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Make Me No Grave

Auteur(s): Hayley Stone
Narrateur(s): Oliver Wyman
Durée: 10 h et 31 min
Catégories: Littérature, Western
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 évaluations)

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Description

Marshal Apostle Richardson faces off against bloodthirsty outlaws, flesh witches, ruthless vigilantes, and more in this gritty, magical re-imagining of the Old West.

Almena Guillory, better known as the Grizzly Queen of the West, has done plenty to warrant the noose, but US Marshal Apostle Richardson enforces the law, he doesn't decide it. When a posse tries to lynch Almena ahead of her trial, Apostle refuses their form of expedited justice - and receives a bullet for his trouble. Almena spares him through the use of dangerous flesh magic but escapes soon after saving him.   

Weeks later, Apostle fears the outlaw queen has returned to her old ways when she's spotted terrorizing Kansas with a new gang in tow. When cornered, however, Almena makes a convincing case for her innocence and proposes a plan to take the real bandits down. Working with a known killer opens Apostle up to all sorts of trouble, not the least being his own growing attraction toward the roguish woman. Turning Almena away from vengeance may be out of the question, but if he doesn't try, she'll wind up right where the law wants her: at the end of a rope.

And if Apostle isn't careful, he'll end up joining her.   

If you like Red Dead Redemption and Lila Bowen's Wake of Vultures, you'll love this gun-blazing weird Western.

"A marvelously written tale, with a unique voice, strong characters, and a well-structured plot that paid off in spades in the end." (Joe Nassise, New York Times best-selling author of the Templar Chronicles

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"With relatable characters and delightful prose, this magic-laced gunslinger tale will transport you instantly into the Old West." (Charlie Holmberg, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Paper Magician)

"Hayley writes with grit, passion, and indomitable energy. A helluva ride." (Joseph Brassey, author of The Mongoliad and Skyfarer)

"A marvelously written tale, with a unique voice, strong characters, and a well-structured plot that paid off in spades in the end." (Joe Nassise, New York Times best-selling author of the Templar Chronicles

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  • R-B
  • 2019-05-17

Some very 1950s ideas about women

The narration was good, and the story would have been fine if it had been written in the 50s. As it was, the idea of a fragile woman, whose exploits were only impressive because they were done by a woman, not because they were impressive in and of themselves, and even though she’s a famous outlaw, needs to be both rescued multiple times, and told how to rob a train (!) by a man who’s never done it before, is a bit old. Also, the main villain is a woman who dares to think that women should have rights and be treated less unfairly. So ... not the groundbreaking feminist western I was hoping for. And it was too bad, because I was so excited for this.

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Not sure what I like more...

I couldn’t stop listening. I’m not what I liked more, the story, performance, genre.

Totally enjoyable.

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Old west done right.

Very entertaining book with alot of character growth and action, through the book you really grew to love the main characters and I cant wait for the next book.

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  • Bryan
  • 2018-11-25

Very Good Western from a Sci-Fi Lover

So - I was a little worried when I started this that ‘weird western’ would mean more magic than western and I was dead wrong.

This story is more about a Marshall and how he views the world and his ‘struggle’ to do right by his morals. There’s a good amount of action and suspense in the story and the protagonist does some soul searching throughout the book.

I’d recommend to anyone who like suspense with a little bit of action and is looking for a bit of a western theme. There’s some soul searching too.

I’m not the best at giving reviews but I downloaded this book day one and felt obligated to do so. I mainly just wanted to say for anyone else skeptical of the ‘weird’ part that they need not fret. It is a very tiny part.

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  • Jamie
  • 2018-12-01

Strong characters hold together a weird west world

If there's anything that needs to be said about this book, it's that the narration is amazingly well done. Oliver Wyman is Apostle Richardson. His voice is gravelly and rough and sounds very much like I'm listening to an old cowboy who's seen just enough of the world to be disillusioned by it. Those of you who are from the south will recognize that sort of home grown decency that's just exuded from the cheracter - and Oliver Wyman's voice. The story is short and a little slow in the telling, but I certainly can't say I minded being able to listen to Wyman - even during the slow bits.

Like I said, the story is a little slow, but that's not to say it's at all bad. My main problem is that throughout the book and until the last sections there wasn't anything driving the plot other than seeing the main characters interact, which they do beautifully, but it definitely took a few parts (the book is broken up by parts and chapters) to transform into something larger!

A lot of the story begins with establishing our characters. Apostle is what we would call in the fantasy world 'Lawful stupid.' He has a set of morals and values that would be considered just and he follows them to a 'T', refusing to besmirch the law for quick justice. Guillory, on the other hand, is a more flawed character. She has a checkered past revealed throughout the story that in a lot of ways has lead her to where she is. She's not a bad person and has her own sense of honor, often risking herself for the lawman who's goal seems to be to put a noose around her neck.

There's an interesting dynamic here and neither party can come out of it the same as they went in. And while I would have enjoyed a bit more urgency to action, the characters are strong enough to hold the overall narrative together all on their own.

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  • Lauren
  • 2019-02-25

Beautifully written western adventure story

Great audio performance, interesting characters, a story that keeps moving with a few surprises. Lots of fun!

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  • billy
  • 2018-12-03

Delightful!

I'd never heard of this genre, but on the recommendation of another author that I especially like, I gave this a try - and got rewarded with a delightful story set in the old West and shortly after the Civil War. The narration felt just a tiny bit slow so I set the speed at 1.05 and greatly enjoyed the whole thing. Give the classic Western song by the same name a listen to set the mood and enjoy a well told story.

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  • Ecualegacy
  • 2019-01-10

The Wild Weird West

I'm not a Western Fan, which is why I say this book had NO business being as good as it was. Its compelling characters, atmosphere of anxiety, and rich, authentic descriptions hooked me from the first chapter. The audio performance is a feast for the ears. Definitely looking forward to the next novel!

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  • david Holland
  • 2019-05-16

Life is about taking chances

So I took a chance on this book. Ironically, the book itself is about taking chances and second chances in general. I say I took a chance because I normally don't go for the "weird west" genre. But man am I happy I did. This is easily one of my favorite books in a while. The characters are well developed. The action is well written and exciting, but still believable.. But it is really the characters and their story that drive this book. The narration was spot on and fit the characters. It made me feel like i was there.

I could not wait to finish the book to see where it went. To be honest, I was sad when I did because it was over. And I really liked the characters and enjoyed spending time with them.

Overall a great book and great narration.

Take a chance, you will not regret it.

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  • nathan
  • 2019-08-11

Unique

"Edge of your seat" book. Completely unique western with a little fantasy . Loved it!

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  • Tom
  • 2019-08-07

I love it

Haley Stone and Oliver Wyman did an amazing job on this and I hope we will be blessed with a second book. Really great western that will have me listening to it at least one more time. Great job.

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  • Rebecca S. Anderson
  • 2019-06-20

Great find

Well written. Narration made characters alive. Loved it. Can recommend to all who enjoy western marshall stories.

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  • Jon
  • 2019-06-17

The magic is in the storytelling

This is an excellent story with great characters and a brilliant reading by Oliver Wymman. If you are at all reconsidering because if the mention of magic in a western don’t be; the narrative carries this book. And now I am off to see if there’s more in the series!

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