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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aaron Latham Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jimmy Goodnight, a young, earnest cowhand, recovering from having been brutally abducted by Comanches who slaughtered his family, sets his life on a new and surprising course by visiting a county fair. There he agrees to try to pull out an ax that has been deeply imbedded in an anvil and that has defied the efforts of the strongest men in Texas.

Jimmy’s astonishing and triumphant achievement at the fair changes his life. With the prize money he follows his dream, recruits cowboys, puts together a herd of cattle, and drives them across the plains to a deep canyon, where he intends to make his own private kingdom. Goodnight’s luck and courage bring him an early and gratifying success. Above all, they bring him the comradeship of his men, and the friendship of a lifetime, when he meets Jack Loving, who is everything Jimmy Goodnight isn’t—handsome, graceful, a naturally gifted horseman, and a great dancer. Together, Goodnight and Loving make a formidable team, and their relationship is one of complete trust, the bedrock on which Goodnight’s growing empire rests, on a seemingly solid foundation until a woman appears with whom both men fall in love.

All goes well until Goodnight makes a fearful, vengeful, and unforgiving enemy, takes on an Eastern big businessman as a partner, whose daughter he falls in love with, and fails to notice the growing mutual attraction between Revelie and Loving.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrific, absorbing…Not since Giant and Lonesome Dove has any author pulled off anything quite like this.”

    Dan Rather

  • “Mesmerizing…one of the best books I’ve read in recent years.”

    Patricia Cornwell

  • “I couldn’t put Code of the West down.”

    James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom 

  • “Latham, a versatile writer whose novels and screenplays have earned him critical acclaim and an Oscar, carries off this rollicking tale with class and style.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by A.J.K. | 1/9/2011

    " I think Aaron Latham is a fantastic writer. Very descriptive and engaging!! Loved it. Read it about 4 yrs ago or so...and just finished it again. I wish he would do more Westerns like this. Great Book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 10/5/2008

    " This is a very good western style novel with Arthurian style plot lines thrown in for good measure. "

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About the Author

Aaron Latham is best known for his novels and screenplays, including Urban Cowboy, Perfect, Code of the West, and The Cowboy with the Tiffany Gun. He has been a regular contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times. He lives in New York with his wife, Lesley Stahl.