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Download The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmore Leonard Narrator: Henry Rollins, David Strathairn, Tom Wopat, and William Atherton Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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From Elmore Leonard, the author who has influenced more writers than any other, comes a collection of the stories that launched his phenomenal career. From the very first short story he ever wrote, The Trail of the Apache, through five decades of classic western tales, this collection is a must-have for every fan of Elmore Leonard.

This collection includes the following stories:

  • Blood Money
  • Saing with a Six-Gun
  • Trail of the Apache
  • Trouble at Rindo's Station
  • The Boy Who Smiled
  • The Tonto Woman
  • Hurrah for Capt. Early
  • Only Good Ones
  • The Colonel's Lady
  • You Never See Apaches...
  • Three-Ten to Yuma
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    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Winger | 2/8/2014

      " Better known as a crime writer. But I've read few short story collections as hard and beautiful and just perfect as the best of these. To dismiss Leonard as a genre writer is to really miss out. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip Welshans | 2/4/2014

      " Anthologies are tough, but this is a good collection of Western short fiction. If you've read the grittier Westerns of McCarthy (All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian and No Country...) this will strike a very dissonant tone. The stories are more event-driven rather than character or environment driven, as McCarthy's novels often are. But these are also much shorter, obviously, so I think that's where the differences lie. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Curtiss | 1/27/2014

      " More like 4.5 stars, subtracting a half star for some of the sappier and more simplistic stories that are peppered through this compilation. Leonard has an incredible sense of timing and truly cinematic attention to detail of movement -- it's no wonder so many of his stories have been put up on the big screen. I especially enjoyed the darker stories, where the notions of justice, right versus wrong, crime and punishment, have a truly noirish aspect to them. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yuda | 1/24/2014

      " A bit uneven, but plenty here to recommend it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 1/21/2014

      " Leonard kept me amused, intrigued, and riveted with these two stories (Three-Ten to Yuma and Saint With a Six-Gun). His characters are immediately vivid, he has a deft way with dialogue, and he writes so that every word counts. I'm going to look for more! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 1/5/2014

      " Half way through the second story I was finally sure I'd already read this. Good stories, but clearly they didn't make a huge impression on me. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dirck Halstead | 11/16/2013

      " Long before Elmore Leonard became the master of crime fiction, while he was still in High School he was writing near a story a month for the western magazines. This is a complete collection of those stories "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed Vaughn | 11/12/2013

      " Before "Mr. Majestic," "52 Pick Up" and "Get Shorty" there was Elmore Leonard, the western writer. Yipee ki yah! "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 5/23/2013

      " Short stories by Elmore Leonard. I listened to a couple of them on CD, but lost interest. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Mitchell | 2/20/2013

      " Bought it for 3:10 To Yuma, but there are some other great stories in the collection. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JJ Duncan | 9/14/2012

      " David Straitharn and Henry Rollins reading Elmore Leonard's Westerns? Eff Yeah! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Saunders | 8/30/2012

      " Wanted to read the short story for "3:10 to Yuma". I've read a few other stories, too. Can't go wrong with Elmore Leonard. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie | 7/19/2012

      " Collection of Westerns, all short, very "My Darling Clementine." Nice, easy read. He's no Larry McMurtry, but who is?? "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 6/16/2012

      " Leonard has what seems to have written hundred of Westerns. This book is a great collection. Each story is short and sweet, but each packing a punch with guns blazing! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jude Brigley | 8/30/2011

      " I really loved Elmore Leonard's Western stories and their subtle male relationships based on power and individualism and respect. The hanging story was particularly interesting with its disguised priest and smart deputy. More talk than action - quite psychological. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/25/2011

      " Quintessential western short stories by one of my favorite authors. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 6/23/2011

      " Near perfect tales from the american west, centred around strong men of principles, who waste neither words nor bullets. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise VanCise | 6/16/2011

      " It's Elmore Lonard do I really need to say more? I love the way he writes, getting right to the heart of the story with believable characters who hold grit. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mayer Grashin | 6/11/2011

      " I don't normally go in for short stories, but these were pretty great. He gets in enough to most of them, so you don't feel short hanged. One thing- I think both "3:10 to Yuma" movies were better than the short story version... "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 manfred | 6/7/2011

      " kurze kritik auf meinem blog "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 O. | 3/24/2011

      " Loved these stories. I started reading Elmore Leonard books a long time ago but did not know he wrote westerns until much later. I'm a lover of westerns and I like short stories. This book did not disappoint. I recommend it highly. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 3/16/2011

      " I enjoyed reading this although I like novels better than short stories. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 3/9/2011

      " Bought it for 3:10 To Yuma, but there are some other great stories in the collection. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 O. | 1/24/2011

      " Loved these stories. I started reading Elmore Leonard books a long time ago but did not know he wrote westerns until much later. I'm a lover of westerns and I like short stories. This book did not disappoint. I recommend it highly. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 9/19/2008

      " Leonard has what seems to have written hundred of Westerns. This book is a great collection. Each story is short and sweet, but each packing a punch with guns blazing! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 7/30/2008

      " Racist, sexist, anti-gay.

      Also, skillfully paced, imaginative, wonderfully researched and narrated. Read it and weep. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiachna | 5/10/2008

      " Well fleshed out characters.. Good plots and Leonard's forte wonderful dialogue. Not usually fast paced but very convincing and immensely enjoyable.
      He certainly is a master of short stories..
      "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 2/7/2008

      " Wanted to read the short story for "3:10 to Yuma". I've read a few other stories, too. Can't go wrong with Elmore Leonard. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/25/2008

      " Taut, manly writing. One highlight is "Three-Ten to Yuma." I have yet to see either of the movie versions, but the short story is very good. "

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