Wicked Women

  • by Chris Enss
  • Narrated by Kirsten Potter
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West's most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women offers a glimpse into the Western women's experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late 1800s, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boomtowns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, Wicked Women includes famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate as well as lesser known characters.

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Strong Women Out West

If you could sum up Wicked Women in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, Daring, Informative.


Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorite. All of the ladies were special.


Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where the madam shoots her lover one night, misses, then shoots him the next.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.


Any additional comments?

Fun read.

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- William R. Toddmancillas

Good but certain mispronunciations were annoying

If you could sum up Wicked Women in three words, what would they be?

Prostitution, Gambling, Suicide


What did you like best about this story?

It gave a viewpoint that prostitution and gambling were the few alternatives for independently minded females, either by choice or circumstances, in the historical western U.S.A.


Did Kirsten Potter do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She seemed to mostly portray the women, as if they were all Mae West imitations. Being raised in Nevada, it was like nails on a chalkboard for the constant mispronouncing of "Nevada." To perform a historical audiobook, it would seem that pronouncing names improperly takes away from the credibility of the information.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.


Any additional comments?

It felt a bit like almost the same stories over and over again. Prostitution and or gambling into suicide or death in old age... over and over again...

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- Drevik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio