Sunday, 28 September 2014

Review and Giveaway - Gunman's Tally

Gunman's Tally
by L. Ron Hubbard
Studio: Galaxy Press
Release Date: March 21, 2013
ISBN: 978-1592122752
Pages: 120
ASIN: 978-1592123780
Running Time: 125 minutes
Buy Links: Audiobook, Paperback

Review:

Besides from listening to a a few children audiobooks on cassettes when I was a kid, I have never been a fan of audiobooks until I started reviewing titles from Stories from the Golden Age, which are short stories that were written in the '30s and '40s by L. Ron Hubbard. With a banquet of 153 stories, Galaxy Press has been releasing these titles onto audiobooks and paperbacks for a new generation of readers.

Recently, I received both the audiobook and paperback of Gunman's Tally, a western short story that was originally published in the November 1937 issue of All Western Magazine. This title also includes an additional title, Ruin At Rio Piedras. The audiobook is directed by Jim Meskiman and features the voice-actors of Shane Johnson, R.F. Daley, Christina Huntington, Jim Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Enn Reitel, Josh R. Thompson and Michael Yurchak.

Gunman's Tally centers on Easy Bill Gates, the landowner of the Las Pinas ranch who has a gentle heart. He had never succumbed to violence until his brother was murdered by the outlaw Fanner Marsten. He tracked down Fanner and struck him down. Little did he know that Fanner was one of the fastest gun in the west, so now Bill has a reputation as a gunslinger.

George Barton is the villain of this story and he wants to claim Las Pinas as his own. He is afraid of Easy Bill Gates, so he hires the fastest and meanest gunslinger to either run Bill off of his land or kill him in the process, but Bill won't give up his land without a fight.

Ruin At Rio Piedras is a more of a kindhearted love story that is centered on Tumbleweed Lowrie, a man who was kicked off of the Rio Piedras after getting caught with the boss's daughter, Nancy Tanner, a woman who he is actually in love with. Tumbleweed finds a way to win Old Man Tanner's trust back when he tries to stop a gang of rustlers from stealing his boss's 2,000 head of cattle.


I was never a fan of westerns until about thirteen or fourteen years ago when I took a liking to Clint Eastwood westerns. Since then I have become a fan of authors Max Brand, Zane Gray, Matt Braun and of course the early works of L. Ron Hubbards. Gunman's Tally is a entertaining western which would have made the perfect fit for the late Jimmy Stewart as the title role of Easy Bill Gates. Ruin At Rio Piedras is a short fun story with a little romance tossed about. Overall, the Gunman's Tally audiobook features two great stories with an amazing cast and excellent sound effects to match.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


Giveaway Details:




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6 comments:

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  2. John Wayne has always been my favorite cowboy.

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  4. My favorite is John Wayne, but I really like Clint Eastwood too.

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  5. Clint Eastwood has always been my favorite!

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  6. I liked watching the Lone Ranger as a kid -- but as an adult, I like Clint Eastwood!
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