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Framed for cattle rustling and horse theft by the corrupt banker who foreclosed on their employer's ranch, Buck and Dobie find themselves out of work, out of cash, and out of luck. So, they decided to try and live up to their reputation as wanted men - an idea easier said than done.

Buck Hawkins and Dobie Garrett are a pair of cowboys in the Texas Panhandle. They're unlikely outlaws - until their ranch is stolen and the two cowhands framed for rustling and horse theft by a crooked banker.

Now with a price on their heads and hunted by the law, the two cowboys decide that if they have to ride the outlaw trail, they might as well be the best holdup artists in Texas. Problem is, they aren't all that good at the trade.

Just when they thought it couldn't get worse....

During a botched stage holdup, they meet Marylou Kowalski, who demands at the point of a derringer that Buck and Dobie kidnap her; she's bored with her life and looking for excitement on the outlaw trail. Marylou convinces the two fugitives that the three of them can score the ultimate in revenge - holding up the crooked banker who posted reward flyers on the two cowboys.

©2016 Gene Shelton (P)2017 Gene Shelton

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Two Cowboys with the worst Luck!

Unwanted: Dead or Alive
Buck and Dobie, Book 1
By: Gene Shelton
Narrated by: Jon Wilkins
This is not a book I would normally read, neither of the main characters are paranormal or supernatural beings, lol. I thought I would try something out of my comfort zone, I tried. It was a good story. These two guys just can't get a break. They get accused of everything illegal and get drafted into doing things worse to get out that trouble. It just continues to snowball! They have the worse luck!
I didn't find the audible very clear at times, a bit scratchy sounding at times. The narrator has a deep but not clear voice. A gruff and gravelly voice a at times it was hard to understand. I can understand why they wanted the old cowboy-type voice but with the recording not clear all the time, it made it difficult to hear words clearly.
I did enjoy the story regardless even if no one turned into a werewolf! Lol

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Good story, poorly edited recording.

The story was fun and the narrator was good, but the editing was terrible. There were many times where the narrator stumbled with his words and restarted the sentence. This should have been edited out, especially for a "professional" recording. I have listened to many free audio books by non-professional readers that were much better edited.