Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Bar-room brawls. Poisonous snakes. Tumbleweed abrasions. Something called 'toe-foot'. Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all.
Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him, Albert decides to fight back - even though he can't shoot, ride, or throw a punch. Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who's tough enough for the both of them. Unfortunately, she's married to the biggest, meanest, most jealous badass on the frontier. Turns out Albert has just discovered a million and one ways to die in the West.
©2014 Seth MacFarlane (P)2014 Canongate Books Ltd
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"all round great listen well rounded story"
really easy to listen to fantastically narrated and genuinely laugh out loud funny brilliant listen!!
This audiobook was just as funny as you'd expect from Macfarlane: irreverent and sometimes crude, it brought current humour to the Wild West. It really sounded like the script of a movie, or a comedy show - as you might expect from the author - rather than containing any deeply literate prose, which was just what I wanted after a couple of heavier going books! Finished it in a few days (ps don't listen with small children around, there's not a lot of bad language, but it's often shouted!)
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