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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glendon Swarthout Narrator: J. P. O'Shaughnessy Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death himself. 

In such a showdown against such an antagonist, J. B. Books cannot win. Most men may end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a mankiller has a third option, one which Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own executioner. As the word spreads that the famous assassin has reached the end of his rope, an assortment of vultures gathers to feast upon the corpse - among them a gambler, a rustler, a clergyman, an undertaker, an old love, a reporter, even a teenager. Books outwits them, however, by selecting the where, when, who, and why of his death and writing in fire from a pair of matched Remingtons the last courageous act of his own legend. The climatic gunfight itself is an incredible performance by an incredible man, and by his creator, Glendon Swarthout.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cody | 10/22/2013

    " This book is not bad in any sense of the word. It's just that I picture John Wayne as the main character and him getting his ass kicked and the way he dies at the end pisses me off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob | 7/3/2013

    " Thin at times, but other times, the book portrays a dynamic range of emotions. The final chapter really closes the deal on the book being one of the better literary westerns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather Mccoy | 6/16/2013

    " I am not a huge fan of Westerns...However, this is a fabulous book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 5/18/2013

    " A unique Western, but one that really didn't grab me. Three stars and a potential place on my "Maybe I Should Reread This Book" list. "

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