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  • Desert Lawmen

  • The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912
  • By: Larry D. Ball
  • Narrated by: Scott Carrico
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

Elected for two-year terms, frontier sheriffs were the principal peace-keepers in counties that were often larger than New England states. As officers of the court, they defended settlers and protected their property from the ever-present violence on the frontier. Their duties ranged from tracking down stagecoach robbers and serving court warrants to locking up drunks and quelling domestic disputes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only for history buffs

  • By Cody Scott on 04-18-17

No "Story" to this story.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was expecting a few antidotes from History New Mexico/Arizona LE, instead this well intentioned book is a collection of names and dates. Thousands of names and dates.

What was most disappointing about Larry D. Ball’s story?

There was not "story" to the story.

Which character – as performed by Scott Carrico – was your favorite?

Carrico did a great job, but he had little to work with.

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