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Transport yourself to the rugged, untamed landscapes of the American West with our thrilling collection of Western audiobooks. From cowboys and outlaws to saloons and showdowns, our audiobooks capture the spirit of the Wild West and take you on an unforgettable journey through its rich history and lore. Experience the thrill of high-speed chases on horseback, the suspense of duels at dawn, and the drama of life on the frontier as you immerse yourself in our selection of Western audiobooks. Expertly narrated by talented voice actors, our audiobooks bring to life iconic characters such as Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Calamity Jane in a way that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So saddle up and embark on a thrilling adventure with our Western audiobooks today!

Western Audiobooks Statistics

Total Audiobooks in this Category:

2,516 audiobooks

Total Authors in this Category:

2,860 authors

Average Audiobook Length:

7.20 hours

Average Audiobook Rating:

3.57/5

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Audiobook, by Cormac McCarthy

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Narrator: Richard Poe

Audio Length: @1x speed 13.00 hours
@1.5x speed 8.67 hours
@2x speed 6.50 hours

Overall Rating: 4.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Audiobook

Author of the National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

His birth ended his mother’s life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he’s recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering—and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day.

“By far the most terrifying book I've ever read in that it likens the west to a maelstrom of death, violence, and pure evil. Nothing is sacred in Blood Meridian. Also, it is one of the most poetically written books I've ever read. McCarthy's depictions are eloquent beyond measure and attain full bloom in this novel.”

— Nick
Sackett: A Novel Audiobook, by Louis L’Amour

Author: Louis L’Amour

Narrator: David Strathairn

Audio Length: @1x speed 3.75 hours
@1.5x speed 2.50 hours
@2x speed 1.88 hours

Overall Rating: 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5

Story Rating: 3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5

Sackett: A Novel Audiobook

William Tell Sackett had followed a different path from his younger brothers, but his name, like theirs, was spoken with respect and just a little fear. Where Orrin had brought law and order from New Mexico to the plains of Montana, backed up by the gunfighting talents of his brother Tye, Tell Sackett’s destiny drew him to Texas after he had to kill a man. There, in the high, lonesome country, he came upon a vein of pure gold. All he’d wanted was enough to buy a ranch, but he soon learned that gold had ways of its own with men.

“Louis L'Amour has held my attention since the very first book I read. As you read through you can see the scenery that he writes about. You can see the act play out in front of you.”

— Richard
Close Range: Wyoming Stories Audiobook, by Annie Proulx

Author: Annie Proulx

Narrator: Frances Fisher, Bruce Greenwood, Campbell Scott, Francis Fisher

Audio Length: @1x speed 5.50 hours
@1.5x speed 3.67 hours
@2x speed 2.75 hours

Overall Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Close Range: Wyoming Stories Audiobook

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes comes one of the most celebrated short story collections of our time.

Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in these breathtaking tales of loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. Each of the stunning portraits in Close Range reveals characters fiercely wrought with precision and grace.

These are stories of desperation and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both stark and magnificent -- by an author writing at the peak of her craft.

“I had this book on my shelf during my whole first year of law school. Worth the wait! Annie's stories are dark and dense, but full of beautiful flourishes. Just love her. And her take on wild Wyoming.”

— Alisa
News of the World: A Novel Audiobook, by Paulette Jiles

Author: Paulette Jiles

Narrator: Grover Gardner

Audio Length: @1x speed 6.75 hours
@1.5x speed 4.50 hours
@2x speed 3.38 hours

Overall Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

News of the World: A Novel Audiobook

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

National Book Award FinalistFiction

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

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“The story of Johanna and her rescuer, Captain Kidd, is an important one of understanding, community and how quickly one may become an outsider. The whites vs Native American conflicts of the 19th century in Texas still resonate today. As Captain Kidd's seeming obligation to transport Johanna turns to loyal devotion, she in the end plays just as large a part in rescuing him. Very slow starting with exposition of characters before the action begins but well worth slogging through it. The narrator's dramatic reading enhanced the story for me.”

— Allison
Hombre Audiobook, by Elmore Leonard

Author: Elmore Leonard

Narrator: Richard Poe

Audio Length: @1x speed 4.25 hours
@1.5x speed 2.83 hours
@2x speed 2.13 hours

Hombre Audiobook

Grand Master Elmore Leonard is justifiably acknowledged as “the best writer of crime fiction alive” (Newsweek)—and, in fact, one of the very best ever, alongside other all-time greats like John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker. But he has also many acclaimed masterworks of American western fiction to his credit—including Hombre, the basis for the classic Hollywood motion picture starring Paul Newman. Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best—no less than one would expect from the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

“Narrator Richard Poe’s steady, resonant tone; subtle accents; and superb timing bring out the sagebrush and tumbleweeds in this Western classic. The genre-busting story, heavy on action and social justice…may seem familiar, but the combination of Leonard’s naturalistic writing style and Poe’s baritone voice makes this a gripping listen…It’s surprising no one has produced this title as an audiobook before now. Poe’s reading makes up for the wait.”

— AudioFile
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Audiobook, by Michael Punke

Author: Michael Punke

Narrator: Holter Graham

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.25 hours
@1.5x speed 6.17 hours
@2x speed 4.63 hours

Overall Rating: 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Audiobook

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

“A superb revenge story...Punke has added considerably to our understanding of human endurance and of the men who pushed west in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark--a significant feat.”

— The Washington Post Book World
Little Big Man Audiobook, by Thomas Berger

Author: Larry McMurtry, Thomas Berger

Narrator: Scott Sowers, Henry Strozier

Audio Length: @1x speed 20.50 hours
@1.5x speed 13.67 hours
@2x speed 10.25 hours

Little Big Man Audiobook

The story of Jack Crabbe, raised by both a white man and a Cheyenne chief. As a Cheyenne, Jack ate dog, had four wives and saw his people butchered by General Custer's soldiers. As a white man, he participated in the slaughter of the buffalo and tangled with Wyatt Earp. From the Trade Paperback edition.

“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
Doc: A Novel Audiobook, by Mary Doria Russell

Author: Mary Doria Russell

Narrator: Mark Bramhall

Audio Length: @1x speed 16.50 hours
@1.5x speed 11.00 hours
@2x speed 8.25 hours

Overall Rating: 3.869565 out of 53.869565 out of 53.869565 out of 53.869565 out of 53.869565 out of 5

Doc: A Novel Audiobook

The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail twenty-six-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.   Beautifully educated, born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday is given an awful choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta or leave everyone and everything he loves in the hope that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Young, scared, lonely, and sick, he arrives on the rawest edge of the Texas frontier just as an economic crash wrecks the dreams of a nation. Soon, with few alternatives open to him, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally; he is also living with Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung Hungarian whore with dazzling turquoise eyes, who can quote Latin classics right back at him. Kate makes it her business to find Doc the high-stakes poker games that will support them both in high style. It is Kate who insists that the couple travel to Dodge City, because “that’s where the money is.” And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp really begins—before Wyatt Earp is the prototype of the square-jawed, fearless lawman; before Doc Holliday is the quintessential frontier gambler; before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology—when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety. Authentic, moving, and witty, Mary Doria Russell’s fifth novel redefines these two towering figures of the American West and brings to life an extraordinary cast of historical characters, including Holliday’s unforgettable companion, Kate. First and last, however, Doc is John Henry Holliday’s story, written with compassion, humor, and respect by one of our greatest contemporary storytellers.

“Who would think Mary Doria Russell could write such a beautiful portrait of hardened Wild West characters like Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp? She says more of the portrait is true than you might think, and I hope so because of how much I liked these heartbreaking characters.”

— Barb
The Sisters Brothers: A Novel Audiobook, by Patrick deWitt

Author: Patrick deWitt

Narrator: John Pruden

Audio Length: @1x speed 7.75 hours
@1.5x speed 5.17 hours
@2x speed 3.88 hours

Overall Rating: 3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel Audiobook

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JOHN C. REILLY AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX

A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST

AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living-and whom he does it for.

 With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

“I will admit that I only chose this book because of the cover and the fact that it was shortlisted for the Booker prize. However, I couldn't stop reading it! It was funny, witty, and threw me into the world of the Wild West which is not typical of the books I choose. You really come to like the "bad guys" in the book, and I enjoyed that. The ending was also perfect!”

— Merissa
True Grit Audiobook, by Charles Portis

Author: Charles Portis

Narrator: Donna Tartt

Audio Length: @1x speed 6.25 hours
@1.5x speed 4.17 hours
@2x speed 3.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4.245283 out of 54.245283 out of 54.245283 out of 54.245283 out of 54.245283 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5

True Grit Audiobook

Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie -- as vital as she is innocent -- outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

“I just knew I was going to love this book after seeing last year's movie. They were equally wonderful, although the book's ending was far superior to the movie's. Beautifully written with a unique, speech-without-contractions cadence, this was enjoyable from beginning to end.”

— Jay
Appaloosa Audiobook, by Robert B. Parker

Author: Robert B. Parker

Narrator: Titus Welliver

Audio Length: @1x speed 5.00 hours
@1.5x speed 3.33 hours
@2x speed 2.50 hours

Overall Rating: 3.846153 out of 53.846153 out of 53.846153 out of 53.846153 out of 53.846153 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Appaloosa Audiobook

A richly imagined novel of the Old West, as spare and vivid as a high plains sunset, from one of the world's most talented performers. It was a long time ago, now, and there were many gunfights to follow, but I remember as well as I remember anything the first time I saw Virgil Cole shoot. Time slowed down for him. Always steady, and never fast . . . When it comes to writing, Robert B. Parker knows no boundaries. From the iconic Spenser detective series and the novels featuring Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone, to the groundbreaking historical novel Double Play, Parker's imagination has taken readers from Boston to Brooklyn and back again. In Appaloosa, fans are taken on another trip, to the untamed territories of the West during the 1800s. When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but in Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary-one who raises the stakes by playing not with the rules, but with emotions. This is Robert B. Parker at his storytelling best.

“My sister recommended these books a long time ago (she's responsible for introducing me to the Spencer series many years ago). They have been on my shelf for a month or so, wasn't sure I would like a western. Robert B. Parker's wry writing style from his detective novels carries over to this genre. The third adventure of Hitch and Cole is on the pile, last book about to be picked up at DPL. So sad that there will be no more books from Mr. Parker :(”

— Bethe
Hondo Audiobook, by Louis L’Amour

Author: Louis L’Amour

Narrator: David Strathairn

Audio Length: @1x speed 5.75 hours
@1.5x speed 3.83 hours
@2x speed 2.88 hours

Overall Rating: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Hondo Audiobook

He was etched by the desert’s howling winds, a big, broad-shouldered man who knew the ways of the Apache and the ways of staying alive. She was a woman alone raising a young son on a remote Arizona ranch. And between Hondo Lane and Angie Lowe was the warrior Vittoro, whose people were preparing to rise against the white men. Now the pioneer woman, the gunman, and the Apache warrior are caught in a drama of love, war, and honor.

“L'Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever...L'Amour falls into the grand tradition of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson.”

— Wall Street Journal

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