When the world as we know it falls, the New Texas Republic rises to face the harsh realities of holding civilization together one town at a time. Such is the task before Austin Reynolds, Texas Ranger, as he rides into the community of New Hope where a shifty-eyed mayor, his alluring and beautiful assistant, and a blind prophesying preacher complicate an inevitable battle against wild northern raiders. No Kinda Life is a post-apocalyptic adventure and traditional western rolled together into a riveting short novel.
Having read several post-apocalyptic stories, suspension of disbelief can be a problem. Not here. Perhaps because, as a short story (novella), the author chose not to go on long excursions of explanations of what had happened to cause the downfall of society. Perhaps too, being familiar with the geography of the setting, nothing red-flagged me as bogus to pull me from the story.
The characters are richly portrayed, the story well done. This is a very good listen.
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