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“The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated.”

So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger’s 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man’s extraordinary double life.

After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, he feasts on dog, loves four wives, and sees his people butchered by horse soldiers commanded by General George Armstrong Custer. Later, living as a white man once more, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, cheats Wild Bill Hickok, and fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn alongside Custer himself—a man he’d sworn to kill.

Hailed by the Nation as “a seminal event,” Little Big Man is a singular literary achievement that, like its hero, only gets better with age.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us.”

    Henry Miller, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Spellbinding…[Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”

    Time

  • “Superb…Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding.”

    New York Times

  • “The very best novel ever about the American West.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “This audio achievement begins with narrator David Aaron Baker portraying writer Ralph Fielding Snell, who is about to interview a man who claims he participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Scott Sowers then narrates the bulk of the story as 111-year-old Jack Crabb. Sowers’ even pace and gritty voice makes the old-timer’s amazing, slang-filled story vibrantly clear. Sowers perfectly captures Crabb’s mercurial disposition and compellingly recounts his many adventures—as a Cheyenne warrior, white man, drunk, merchant, gambler, miner, mule driver, gunslinger, soldier, and more. Henry Strozier reads the essay by Larry McMurtry at the end in a deep, comfortable voice that offers listeners a chance to reflect on the significance of this American classic. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction & Classics Narration
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