Paradise Sky

  • by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by Brad Sanders
  • 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.
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 rechristens 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.


Audible Editor Reviews

"Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn." (Booklist starred)


What the Critics Say

"Too often overlooked in American literature is that lineage descending from our early humorists such as Bierce, and from Twain: regional, darkly comic, bizarre. That's where Joe Lansdale lives." (James Sallis, author of Drive)
"Classic Lansdale, his own self peppered throughout by much piney backwoods philosophizing on everything from religion to whoring." (Austin Chronicle)


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Customer Reviews

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Another Joe Lansdale classic

Joe R. Lansdale is a true story teller. The narrative takes time to build, establish interesting characters, and includes plenty of LOL humor. Good choice of narrator. Brad Sanders gave the right "voice" to Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick.
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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

A Terrific Western

I'll keep this review brief because I don't want to reveal anything about the plot that's not in the description.

Joe Lansdale can WRITE. He's a superb storyteller with a flair for character and a sense of humor that always serves his books well. His characters are believable and this novel can make you laugh and make you hurt. It's a great listen, all the more so because Brad Sanders does an excellent job reading it.

Don't just take my word for it. Listen to it for yourself! It's the real deal.
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- Jim N

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio