Docby Russell, Mary Doria
Dodge City, Kansas in 1878 is a rough, crime-ridden town of saloons and brothels which is quickly becoming the wild west town of legend. John Henry (Doc) Holliday, a dental surgeon, has gone out west in search of a dryer climate in the hopes of curing the consumption plaguing him. Doc is an enigma to his friends--a cultured southern gentleman, educated in the finest eastern schools, who makes a living as a professional gambler and whose friends include the Earp brothers and Bat Masterson.
No two books by Mary Doria Russell are alike, yet in each one she excels at vividly portraying a particular time and place. This richly-detailed story makes Dodge City come alive with a fascinating collection of well-drawn characters, from Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp to the colorful gamblers, prostitutes and townsfolk. The unabridged audiobook of Doc is a pleasure to listen to. It is masterfully narrated by Mark Bramhall, whose voice sounds much like Sam Elliott, the actor who played Virgil Earp in the movie Tombstone.
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