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    • The Shootists

    • By: Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated by: J. P. O'Shaughnessy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death himself. In such a showdown against such an antagonist, J. B. Books cannot win. Most men may end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a mankiller has a third option, one which Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own executioner.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the story, disliked the narration

    • By erudite on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Homesman

    • A Novel
    • By: Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy - ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but the end was a huge diappointment

    • By C. Oneal on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Bless the Beasts and Children

    • By: Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    "Send Us a Boy, We'll Send You a Cowboy!" is the slogan of the Box Canyon Boys Camp. But for the nail biters, thumb suckers, and teeth grinders, the cast-away offspring of parents who are busy traveling, being divorced, remarrying, and garnering fortunes, it's just another place to face rejection. Until Cotton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to read to children tweens & teens

    • By Jan on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $19.93