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Publisher's Summary

A collection of timeless Westerns from some of the most well-known authors of the genre, including Zane Grey and Max Brand: "The Little Gold Miners" by Joaquin Miller, "Bulger's Reputation" by Bret Harte, "The Leaf of Red Rose" by W.H.H. Murray, "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain, "Twelve O'Clock" by Stephen Crane, "The Vengeance of Padre Arroyo" by Gerturde Atherton, "A Deal in Wheat" by Frank Norris, "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry, "On the Divide" by Willa Cather, "Timberline" by Owen Wister, "The Passing of Black Eagle" by O. Henry, "Ananias Green" by B. M. Bower, "Lightening" by Zane Grey, "Pardon of Becky Day" by John Fox, and "The Laughter of Slim Malone" by Max Brand.

Public Domain (P)2012 AudioGO

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Classic Westerns Well-told

Great stories. The narrators were true to the spirit of the tales. I recommend it heartily for those needing old charms.

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good old stories, well told

What made the experience of listening to Great Classic Westerns the most enjoyable?

interesting stories written by good authors and presented by experienced narrators

What was one of the most memorable moments of Great Classic Westerns?

I like Zane Grey stories, they may have been written more than 100 years ago but are stil enjoyable

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I'll give it a 3

I really like western short stories..I was really looking forward to this book. there is a few stories we ok. but over all a let down.

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Poor compilation

Some of the stories in this collection are good western tales, but only a few. Some others barely quality as western and others, in my opinion, don't qualify at all. Some are written in a style closer to Poe than to the great western authors like Grey or Lamour. Overall I would not recommend this collection to those expecting great WESTERNS.

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Great collection

The collection of short stories was well curated, an excellent blend of humor and excitement. Modern readers will have little trouble with outdated terms, etc. Bronson Pinchot is my new favorite narrator, perfect pace, great voices.

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A few greats, a few misfires

Some tales are better than others which also holds true of the performances.

Free to me, I gifted to another. I do wish I would have listened through before the gifting; else I would have chosen a stronger blend of tales and tellers.

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Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Meredith Mitchell, Richard Waterhouse
Run Time: 6 hrs and 30 mins
Genre: Westerns
Summary:
A collection of classic Westerns.

Additional Comments:
• It felt like a lot of these were incomplete.
• Having three different narrators fit the fact that the stories were way different from each other.
• I don’t feel like I gained anything by hearing these tales.
• Most were completely forgettable.
• I couldn’t name one character from the book. I know there were several. I maybe recall one or two but it’s only as the sad lady who had a misunderstanding.
• Performances worked. All narrators did well with their respective tales.
• The first tale kind of blithered on. Not sure why I didn’t just file this under DNF and move on.

Conclusion:
I’m a fan of Westerns, but this got boring.
*Audible plus read.

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It’s hard to rate a collection of short stories, but

It’s hard to rate a collection of short stories, but I can easily say that I would not listen to this audiobook again. The only story I actually liked was the last one, and that story alone increased my rating from one star to two stars.

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What a fantastic collection of short stories

What a fantastic collection of short stories and faultless deliveries. Plus another five more words.