Journal of the Gun Years

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100096128
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481569682
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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Description

From New York Times bestselling author Richard Matheson, best known for his horror and fantasy writing, comes a highly praised Western that shows the master's hand in this genre as well. Back East, they told tall tales about Marshal Clay Halser, the fearless Civil War veteran who became known as the "Hero of the Plains" for his daring exploits in the Wild West. But the truth, as revealed in his private journals, is even more compelling. A callow youth in search of excitement, Halser travels to the raucous cow towns of the frontier, where his steady nerve and ready trigger finger soon mark him as a gunfighter to be reckoned with. As both an outlaw and a lawman, he carves out a legendary career. But fame proves to be the one enemy he can never outdraw-and a curse that haunts him to the bitter end.

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Author(s): Richard Matheson
Genre: Western
Original Publish Date: Dec 14, 2010

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Richard Matheson
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Genre: Western
Product Number DD2353
Released: Jan 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441739872
eBook
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Author(s): Richard Matheson
Genre: Western
Product Number EB00109599
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429998437

Professional reviews

"Clay Hauser tells his own story from the entries he keeps in his journal. Starting with his experiences as a frightened young soldier in the Civil War, he also describes his life as an outlaw and then a town marshal. The story ends with his untimely demise in a small Western mining town. In addition to keeping pace with the action and violence, Stefan Rudnicki uses his warm, rich voice to differentiate the voices of Clay and his friend, a journalist who provides background details for Clay's story. This tightly crafted account of a legendary shooter is equally a cautionary tale on the price of fame. Rudnicki's outstanding presentation will engage listeners. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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