Review From User :
This is an OUTSTANDING western novel about the life of Deadwood Dick, aka Nat Love.
Willie is an African American boy who was forced out on his own at a very young age, due to an unfortunate glance at the rear end of a white man's wife. This story follows Willie until he becomes Nat and, indeed, a far different man.
This audio book has it all. The narrator, Brad Sanders, is unbelievably fantastic. His performance, combined with the storytelling of Joe Lansdale, makes this one of the best audio books I've EVER read. I laughed out loud so many times my coworkers wondered what was going on. And that reaction was nothing to what happened when I began crying my eyes out later on.
I just started getting into Joe Lansdale's work this year and, again, I'm feeling sorry that I waited such a long time to do so. But on the bright side, I have a bunch more of his books to read and that's a great thing.
Highly recommended to everyone! Period.
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.
In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat’s peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love’s love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.