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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781436127226
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National Book Award nominee and five-time Spur Award winner Loren D. Estleman is widely considered one of America’s finest Western authors. In this riotous and action-packed tale of Old West high jinks, a band of thieves posing as a traveling theater troupe runs afoul of a clever Pinkerton agent. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Estleman rivals the finest American novelists with his gritty vision and keen ear.”

    Washington Post Book Review

  • “Offers suspense, action, humor, and plot twist[s]…Four-time Spur Award winner Estleman ensure that the actors, the outlaws, and the detective will converge at the same location, in a final showdown filled with laughs and gunsmoke.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Engagingly read by Jonathan Davis, the story presents colorful characters who are a troupe of good-natured rogues. Davis quickly draws listeners in as coconspirators…and listeners will be cheering for the heroes to escape the villains and ride off into the sunset.”

    AudioFile

  • “Once again, Estleman proves why he is among the best of our contemporary Western novelists…This is, hands down, one of Estleman’s best novels. As such, it will engage not just Western devotees but readers of more meaty historical fiction as well.” Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/1/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as the other Estleman books I've read. It's pretty insubstantial, and the references establishing it as a legend of the West story became annoying after a while. It's not bad, but it's just kind of cutesy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Irish | 1/6/2013

    " I really liked this one. The tale flowed very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kit★ | 12/19/2012

    " **Review coming soon!** "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 7/20/2012

    " Humorous western about a company of thieves whose cover is acting. They are expert at disguising themselves and thus get away with robbing banks in towns where they are putting on plays. A little mannered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/24/2012

    " I listened to this on CD and enjoyed it's real-life escapism by which I mean that the real story (Pinkertons, frontier towns) overlapped with the fantastic (swash-buckling Johnny Vermilion) in a very satisfying way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staff Favorites | 6/19/2012

    " A delightful and rollicking adventure of the Old West. --Jane "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 6/16/2012

    " This is a terrific writer. Humor, characters, plot lines. He's got it all. Great stuff. Really like his Page Murdock western series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/3/2011

    " Lots of characters to keep track on. Recommend to those who like mystery or westerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staff Favorites | 2/17/2011

    " A delightful and rollicking adventure of the Old West. --Jane "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/16/2011

    " Lots of characters to keep track on. Recommend to those who like mystery or westerns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 1/7/2010

    " Humorous western about a company of thieves whose cover is acting. They are expert at disguising themselves and thus get away with robbing banks in towns where they are putting on plays. A little mannered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 8/27/2008

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as the other Estleman books I've read. It's pretty insubstantial, and the references establishing it as a legend of the West story became annoying after a while. It's not bad, but it's just kind of cutesy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 2/16/2008

    " This is a terrific writer. Humor, characters, plot lines. He's got it all. Great stuff. Really like his Page Murdock western series. "

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About the Author
Author Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.