When Ruben Beeler joins Marshal Marion Daniels to investigate an incident of theft and murder, Rube is plunged into a world of dark deeds and black hearts. With the help of an abused and courageous young woman, Rube, Marion, and Marshal Addriss Tippideaux head south of the Missouri line into the hills and hollows of Northern Arkansas, and take on an entire clan to see that justice is done. Suspicion of outsiders and hate for the government abounds, and the marshals are much farther from home than the miles they've traveled. Revenge is the order of the day and life is cheap on The Payback Trail.
©2014 David R. Lewis (P)2014 David R. Lewis
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
David Lewis is a gifted author who is equally gifted as a narrator. This is a thoroughly enjoyable "Western" with seamless masterful narration of many different voices. You have no idea that one person is narrating all the different characters. Action, comedy, exciting plot, theme: crystal clear of good over evil, all topped off with a "happy ending". I loved all 5 audiobooks in this series and am sad there is no more. I loved the stories, characters, plots and did not want them to end. Please write more Mr. Lewis!!!
These Trail Series westerns are the best I've read/listened to in the last decade! They will run your emotional gamut from funny to gut wrenching.
One of the most enjoyable westerns in a long time. I like the characters and feel as if I know them. The author reads the stories and brings them to life for me.
The kllling of Tip. I wish he would become a regular.
The voice of Rubin and Marrion make the story for me
The trail takes Rube and Marion to a land of hillbilly's and dark deeds in strange land. Rube meets a different side of womanhood from a young abused women to an old bag who henpecks the pride out of her man. Colorful characters like targets at the country fair pop up catching your attention. This s a really fun book that manages to entertain while getting you involved with the folks along the trail. This is surly the most humorist book of the trail series.
meeting the young girl in jail.
meeting the young girl and the hog man. Also the loud mouth old lady.
Excellent story teller and really like the music in-between the chapters
This series, the story, the narration is the best I have ever read or heard. I feel the author is the absolute greatest as terrible good.
I have not encountered anything quite like these reads. Almost all my listening is non fiction and many of those are epics such as the Durant series on civilization, Sheerers Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Toland, Keegan and many others. My collection includes a couple dozen of The Great Courses but there are some fiction pieces including most of Kings Dark Tower books and some others.
These relatively short Westerns stand apart from anything else. They are almost like post modern scripts from a weekly 1930's radio series. The singing cowboys are replaced with an altogether different sort of idealized American Folk Hero. But I like this new mythical world of days gone by. And I recommend it to non-Americans to take a bit seriously. The Illiad and The Odessey they are not but its the same sort of cutural relationship imho.
Fun to read.
The entire book was memorable.
Payback Trail was my first experience with this author. I searched for more titles as soon as I had completed this book. Having found several more books written by Mr. Lewis I look forward to many more hours of listening pleasure.
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