The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard CD

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9780060749927: The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard CD

From Elmore Leonard, the author who has influenced more writers than anyother, come two thrilling stories of law in the Old West, upheld by the barrel of a six-gun.

"Three-ten to Yuma:" Deputy Paul Scallen will earn his one hundred fifty dollars if he can get his prisoner Jim Kidd on the train to Yuma Prison. But the members of Kidd's gang have determined that Scallen won't live long enough to make the Three-Ten to Yuma.

"Saint with a Six-Gun:" Bobby Valdez will hang in the morning and young Lyall Quinlan is proud to guard him through the night. But Valdez doesn't seem like a cold-blooded killer and his request for last rites may just set him free ... or get them both killed.

Performed by Henry Rollins, these classics of bullets and bad men demonstrate the superb talent for language and gripping narrative that made Elmore Leonard one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

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About the Author:

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie BrownJustified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.



David Strathairn reads "Welcome to the Monkey House," "Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog," "D.P.," "The Lie," and "Adam".

From AudioFile:

Those who enjoy Leonard's terse two-fisted style will savor his early work with Westerns. Cleverly cast with skilled actors and produced with sensitivity and style, this collection fits in any audiobook aficionado's collection. David Straitharn paints vivid and passionate word pictures, pushing the emotional envelope; Henry Rollins brings his burly reading style to the fore; William Atherton delivers a whiff of aural mesquite and rawhide while Tom Wopat lends a tough warmth to the proceedings. Each reader tackles his tale with professional zeal, and the marriage of voice to text makes this a consistently good listen. Leonard fans will be intrigued by signs of his future hipness. D.J.B. AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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