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Shane

Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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 as 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.

©2017 Jack Schaefer (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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wonderful narration<br />

I read this book years ago at school and it was a real pleasure to listen to this version... terrific storyline .. colourful characters and beautifully narrated

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  • Chuckawade
  • 09-11-19

Excellent

An exciting sorry and we'll read. I look forward to listening again. I didn't even think I liked Westerns.

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  • Russ Towne
  • 20-07-19

As Good as the Great Classic Movie

I love this story. I've seen the movie several times. It is one of my favorites. I was concerned the book might be a disappointment compared to the film, or so identical as to not be a fresh tale to me. I was not in the least disappointed. I highly recommend this book for those who love the movie or simply love great storytelling. It offered a fresh perspective from the movie I so love. There were many powerful, heart-touching, unforgettable scenes.

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  • Linda W
  • 12-07-19

book is better than the movie

a piece of America, in a fictional setting, where a family lives and demonstrates value for building strong friendship and mutual respect in a snapshot of time.

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  • PastorTracy
  • 10-05-19

Great Book

I read it as a teen and loved it that is why I got it as an adult

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  • Brad
  • 12-11-18

A classic novel that is always enjoyable

Shane is one of those books that can be reread (or listened too) and still enjoyed. The narrator's performance brings new life to a story I've heard many times before and continue to enjoy.