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Author: Bret Harte, Jack London, Stephen Crane Narrator: David Birney, Robert Forster, Arte Johnson, Stephen Hoye, Stefan Rudnicki, William Windom, Rex Linn, various narrators Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781504741675
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This collection features a selection of classic short stories and poems by legendary Western authors Stephen Crane, Bret Harte, and Jack London.

Stephen Crane

  • “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” read by William Windom
  • “The Black Riders” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “The Five White Mice” read by Arte Johnson
  • “The Blue Hotel” read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “His New Mittens” read by Robert Forster
  • “A Newspaper…” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “The Little Regiment” read by Stephen Hoye

Bret Harte

  • “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” read by William Windom
  • “Mary’s Album” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “Brown of Calaveras” read by Stephen Hoye
  • “The Society upon the Stanislaw” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “Tennessee’s Partner” read by Robert Forster
  • “The Luck of Roaring Camp” read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “The Pony Express” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “The Idyl of Red Gulch” read by Rex Linn
  • “Lines to a Portrait” (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “How Santa Claus Came to Simpson’s Bar” read by William Windom

Jack London

  • “That Spot” read by Arte Johnson
  • “War” read by David Birney
  • “Moon-Face” read by William Windom
  • “To Build a Fire” read by Stefan Rudnicki
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About the Author

Stephen Crane (1871–1900) was an American novelist, poet, and journalist. He worked as a reporter of slum life in New York and a highly paid war correspondent for newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. He wrote many works of fiction, poems, and accounts of war, all well received but none as acclaimed as his 1895 Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage. Today he is considered one of the most innovative American writers of the 1890s and one of the founders of literary realism.

About the Narrators

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.

Robert Forster is an award-winning film and television actor best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role as Max Cherry in Jackie Brown.

Arte Johnson is an award-winning narrator and an American comic actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His audiobook narations have won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration in 2003 and 2007.

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Emmy Award winner William Windom is a consummate actor whose long career has won him critical acclaim and audience approval, although he prefers to describe it as “95 percent approval and a few arrows along the way.” His television credits include Star Trek, All in the Family, Highway to Heaven, and My World and Welcome to It, for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Actor a Comedy series. Windom lives in Northern California with his wife Patricia and youngest son, Rebel, and near (perhaps too near!) his three grown children.

Rex Linn, a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Frank Tripp in the television series CSI: Miami. Besides numerous other television roles, he has had roles in Django Unchained, Trial by Fire, and other major films. He was born and raised in the Texas panhandle and earned a BA in radio, television, and film from Oklahoma State University.

Maria Liatis is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.