The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches


Read by David Wales

(4.2 stars; 24 reviews)

Bret Harte (1836 – 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union (now known as Arcata), a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.... In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California. His story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp", appeared in the magazine's second issue, propelling Harte to nationwide fame. “Luck...” appeared in this first book along with other stories and sketches, especially “The Outcasts of Poker Flats,” of which several movies were made. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) (7 hr 11 min)

Chapters

00 Author's Preface 3:38 Read by David Wales
01 The Luck Of Roaring Camp 31:39 Read by David Wales
02 The Outcasts Of Poker Flat 31:30 Read by David Wales
03 Miggles 30:47 Read by David Wales
04 Tennessee's Partner 27:34 Read by David Wales
05 The Idyl Of Red Gulch 28:26 Read by David Wales
06 Brown Of Calaveras 29:40 Read by David Wales
07 High-Water Mark 24:17 Read by David Wales
08 A Lonely Ride 18:24 Read by David Wales
09 The Man Of No Account 12:25 Read by David Wales
10 Mliss Chapter 1 21:58 Read by David Wales
11 Mliss Chapters 2-3 33:05 Read by David Wales
12 Mliss Chapter 4 19:58 Read by David Wales
13 The Right Eye Of The Commander 23:06 Read by David Wales
14 Notes By Flood And Field Part 1 In The Field 32:31 Read by David Wales
15 Notes By Flood And Field Part 2 In The Flood 29:01 Read by David Wales
16 Mission Dolores 8:01 Read by David Wales
17 John Chinaman 9:26 Read by David Wales
18 From A Back Window 8:21 Read by David Wales
Boonder 7:42 Read by David Wales

Reviews

MASTER WORDSMITH


(4.5 stars)

Hart is one of the best wordsmith's ever. The always perfect enunciation and clipped delivery of David Wales only enhanced the narration of this unusual collection.