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Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Colonel's Lady and No Man's Gun : Unabridged Stories from The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories by Elmore Leonard
Short but pretty sweet
Read by James Naughton and Dylan Baker
Duration: about 1 hour, 30 minutes
Published in 1999 by Simon and Schuster.
These two stories are taken unabridged from a larger collection of Elmore Leonard short stories called The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories.
Both stories last about 45 minutes each. The entire package consists of one audio cassette lasting about one and one-half hours. They are read by veteran television actors James Naughton and Dylan Baker.
I thought that "The Colonel's Lady" (she is taken captive as a result of an ambush) had a pretty good twist to it but was a bit slow. I would give it three stars. On the other hand, I enjoyed "No Man's Guns." In that story, a recently discharged member of the cavalry is framed for murder. I give the second story 5 stars. That makes an average of four stars.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Colonel's Lady and No Man's Gun.
Reviewed on April 13, 2008.