Westerns

 

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May 2019

 

Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt

DB 88134

Read by Suehyla El Attar. Reading time: 11 hours, 20 minutes.

Doctor Laura Elliston is running out of options as she hides from murder charges in the American West. Her compatriot is captured, and she realizes she must face her past as Catherine Bennett, despite the threat of the noose awaiting her back in New York. Sawbones series, book 3. Unrated. 2017.

The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. Estleman

DB 94014

Read by Joe Peck. Reading time: 6 hours, 43 minutes.

Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished resident of San Francisco, is also secretly known as Black Bart, an infamous outlaw who has pulled off a record number of stagecoach robberies. Then detective James Hume makes it his mission to bring Black Bart to justice. Strong language and some violence. 2017.

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

DB 86981

Read by Jeff Allin. Reading time: 11 hours, 3 minutes.

The Blinds is the nickname for an eight-year-old experimental community in Texas, populated with criminals and witnesses who have had crime-specific memories erased. A sheriff and two deputies oversee the town, but after two residents die by gunshot, investigators arrive. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

DB 92450

Read by Bahni Turpin. Reading time: 16 hours, 34 minutes.

LP033369; 677 pages.

Cathy Williams recounts her life as the granddaughter of a queen. Born into slavery, emancipated during the Civil War when General Sheridan's troops burned down the plantation she lived on, she decides to enlist in the army and is eventually assigned to the famed Buffalo Soldiers unit. Unrated. 2018.

Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

DBC05791

Read by Marilyn Koch. Reading time: 10 hours, 5 minutes.

Kate Tenney leaves Boston for the Arizona Territory in 1895, hoping to become the future owner of the Last Chance Ranch. She has promised to remain single and devoted to her new career, but her resolve is tested by a handsome Christian blacksmith. Brides of Last Chance Ranch series, book 1. 2017.

Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson

DB 92275

Read by George Guidall. Reading time: 7 hours, 58 minutes.

LP033390; 425 pages.

An international hit man who heads one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to Walt's worst enemies. Walt heads into the one-hundred-ten-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone--one man against an army. Walt Longmire series, book 14. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

DB 88345

Read by Jason Culp. Reading time: 7 hours, 39 minutes.

BR 21901; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3.

In 1876, Yale student William Johnson joins the latest expedition of paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh to win a bet. He is soon drawn into the Bone Wars between Marsh and his nemesis, Edward Drinker Cope. While carting back a find, William ends up fighting challenges of the Old West. Violence. Bestseller. 2017.

Five Trails West by James D. Crownover

DB 90686

Read by Robert Sams. Reading time: 21 hours, 53 minutes.

The third and fourth books in the series, published in 2016 and 2017, following The Battle of Half Moon Mountain (DB 90044). In Picketwire Vaquero, Jesse takes the family back to the Village on the Middle Fork after an attack, then moves farther west. Also includes Tales of the Last Frontier. Five Trails West series, book 3 and 4. Some violence. 2017.

Hell Hath No Fury by Charles West

DB 88995

Read by Richard Davidson. Reading time: 10 hours, 46 minutes.

Jamie Pratt and his young bride are abandoned by their wagon-train leader while traveling westward. They decide to press on, but after they vanish, Jamie's brother, Monroe, enlists John Hawk, a well-known scout, to aid in the search for them. John Hawk series, book 1. Violence and strong language. Spur Award Winner. 2017.

In the Valley of the Sun by Andy Davidson

DB 90852

Read by Joe Wilson. Reading time: 12 hours, 12 minutes.

West Texas, 1980. Travis Stillwell had already killed multiple women when a vampire named Rue changed him. While he struggles with his new appetites and befriends a motel owner and her son, a Texas Ranger hunts Travis for his past crimes. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

The Jackals by William W. Johnstone

DB 94165

Read by Danny Campbell. Reading time: 10 hours, 21 minutes.

While sheltering in a West Texas way station, three justice fighters known as the Jackals encounter a man who promises them five grand to deliver fifty thousand dollars of blood-soaked cash to his wife. The Jackals soon discover that the loot was stolen from the vengeful Hawkin gang. Jackals series, book 1. Unrated. 2019.

Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures Volume 1: Unfinished Manuscripts, Mysterious Stories, and Lost Notes From One of the World's Most Popular Novelists by Louis L'Amour

DB 89890

Read by Doug Tisdale Jr. Reading time: 15 hours, 7 minutes.

A collection of unpublished works by the late western writer. The author's son, Beau L'Amour, uses L'Amour's handwritten notes, journal entries, and correspondence to provide biographical context and speculation about potential endings. Includes both western stories and more classic adventure stories set in a variety of times and places. Some violence. 2017.

Outcasts of Picture Rocks by Cherry Wilson

DB 94648

Read by Lloyd James. Reading time: 7 hours, 15 minutes.

Race Coulter persuades young Ren Rand to help him steal a palomino stallion called Black Wing from a wild herd in the Picture Rocks Basin. Unrated. 2018.

Outlaw Hearts by Rosanne Bittner

DB 90154

Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading time: 27 hours, 15 minutes.

Two historical romances, written between 2016 and 2017. In Love's Sweet Revenge, former outlaw Jake and his wife Miranda Harkner are hoping for a peaceful life on their Colorado ranch, but trouble finds them again. Also includes The Last Outlaw. Outlaw Hearts series, books 3 and 4. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

Peacher's Kill: The First Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone

DB 90454

Read by Jack Fox. Reading time: 7 hours, 54 minutes.

LP033288; 463 pages.

Preacher and Hawk travel to St. Louis with a load of furs, Hawk visiting a city for the first time. Hawk falls for a young woman he meets and convinces Preacher to help him trail a questionable--and likely dangerous--expedition she is joining. Sequel to Preacher's Hellstorm (DB 89679). First Mountain Man series, book 24. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Red Waters Rising by Laura Anne Gilman

DB 92803

Read by Mare Trevathan. Reading time: 11 hours, 23 minutes.

In the territory west of the Mississippi ruled by the devil, Isobel serves as the Devil's Left Hand, investigating trouble and administering justice. With her mentor Gabriel, Isobel travels to the southern town of Red Stick, but residents aren't happy to see them. Devil's West series, book 3. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott

DB 88150

Read by Rex Linn. Reading time: 8 hours, 24 minutes.

LP030950; 437 pages.

Augustus Noble Driggs and other cold-blooded convicts escape prison. It's up to territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture them and rescue the woman they kidnapped. But Driggs is on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels and the men who betrayed him. Unrated. 2017.

Sharpshooter by Dusty Richards

DB 91314

Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time: 10 hours, 28 minutes.

With a new railroad route planned to pass through Navajo territory, Arizona cattleman and U. S. Marshal Chet Byrnes fights corrupt politicians to get the tribe a contract to supply the coal for the locomotives. Byrnes Family Ranch series, book 12. Strong language and some violence. 2018.

Texas Ranger by James Patterson

DB 92241

Read by Christopher Ryan Grant. Reading time: 7 hours, 11 minutes.

Rory Yates has risen from a local highway patrolman to a Texas Ranger, but he is named as a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne. Yates fights to find the real killer, vowing to never surrender. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

DB 90710

Read by Dan John Miller. Reading time: 10 hours, 52 minutes.

Since childhood, Carol has had attacks where she falls into a coma-like state that mimics death. Few besides her husband, Dwight, know about her condition, and Dwight decides Carol's latest attack is a chance for him to get rid of her, even if he has to bury her alive. Unrated. 2018.

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill by Jim Fergus

DB 93839

Read by Erik Steele. Reading time: 13 hours, 38 minutes.

After the events of One Thousand White Women (DB 47157), twin sisters Margaret and Susan Kelly recount their life with the Cheyenne--including the loss of their children during a forced march at the hands of the United States Army. 2017.

Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

DB 92608

Read by Sophie Amoss. Reading time: 15 hours, 27 minutes.

1885. Orphaned seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney disguises herself as a boy and sets out to track down her outlaw brother and bring him home. Along the way, Jess finds herself employed by the very man seeking to hunt down her brother--dead or alive. Violence. Bestseller. 2018.