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Deadwood

A Novel
Narrated by: J. Rodney Turner
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
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Deadwood, Dakota Territories, 1876: Legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Bill, aging and sick but still able to best any man in a fair gunfight, just wants to be left alone to drink and play cards. But in this town of played-out miners, bounty hunters, upstairs girls, Chinese immigrants, and various other entrepreneurs and miscreants, he finds himself pursued by a vicious sheriff, a perverse whore man bent on revenge, and a besotted Calamity Jane. 

Fueled by liquor, sex, and violence, this is the real Wild West, unlike anything portrayed in the dime novels that first told its story.

©1986 Pete Dexter (P)2019 Tantor

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What the hell is it with Narrators of Westerns?

This story is narrated by the poor man's Sam Elliot.
Why the hell is there a rule that a western needs to be narrated by a crusty ol' pardner?
He didn't help the fact that in the first chapter I had idea what the hell was going on - one character shooting a horse for some reason; People cavorting in a wagon. I was completely lost and couldn't take the earthy, shit-kicker drawl of the narrator any longer.

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