5.0 out of 5 starsCan Horses Cry?
February 1, 2013Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
My husband's dad told us about this book. Since we have lived in Rawlins knowing the places Mr. Paul talked about it was interesting. Because of our love for horses it was a moving experience. Hoping it never happens. We see wild horses between Green River and Rock Springs. Also on our way to Rawlins we see the Red Desert herd. They are so beautiful out there it reminds you of the beauty of them. I just hope nothing like that ever happens cause they are part of the wild west and should always remain there so everyone can enjoy. I'm hoping my husband will read this book. I would love to hear what he says about it. I am planning on telling others about this book this includes our 2 sons. Keep up the good work. Hoping to read more of Mr Paul's books soon.
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5.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyable exciting read
July 16, 2010Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
"Can Horses Cry?" held my interest from the very first page. Having grown up in Wyoming, I could feel what Bailey Calhoun was feeling about the horses and wanting to catch the guilty and bring them to justice. It was easy for me to be able to see what Bailey was seeing. The author did a great job of pulling the reader into the story.
I really hope Mr. Paul continues writing, as I am sure I would enjoy his future works as much as I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Good Job!!
5.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyed this book
July 28, 2013Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I enjoyed Can Horses Cry. I liked the rural setting, the down-to-earth characters, and the mystery of the story. This was an easy and entertaining read. I would definitely recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 starsCan Horses Cry?
March 26, 2012Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I enjoyed the book very much. Quite descriptive of the country and an ending that caught me by surprise. Will buy the next book from the author.
5.0 out of 5 starsCan Horses Cry?
July 9, 2010Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This is a book I really enjoyed. Being brought up in this area, I could really relate to the descriptions of the country. A great book, with believable characters, and I think I know who Bailey is based on. Buy it, you'll love it!
5.0 out of 5 starsMidwest Book Review
May 4, 2004Format: Paperback
With his first book, Stephen Paul gives readers a story that needs to be a movie. Set in modern day Wyoming, the author drew me into his milieu from page one and kept me there throughout.
Bailey Calhoun is a Bureau of Land Management investigator, ex-marine, and ex-cop with a temper. Life has him by the short hairs. He's sick of the system, courts, lawyers, and the stock market has eaten his savings alive. Except for his wife Dana, he has more compassion for animals than he does people. When herds of wild horses turn up slaughtered, shot from a distance for no apparent reason, Bailey goes on a rampage. He drinks too much; his job and marriage hang in the balance; but all he can think about is catching the scum responsible for killing horses.
Bailey loves his Wyoming home, the high plains and mountains and their wide open feel, the wild horses roaming free. When Dana leaves him, he channels his suffocated emotions into rage at a world gone beyond his control. His investigation reveals conspiracy and corporate greed at its worst. One shocking revelation after another threatens everything he holds dear, including the lives of Dana and his friends. Bailey vows to bring the bad guys down, or die trying.
The characters are well developed and believable, the sense of place first rate. Can Horses Cry? is a fine first book. Bring on another, Mr. Paul.
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5.0 out of 5 starsCan Horses Cry?
February 10, 2004Format: Paperback
Can Horses Cry is a tight knit mystery that caught my attention from the start and held it through to the end. The author drops the reader into the rugged Wyoming terrain and keeps him there throughout the whole story with vivid descriptions of the landscape and weather. The story unfolds at a rapid pace and seems to move of its power taking the reader with it. This is a must read for those infatuated with the rugged and still untamed open spaces of the American West. I recommend it very much.
5.0 out of 5 starsavery good read indeed
January 18, 2014Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
action - a page turner - well written and worth reading even a 2nd time! I recommend it - he rivals Louis Lamour's westerns
5.0 out of 5 starsVery enjoyable read
April 29, 2014Format: Kindle Edition
The story line flowed with a consistency that never allowed me to lose interest. Knowing the town and surrounding area, the facts were spot on and descriptions brought life to the story. I highly recommend this book not only to western lovers but all crime story readers.
5.0 out of 5 starsa great read -- short stories to fill a few minutes or all evening
May 17, 2014Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
often unexpected -- always well written and hold attention
these stories are well worth the investment of time and take us away from ourselves as all good books are meant to do
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read, love all the twists and turns.
June 7, 2014Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
My favorite author (I know, I am a bit prejudiced, but would buy this guy's work even if I didn't share his home.) His wicked, twisted tales never cease to amaze me, and his imagination knows no bounds.
3.0 out of 5 starsWestern Tales for Unsettled Nights
April 26, 2015Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
It was ok. Some of the stories were good but others left you hanging wanting to know more. I will have my husband read them and see what he says about the book.
5.0 out of 5 starsI love this book
August 4, 2015Format: Paperback
I love this book! Anytime I have an "Unsettled Night" I pick up this book which is always by my nightstand and turn to one of the many amazing short stories which are just the right length to ponder upon before helping me get to sleep. I love the twists, and the mysteries, and the surprises! Very clever and well written!
5.0 out of 5 starsgreat stories with surprising endings!
May 23, 2014Format: Kindle Edition
I have enjoyed Steve's writing for many years now and I look forward to his next book and stories! Steve writes with flair that keeps you on edge and anxious to to continue! I would recommend anyone who likes the short story or a good novel to read Steve Paul's work!
5.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyed Almost A Hero so much that we ordered Western ...
January 8, 2016Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Enjoyed Almost A Hero so much that we ordered Western Tales and Can Horses Cry. Looking forward to reading the Gunfighter. Steve Paul has a way of weaving the story to keep you interested and wondering what's next.
5.0 out of 5 stars... read most of Steve Paul's books and I have enjoyed all of them
June 22, 2016Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I have read most of Steve Paul's books and I have enjoyed all of them. But I think that"Almost A Hero" is the one I have enjoyed the most! I started reading it and read straight through. It's a great story and great reading! Glen W
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Read
September 4, 2016Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Enjoyed the book very much. Mystery keep me reading. Enjoyed the characters and the interaction. Surprise just keep coming. I have read two of his books and will go get more. Kay F
5.0 out of 5 stars... I would find it hard to say one is better. He does a great job of weaving a ...
December 9, 2017Format: Kindle Edition
I've read all 4 of Steve's books and I would find it hard to say one is better. He does a great job of weaving a tale and about the time you think you might be able to solve the mystery he introduces a new twist. Great Stories
5.0 out of 5 starsA Real Twist!
March 26, 2019Format: Paperback
Almost a Hero grabs the reader right from the start of the story. All of the characters are well defined and interesting, causing the reader to easily follow the storyline. The story is intriguing, creates a "what happens next" interest, and is a very easy read. I strongly recommend Almost a Hero.
5.0 out of 5 starsSo glad I read this book!
February 5, 2016Format: Paperback
Great read from beginning to end. Really liked the pace of the book. A lot of mysteries take the first half of a book to set the story up and then unravel it all too quickly at the end. This author did a good job of arousing our interest and satisfying our curiosity thru out. Having so much of this book carved from truth added a nice double layer of interest to the story. Everyone should read this book! I'll be reading more by Steve Paul.
4.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyed this book very much
April 6, 2017Format: Kindle Edition
Enjoyed this book very much. Couldn't put it down once I got into it. Look forward to Steve Paul's next book.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Read! Keeps your attention!
December 10, 2018Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
A fictitious story based on real events. Displays a knowledge of modern weaponry and the civil war in Darfur. It's fast, furious, and realistic and it's a book you don't want to put down. JC
Watch for steve's next book.