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The Last Woman Standing Audiobook

The Last Woman Standing: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured west with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona's famous lawmen. She leaves her San Francisco home to join Behan in Tombstone, Arizona, a magnet for miners (and outlaws) attracted by the silver boom. Though united by the glint of metal, Tombstone is plagued by divided loyalties: between Confederates and Unionists, Lincoln Republicans and Democrats.

But when the silver-tongued Behan proves unreliable, it is legendary frontiersman Wyatt Earp who emerges as Josephine's match. As the couple's romance sparks, Behan's jealousy ignites a rivalry destined for the history books....

At once an epic account of an improbable romance and a retelling of an iconic American tale, The Last Woman Standing recalls the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral through the eyes of a spunky heroine who sought her happy ending in a lawless outpost - with a fierce will and an unflagging spirit.

©2016 Thelma Adams (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    MizzAbi 07-21-16
    MizzAbi 07-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    blunt and exciting. this story was captivating from the opening line. interesting story line for a frontier woman

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lana Lee Plum PORTLAND, OR, US 07-11-16
    Lana Lee Plum PORTLAND, OR, US 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Tombstones was no place for woman Mama said."

    The story of a beautiful jewish woman reaching for an adventure by moving to Tombstone AZ during the silver mining boom to marry her fiancé. This historical novel is entertaining because life in the west had characters like Wyatt Earp. Survival in the wild west for Josephine was a contest between being beautiful and learning who tells the truth. Love is sometimes blind and that can lead you down a path to hardship and betrayal. Beauty and wit saves her when she meets a lawman named Wyatt.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    barbara 08-13-16
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    "great fun"

    it was an interesting story and you wonder how much is true. Lots of fun too read or listen to. The performance was very enjoyable.

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    darlys 08-12-16
    darlys 08-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good historic fictional account of the woman who loved, and was loved by, Wyatt Earp"

    It's a story of love, but not a romance novel. Wyatt's story has been told and retold for generations, but Josie's has been left to speculation. Although this is fiction, it seems to have been well researched and stands up to most of the facts as we know them. I fact checked as I listened, and found a treasure trove of photographs, most captured by C.S. Fly the photographer and his wife Mollie, a photographer in her own right, in Tombstone. Interesting story of the woman behind the man.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth MD United States 09-30-16
    Elizabeth MD United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2009
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    "HORRIBLE."
    What disappointed you about The Last Woman Standing?

    Really just don't waste a credit. I've listened to probably 100's of books..this is just the worst of the bunch. Not sure if the reader could've save this story, but the written story is just bad. Horrible cliché statements, melodramatic and slightly trashy.


    Has The Last Woman Standing turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 09-21-16
    Janet 09-21-16
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    "Disappointed"

    Narrator was too childish. Disappointed in Josie and her inflated ego.I struggled to finish. Monotonous !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Prairee-Dawn 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    We loved this book. We were laughing and chatting about it so much that we hit rewind a few times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Sheehy Amador County CA United States 08-02-16
    Gail Sheehy Amador County CA United States 08-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Keeping closer to the true facts about the character who was no goodie two-shoes.


    What was most disappointing about Thelma Adams’s story?

    The sophomoric writing.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Foster?

    I don't think it would matter. It pained me to listen but I did suffer the entire story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Last Woman Standing?

    i have no idea.


    Any additional comments?

    This could have been a great book if the author followed what appears to be the true story of the main character and made her more real. I felt like she wrote the book to appeal to a fifth grade girl.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greensardine 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It's a zero"

    Horrible all the way around. Boring, and vulgar. Poor language. Deserves a zero.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 10-21-16
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    "Okay"
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    After looking up historical information - it seemed the voice was too sweet for the personality


    Any additional comments?

    This was historical fiction pretending to be an autobiography. The book did not fit with fact.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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