Download Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves Audiobook

Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves Audiobook, by Art T. Burton Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Art T. Burton Narrator: Ron Butler Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Race and Ethnicity in the American West Series Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781494587376
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $19.99 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of "eight notable Oklahomans," the "most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country." That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds ("I’m sorry, we didn't keep black people's history," a clerk at one of Oklahoma's local historical societies answered a query), Art T. Burton sifts through fact and legend to discover the truth about one of the most outstanding peace officers in late nineteenth-century America—and perhaps the greatest lawman of the Wild West era.

Fluent in Creek and other southern Native languages, physically powerful, skilled with firearms, and a master of disguise, Reeves was exceptionally adept at apprehending fugitives and outlaws, and his exploits were legendary in Oklahoma and Arkansas. A finalist for the 2007 Spur Award, sponsored by the Western Writers of America, Black Gun, Silver Star tells Bass Reeves's story for the first time and restores this remarkable figure to his rightful place in the history of the American West. Download and start listening now!

ak3g

Quotes & Awards

  • Butler's skillful pacing and emphasis ramp up the tension and occasional drama of the marshal's encounters with various criminals. A great pairing of narrator and history. AudioFile

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Narrator

Ron Butler is a Los Angeles–based actor, Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits. Most kids will recognize him from the three seasons he spent on Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. He works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has voiced a wide variety of audiobooks. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and an Independent Filmmaker Project Award winner for his work in the HBO film Everyday People.