Arizona Argonauts

Read by John

(4.4 stars; 22 reviews)

Imagine it's early 1900's and you want to get away from it all. So you head to Two Palms, Arizona. Where for entertainment, people await the arrival of the daily stage coach. Gold mining is an avocation. There is desert everywhere, deadly rattlers, no paved roads, some people travel in model T's which they call flivvers. They must carry their own water, gasoline and tire patch kits for the many blowouts they encounter. The heat is blinding! The nearest "big" town is Meteorite which has an ice cream shop, a post office and a stage coach head office. Here's where it gets interesting! Three misfits, a disgraced surgeon, an ex bank robber and a former prominent businessman type all meet on the road to nowhere to team up and head to Two Palms to turn their lives around. Already there is a wealthy San Francisco businessman and his beautiful daughter the apple of everyone's eyes. Arizona Argonauts would make a great movie! There's intrigue, murder, mayhem, mystery and of course romance. Try it - you'll like it! (4 hr 20 min)


Two Palms 13:14 Read by John
Shipwrecked Men 23:17 Read by John
Bill Hobbs Arrives 24:03 Read by John
Sandy Invests Twice 27:14 Read by John
Clairedelune 22:19 Read by John
Deadoak Feels Remorse 22:10 Read by John
Stung! 17:43 Read by John
Doctor Scudder 18:29 Read by John
The News Story 25:31 Read by John
Flight 18:07 Read by John
The Sun Strikes 25:23 Read by John
Scudder Comes 17:24 Read by John
Untangled 5:11 Read by John


good 20th century western!

(4 stars)

An entertaining story, easy listening, with cars instead of horses, a plot twist, and a deadly twister. John does a creditable job reading and really enjoys himself.

Fun and Peril in the Desert

(5 stars)

The perfect book to listen to on the long drive to Phoenix. Quirky characters and unexpected situations.