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Publisher's Summary

A classic about the American West and the life and times of one tough cowboy, Monte Walsh. Partial to pretty women, gambling, and practical jokes, Monte doesn't have to look far to find trouble. Luckily for him, Monte's best friend, Chet, is always there to post bail or quickly get Monte out of town. As Monte grows older, though, and the West inevitably changes, he resists changing with it, and shows his dedication and loyalty to the cowboy way of life.

The popular 1970 film starring Lee Havin and Jack Palance is loosely based on this moving story by Jack Schaefer.

Dreamscape is proud to present Monte Walsh, a classic American western not to be missed.

©1963 Jack Schaefer (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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One of my top 3 favorites

This is one of my absolute favorite stories. I've listened to it at least a dozen times, and read the book twice. Eric Dove brings this story alive by bringing life to each character. It's almost as if you're there in the story with them. I highly recommend this audio book, even if westerns aren't your thing.

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An excellent book.

One of the best books I've ever listened to and a great narration.....well worth the time.

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A realization of the end of the old West

Definitely not a horse Opera. Richly drawn characters and imagery of a vanished era. The story is well told maintaining interest.

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Friends

I like books that encourage you to be better than you are. Books that have great story, yet leave you with more thanhan you expected. The bo d between two cowboys that knows no distance or time. I was sorry the book ended, and shed tears for Monte, his horse, and Chet

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Wonderful story!

The first time I read "Monte Walsh" was in high school, and I believe many of the lessons taught in this book about character and camaraderie prepared me better for the real world than college ever could. Schaefer never fails to bring characters to life and his stories never fail to interest. Re-reading this book now with an additional decade of living behind me, it rings more true than before. Dove reads the story excellently and in a manner fitting the setting of the story, familiar and easy in tone, and allows the listener to imagine the scenes with ease. I will very likely listen to it again in the near future.

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  • Mark
  • Secaucus, NJ, United States
  • 06-22-15

Timeless, loping, Western Classic

Of course still revered by those who care to remember as among the genre's highest achievements. Overflowing with hard, simple courage, high spirits, wild humor and the passage of time forever into the immutable past. Episodic and meandering, marked by thrilling action and life and death and friendship. At it's center, an unforgettable character for whom change is unthinkable and almost a crime to contemplate. While the colorful characters around him grow and move on to higher achievement in the notice of the wider world, they seem the poorer for it against Monty Walsh.

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Right performance....great book

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

The nuances.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. Wanted to hear it, but wanted it to last.

Any additional comments?

Haven't enjoyed a book this much in long time. Can't imagine anyone else reading it.