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The Last Manhunt

Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Reporter Lester Booker joins legendary gunfighter Rance March on the trail of a dangerous outlaw to learn how the West was really won.

©2011 The Estate of Ralph Compton (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Old habits die hard

The Last Manhunt is probably my favorite western tale written. Taking place at the end of the frontier near the dawn of the 20th century, this story is expertly narrated by Tom Stechschulte. Ransom March is has-been, and he knows it. In his 50s, his glory days are well behind him, and even though dime novels have made him out to be a hero that never existed, he agrees to be interviewed by a young newspaper journalist and stalwart follower of those extraordinary tales of "Ransom March: Prince of the Plains." This journalist is sorely disappointed to learn that Rance is not the gallant gunfighter in his boyhood storybooks. But he also learns that Ransom March was exactly the man needed to tame the frontier, a man as coldblooded and gun handy as the outlaws he pursued. Perfectly written with a touch of psychosis in the villain known as the Gravedigger, this story is hilarious when appropriate, brutal when needed, and paints a picture of the west as it was: violent, unforgiving, and hard to kill.