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In 1935 Betsy Throckmorton's father lures her from a New York job with Time magazine back to Claybelle, Texas, with the promise that she can be the editor of his Claybelle Standard-Times. Betsy brings along her husband, Ted Winton, an easterner and Yale graduate to whom she is constantly explaining Texas. Ted will run Ben Throckmorton's radio station, KVAT, where Booty and Them Others sing in rivalry with the better known WBAP Light Crust Doughboys. In Texas, it's the middle of the Depression and the Drought. And Prohibition is barely over, liquor still a controversy. Every city has its hobo camp, and Claybelle has the Star of Hope Mission. But it is also the time of new oil money, high living, infidelity, and tangled love triangles. Betsy and Ted chain-smoke and drink often and long, they wouldn't miss a Paschal High School or TCU football game, they party at the Casino on Jacksboro Highway, and dine at Claybelle's Shadylawn Country Club. Betsy is a serious journalist though, and she sets out to change the paper, clashing with the managing editor when she claims international not state news belongs on page one. She clashes with the columnists when she tries to sharpen their leads. The Texas Murder Machine becomes her big story, when she suspects that Texas Rangers may be killing innocent young men to collect rewards offered by the Texas Bankers Association. Betsy's journalistic determination leads to a personal tragedy that changes her life forever-and makes her a determined, relentless newswoman.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

13h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:20