• Law of the Land

  • Stories of the Old West
  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Law of the Land

By: Elmer Kelton
Narrated by: Traber Burns
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Publisher's Summary

Here are 16 stories, where good meets bad, and everything in between, from the legendary author of the West, Elmer Kelton.

Law of the Land chronicles some of his most exciting and dangerous tales of the Old West, collected together for the first time - including the exciting first publication of a never-before published Kelton story, “Biscuits for Bandit”.

Included here are:

  • “The Fugitive Book”
  • “Jailbreak”
  • “Biscuits for a Bandit”
  • “There’s Always Another Chance”
  • “Born to Be Hanged”
  • “O’Malley’s Wife”
  • “In the Line of Duty”
  • “Relics”
  • “North of the Big River”
  • “The Ghost of Two Forks”
  • “Lonesome Ride to Pecos”
  • “Apache Patrol”
  • “The Last Indian Fight in Kerr County”
  • “Uncle Jeff and the Gunfighter”
  • “Sellout”
  • “Die by the Gun”
©2021 by Elmer Stephen Kelton Estate (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

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Love Elmer Kelton

I’ve only read a quarter of the stories in the collection so far but I always love Elmer Kelton and his short stories are as great as his novels.
I can only hope audible will record and release his other three collections of short stories on audio. The stories are varied in length and subject but the characters he writes about always seem so real.
Look for his other collections ‘Hard ride’ ‘Wild west’ and ‘The cowboy way’. I do hope they get recorded for audio some day. The narrator does a good job as well in all the stories here.
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Update 01/26

This is a great collection. I enjoyed every story, however two of them had similar outcomes and the overall story was similar. Biscuit for a bandit and relic had similar ideas themes and even endings. Apache patrol dragged a bit for me too. Overall a great collection by Mr Kelton.