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Publisher's Summary

The West's most prominent lawmen and criminals tell their stories of fight, death, and survival.

In the romantic narrative of the Old West, two larger-than-life characters emerged as the perfect foils for each other - the rampant outlaw and the heroic peace officer. Without the villain, sheriffs would not have needed to uphold the law; and without the sheriff, villains would have had no law to break. Together, both personalities fought, lost, and triumphed amid shootouts, train robberies, and bank holdups against the backdrop of the lawless American frontier.

This spectacular collection of true memoirs and autobiographies, told by the very people who lived these criminal and righteous lives during the Old West, reveal the outlaw and peace officer at their worst and best. Watch as Mark Twain introduces notorious gunslinger Jack Slade; hear about Theodore Roosevelt's encounters with men, women, and game from Roosevelt himself; listen to sheriff Pat Garrett's biography of Billy the Kid, the outlaw he killed; and listen as lawmen Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp describe each other in their own accounts.

Including other carefully curated stories by Tom Horn, Cole Younger, and more, Outlaws and Peace Officers invokes danger, honor, and the fight for survival during this perilous but exciting chapter in American history.

©2016 Stephen Brennan (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Pinchot was excellent but is only good as what he is given to read

I did enjoy all of the stories and especially narration by Bronson Pinchot, my favorite. Three things really bother me about what could have been a really awesome book.
1. Horrible, abrupt ending with no conclusion.
2. Forcing Pinchot to censor swear works is highly distractive to the point of almost ruining the stories. These are historical records so why censor? I would not pay money were I knew it was so excited.
3. Too short, poor adhesion. I don't see any outline of predicte direction if they book. Just stories with very little, if any bridge text or overall orgabization of content.

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Uneven narration, odd editing

When the book begins our narrator seemed to have been reading the book for the first time, the inflection of certain words and phrases is odd and distracting though no where near as distracting as the editing of swear words. I’m unsure whether this is a fault of the manuscript that was being read or a personal choice of the narrator, but it was extremely distracting and frustrating to listen to.

Overall it’s mostly enjoyable, though I would not listen to it again.