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While Bill Gregg stole Ronicky Doone’s bay mare, Doone thanked him with a bullet in the leg.



When he discovered that Bill was desperately searching for a girl whose name he didn’t know, Ronicky’s interest was captured.



Helping him track the girl down was no real challenge for Ronicky, but rescuing her from the evil New Yorker who held her prisoner might be another matter. Bu
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Published October 15th 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1920)
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Pop
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining reading by LibriVox to pass a long drive back home from a trip to the beach.
David Bergstrom
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a Max Brand Western story set in New York City. It has all the action and romance of his other stories but takes place primarily in New York. Good, enjoyable light read.
Thom Swennes
When a stranger rides into town in a cloud of dust on a horse almost ridden to death and demands a fresh mount and directions to a nearby town, the reader settles down in his (or her) chair and prepare to enjoy a tale of the old west. This narrative is far from your typical western mainly because it soon makes its way eastward to the East River and New York City. In a time when life in the Wild West has calmed down, any self respected cowboy wouldn’t hesitate to go eastward in search of love and ...more
Carlos Abrille
The book was written in 1921, the communication style and culture was completely different to post modern times. It's was an entertaining book but clearly not realistic when you associate to western movies today compared to 1950's black and white films such as The Rifleman and compare that to Unforgiven or 3:10 to Yuma the character of the cowboy is more believable. The author in my opinion intentionally designed not the share the correspondence letters in the story which would have made more se ...more
Elisabeth
May 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Though I usually always enjoy Brand's writing, the plot of Ronicky Doone veers into the somewhat fantastical territory where he sometimes liked to go, with rather exaggerated characters. There's the nearly infallible super-criminal who has a strange fascination and hold over people, and the hero whose pure force of character, apparently, is the only thing that can topple said villain.

As is sometimes the case with his longer works, the first few chapters are pretty strong, and then the tone of th
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Michael P.
Melodramatic to the point that the dialogue is often overwrought and silly, emotionally unsatisfying, and an uneasy mixture of competent and turgid prose, this book does not have much to recommend it other than the novelty of setting most of this Western novel in New York City. Two country boys head East to rescue a maiden, and turn out to be more than a match for the city sharpies. While that is no surprise, fish usually triumph in the fish out of water stories, the story is told well enough to ...more
David
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kent Justus
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read with Max's leading off to unexpected places with characters you come to know personally.

Max leads the reader to characters bigger than life. They come to life as people we wish we knew personally. People who deal with life by taking an active part instead of just observing as it passes by. Another great read by Max Brand.


John
Jun 29, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version by Librovox. Although not using a different voice for the various characters it was well read and clearly understood.

Very well written book...good characters and some unexpected events. Most of the story takes place at locationss outside the "old west" but I recommend it to those who like western genre.
Ruby
Mar 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the Wild West to New York city Doone is a gallant knight in shinning armor aiding his friend to win the hand of a damsel in distress from The Man with the Sneer. Action-packed with guns, gambling and girls, this book is for all ages to enjoy.
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