Brules.

Harry Combs .

Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell: Audio Publishing, 1994
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Four Audio Cassette Tapes in Like New condition, each housed in a crystal clear and black plastic case, also in Like New condition (one of the cases shows mild rubbing on one side). These are all housed in a colorful heavy cardstock slip case, which shows considerable rubbing and wear to the corners (about Good+). Near perfect tapes and cases in a worn, but serviceable box. Overall, Very Good+. The Read by Stacy Keach. Playing Time: 309 Minutes. Audio Book: Cassette Tapes. This is one of the best books that I have read about the old west. The detail that Mr. Combs puts into this book is just awsome. After you read this book you will want to go and saddle a horse, strap on you .38 Smith & Wesson, put your model 66 Winchester in its sheath and have your own adventures. If you like Louis L'amour's books then you will love Brules. He is the man that we all wish we could have been, in the time of history when survival of the fittest was the way of the land. This was a hard time that demanded hard men to tame the "wild west". What they got in Brules was one of the harderst and most dangerous men(when rialed) they could have imagined. Brules is one of the men that legends are made of. This IS the best western book that I have read and I highly recommend this book to any person who is fascinated about the time and people. Stacy Keach's performance is superb. A fascinating listening experience. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In an authentic tale that captures the brutality, heroism, and hardships of the Old West, Cat Brules, a tough plainsman, pursues a one-man battle for revenge against the Comanches for the death of his best friend and his beloved.

From Kirkus Reviews: Impressive scope and vivid detail don't redeem this violent and misanthropic novel of a killer's journey across the Old West, by the author of Kill Devil Hill (1979). On a Colorado ranch in 1916, the elderly Cat Brules tells his story to a college-age listener. He begins in Hays City, Kans., where in 1867 he has just quit his job and plans to rob a Texas bank with his old friend Pedro. Brules has a night of wild sex with a prostitute named Michelle; returning to her room on the following night, he finds his former boss beating the woman. Brules kills him and must flee Hays City with Michelle. After traveling several days with little food or water, they cross paths with Pedro and decide to follow his trail markings southward. Comanches soon capture Brules and Michelle, torturing him and roasting her alive. Brules shoots his way out of the camp, only to find Pedro's remains further down the trail. He begins an Indian-killing spree to avenge his two friends' deaths, but after a Shoshone woman named Wild Rose nurses him back to health following a grizzly bear attack, his opinion of Native Americans changes. Brules and Wild Rose marry, have a daughter, and build a cabin. After a horse tramples his wife to death, Brules gives their child to the care of the Shoshone and lives the rest of his life in solitude. Many unnecessary digressions make this novel far too long. Its violence, moreover, is off-putting: Combs clearly intends Brules's hatred of Indians to reflect Old West attitudes, but the fugitive's racism becomes grating over the course of 500 pages; the 100 pages of domestic bliss following his marriage to Wild Rose cannot change the protagonist's brutal image. The bloodshed and bravado may thrill some shoot-'em-up enthusiasts, but this story is as flat as the western desert. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Title: Brules.
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell: Audio Publishing
Publication Date: 1994
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