Stand Proud Audiobook
Written by Elmer Kelton
Narrated by Jason Culp
Published on May 24, 2011
Audio is 666 hours and 40 minutes
Publisher List Price: 10.99 USD
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In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire. Frank Claymore is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant–just the qualities that make him a success as an open-range cattle rancher on the West Texas frontier. Stand Proud follows Claymore form the time of the Civil War to the dawn of the twentieth century–through marriage, births, deaths, and a creeping change in the society that once hailed him as a hero, and which later has him condemned as a despoiler and tried for murder. Based in part of legendary rancher Charles Goodnight, Claymore is only one example of the many men who dreamed of cattle, and through their dedication to that dream came to change the face of Western history.,
In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire.,
Elmer Kelton, author of more than forty novels, grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. For forty-two years he had a parallel career in agricultural journalism.
Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Among his best-known works have been The Time It Never Rained and The Good Old Boys, the latter made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones.
He served in the infantry in World War II. He and his wife, Ann, a native of Austria, live in San Angelo, Texas. They have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jason Culp has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. In addition to voiceover work in national commercials, Jason has narrated audiobooks by bestselling authors like Louis L’Amour, Danielle Steel, John Irving, and David Weber. He has been recording since 1996 and has nearly 35 audiobooks under his belt. Jason has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.
“Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure.” —El Paso Herald-Post
“Recently voted ‘the greatest Western writer of all time’ by the Western Writers of America, Kelton creates characters more complex than L’Amour’s.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Elmer Kelton writes of early Texas with unerring authority. His knowledge of the state’s history is complete, too-drawn from the lives of real people . . . . The fate of Texas is at hand, and Kelton will have readers eager to find out what happens.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Stand Proud was published on May 24, 2011.The Stand Proud Audiobook is 666 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.