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Not every Western hero wears a white hat or a tin star. Most of them are just fighting to survive. Some of them can be liars, cheaters, and thieves. And then there's a couple of old-time robbers named Slash and Pecos...

After a lifetime of robbing banks and holding up trains, Jimmy "Slash" Braddock and Melvin "Pecos Kid" Baker are ready to call it quits - though not completely by choice. Sold out by their old gang, Slash and Pecos have to bust out of jail and pull one last job to finance their early retirement...

The target is a rancher's payroll train. Catch is: the train is carrying a Gatling gun and 20 deputy US marshals who know they're coming. Caught and quickly sentenced to hang, their old enemy - the wheelchair-bound, bucket of mean, Marshal L. C. Bledsoe - shows up at the last minute to spare their lives. For a price. He'll let them live if they hunt down their old gang, the Snake River Marauders. And kill those prairie rats - with extreme prejudice...

©2019 J. A. Johnstone (P)2019 Tantor

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Sash and Pecos Washed Up Outlaws Loan To Change

I do not think I can add anything more to the synopsis than was already written by The Johnston Brothers. They did a great one to draw ones attention to want to read or listen to this book. The only thing more I can add, is this story is different than any Johnson stories I have read or listened to in thebpast.

I guess I am so use to listening reading about the Jensen Clan, that I was taken back. As is all Johnston stories, it was filled with action, adequate descriptive scenes, but
was a different type of a story than I expected. I do not read the reviews, or listen to the the samples, but I do read the Aurthor's Synopsis. I must say tough, through no fault other than my own, I was surprised that it wasn't narrated by the usual, Jack Garrett, or about the Jensen' s. I have read it listen to many of them I have come across.

I have never heard this Narrator, John McClain before, but he held his own and I will add him to my list in the company of Jack Garrett as a great Natratorr. He held my attention and had a a knack for changing his voice to meet the character's voices including from male, female or even children.

I Recommended this book for only teens; however, and above because of the violence. It was nice to listen to a book without all the vulgarity.

Great story.

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Great Writer and Great Narrator

The combination of William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone as Western Novelists and John McLain as narrator, makes for some of the best storytelling on Audible. I listen to approximately 150 audible books a year and only recently started listening to Western Novels, and these are some of the best books yet. I wish that John McLain was the narrator for the Mountain Man Series as well, because he has a wide range of ability to capture the different characters. When I listen to some of the other narrators, I have to really pay close attention to the narrator to distinguish who is talking, wether it is the storyteller, a woman, a main character or sidekick...because they all sound the same. John McLain captures the emotion really well too. You can hear the humor and sarcasm when characters joke and you can hear the venom in the voice of the character when there is heated conversation.

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Good story poorly written and performed horribly I will not listen to this reader in the future no will I read any more of this series. I’m a big fan or the Johnson books can’t understand what happened

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So so but drags for awhile

The story really drags in several areas with a lot more “filler” than needed but the story itself is fine.

The Narrator has a lot of time between sentences which didn’t help so I listened to it at a faster speed (1.1-1.2) and it really sounded better all the way around