The Outcasts of Poker Flat

  • by Bret Harte
  • Narrated by Jack Benson
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A motley crew, banished from a Western town, find strength, and weakness, in each other.


Audible Editor Reviews

Poker Flat, a small town in Northwestern California, is the setting for this much-loved and much-adapted short story by iconic western writer Bret Harte - or, the “Immortal Bilk”, as Mark Twain maligned him. Performed by Jack Benson with a masculine serenity befitting its hero, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" gathers a group of misfits into a grand natural amphitheater upon their banishment from a town that has recently experienced a run of hard luck. Luck and fate become the themes of Harte’s tale, and a prototypical American type - the quiet, philosophical gambler - is born.
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" has inspired no less than two operas and at least three films, including the classic spaghetti western, Four of the Apocalypse. Here is the original.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2007
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings