• Life at the Coffin Joint

  • The Deadwood Undertaker Series, Book 1
  • By: Ann Charles, Sam Lucky
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Deadwood, late 1876. A rowdy and reckless undertaker’s delight. What better place for a killer to blend in?

Enter undertaker Clementine Johanssen, tall and deadly with a hot temper and short fuse, hired to clean up Deadwood’s dead...and the “other” problem. She’s hell-bent on poking, sticking, or stabbing anyone who steps out of line.

But when a couple Santa Fe sidewinders ride into town searching for their missing uncle, they land neck deep in lethal gunplay, nasty cutthroats, and endless stinkin’ snow. Their search leads them to throw in with Clementine to hunt for a common enemy.

What they find chills them all to the bone and sends them on an adventure they’ll never forget.

From the best-selling, multiple award-winning, humorous Deadwood Mystery series comes a new herd of tales set in the same Deadwood stomping grounds, only back in the days when the Old West town was young.

©2019 Ann Charles and Sam Lucky (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Great beginning

I am a huge fan of the Deadwood series. This book is a great beginning to a new series and I cannot wait for more books to follow.

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Not for me

I like the Deadwood series so I gave this series a chance. But I just couldn't get into it. The characters don't interest me and the plot moves slowly.

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Enjoyable Story

Enjoyed the the story and the performance of the Narrator. There was a problem with the production, it would periodically skip particularly at the beginning of the book.

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Yikes!

That was exciting. I don't know if it would be better to have listened to the other Deadwood series first or this one. They are both really great. Both readers are very good. I am really enjoying the stories.

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Loved it and listening again.

Great story and characters. As addictive as the Deadwood Series. Can't wait for the next one.

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I liked this book lol

great story. the characters were great giggle. next book to read please the would make me giggle

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Good Book - I recommend it.

overall, I really like the book. The writing and characters were excellent. My only beef was with the audio performer. I think that the performer chose an odd voice for one of the main characters. The person was supposed to be young and heroic and he gave them the voice of a weird little man.

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ok

so has good suspenseful sopts that keep you somewhat interested but I am not it to books that are far fetched with supernatural stuff. This book is not thing and I was hoping it to be better

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love it

I enjoy all of her series. I really love the narrators. They use different voices for the different characters!

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sorry to hear it

One of the performers has the sniffles throughout the narration. The proformance was very good

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  • 03-11-22

Entertaining start to a series

I thought there was a lot to like in this story - an engaging mystery plot, unnatural entities, entertaining major characters, some interesting minor characters, a reasonable sketch of a lawless "wild west" territory, and drama. Jason Culp gave a good performance as narrator.
The ending was reminiscent of an episode of a TV drama series with a mostly-self-contained story, but teasing you into the next episode. And that's already on my phone to be listened to soon!

Only naming the mysterious "benefactor" at the end of the story seemed a bit odd, along with a vague hint about him not being entirely ordinary. I thought a few scenes and incidents weren't necessary, as they didn't obviously advance the story nor reveal much about the characters involved. Some of the fast-moving action was described in a detailed way which effectively played them out in "slow motion".

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  • K Chinn
  • 11-22-21

Fantastic!

Really funny, suspenseful and entertaining. Great characters. I really can’t wait for the next instalment