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by L Ron Hubbard
performed by a Multicast
2014 Galaxy Audio
2 hours 14 minutes unabridged
Genres: murder mystery, pulp fiction
Filed in: Audiobook Reviews
4 out of 5 halos
PUBLISHER’S SUMMARY: When Sheriff Tex Larimee of Cactus County, Arizona gets a message from his ailing friend, copper magnate John Temple, to escort him west from New York, he’s more than happy to oblige.
Things go bad for Tex soon after his arrival when his wallet is stolen, and he gets held up by a gangster at gunpoint. But when he finds Temple stabbed to death in his hotel, Tex’s situation gets downright desperate. He’s framed, accused of the murder and pursued by the New York police as their top suspect. Not bad for his first day in the big city. . . .
Also includes the mystery stories “Murder Afloat” and “Killer Ape”
©2014 Galaxy Audio
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Okay, The Slickers reminded me a lot of that old TV show McCloud, where a lawman from New Mexico goes on assignment to the big city. It was always a case of the honest and hardworking backwoods country bumpkin teaching the more “sophisticated” city crooks a lesson or two.
Tex Larimee isn’t from New Mexico, he hails from right next door in Arizona. He heads off to New York City to help out a friend in need, something any self-respecting range rider would do. When he gets there, however, he finds himself the victim of an elaborate setup. His friend has been murdered and the blame has been pinned squarely on Tex. Those city boys think they have Tex backed into a corner but they’re about to find out that that is where Tex Larimee is most dangerous.
L Ron Hubbard himself was born and raised on the frontier, right here in Nebraska as a matter of fact. And he too headed off to the big city but he had a better time of it than Tex Larimee did. It didn’t take Hubbard’s writing career long to take off and he eventually became one of America’s most prolific fiction authors, writing hundreds of short stories for the leading periodicals of the day.
Now Galaxy Audio is collecting all of those stories Hubbard wrote in the 1930’s and 40’s and reproducing them in stunning audio editions. Those old stories come to life with theater quality music and sound effects and Galaxy’s talented cast of voice actors who don’t just read the stories, they actually act them out. Voices for these stories include R F Daley, Enn Reitel, Tait Ruppert, Thomas Silcott, Michael Yurchak, Chandra Bernal, Corey Burton, Jim Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Kristin Proctor, and Tamra Meskimen. If you haven’t experienced one of these productions yet, then I highly recommend it.
This 2-disk set also includes the mystery stories Killer Ape, in which a man frees a mistreated orangutan, only to end up with a monkey on his back, as he’s accused of aiding and abetting the ape in a case of murder, and Murder Afloat, the story of a top narcotics cop in the U.S. Secret Service who’s pursuit of a million-dollar score could land him in some hot—and deadly—water.
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Special thanks to Galaxy Audio for this review copy. Audiobook review by Steven Brandt. This audiobook review is based on the unabridged audiobook. Come back soon for more audiobook reviews from Audiobook-Heaven.