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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781449844349
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A unique novel of England and the old West

Roy was Judge Roy Bean, the infamous, notorious real-life justice of the peace whose life has been the source of biographies, novels, plays, and films. Lillie was Lillie Langtry, the celebrated “Jersey Lily” of the British stage. They never met, but they wrote letters to each other. From very different backgrounds, living vastly different lives, separated by an ocean and most of a continent, these two unforgettable people share something unique in the “lost letters” of this novel. For many years Bean, the cantankerous self-styled arbiter of rough frontier justice, wrote fan letters to the beautiful actress across the sea; occasionally, she wrote back. He even renamed the town in which he lived Langtry in her honor. And they would have met, if Bean had not died shortly before Lillie, after years of strange but poignant correspondence, finally kept her promise to visit her distant admirer.

In this story of letters lost, Loren D. Estleman, with all the nuance and narrative skill, brings to life an untold chapter of transatlantic love that is as tender as it is unique.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Estleman, a longtime mystery and western writer, turns in an unusual sort of real-life-inspired novel…This spruced-up account of one of history’s great unconsummated relationships remains pleasurable reading from a veteran storyteller.” 

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  • “Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses…The Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After sixty or so books, that remains fresh, flavorful, and worth the price.”

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  • Finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Short Novel
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About the Author
Author Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.