Shane by Jack Schaefer audiobook

Shane

By Jack Schaefer
Read by Eric G. Dove

Blackstone Publishing 9780544239470
4.40 Hours Unabridged
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I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road. Something in Father, something not of words or of actions but of the essential substance of the human spirit, had reached out and spoken to him and he had replied to it and had unlocked a part of himself to us. He was far off and unapproachable at times even when he was right there with you. The Starrett family’s life forever changes when a man named Shane rides out of the great glowing West and up to their farm in 1889. Young Bob Starrett is entranced by this stoic stranger who brings a new energy to his family. Shane stays on as a farmhand, but his past remains a mystery. Many folks in their small Wyoming valley are suspicious of Shane, and make it known that he is not welcome. But dangerous as Shane may seem, he is a staunch friend to the Starretts—and when a powerful neighboring rancher tries to drive them out of their homestead, Shane becomes entangled in the deadly feud. This classic Western, originally published in 1949, is a profoundly moving story of the influence of a singular character on one boy’s life.

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I had lain in my bed thinking of our visitor out in the bunk in the barn. It scarce seemed possible that he was the same man I had first seen, stern and chilling in his dark solitude, riding up our road. Something in Father, something not of words or of actions but of the essential substance of the human spirit, had reached out and spoken to him and he had replied to it and had unlocked a part of himself to us. He was far off and unapproachable at times even when he was right there with you.

The Starrett family’s life forever changes when a man named Shane rides out of the great glowing West and up to their farm in 1889. Young Bob Starrett is entranced by this stoic stranger who brings a new energy to his family. Shane stays on as a farmhand, but his past remains a mystery. Many folks in their small Wyoming valley are suspicious of Shane, and make it known that he is not welcome. But dangerous as Shane may seem, he is a staunch friend to the Starretts—and when a powerful neighboring rancher tries to drive them out of their homestead, Shane becomes entangled in the deadly feud. This classic Western, originally published in 1949, is a profoundly moving story of the influence of a singular character on one boy’s life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dove’s light baritone convincingly matches the voice of the young narrator, Bob Starrett…Dove adjusts his voice to portray the boy, his hospitable father, and his mother as well as the menace from Fletcher and his crew. His reading exposes the melancholy tone that pervades this classic. An introduction supplies background to the book, the film version, and Schaefer himself.” Booklist (audio review)
“The author has created a tale which captivates the reader’s attention from beginning to end…The book almost demands completion in one sitting.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Jack Schaefer

Author Bio: Jack Schaefer

Jack Warner Schaefer (1907–1991) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, studied at Oberlin College and Columbia University, and was a career journalist and editor. He is best known for his Western novels. In 1975 he received the Western Literature Association’s Distinguished Achievement award. Shane, his most famous work, was published in 1949, and was made into a critically acclaimed movie in 1953. It became a standard by which later Westerns were judged.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 4.40
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English