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An ounce of Lead follows Marshall Sadler through a steampunk western setting. In this book, a vindictive and hate raging father-in-law has decided the marshall has to go, and go out screaming. So he hires a band of scallwags (sorry, that's pirates) OUTLAWS to dispose of his ex-son-in-law.
Sadler however, is wise to the situation, and puts together a deadly posse consisting of his new wife, some steampunk engineers, and a pair of zombies. The bullets fly and the steam is hot in this western tale. Someone's gonna get their due, just who, though? This is a combination of a Sergio Leone movie and the Wild Wild West (TV show), the only connection to that Will Smith abomination is the Steamspider. I just want PDMAC to create a Doctor Loveless style character for Sadler to match wits with next book!
Wannell is perfect once again, and hits like the hammer on a fully loaded six gun. He brings some authenticity to the voices, and plays his role of narrator perfectly. The title might be called An Ounce of Lead, but it is worth a bar of gold.
Get it, read it, love it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This one started a bit slow, but picked up and became a nice steampunk western. I liked the sparing use of steampunk instead of the overpowering take that many authors use. I think my favorite characters were to the Indian engineers. The take on the neighboring mountains was very creative as well and I really enjoyed the "against the odds struggle" as well as the MC not having to be the one that gets all the wins. It was narrated excellently by Steve Wannall.
All in all, it was an excellent listen.
I received a free copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.