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Monte Walsh
     

Monte Walsh

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by Jack Warner Schaefer, Eric G Dove (Narrated by)
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Audio
Schaefer's classic Western has finally been released in audio. Here, the author gives longer treatment to the themes he explored in his better-known novella, Shane. This book chronicles the adventures of the eponymous Walsh, a rascally, womanizing bronc rider and his stalwart, rope-prodigy partner Chet Rollins. It includes a silent, gunblazing charro, boyish cowboy pranking, rocky romances with big-hearted hookers, and mournful meditations on the disappearance of the frontier. Veteran voice actor Eric Dove's lighthearted and masculine performance suits the work and brings it to life. VERDICT Essential for all Western audiobook fans and highly recommended to readers generally.—Mark Swails, Johnson Cty. Community Coll., Overland Park, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781624062667
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Warner Schaefer was a twentieth century American writer and journalist best known for writing several novels about the American West. Best-known for his book Shane (1949), it was the inspiration for a popular and critically acclaimed movie by the same name. Schaefer died in 1991.

READER BIO
Eric has been a full-time voice actor and musician since 2003, doing voiceover work with The Media Group. Eric's audiobook career (and passion) began in 2009 for Brilliance Audio. Since joining their ranks as a frequent narrator, Eric has recorded numerous titles by authors such as J.R. Ward, Stephen Coonts, Greg Iles, and others. After forming Sweet Jennie Mae Productions, Eric recorded clips for Nike, Farmer's Insurance, The Austin Museum of Natural History, and more.

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Monte Walsh 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BookLoverRB More than 1 year ago
Both the Lee Marvin and Tom Selleck Movies are excellent and the book and this audio CD exceed the movies. Shane is an excellent book but Monte Walsh surpasses the classic. Jack Schaefer truly captured the cowboy life and culture. If you don't like this book you don't like westerns. Cannot praise this book enough,
MontieC More than 1 year ago
I have read this book several times. All though first chapter is a little slow, from two on, it is great. Even if you do not like westerns, I think you would like this book. Each chapter is a separate short story, but combined they make a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I,m a 5th fith generation rancher and cowboy. I tell you this as a basis for my statment that Monte Walsh captures the essence of the American cowboy better than any other book I have ever read. I laughed out loud and was close to tears reading this book. It just reaches out and grabs you and you can't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am and have been a horseman and cowboy for 35 years. I have old time friends that were there at the turn of the Century. All who read Monty Walsh say " That is how it was. " You can't get a better review than that!