Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West

  • by Seth MacFarlane
  • Narrated by Jonathan Frakes
  • 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the creator of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.
Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called “toe-foot.” Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him for the most insufferable guy in town, Albert decides to fight back - even though he can’t shoot, ride, or throw a punch. Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who’s tough enough for the both of them. Unfortunately, she’s married to the biggest, meanest, most jealous badass on the frontier. Turns out Albert has just discovered a million and one ways to die in the West.


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Prepare to constantly adjust your volume

What did you love best about Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West?

The author. It is so refreshing to see a visual entertainment artist have the chops to put words on paper in an engaging and interesting novel. He's talented and his book shows it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anna, by far. I'm sure the upcoming movie will reflect this as well.

How could the performance have been better?

THE NARRATOR DOES NOT MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT VOLUME! It is terribly frustrating how the narrator reads dialogue in a loud booming voice and story narration in a quiet one. I have to CONSTANTLY change my volume to accommodate him, which is frustrating by itself, but even moreso how his booming dialogue narration scares the crap out of me when I'm not expecting it. Plus, I'm listening with other people around so I'm trying to be considerate and that's made more difficult as well by having to adjust the volume after the fact.

Who was the most memorable character of Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West and why?

This question is too similar to "who was my favorite character" and I don't feel like answering.

Any additional comments?

I feel like I just filled out a homework assignment worksheet... :)

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- Kahle

Funnier then the movie.

Where does Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As I have not been here long, I do not have much to measure by but on it our, it ranks highest.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the main character, He reminds me of myself. As if I was the main character.

What does Jonathan Frakes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jonathan Frakes gave each character a 'voice'. He brought each one to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Knowing this book was written after he movie, I think Seth already has that covered.

Any additional comments?

I honestly think this book was more entertaining then the movie. There is a level of details included in the book that make it great.

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- Tabitha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio