Check Coker’s multiple 5 star ratings on Amazon:
Kindle Customer rated 5 out of 5 stars:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope to find more of this author’s books. I love books with plots unlike any I’ve read before, that portray a times and ways of life I’ve never imagined. Strong main character with strong sense of honor and doing the right thing regardless of what anyone else thinks and having the skill and smarts to live his life as he chooses.
Love this book!
DebR rated 5 out of 5 stars:
I don’t generally read fiction, but I’m glad I made an exception for this series.
This book starts slow, but it keeps picking up steam. Between following his quest to rescue his grandchildren and reminiscing with him on his youth and life as a mountain man, Coker Owen Ford is a character of which you, “jest cain’t git inuff.” I finished this book and jumped right into it’s sequel, “Coker, The Last Switchback.”
Now, I’d really like to see a biography of the author, who obviously knew the history and the locations he mentioned in the books and had to know something about overcoming rough times and obstacles, too.
A Worthwhile Read!
Shaun Kelsey rated 5 out of 5 stars:
Very authentic story that reflects the Colorado/New Mexico/Oklahoma during the turn of the 1800/1900 centuries. The language used is authentic and the places accurate in their descriptions. Very well done and a good read.
Bill rated 5 out of 5 stars:
Absolute wonder story. I got the books as a Christmas gift one year….. I’m not a reader at all…maybe three books in my life. I got home that Christmas night and opened the first book to try and read a chapter….. I couldn’t put it down….finally put it down about 5 in the morning……… didn’t want to quit reading …….and barely did until both were read….NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE
Coker: A Mountain Man’s Story by Wesley Arlin Brown is a gripping adventurous tale set in 1906. This is the story of Coker Owen Ford, who thrived all his life in the Wild West. He and his partner Rufe are living a quiet life in the wilderness of Aspen Hill. Then, one day, a letter arrived for him from his daughter seeking help to save his grandchildren. Immediately, he leaves his mountain home and travels to Oklahoma to rescue them. It was not an easy task, but he is determined. With his iron might and unshaken will, he embarks on an adventurous mission. Will he survive and rescue his grandchildren or perish?
Coker Owen Ford is a one-man army. He lives a calm life in his secluded cabin up on the hill. The wilderness has changed him over the years. He has merged his soul with the surrounding wilderness. When that letter arrived, his whole life was changed suddenly. We get to know the sadness he hides from the outer world. What can we expect from a mountain man of seventy years old? Quite a lot, actually. He surprises us later in the story with his intelligence and determination. We will only know his true character when his journey comes to a full circle in the end.
The story is an expression of human emotions. Coker is a hard mountain man on the outside but he is full of compassion, love and empathy. The author introduces this side of him as layer by layer. His love for the family is unshakable. He will go to a great extent to serve justice. Yet, he has the wisdom to find his own path.
The storytelling is pitch-perfect in this tale. Every scene is described in its minute details. Reading this story was like watching an adventurous movie on the screen. The added touch was in the dialogues. The local dialect blends with the story perfectly.
Overall, this is a fantastic adventure tale that will entertain and give a pleasant reading experience.