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Publisher's Summary

Ever try to fill boots a size too large?

Ever keep pace with strides too long?

Ever try to cast a long shadow?

“Bad Bobby” Trent, star high school athlete, college scholarship holder, pro-rodeo circuit rider, lived an unencumbered life. He was a man, who, by his own definition, limited his concentration to no more than eight seconds at a time - the time required to ride a bull or saddlebronc and win. He’s tough, independent, shallow, and always looking for a good time. Then his father is murdered.

Sheriff Robert Trent, was the longtime chief law enforcement officer of Lodge Pole County Montana. He was stern, fair, honest, and dependable. He tried to see the best in people, and always ready to give them one more chance. He was ambushed, shot dead at the side of the road. Set up by someone he knew. Now, rumors claim the sheriff wasn’t all that he claimed. Rumors claim he was dirty; paid off by persons’ unknown.

Slapped by reality, Bobby is determined to investigate the killing. He’s set on finding the one who did this. Only one problem, he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.

©2018 Kwen D Griffeth (P)2018 Kwen D Griffeth

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Good book despite pantomime bad guys

I grew up in an Australian country town, albeit with a university and had relatives on the land. I normally prefer espionage/crime books but I did enjoy this story of Montana, ranching and the indian culture.

The author can write and so its a shame that a 1950s romantic, cartoon like plot and characters were employed. I could put up with a simple plot but the bad guys were made about to be about as stupid as those in say "home alone" making this in the end a kids book and almost a comedy, but not a black comedy.

The hero's character and even the heroine's and the romance was well developed but other characters and elements of the plot suck. if the author aimed higher we could see a really good book. As I say i enjoyed it despite its obvious flaws. It was well read in a style that become the writing in a manner best described as old worldly.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 30-04-2019

GREAT STORY!

Wow, really enjoyed this western! Great characters, good guys & bad guys, murder & resolution.
Very nicely written and also very well narrated, I was sucked right into the story and listened in 2 days.

I'd definitely read more by Kwen Griffeth and listen to more from Paul McSorley - awesome job!
Held my interest - check it out! :)

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  • sci teacher
  • 20-04-2019

4.45/5 Great Modern Western

4.45/5 stars Cast a Long Shadow by Kwen D Griffeth narrated by Paul J McSorley

Summary: Bobby Trent takes on the task of investigating his father’s murder to clear the man’s good name. As the Sheriff of Lodge Pole, Bobby’s father had a great reputation until the very end when questions arose concerning a drug shipment discovered in the county.



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- Bobby’s attitude is typical of a thriller star. He’s innately aligned good but willing to drink hard and play hard and take out the bad guys. In that sense, he’s a tad unrealistic. Most people’s fear of consequences have them walking more of the straight and narrow.

- The romance angle is secondary and sends up mixed signals for two different women, but that’s fine. It would lose a lot of the thriller aspects if the book focused on that side.

- There’s a fun, exotic atmosphere in the book for those used to suburban or city life rather than small town western life.

- The characters filling the world are fun and pretty well fleshed out.

- The book has a nice sense of closure. There’s clear to-be-continued vibes but at least the reader gets a feeling that this arc has been closed.

- It falls into that thriller trap of don’t get too attached to any characters, except maybe the hero boy.

- About the only tie-in to the title is the last few lines of the book.



Conclusion:

Excellent modern day western.

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  • Charlene J. Goebelt
  • 17-03-2019

First Time

First time I have listen/read anything from this author. I enjoyed this book so much I put Book 2 on my wish list before I finished Book 1.

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  • Rebecca
  • 29-01-2019

Loved the book!!!

I was hooked from the beginning. The author and narrator completely sucked me into Montana and the western life of Bobby Trent. Looking forward to more!!!

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  • DM Hickman
  • 29-09-2020

"Son of Longmire"

The best complement I can give to Kwen D. Griffeth and to this book is what I said as the headline to this review. Cast a long shadow is a book I really enjoyed, it has all the great characters and the location is beautifully described.

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  • Jodene Chase
  • 09-05-2020

good story

Kept me involved until the very end. The next book in the series is on my wish list. I listen when I am working out or doing chores and both the plot and the performance have to keep me interested. I was given a complimentary copy of this book but own others by this author, all of which I have enjoyed.

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  • April H.
  • 15-12-2018

Bad Boys

Cast A Long Shadow
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I was surprised how quickly I was drawn into this novel. The characters were well defined and had interesting personalities. There was plenty of adventure, some very bad men, and plenty of historic native culture. Ï look forward to more of these books.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Paul J McSorley.



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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2021

like popcorn

I thoroughly enjoyed this 3 volume (so far) Big Sky series. Like popcorn. you don't want to quit once you start. I loved the characters, their Montana lifestyle and the insight into Native Amerucan culture. A fun read each one better than the last. I amvwaiting for the next one!

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  • Mckee
  • 07-01-2021

Cast a long shadow.

This may b my favorite of this authors books so far. The narrator did a great job also. I hope there is a sequel!

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  • Cycletrash56
  • 29-12-2020

Awesome Start to an Awesome Series

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Cast A Long Shadow - Big Sky Series, Book 1 by Kwen D. Griffeth and narrated by Paul J. McSorley. This is a great beginning to a great series. I like the descriptions of the countryside and I really like the spiritualism ideas that were portrayed. As you will see, these are consistent traits throughout the series. I will be re-listening to this series for years to come. Great narration by Paul, he is now the voice of Bobby Trent and this series. I finished all three books and now am going through withdrawal. We need more books in this series!!!

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