point there luck has to turn, right? Not sure why the main character of John Marlin hasn't applied for the deputy job because he does more investigating for the sheriff than he does being a game warden but it still works. Off to start the next book. Game warden John Marlin is called in help when a woman's body is found under the dead body of a bull. Was she trying to steal the owners cattle? A prank gone wrong? Or just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? The only person who might be able to shed some light on the death is the victims boyfriend but he has gone missing, despite his truck having been seen in the area several times. Why is he staying in the area? Staying with family or just hiding from the dead woman's violent brother? Can John find out what really happen the night she died? Meanwhile poachers Red and Billy Don are having there own problems as they get ready to go to Vegas to win it big at the black Jack tables. It seems someone has it out for Red and is taking pot shots at him. What could he have possibly done now that would make someone want to kill him? Red and Billy Don set there own trap to find out and capture more than they were bargaining for. I like the narrator and have grown use to his delivery of the story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.