Listen up, folks, because Melissa Lenhardt is about to take you on a wild ride through the Old West in her untamed and unapologetically badass western, Heresy. This is no ordinary cowboy tale, my friends. Lenhardt has written an all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Outlaw Western genre, and it is a force to be reckoned with.
Meet Margaret Parker and Hattie LaCour, two fierce and determined women who never planned on becoming outlaws. But when a greedy cattleman forces them off their ranch, leaving their family destitute, they find themselves with limited options. Marriage? No thanks. Selling their bodies for money? Not a chance. Instead, they choose to wield a gun and take matters into their own hands. After all, why should the boys have all the fun?
Joined by their loyal makeshift family, these daring women embark on a series of daring heists across the vast expanse of the West. The newspapers may refuse to give them credit, but make no mistake, their exploits do not go unnoticed. The Pinkertons are hot on their trail, a rival male gang is hellbent on their destruction, and secrets within their own ranks threaten to tear them apart.
In the face of danger and uncertainty, Margaret and Hattie must do whatever it takes to protect their family, complete one last job, and stay one step ahead of the hangman's noose. Will they succeed? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out.
Narrated by the talented Nikki Massoud, Imani Jade Powers, Ella Turenne, Natalie Naudus, Bailey Carr, James Fouhey, and Barrie Kreinik, this audiobook is a true treat for your eardrums. With a combined length of 14 hours and 3 minutes, it's the perfect companion for those long road trips or lazy afternoons. But fair warning, folks, this audiobook has received a mixed review. With a rating of 2.5 out of 5, it seems to be as polarizing as it is thrilling.
So, if you're ready for a tumultuous journey filled with wit, wisdom, and a whole lot of girl power, then saddle up and dive into the untamed world of Heresy. Buckle your seatbelts, because things are about to get wild. Yeehaw!