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Tuesday, April 9

Audio Review - Death Waits at Sundown

Death Waits at Sundown
Director: Jim Meskimen
Voice Cast: Fred Tatasciore, R.F. Daley, Shannon Evans, Taron Lexton, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Taylor Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Michael Yurchak
Studio: Galaxy Press
Release Date: March 21, 2012
ISBN: 978-1592124077
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 

Review: 

During the 1930s and 1940s there was a boom of pulp magazine on the newsstands containing countless stories of adventures by great authors of its time. One of those authors was L. Ron Hubbard, who wrote hundreds of short stories, which are all being released onto audiobooks from Galaxy Press.I received a free copy of Death Waits at Sundown in exchange for my honest review. The audiobook consist of three amazing stories, Death Waits at Sundown, Ride 'EM, Cowboy!, and Boss of Lazy B.

Death Waits at Sundown was originally published in the 1938 issue of Western Story Magazine and centers on Lynn Taylor, who's younger brother, Lee, has been set up for robbery, cattle rustling, and murder! Lynn knows his brother is innocent and suspects that a member of the vigilante committee (McCloud) may be behind everything. The night before his brother's hanging, Lynn, along with the town's ex-sheriff, plan on robbing the stagecoach to help raise reasonable doubt for his brother, but awaiting them is McCloud.

The National Rodeo Champion, Long Tom Banner, is falling in love with the beautiful Vicky Steward in Ride 'EM, Cowboy! She feels the same way about him, but there is a little problem. They are going to compete against each other in three rodeo events that may jeopardize their relationship.

Big Bill Bailey is one of the biggest local ranchers in Boss of Lazy B and his life's goal is the win the heart of the lovely Susan Price, but his chances are slim to none when he leads a mob to bring in Spick Murphy, a man accused of cattle rustler and murder. Susan is the daughter of a lawyer, so she natural believes everyone deserves a fair trail, but her beliefs may lead to her death.

The western fiction genre is almost a thing of the past and these three tales really depict what life was like in the 1800s. Like the other Stories from the Golden Age productions, the voice cast and sound effects are excellent. My favorite out of the three would have to be Boss of the Lazy B. To me there is no real hero here as Big Bill is unlikable and Spick is a criminal, which leads to Susan becoming more of the heroine. Overall, I enjoyed each adventurous tale and I recommend it to other western fans.


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