ADAM CARGO by Upton Terrell

by Spoken by Paul Birchard

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Upton Terrell

A young writer listens to the life story of an old man in Santa Fé in the 1930's, determined to set it down as he hears it, without

From the rambling and disconnected memories, a fascinating tale
emerges, of a genuine outlaw in the old New Mexico territory.

Starting out like a Western pulp fiction novel, ADAM CARGO
expands, shifting seamlessly into a meditation on the resourceful courage of one brave, unsentimental man, a true desperado - on the breathtaking landscape of the American Southwest, and on the strange, inexorable working out - across a lifetime of tumultuous,
seemingly random events - in unfathomable ways - of the internal links forged in childhood between men and women - links of Love,Joy, Death, Fear and Loneliness - expressed in stark, poetic beauty through Upton Terrell's memorable prose.

ADAM CARGO is a forgotten classic, originally published in 1935, springing to life as it is spoken aloud for the first time, by Paul Birchard, who knew the author as an old man during his own childhood, and promised himself that one day he would do something to bring Upton Terrell's early work to a wider audience.

ADAM CARGO is complemented by beautiful, lively and haunting acoustic incidental music from

Darren Eedens, Alexander White and Paul Birchard.

It's an incredible, powerful book - and I feel very privileged to be bringing it to the wider attention it truly deserves.


released June 3, 2013

Produced & Spoken by Paul Birchard
Incidental Guitar Music: Alexander White, Darren Eedens
& Paul Birchard
Incidental Banjo Music: Darren Eedens




BeSpoke! Audio Books Glasgow, UK

BeSpoke! Audio Books is the spoken word project of Actor/Director/Writer PAUL BIRCHARD.

The first release is ADAM CARGO, a novel written in the 1930's by Upton Terrell, whom Birchard knew when the author was an old man, still very busy writing and publishing one or more titles per year.

Please spread the word about this "FREE CULTURE" audiobook and share it freely far & wide!
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