The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.
Green as grass, Rube was a long way from bein' any kind of pistoleer or shootist, but when Marshal Marion Daniels come on him an' Arliss, an' needed help with the Duncan bunch for what they'd done, that tussle growed Rube up right quick. He stopped driftin', found friends worth lookin' up to, an' a young woman that was right admirable. Then a town in trouble put him behind a badge of his own, an' Rube done things he never thought he'd have to do. Life got tough. For the sake a Marion, Arliss, an' Miss Harmony, it come time for him to root hog or die, on the Deer Run Trail.
©2012 David R. Lewis (P)2012 David R. Lewis
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
I loved this series. This was the first book. I have listened to all 5--- three times. I thrill over the gun battles. I smile with glee at the language of the "old timey" men and women of the post civil war "West". There is humor, there is chivalry, there is brutal violence, There is "good guy" wins over "bad guy". If you love westerns, you'll love all 5 books in this series. Highest recommendation!
Like a western must be, the good guys deserve the win and they get it. The story is simple and the characters are identifiable and the words give a clear visual of another time and place that we would all like to believe existed.
The author does a uniquely excellent job of narrating the story.
Great story. Refreshing to go back to a simpler time where people are real and words were different yet full of meaning. Yarn for yours or see'd for seen etc, the Missouri draw and folksy ways about the characters brings a real feeling of Americana to the story. There is no confusing tough from good and bad. David uses an amazing assortment of voice and dictate to create his characters personalities. Great story, moments of genuine emotion. Highly recommend
Dare to dream...
David R. Lewis will keep your interest. This is well written, and since the author is doing the reading, the tale flows smooth as silk. The characters voices are clearly separate and firmly recognizable. The musical interludes between chapters is another plus, as it allows the imagination a few seconds to consider the storyline. David R. Lewis Is marking a clear trail and I will surely follow.
Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.
This story kept me laughing and hoping it would not end. I listen to books a lot and It has been a long time since I enjoyed one as much as this one. A good story, easy writing, believable, just a wonderful listen. I will look for more books by David R. Lewis, but he will have a hard time topping this one
As someone else wrote, it is rare an author is a good narrator for his own book. Lewis hit a home run. He weaves honesty, helping folks in trouble, young love, loyalty and standing up against evil into this story. I enjoyed the male / female tension and differences. None of that political correct crap. Authors different voices are very authentic. I enjoy narrators like, Guidall, Bagby, Nelson, Engene . Also Folksy guitar music.. Blends well..
You need to hear this!! I am a platnum listener.. J.k.
The old Marshall.. Sounded gritty, fearless but had compassion.
When the deputy received back, his Dads old rifle that the old gunsmith and Rube refinished.. Very sweet and moving.
Will listen to it again.
Already bought & sent a second Deer Run Trail as a gift to a family member.
I was impressed with this author
Will order his next book...
Lewis' narration, rich characters along and an uncommonly good sense of humor never seems to stall as he creates a western series that i hope has a lot more books to come. Very entertaining.
I like oaters, but then I like good books of any genre. I have well over two thousand titles in my library and expect many more.
A couple of things that are a bit unusual about David R. Lewis books: One, I give a wide berth to books under 8 hours and rarely buy one. And B, I never, well mostly never buy a book read by the author. The exceptions to rule B are Neil Gaimon and this author, David R. Lewis. I cannot imagine his books read by anyone else. The humor is a little hokey and homespun but pleasant to listen to and the main players sure have some sand. Lewis' books are westerns so if you are agin oaters, they may not suit you. But if you like them, then you have struck gold here. I have bought all three of his books and though they are stand alone reads, there is a timeline. If you want to start at the beginning, then get this title, Dear Run Trail first, Then Nodaway Trail and finally Calico Trail. They are all worth the credit and I can't wait til my mind clouds a bit and I can enjoy them again.
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