Curse of the Ancients

  • by Chuck Buda
  • Narrated by Jack Wallen, Jr.
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 1870s. A peaceful town in Iowa territory. The townspeople dislike their new visitor. An Indian man. But they are about to find out that the color of his skin is the least of their worries.
A young man, James Johnson, illegitimate son of the legendary Wyatt Earp, dreams of adventure and following in his daddy's footsteps. James and his mentally disabled friend, Carson, are about to come face to face with an evil previously unimaginable in their little town. An evil they invited in.
All hell's about to break loose.
Supernatural forces are at work and the body count is rising.
Curse of the Ancients is the first novel in the Son of Earp series by Chuck Buda. It is approximately 57,000 words and contains adult language and scenes of horror. Listener discretion is strongly advised.


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Not what I expected, but still entertaining

This book was not quite what I expected. I wasn't expecting a "shifter" book, which I don't usually go for, but that being said, the book was still entertaining. What I enjoyed most was the friendship between the two boys. It was very sweet and its always nice to see a strong friendship where one is able to overlook the other's disabilities. I would probably read other books in this series because I enjoy the supernatural, Western, and thriller genres. I think its just the "shifter" aspect that wasn't my cup of tea. Everything else was good.

I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Jack Wallen Jr., and I thought he was fine, overall. At times he sounded a little robotic, but I was pleased that he didn't use high, screechy voices for his female characters (which is a big pet peeve of mine, and I find that a lot of male narrators do that for female characters).

I think this would be a perfect book for fans of "shifter" horror/thrillers.
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- Leslie F.

Fun Western Horror Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this series to my friends. It is interesting in concept if they like the genre of horror or western. For Fans of the Johan Hex Comic books this would be appealing I would think.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the whole story. The final scene is probably my favorite though when one character is thinking about what is most important in life and why.

Which character – as performed by Jack Wallen, Jr. – was your favorite?

James. He is a 17 year old illegitimate son of Wyatt Earp. He dreams of adventures like that of his father and gets the chance to have one of his own and it turns out that reality is nothing like his dreams. He learns that becoming a man is much harder than strapping on a gun and going after someone. That actions have consequences and a man must face up to them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final show down between James and Crouching Bear. The conflicting emotions of James and the lack of emotions from his former friend.

Any additional comments?

“This audio book was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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- Joseph Mahoney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2016
  • Publisher: Chuck Buda