Fast Larry Shaw

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 176 ratings

Gunman's Song Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Ralph Cotton is one of the finest Western novelists writing today. Gunman’s Song is a fast-paced adventure story that begins with tragedy and is propelled forward by the raw lust for revenge. Fast Larry Shaw is a deadly Old West gunman who has taken to the bottle as of late. When he is out drinking and carousing one night, a band of fiends raid his home, robbing and murdering his beloved family. Now Fast Larry is wholly consumed by one fiery impulse—kill them, kill them all.

©2004 Ralph Cotton (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Gunman's Song

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Best-selling author Ralph Cotton is one of the finest Western novelists writing today. Gunman’s Song is a fast-paced adventure story that begins with tragedy and is propelled forward by the raw lust for revenge. Fast Larry Shaw is a deadly Old West gunman who has taken to the bottle as of late. When he is out drinking and carousing one night, a band of fiends raid his home, robbing and murdering his beloved family. Now Fast Larry is wholly consumed by one fiery impulse—kill them, kill them all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little dark

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 2

    • Between Hell and Texas

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Cray Dawson wants to head home and put his reputation as a shootist to rest. Trouble is, his home town has changed. There's a crooked new sheriff, and with an army of vicious outlaws riding shotgun as deputies, he has the town under his thumb-until Cray decides to make the most of his bad reputation.

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 3

    • The Law in Somos Santos

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Sheriff Cray Dawson's quick-draw reputation keeps most criminals away from his Texas town of Somos Santos. But it doesn't keep the motley Walker Gang away for long. Although they temporarily divert their bankrobbing plans to a neighboring town, they soon stumble upon a way to weaken him. But will a strategic kidnapping and an unexpected ally undermine Dawson's resolve to do what he must?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good western story

    • By Richard on 09-06-06

    Regular price: $52.33

  • Book 4

    • Bad Day at Willow Creek

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    In this thrilling tale, former hired gun Larry Shaw tries to help a prostitute determine the father of her unborn child. Of the three candidates, one stands out - the notorious William H. Bonney. And as a cattle war brews, Bonney has a proposal for Shaw: lend your iron to our side and help us blast our way to victory.

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 5

    • Fast Guns Out of Texas

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Western tradition of Ralph Cotton lives on in Fast Guns Out of Texas. After Cray Dawson sets out to stake his claim in Black’s Cut, Montana, he learns his old friend Fast Larry Shaw faked his death to escape his notoriety as a gunfighter. But as Dawson soon discovers, his own prowess with a six-shooter could come back to haunt him as well.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tale of reputation, character, and respect.

    • By RJ on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 6

    • Ride to Hell's Gate

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Lawrence "Fast Larry" Shaw was the quickest gun alive until his beloved Rosa died. Turning to the bottle for solace, he takes a job helping a widow tend her ranch. But when the Barrows Brothers Gang tears a bloody trail across his path, it's time for Fast Larry to find his steady hand and blast his way to justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Justice by Fast Larry Shaw.

    • By RJ on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ride to Hell's Gate

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lawrence Shaw still has the reputation as the fastest gun alive. But since the death of his beloved Rosa, his shots have come out of a bottle. Then a friend gets Shaw a job helping a widow with her ranch, and Fast Larry sees the glimmer of a second chance.

    Regular price: $20.18

  • Book 7

    • Gunmen of the Desert Sands

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Fast Larry Shaw incurs a huge debt when a Mexican girl shouts a life-saving warning during a firefight. Outlaws have put the girl through hell, and now Larry is her only hope. But after offering his services, Larry gets caught in the crossfire between federales and banditos—and even his well-practiced gunhand might not offer enough protection to ensure survival.

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 8

    • Crossing Fire River

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In Crossing Fire River, Cotton introduces Lawrence “Fast Larry” Shaw, a quick-drawing gunslinger tormented by his past. Reeling from the death of his wife Rosa, Fast Larry turns to whiskey to drown his sorrows. But even with a drink in one hand, he’s still the fastest shot around. So when he becomes a target for a Mexican bounty hunter after killing two banditos, Fast Larry will have to protect himself the only way he knows how.

    Regular price: $21.52

  • Book 9

    • Escape from Fire River

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Ralph Cotton casts a long shadow as one of the finest practitioners of Western fiction to ever set pen to paper. Burnished with the unmistakable character of the Old West, Escape from Fire River showcases Cotton at the height of his form. There’s not a man alive who can outdraw Lawrence Shaw, but that doesn’t mean he’s invulnerable. Garris “The Cat” Cantro and his band of miscreants are hellbent on securing a fortune in gold.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 10

    • Gun Country

    • By: Ralph Cotton
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Still disoriented from a recent gunshot wound, Fast Larry Shaw happens across the Dexter Lowe Boys on their way to steal some weapons. Knowing he can’t take these guys on alone in his condition, Shaw contacts U.S. Marshal Crayton Dawson and Deputy Jedson Caldwell for backup.

    Regular price: $27.99