Meadowlark Basin


Read by Lee Smalley

(4.2 stars; 26 reviews)

This is an action-packed tale of the old west with richly drawn characters including the notorious Butch Cassidy, most of them upstanding but some decidedly not. A cashier is murdered during a bank robbery. The loot and the thieves are sought with dark concerns about who may be guilty. Family ties, ranch life, humor, and romance are interwoven throughout. B. M. Bower was one of the first women to write novels and short stories about the American Old West, of which more than 10 were adapted as films. (Summary by Lee Smalley) (6 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 Lark Rustles a Boy 13:41 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 2 Smallpox Has its Uses 19:43 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 3 Lark Does a Little Branding 17:33 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 4 Bud 18:03 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 5 The Sign of the Golden Arrow 15:28 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 6 Bud Does a Little Rustling 7:48 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 7 Ways and Means 16:00 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 8 Bud Holds Council With Himself 18:14 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 9 Butch Cassidy Gives Advice 20:47 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 10 The Frying Pan 15:21 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 11 Bud Takes a Trail of His Own 17:02 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 12 The Meadowlark Boys Have a Plan 18:45 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 13 Bud Finds the Stolen Money 19:49 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 14 "Something's About Due to Pop!" 11:12 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 15 "Jelly" Gets in Action 18:25 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 16 "Who Shot Bat and Ed White" 18:45 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 17 "Bud And Jelly; One or Both" 13:24 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 18 Bud Goes After Butch 19:04 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 19 "Next Time, Remember—Butch Packs Two Guns!" 15:18 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 20 "Things Kinda Slipped Up" 10:17 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 21 Lark Would Have Done Things Differently 19:36 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 22 Eavesdropper 17:47 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 23 "Disarm the Prisoner!" 11:07 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter 24 Snowball Testifies 15:15 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews


(5 stars)

Beautifully read, really enjoyed it, thank you.

Enjoyable Western Until Last Chapter


(3.5 stars)

The narrator was fantastic (5stars!) and the story was highly enjoyable until the end. The last chapter is when things got very confusing and wrapped up in a hasty and unsatisfactory manner. I don’t understand Snowball’s testimony. It is unclear what happened to the thousands of dollars previously mentioned in the book. If anyone has the answer to this question, perhaps you can comment in this section? Thank you


(3.5 stars)

Interesting, but very confusing about snowballs testimony of only finding for five dollars when they should’ve been thousands there. Anyway of getting a response?

good reader & storyteller


(5 stars)

I looked it but I was also confused by the ending. pro Storyteller.


(0.5 stars)

For the life of me, I cannot understand the last chapter of this book! It sounds like some chapters are missing before and after the last chapter, “Snowball Testifies.” I wish LibriVox offered two “star ratings”, one for the book and one for the Reader. Mr. Smalley would receive a solid five star rating from me. He would make the reading of a Chicago telephone book most enjoyable. Ms. Bowers is an excellent author and I feel that someone has done her an injustice in preparing her book for a audiobook format. NOTE: My half-star rating is not meant to reflect on the author nor the reader