Mark John Swails

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Last Bus to Wisdom

This is essential listening for devotees of Doig's work; no Western fan will be disappointed. ["Doig's superb storytelling does not disappoint. The dialog is snappy, funny, and true to the charming characters": LJ 7/15 starred review of the Riverhead hc.]

Black River

All listeners—particularly those with an interest in music, Montana, or men in mourning—will enjoy this audiobook. ["Bound to turn readers' hearts inside out and leave them yearning for some sweet, mournful fiddle music": LJ 9/1/14 starred review of the Houghton Harcourt hc.]

Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

This excellent course on an increasingly important topic is enthusiastically recommended for anyone interested in technology, crime, warfare, or privacy on the web.

Riders of the Purple Sage

You won't find a better audio edition. Highly recommended for all audio collections.

The Last Kind Words Saloon

Recommended to McMurty or Earp and Holliday completists, or those looking for a quick taste of McMurtry's distinctive prose. ["By turns droll, stark, wry, or raunchy, this peripatetic novel is a bit sketchy at times," read the review of the Liveright: Norton hc, LJ 2/15/14.]


Highly recommended to all fans of Westerns or of the author. Even general listeners will not be disappointed.

Kid Rodelo

Recommended to fans of traditional Westerns, and, at just four hours, this is also an easy point of entry for those curious about L'Amour's work.


Essential listening for Western fans, especially those who enjoy literary fiction, but very enjoyable for others, too. ["Readers who have enjoyed the work of Annie Proulx and Joan Didion will find much to admire in this arresting collection, which one hopes is merely the first stop along the way for a writer who deserves a sustained literary life," read the review of the Riverhead hc, LJ 5/15/12.]

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Highly recommended to business readers. Even those with less interest in corporate strategy will be captivated by the story of the company that now dominates so much of American retail.

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