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Die by the Gun

A Chuckwagon Trail Western, Book 2
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
Series: Chuckwagon Trail Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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With one successful cattle drive under his belt, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie is on a first-name basis with danger. Marked for death for a crime he didn't commit and eager to get far away from the territory, he signed on as cattle drive chuck-wagon cook to save his own skin - and learned how to serve up a tasty hot stew. Turns out Mac has a talent for fixing good vittles. He's also pretty handy with a gun. But Mac's enemies are hungry for more - and he's hired a gang of ruthless killers to turn up the heat.... 

Mac knows he's a dead man. His only hope is to join another cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail, deep in New Mexico Territory. The journey ahead is even deadlier than the hired guns behind him. His trail boss is an ornery cuss. His crewmate is the owner's spoiled son. And the route is overrun with kill-crazy rustlers and bloodthirsty Comanche. To make matters worse, Mac's would-be killers are closing in fast. 

But when the cattle owner's son is kidnapped, the courageous young cook has no choice but to jump out of the frying pan - and into the fire....

©2018 J. A. Johnstone (P)2018 Tantor

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Rough

It's just so hard to root for a main character that is a complete idiot...
The story is fairly average, focusing on the trail cook is original, the scenes are well described, but when dumb luck is consistently the only thing keeping the protagonist alive... honestly it just gets boring.
Add to that Campbell's less then enthusiastic monotone, and it's a chore to get thru.

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Awesome informational educational Audio experience

Awesome informational educational Audio experience Y'alls William Johnstone at his best I just loved this book Y'alls