The Slickers by L. Ron Hubbard audiobook

The Slickers

By L. Ron Hubbard
Read by R. F. Daley

Galaxy Press, Galaxy Audio 9781592123575

The Stories from the Golden Age Series

2.26 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781592125241

Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan. Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend ... only to find him dead, his throat cut. And the cops accuse Tex of committing the murder.... But none of that’s going to keep a good Arizona lawman down. Discovering he’s been the subject of an elaborate frame-up job, Tex has got a few tricks of his own up his sleeve—and in his recovered Colt .45—to make even the toughest of city birds sing a different tune. Also includes the mysteries “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 US Secret Service who's pursuit of a million-dollar score could land him in some hot—and deadly—water. Strap on your six-gun and spurs and take a bite out of the Big Apple as the audio version of The Slickers mixes up Wild West action with big city suspense.

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Summary

Summary

Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan.
Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend ... only to find him dead, his throat cut. And the cops accuse Tex of committing the murder....
But none of that’s going to keep a good Arizona lawman down. Discovering he’s been the subject of an elaborate frame-up job, Tex has got a few tricks of his own up his sleeve—and in his recovered Colt .45—to make even the toughest of city birds sing a different tune.
Also includes the mysteries “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 US Secret Service who's pursuit of a million-dollar score could land him in some hot—and deadly—water.
Strap on your six-gun and spurs and take a bite out of the Big Apple as the audio version of The Slickers mixes up Wild West action with big city suspense.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“During the 1930s and ‘40s, L. Ron Hubbard wrote in almost every pulp genre imaginable and wasn’t afraid to mix and match. The story “The Slickers” is a fine example of this experimenting. It combines the easygoing twang of a Western with the hard-boiled rhythms of an urban detective mystery, as an Arizona sheriff who travels to New York City doesn’t take kindly to having his wallet stolen and being framed for murder by tough-talking mobsters. Combining state-of-the-art sound effects and music with Golden Age Radio acting styles, ace Galaxy Press narrator R. F. Daley and the cast read all three unabridged short stories in this collection (“The Slickers,” “Murder Afloat,” and “Killer Ape”) with affection, humor, and, especially, a sense of good old-time adventure.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: L. Ron Hubbard

Author Bio: L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), with nineteen New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, was among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of the twentieth century. As a leading light of American pulp fiction through the 1930s and 1940s, he was further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to him.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 2.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English