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On his Texas hill country ranch, Nabal Cabeza de Vaca is master of all he surveys, but David Smith is running for county judge, and he has designs on Nabal's wife and his cattle and all that he owns. 

A familiar saga about taxation, lechery, and covetousness of Biblical proportions!

©1993 Aya Katz (P)2017 Aya Katz

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Loved it

Very intriguing. Hard to stop listening. Great narration. The singing was great also. Highly recommend

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Enthralling! Must listen!!

What made the experience of listening to Vacuum County the most enjoyable?

The narrator used an array of nuanced character voices to reflect a detailed and diverse universe with idiosyncratic and unusual characters. The scenarios are so weird and yet so realist that the story, much like the county, sucks you in and keeps you there, pondering the whys and wherefores.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Verity. Enjoy her quirky internal voice in the first person sections.

What about Kelly D Clear’s performance did you like?

Distinct character voices and accents make this vivid small county come to life. Natural and direct storytelling! Very compelling and easy to listen to. The musical performances included within the story were also a pleasant surprise.

If you could rename Vacuum County, what would you call it?

I like the title... but maybe Power and Posession?

Any additional comments?

Intriguing and very well written and performed. Well worth the listen. Gets you thinking about the role of judicial and political systems and the influence they have over our lives.

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Quirky fun!

Like Twin Peaks or a relative with a personality that defies description, this story is as compelling as it is eccentric. I loved Mr. Clear’s narration. The fact that he really can sing and play guitar is delightful- and the fact that he can master all of the various male and female voices with their widely varied accents is quite impressive! Enjoyable!

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