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  • Author:
    Robert B. Parker,Titus Welliver,Robert Knott
  • ISBN:
    030798933X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0307989338
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    Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (January 8, 2013)
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Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse was an entertaining western novel about a train robbery gone awry. I listened to the audio version, performed by Titus Welliver, who was simply wonderful. The story is pure Western Romance.

Robert B. It features U. S. Marshal Virgil Cole and his deputy sidekick Everett Hitch, who narrates the story. Apparently, this is part of a series featuring these two characters, as indicated by their past history with the villains.

Screenwriter Knott effortlessly handles the nonstop plot complications, doesn’t bother to create actual characters and comes a cropper with the laconic dialogue he supplies for Virgil and . Robert b. parker's revelation. parker's blackjack.

Screenwriter Knott effortlessly handles the nonstop plot complications, doesn’t bother to create actual characters and comes a cropper with the laconic dialogue he supplies for Virgil and Everett, who sound like parodies of the strong, silent types Parker created. Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 2013. parker's bull river.

Written by Robert Knott, narrated by Rex Linn. A Cole and Hitch Novel. Expecting Titus Welliver to narrate. What did you love best about Robert B. Parker's Bull River? Familiar characters. Narrated by: Rex Linn. Series: A Cole and Hitch Novel, Book 6. Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins. What did you like best about this story?

Narrated by Titus Welliver.

Narrated by Titus Welliver. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership. Parker’s legion of fans will be thrilled with Ironhorse. Robert Knott, co-writer of the screenplay for Appaloosa-Bob’s remarkable western-has penned the next great saga featuring itinerant lawmen Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole. Knott’s new novel reads just like vintage Parker and the storyline crackles with all the excitement and humor of what is a perfect continuation of the Hitch/Cole series. Parker fans are going to love it! -Ed Harris, Academy Award-nominated actor. Knott effortlessly handles the nonstop plot complications.

A richly imagined novel of the Old West, as spare and vivid as a high plains sunset, from one of the world's most talented performers. It was a long time ago, now, and there were many gunfights to follow, but I remember as well as I remember anything the first time I saw Virgil Cole shoot. For almost forty years, Robert B. Parker's inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. The extraordinary new Western from the New York Times- bestselling author, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Автор: Knott Robert Название: Robert B. Parker& Ironhorse: A Robert B. Parker Western Издательство: Random . Описание: This book offers a new approach to the study of religion in the West based on a spatial analysis of religious-secular relations

Автор: Knott Robert Название: Robert B. Parker Western Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация: ISBN: 030798933X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307989338 ISBN: 0-307-98933-X ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-307-98933-8 Обложка/Формат: Compact Disc Дата издания: 0. 1. Описание: This book offers a new approach to the study of religion in the West based on a spatial analysis of religious-secular relations. It locates religion within the social, cultural, and physical spaces of the present using a method informed by contemporary spatial theory, particularly the work of Henri Lefebvre. Parker’s works cannot be listed without mentioning the Spencer series. Others include Sunny Randall series, Jesse Stone series and Cole & Hitch series. The Godwulf manuscript is the first book in the Spencer series. It wit-fully introduces Spenser who happens to be a private detective based in Boston. Spenser gets hired by the president of a certain university. His task is to recover a stolen medieval manuscript whose historical importance far outweighs its value in terms of money. He is tipped to investigate a certain Student group which falls high on the suspect list.

For years, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have ridden roughshod over rabble-rousers and gun hands in troubled towns like Appaloosa, Resolution, and Brimstone.  Now, newly appointed as Territorial Marshalls, they find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories.  Their first marshaling duty starts out as a simple mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border, but when the Governor of Texas, his wife and daughters climb aboard with their bodyguards and $500,000 in tow, their journey suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.The problem is Bloody Bob Brandice.  He and Virgil have had it out before, an encounter that left Brandice face-down in the street with two .44 slugs lodged in him.  Now, twelve years later on a night train struggling uphill in a thunderstorm, Brandice is back – and he’s not alone.  Cole and Hitch find themselves in the midst of a heist with a horde of very bad men, two beautiful young hostages, and a man with a vendetta he’s determined to carry out.

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A New Voice in a Continuing Saga

Having read all of Robert B. Parker’s “Spenser” detective novels as well as his “Cole and Hitch” Westerns, I turned with anticipation to “Ironhorse,” the first continuation of Parker’s Western series now being written by Robert Knott. It may be unfair to simply say that I was disappointed, although, sadly, I was. Knott does a workmanlike job of telling the story of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, now territorial marshals, riding the rails and blazing away at bad guys as they protect the governor of Texas and his family. Many of the themes of the old novels, including Virgil’s troublesome girlfriend Allie, are dutifully revisited. But the pacing and texture never quite measure up, and the voice – the flat, laconic tone that Parker mastered beyond comparison – is jarringly different. “Ironhorse” may be entertaining enough to pass the time, but it is overly complicated, stilted, and fussy, and never captures the stark beauty that made the original “Appaloosa“ a joy to read.
Androlhala
Cole and Hitch are lawmen that track down desperados of all sorts through the Old West and they seem to know the vast territories as well as a modern detective may know his city. I enjoyed the clipped short and sparse sentence talk of Cole a real no nonsense man. They are both skilled with the guns , fearless and ready for actions and even outnumbered they know just how and what to do with surgical aplomb. As a history person I enjoyed being transported to this era just to see the routines of daily life and living. The banter between Cole and Hitch is especially entertaining. Knott's ability as a writer and story teller seems to be questioned by other reviewers. I suppose Parker is hard to emulate as an author of the genre but I found the story and "the telling" very entertaining.
Drelahuginn
While reading this on my Kindle, I was struck by how chatty Virgil has become. He comments on anything and everything, and appears to be morphing into "Spenser". Sadly, this series has not survived the passing or Mr. Parker. Dialog is off, there are profanities and obscenities that are out of character (and wrong for the period), and the magic is gone. It's still an entertaining read, but nowhere near the quality of its' predecessors.
Mopimicr
As a fan of the Cole and Hitch series I recently purchased and just finished reading this 374 page hardcover book (Robert P. Parker’s Ironhorse by Robert Knott) and loved it.

In this western tale Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are newly appointed territorial Marshals whose first assignment seemed a simple one at first. They are to escort Mexican prisoners to the border; however, it is not long before this turns into a complicated and blazing guns situation involving the governor of Texas, his wife and daughters and some of the most ruthless pack of killers they have ever faced. What started out as a train robbery becomes much more bloody.

This novel is packed with various unusual and strange characters and has a plot involving money and land. I never give away too much information when reviewing a novel because I never want to spoil the story for the reader.

If you like westerns and you are a fan of the Cole and Hitch series this is a book you will enjoy reading. There are plenty of shoot-outs and other action in this book. I loved it.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most combative systems)
Agrainel
There are moments of reality in "Ironhorse" but they are few and far between. Instead of being rich in western character-- it reads sort of like a Bruce Li movie-- with lots of dead bodies left tossed about-- over-the-top action-- While this plot might have worked for a movie (a lengthy runaway train sequence with good guys shooting at bad guys from car to car) instead it bogs down with TOO MUCH ACTION and not nearly enough characterization.

The author attempts to emulate Parker's dialogue driven characterization in places, but trips and falls over his own shoelaces, landing facedown in a lemon meringue pie,. In other words, his attempts to put words in the mouths of Parker's characters and demonstrate attitudes are nothing short of embarrassing.

In between those failed attempts to demonstrate the characters' affinity for short speech or trying to learn big words, etc. the heroes rush into train car after train car, house after house, room after room, as if they were a wild west SWAT team-- called to action over and over and over.. and they face a literal ARMY of bad guys.

One of the worse westerns I have ever read, and I have read plenty.
Sirara
The new author who has taken Robert B Parker's place, it appears, tried hard but missed the mark. The banter between Virgil & Everett is lost. I have read the first 4 books an enjoyed period language an yup nope language. He also used current terms in his deceptions that are not part of the period for the story. This is the last book in this series I will read. It has happened in every one Parker's series the replacement author does not seem to have understanding of the original books. Mint want to read them!