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Tim Beckdolt is as American as the frontier itself, as rangy and self-reliant as a young Jimmy Stewart. But after spending eight treacherous months digging $175,000 in gold out of Desperation Peak—all he has left is desperation. Two sadistic strangers have taken his gold, and now they want to take his life. He’s on the run—the target of a ...
Tim Beckdolt is as American as the frontier itself, as rangy and self-reliant as a young Jimmy Stewart. But after spending eight treacherous months digging $175,000 in gold out of Desperation Peak—all he has left is desperation. Two sadistic strangers have taken his gold, and now they want to take his life. He’s on the run—the target of a Devil’s Manhunt.
In a time and a place where the only law is the law of survival, Beckdolt will have to live by his wits…or die by the bullet.
In 1932, Hubbard led a mining crew on a six-month West Indies Mineralogical Expedition in Puerto Rico—the first complete survey of the island since it had become an American territory. It was an experience that informs this title with remarkable realism.
Also includes two additional Western tales: Johnny, the Town Tamer, the story of a local swindler who meets his match, and Stranger in Town, in which a drifter confronts a corrupt sheriff…and his own dark past.
“Relentless.… The soundscape of both music and sound and the spot-on voices make the adventure real.” —Audiofilemagazine.com
*an AudioFile best multi-voice production of 2011
"Strap on your spurs and get a shot of some red-eye and enjoy these stories from the Golden Age." —Associated Content
Posted June 26, 2014
Posted March 31, 2013
Let me say right off the bat, I LOVED the fact that the stories were even shorter than usual! There were 3 titles
on the CD: Devil's Manhunt, Johnny the Town Tamer, and Stranger in Town. I was able to sit down
and listen to a full story, almost completely without interruption because of the length. It was PERFECT
for a busy mom like myself! The pace of each is very quick, and as a listener I was drawn into the
action immediately. The characters are defined so well, not only through the author’s description, but
also through their portrayals through the cast. I felt an intense liking for the “good guys” and an
immense dislike for the “bad guys” fast, and that’s just how I liked it! This audio book, more than
others that I’ve listened to, was just the thing for some quick, relaxing entertainment. I really, really
loved each story, and I’m giving this audio book 5 stars!
Posted March 24, 2013
I think this is one of the most suspenseful stories I ever read.
The bad guys are just definitely callous and mean. There are a lot of outdoor survival skills involved such as tracking, and knowledge of life on the desert and mining knowledge that makes this quite real.
International Book Awards Winner and AudioFile Best Voices Audiobook of the Year
Posted October 27, 2013
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