Monday, July 14, 2014

Audiobooks: westerns online

The folks over at Librivox have been doing a fine job of picking and recording western novels from the public domain. You can download them to your computer or listen to them online—for free. The titles listed below are currently available.

At the website (, click on the catalog and then the genre/subject tab to find them. (Click through on those below with links for BITS reviews.)

Andy Adams
The Log of a Cowboy
Cattle Brands
Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography

B M. Bower
The Lure of the Dim Trails

Cyrus Townsend Brady
Christmas When the West was Young

Max Brand
Black Jack
Bull Hunter
Gunman’s Reckoning
The Night Horseman
The Garden of Eden
Riders of the Silences,
Ronicky Doone
The Seventh Man
Way of The Lawless

Ridgwell Cullum
The Trail of the Axe

Mary Hallock Foote
In Exile and Other Stories
A Touch of the Sun and Other Stories

Paul Leicester Ford

Jackson Gregory
The Bells of San Juan

Zane Grey
The Last Trail
The Lone Star Ranger
The Rainbow Trail
Riders of the Purple Sage
To the Last Man

Bret Harte
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches
Mrs. Skagg’s Husbands and Other Stories
Selected Sories of Bret Harte

O. Henry

Charles King
Starlight Ranch and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier

George W. Ogden
The Duke of Chimney Butte

William McLeod Raine
The Yukon Trail

Stewart Edward White
Blazed Trail Stories and Stories of the Wild Life

Owen Wister
The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories
A Journey in Search of Christmas
Members of the Family
Padre Ignacio, or The Song of Temptation

Coming up: Rex Beach, The Spoilers (1906)


  1. I did listen to some audiobooks on my kindle before I got satellite radio.

  2. I have not tried these, thanks for the info, I will give them a listen.

  3. Ron, I have never listened to audio books and it'd be a good idea to start with western novels and change my mindset. Thank you for sharing this list.