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BLACK GUN, SILVER STAR The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ron Butler

Biography & Memoir • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Narrator Ron Butler clearly and passionately recounts the story of U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, a former slave whose law enforcement career negotiated the lawless areas of the Oklahoma and Indian Territories for nearly 32 years. This is not a biography; instead, Burton uses court documents and contemporary newspaper articles to place Reeves's life in the context of Western history. But the presentation is never dry. As he delivers atmospheric narrative and dialogue that often rings true, Butler's skillful pacing and emphasis ramp up the tension and occasional drama of the marshal’s encounters with various criminals. A great pairing of narrator and history. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2016]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2015

CD ISBN 9781494517373 $39.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781494567378 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $27.99

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